Small Villages of the French Riviera Hinterland Full Day Tour from Nice

Bask in the Luxury of the French Riviera

Learn About Scents in the 'Perfume Capital'

Browse Unique Local Arts & Crafts In The ´Village Of Violets´

Walk Alongside the Rich and Famous in Glamorous Cannes

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details

Prices:

100€ Per Person
50€ per child (ages 4-12)


When:

9:00am to 5:00pm
All year round. Everday.


Duration:

8 hours


Trip Style:

Shared Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8.

Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.


Meeting Point:

Hotel pick up in Nice.
Pick up outside Nice will incur a 15€ supplement.


Inclusions:

Itinerary as mentioned in the program
Services of an English speaking driver/guide
Small groups of 8 passengers maximum


Exclusions:

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

Explore Some of the Most Picturesque Villages in France

On this full day tour departing from Nice come and discover the amazing landscapes, villages and towns of the French Riviera hinterland. In the morning depart for world famous town of Grass, coined the capital of Perfumes. Situated on a slope in a natural amphitheater in the lower Alps, Grasse is a world leader in the production of natural fragrances for the perfume industry and of flavorings for food manufacturers. The perfume industry, although largely controlled by multinational groups, dominates the local economy. Roses, jasmine, and other flowers, as well as bitter orange blossom, from which the perfumes are distilled, are cultivated in the close vicinity of the town. Here, participate in a guided visit of the Fragonard perfume factory to discover all the secrets behind perfume making.

Then reach the village of Gourdon that sits on the edge of a Rocky Spur above the River Loup. The village is dotted with tiny shops but is also home to one of the most famous Candy making Factory named Florian. After some time in the village, we will drive along the Loup River through the countryside to discover some places that are a heaven of quietness.

Our next stop will be in Tourettes sur Loup. Tourettes is one of those picturesque villages that is so unique to France, again set on a rocky hill separating two valleys. As you wander and stroll through the narrow streets of the “village of violets”, you might stop by in one of those tiny fashioned shops that sell unique local arts & crafts that make this part of the hinterland so prized by visitors from all over.

In the afternoon, stop in medieval Saint Paul de Vence, sheltered behind its ramparts and filled with art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. The village of St-Paul dates back to the 11th century and traces of its history still remain much to the delight of its visitors. It is a village well known for its artistic heritage, 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. After some time in the village, depart for Cannes, our final stop.

Embellished by Palm trees and fine sandy beaches, famous cafés, elegant shops and deluxe hotels have made Cannes one of the most famous cities of the French Riviera. Of course, the film festival is of world reputation so you will have the opportunity to see where it all takes place towards the Conference center. For the most, your time here will be spent discovering the town and enjoying great shopping possibilities.

Good to Know

  • 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.
  • Prices are per person.
  • Currency is in Euro.
  • Possible languages: English.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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