Ports of Collection: Monaco, Nice, Villefranche and Cannes. All other ports including Toulon and Marseille please contact us by email.
Destinations: Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, Nice, Cannes, Villefranche, Antibes, St Paul de Vence, Grasse, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Vence …
Duration: Full day (8h) and half day (5) tours available
Number of people: up to 8 people per tour
*Private tour option available
Welcome to the Côte d’Azur! After a wonderful cruise trip, we can offer you an exceptional tour on the French Riviera.
8-hour tour from the port of Villefranche:
This full day tour includes visits to Nice, Saint Paul de Vence, Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo
We begin our tour in the city of Nice, driving along the “Promenade des Anglais” which became famous during la belle epoque at the end of the 18 century. English and Russian Aristocrats visited the city because of the moderate climate and the beautiful landscapes. We pass the harbor and discover the city from the hill Mont Boron, where Elton John has a residence. Then we drive to Saint Paul.
We will continue with Saint-Paul-de-Vence the pearl discovered by some young painters in the 1930s. A little village with international popularity, frequently visited by famous actors like Roger Moore, French actors as Yves Montant and Simone Signoret, his town has stolen the hearts of many because of its medieval history. You may admire works of art, worthy of great museums craft shops and find forgotten handicrafts occupations.
Eze is what some call an eagle’s nest, as the village is embedded in the top of a hill at 427 meters above sea level. This town has been the favorite place for some artists like Bono from U2 and Nietzsche, who spent time in Eze writing part of his book “Thus spoke Saratustra.” One of restaurants in the village, La chevre d’or has been the scene for several films, including the “Bucket List.” You will also have the opportunity to walk into an authentic medieval village with its shops and a botanical garden, where the old fort was located.
Then we continue on the “moyenne corniche” down to the old town of Monaco, from where you will discover the second smallest country in the world, with 3 square kilometers. We will visit the cathedral where Grace Kelly married Price Rainiero. We will see the Oceanographic Museum, whose president was the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau and finally the Palace of the Grimaldi family. Then we leave to Monte Carlo, capital of the rich and famous, where we will walk around the Casino Square, surrounded by the Café de Paris and the famous Hotel de Paris, from where we can admire the most expensive cars and the peculiar visitors of the Casino. But before leaving we will make a lap in GP Circuit!!!
8-hour tour in Provence:
Includes Grasse, Gourdon, Saint-Paul de Vence and Tourettes sur loup. This is one of the most enjoyable summer tours. We leave the traffic behind and the glamorous cities to head toward the “arrière pays,” where everything is olive, mountains and sun.
We start with the international perfume capital, Grasse, where we have a guided tour in one of the most prestigious museums, such as the historic home of “Fragonard.” Here you will learn how this industry started and how some of these fabulous scents of jasmine, rose and lavender were created. You will also have time to stroll through the old town and visit the 13th century cathedral, where you can find some paintings by Rubens and Jean-Honoré Fragonard (hence the name of the local perfume factory). Then we will take the road to arrive in Opio, where the olive mill is waiting for us to discover the real taste of Provence.
Afterward we will drive to Gourdon, rated one of the most beautiful villages in France. This tiny village offers a magnificent panorama over almost 80 kilometers of the coast. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the villagers climbed the mountains by the feudal castle to seek refuge from the barbarian invasions. The castle of Gourdon is Provencal style and inside there are sumptuous gardens. Despite being private property it is possible to visit.
Then we head to another medieval village Tourettes-sur-Loup, the village of violet. Grasse being the capital of perfumery, this town was the main supplier of violets. Here we can walk quietly between streets full of boxes, crafts, art galleries and an occasional cat. And we will take the time to enjoy an ice cream of violet or rose.
Finally we will visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence the pearl discovered by some young painters in the 1930s. A little village with international popularity, frequently visited by famous actors like Roger Moore, French actors as Yves Montant and Simone Signoret, his town has stolen the hearts of many because of its medieval history. You may admire works of art, worthy of great museums craft shops and find forgotten handicrafts occupations.
Additional 8-hour tour options from Nice:
St Paul de Vence – Eze – Monaco – Monte-Carlo
Antibes – Eze- Monaco – Monte-Carlo
Cannes – Antibes – Eze – Monaco – Monte-Carlo
Grasse – Gourdon – Tourrettes sur Loup – St Paul de Vence
Tour 5 hours € 300
Tour 8 hours € 480
For 60 € per hour, you can choose a tailored tour with a professional guide. The tour includes transportation in a car equipped for your comfort and safety.
5-hour tours of Nice Old Town: Includes transportation from any port to Nice old town for a walking tour: Nice Old Town, Colline du Chateau and Cimiez.
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