|Community association||Pays des Paillons|
|surface||19.47 km 2|
|Residents||7,424 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||381 inhabitants / km 2|
Look at Contes
Contes is a commune with 7424 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in the Alpes-Maritimes in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur ; it belongs to the Arrondissement of Nice . She is a member of the Communauté de communes du Pays des Paillons . The inhabitants are called Contois .
Contes is located on the Paillon de Contes river and is surrounded by the neighboring municipalities of Coaraze in the north, Berre-les-Alpes in the northeast, Blausasc in the east and southeast, Cantaron in the south, Châteauneuf-Villevieille in the west and Bendejun in the northwest.
Under Roman rule the place was called Cuntinus vicus.
During the French Revolution the place was called Pointe-Libre .
- Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine , Monument historique since 1943 , with the fountain (Monument historique since 1906)
- Saint-Joseph de Pénitents chapel from the 16th century
- Saint-Roch chapel from the 16th century
- Saint-Martin chapel
- Chapel of Sainte-Hélène
- Wine museum
The cement industry is the main source of income in the community.
- Le Patrimoine des Communes des Alpes-Maritimes . Flohic Editions, Volume 1, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-84234-071-X , pp. 303-307.