Departure from Nice
- All year round on request
From 09:00 to 18:00
This tour was especially designed for those of you who do not have so much time to spend in the area and that would love to have an overview of all the major landmarks the region has to offer. Begin your day with the visit of Eze village.
Hanging over the Sea, the Medieval village of Eze has retaind all its charms throughout the centuries. From the ruins of its medieval fortress to its charming, narrow streets, the small village now attracts a multitude of artisans and artists. Established in what used to be barns or sheepfolds, they definitely contribute to the local ambiance of this peaceful area. Celebrated for the calm that can be found here, numerous writers have also decided to settle down here, one of the most famous being Nietzsche who it is said to have written Thus Spoke Zarathustra in Eze. Visit of the village and then discover the Fragonard perfume factory.
The famous perfume company Fragonard was established in 1926 by Eugène Fuchs who named his company after the 18th c. French Painter and to pay homage to the town of Grass (the French capital of perfumes) for having greeted the famed painter and his family. During the visit, discover the manufacturing secrets of the products: perfumes, soaps and cosmetics developed from the best raw materials using an expertise which combines traditional methods and modern techniques.
After the visit, head towards Monaco and walk in the small streets of the old town. Your tour will include the changing of the Guards that takes place just before midday. You will also have the possibility of visiting the Neo Romanesque Cathedral as well as the Memorial dedicated to Princess Grace & Rainier of Monaco.
Then reach Monte-Carlo. Here you will discover the famous Old Casino, the Hotel de Paris and Café de Paris, the beautiful Gardens not forgetting the Deluxe Boutiques. Upon arrival or departure, you will also have the opportunity to drive on the Formula 1 world famous race track. The drive back to Nice will also include the famous low coastal road.
In the afternoon, depart for the village of Saint Paul de Vence one of the numerous perched villages that are located in the Provence hinterland mountain range. From its origin as a military stronghold it has kept its ramparts, guard’s way, canons and other such features. The village is also very famous because of the large number of celebrities, painters or film producers who have come to appreciate the local light, the calm, the sea and peacefulness of the area. Picasso, Matisse, Chagall or Renoir are just but a few of those that have come to take advantage of this small paradise on earth to devote some time for their Art Work. Here, you will have time to explore this unique village and stroll through the narrow and picturesque streets from the Royale Gate to the Southern Gate to discover magnificent stone facades from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Then we will move on to visit Antibes an enjoyable old town, that houses one of the most famous Picasso collection. The town's port is located below its fortifications, with luxurious yachts and brightly painted fishing boats. In the 1500s, Antibes' Fort Carré, which now dominates the port, was the last French stronghold before the Italian border. Antibes has plenty of little streets to explore and you will certainly marvel as you admire the world’s largest yachts in Port Vauban and the largest marina on the French Mediterranean Sea.
Finally, end the tour with the visit of Cannes. Embellished by palm trees and fine sandy beaches the town is famous for its cafés and terraces, elegant shops and deluxe hotels. Here, you will discover the film festival and conference center and have time to stroll and shop as well.
Inclusions / Exclusions
- Itinerary as mentioned in the program
- Services of an English speaking driver/guide
- Small groups of 8 passengers maximum
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
- Eventual Gratuities
Hotel pick up in Nice. Pick up outside Nice will incur a 15€ supplement.
Pick up information
Tour returns to original departure point
- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Prices are listed as a guide only
- Special Offer on Mondays & Thursdays @100€ per person
- Prices are per person
- Currency is in Euro
Possible languages: English