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Ophorus Tours - Saint Paul de Vence & Provence Wine tasting Shared Half Day Trip from Nice

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Saint Paul de Vence & Provence Wine tasting Shared Half Day Trip from Nice

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  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

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  • English

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Discover the perched village of St Paul de Vence and enjoy a wine tasting session in a family owned vineyard.

Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of celebrated artists in Saint Paul de Vence
  • Enjoy a wine tasting session at a local winery
  • English speaking guides, local experts of Provence

Program & Itinerary

Today, meet your English speaking tour guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable premium air-conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to delightful Saint Paul de Vence. Visit the village then head towards the Bellet wine region that is located close to Nice. Participate in a wine tasting session to find out about the local wines produced ...

Meet your English speaking local guide

Today, meet your English speaking tour guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable premium air-conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to delightful Saint Paul de Vence. Visit the village then head towards the Bellet wine region that is located close to Nice. Participate in a wine tasting session to find out about the local wines produced here. 

Visit the village of Saint Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence is one of the numerous perched villages that are located in the Provence hinterland mountain range. Sheltered behind its ramparts and filled with art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes it is a popular destination of the French Riviera. The village of St-Paul dates back to the 11th century and  it has kept its ramparts, guard’s way, canons and other such features.much to the delight of its visitors. 

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. The beautiful landscapes surrounding St-Paul having inspired many an artist and an enclave of art galleries and museums can be found around the quaint cobbled streets. 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. 

On this small group tour from Nice, 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.

Provence wine tour in the Bellet Appellation

After the visit of St Paul de Vence, reach the Bellet wine region close to Nice. Located between 200 and 300m above sea level, on the slopes of the last foothills of the Alps, the Bellet appellation covers around 650 ha, 50h of which are in production. The vineyard is entirely located on the territory of the municipality of Nice, which is unique in France. 

It enjoys a great amount of sunshine (2700 hours per year), beneficial rains (838 mm per year) and a microclimate due to the altitude and the winds (Mistral and Tramontane) blowing almost continuously in the Var valley. 

The vines are rooted in narrow planks called “Restanques”, made up of rolled pebbles, mixed with a clear compact sand (“Poudingue”). These excellent conditions combined favor the expression and full maturity of the grapes in the harmony of the different wines of Nice.

There are only 10 wineries that still make wines today. They are certified or in the process of conversion to organic agriculture, most of the appellation having resolutely opted for sustainable agriculture.

The wines of the Bellet appellation

The appellation decree authorizes a certain number of grape varieties for the A.O.P. Bellet. For white wines: Rolle, a typical Mediterranean variety, and primary grape variety of white wines from the appellation (80 to 90%), and Chardonnay. 

For red and rosé wines: Folle Noire (named for its very capricious yield from one year to another), Braquet (which is also the name of an old local family), Grenache and Cinsault.

Upon arrival, learn about this very confidential appellation that is little known even to the French. Most wineries being located over the city of Nice, have a stunning view over the French Riviera. After a short introduction of the history of the winery and the wine making process, it will be time to begin your commented wine tasting. Discover unusual grape varieties such as Rolle that is used for the white wines and Folle Noire (Crazy Black) or Braquet very local grapes used for red wines and rosé. 

After the visit and wine tasting session, it will be time to make our way back to Nice and that will be the end of our services.

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  • 02:00 pm

    Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Nice City Centre

  • 02:30 pm

    Discover the beautiful village of Saint Paul de Vence

  • 03:30 pm

    Enjoy a wine tasting session in a family owned winery

  • 06:00 pm

    Drop off at your accommodation in Nice

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Ophorus Tours - Saint Paul de Vence & Provence Wine tasting Shared Half Day Trip from Nice
Ophorus Tours - Saint Paul de Vence & Provence Wine tasting Shared Half Day Trip from Nice
Ophorus Tours - Saint Paul de Vence & Provence Wine tasting Shared Half Day Trip from Nice
Ophorus Tours - Saint Paul de Vence & Provence Wine tasting Shared Half Day Trip from Nice

Know before you book

  • Tour available from April to October
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • If minimum numbers are not reached we will reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Small group option, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Your Hotel or Accommodation in Nice City Centre

Departure

Pick up at your accommodation in Nice City Centre. Exact pick up time will be emailed to you prior to the tour.  Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time. All tours leave on time!

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Visits as mentionned
  • Wine tasting fees
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium, spacious minivans

Excluded

  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Gratuities

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Nice?

    Our company uses only Premium cars or minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts these shared day trips from Nice?

     only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on.
    In some regions, where wine tours prevail (Bordeaux, Alsace, Provence) the tours are conducted by professional local guides, that are experts in Wines.
  • Are the Winery Tours private on this Day Trip from Nice?

    No, the winery tours on this particular excursion will not be private. However, the wineries never take large groups which means that the group size will be limited in any case; also, if the tour is full (8 persons) then usually the wineries will not add any other visitors to the visit. If you would like a more personalized tour with private visits and tasting, do not hesitate to reach out to our team of travel expert who will be happy to organize a private tour just for you and your party.
  • How many / much wines are served in the Wineries?

    On this particular tour, your wine tasting session will include 3 or 4 wines depending on the winery visited. The Bellet wine producing regions is allowed to produce red, white and rosé wines. Usually, you will get to sample one wine of each. Sometimes the wineries will have you taste two red wines or two rosé wines in accordance with the wines produced on the property.
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