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From Nice: Best of the Riviera

1. From Nice: Best of the Riviera

Enjoy a full-day guided trip from Nice to towns and cities along the French Riviera. Explore the beaches and charming architecture of Cannes, take in the views from Eze, and visit Monaco’s old town. Begin with pickup at your hotel in Nice in the morning. Relax in a climate-controlled van with plenty of space on the scenic drive to Cannes. Admire the lovely seaside resort that is renowned for its film festival, its designers, its prestigious hotels, and of its beaches. Head to Antibes, which features one of the most spectacular marinas on the French Riviera. Marvel at stunning views of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Reach Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence which has been home to many artists. Have time to visit the boutiques before traveling to the medieval village of Eze to enjoy breathtaking views and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. Ride to Monaco for a visit to the charming old town. Capture pictures of its cathedral, the Formula 1 Grand Prix course, and the famous Place du Casino. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your day trip.

French Riviera: Provencal Wine Tours

2. French Riviera: Provencal Wine Tours

Tour the Var commune in Provence on a half- or full-day wine tasting tour, and taste the famous Côtes de Provence AOC wines. Departing Cannes, drive towards Draguignan, close to the Operation Dragoon landing site of August 1944, when the Allies liberated the region from German occupation in World War II. Stop at the Château Saint-Martin, steeped in history and full of treasures. It has belonged to the same family since the 18th century and features exceptional wine cellars. After a guided tour, taste some of the wines and learn about the Provencal production. Continue to Château Font du Broc, an acclaimed estate of the Côtes de Provence appellation. The mood is set as soon as you step through the doors of the historic château. After a guided tour of the prestigious domain, visit the cellar to see a superb underground cathedral dedicated to wine. The 3rd domain of your tour will be Château Sainte-Roselyne, where the Romanesque chapel features works of art by Chagall, Giacometti, and Ubac. Visit the cellars and taste the wines of this historic winery, before continuing to the picturesque village of Les Arcs sur Argens, where you can wander the medieval streets at leisure.

From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

3. From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, or Monaco, travel by a luxury minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over Monaco. It is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. Arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

From Nice: French Riviera Private Driver & Tailor-Made Tour

4. From Nice: French Riviera Private Driver & Tailor-Made Tour

Discover the French Riviera with a tailor-made private tour with your personal driver guide who will be pleased to answer to all your requests or wishes.  Here is a sample of what can be done on this 8-hour tour: visit Cannes, renowned for its film festival, its major designers, its prestigious hotels, and its sandy beaches. Admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina in Antibes and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification walls. Head to the countryside and visit Saint-Paul de Vence, where great painters and artists have stayed. The medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views is worth a visit. Discover the secrets of perfume with a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, the cathedral and see the course used for the Formula One Grand Prix up close. In Monte Carlo, see how the rich and famous live with its palaces, casinos, luxury boutiques and beautiful gardens.

From Nice: French Riviera and Monaco Full-Day Tour

5. From Nice: French Riviera and Monaco Full-Day Tour

Discover the exclusive French Riviera on this full-day tour from Nice. Travel along the coast and enjoy the sea views from the famous corniche road leading to Eze. Stop at the unforgettable medieval village of Eze, where the boutiques carved into the rock. Then pleasure your senses with a shopping visit to Fragonard Perfumery. Arriving in Monaco, stop at the famous Monaco Rock for a visit to the Old Town, the Prince Palace, and the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Rainier got married. Then drive through the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit to Monte Carlo and enjoy the world of elegance and luxury with a stop at Casino Square. Moving on to Cannes, admire la Croisette with its many luxury boutiques. See the stars handprints by the red carpet of the Film Festival Palace. Enjoy a drive with breathtaking views of the bays of Juan-Les-Pins and Antibes. Then arrive in Antibes, a Provencal walled city, and take a walk in the busy old town where helicopters and yachts bustle in Billionaires' Quay.

Full-Day Small Group Tour to Monaco and Eze

6. Full-Day Small Group Tour to Monaco and Eze

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Monaco with a choice of departure locations. Your first stop will be in the medieval village of Eze, one of the most picturesque sites on the French Riviera. Dating from the Middle Ages, the village was built on top of the rocky outcrop for security reasons. Take to the cobbled streets and head to the exotic garden and the castle ruins, where you’ll have amazing views, from an altitude of 427 meters. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in the village for a guided tour. Continue on to the village of La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco owing to the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Admire the ruins of an imposing monument, the Trophy of the Alps, dedicated to the Emperor Augustus, and built in 7 B.C. on the road that linked Italy to Cimiez (Nice). Next you’ll arrive in the Principality of Monaco. Spend the afternoon in the Old Town, overlooking the harbor and the sea from a height of 60 meters. See the changing of the guard at the Prince's Palace at 11:55. Visit the Cathedral, built in neo-Roman style in 1875, entirely of white stones from La Turbie. Its construction was completed in November 1903. The Monaco princes and Princesse Grace de Monaco were laid to rest in the Cathedral. You can enjoy optional visits to the Prince Palace and the Oceanographic Museum, or take a short Monaco tour on the little train (not included in the tour price). Head to Monte Carlo following the famous Grand Prix track of Formula 1. See the stunning Casino de Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel de Paris, which features all the charm of the great hotels of the 19th century.

The Magic of the French Riviera: Full-Day Guided Tour

7. The Magic of the French Riviera: Full-Day Guided Tour

Enjoy a full day exploring the French Riviera, and see its most popular attractions on this guided tour. The first stop on the tour will be the medieval village of Eze, sitting high above the Mediterranean Sea, and offering dramatic views, exotic gardens, fine art, and streets filled with history. Visit the Fragonard factory and learn some of the secrets of creating perfumes. Later you’ll drive through the village La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco for its panoramic views of the tiny principality below. See the Trophy of the Alps, a Roman monument dating from 7 B.C. In Monaco you’ll visit the Old Town with the Prince Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, and the neo-Romanesque Cathedral where Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier were married and later buried. Visit the city of Monte-Carlo, driving on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. Head to the famous casino and see the luxurious shops, gardens, and hotels. Enjoy a stop in the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Fall under the spell of this charming town as you enter through the royal gates. Admire the lovely homes, boutiques, and art studios, with flowers adorning nearly every window. Continue on to Antibes, one-time home to Picasso, where you can feel the lingering spirit of medieval times. Finally, you'll reach Cannes, home to the renowned international film festival. One of the most spectacular places on the French Riviera, it stretches along a sparkling bay framed by mountains. See its beautiful beaches, chic boutiques, and the famous Croisette, which extends for over 2.5 kilometers along the sea. Admire the world-famous hotels and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the film festival is held.

Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

8. Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

Spend 3 hours seeing the sights of Nice, the glamorous capital of the French Riviera. On this small-group tour you’ll stroll down the celebrated Promenade des Anglais that stretches along the Mediterranean coast. Visit the Old Town, known as Vieux Nice, and soak up the atmosphere at the flower and flea markets. Stroll past pavement cafés and trendy boutiques in central Nice, and head to the top of Castle Hill to see its manicured gardens and the panoramic views of Nice, St. Tropez, and the French Alps. Nice has many charming districts, as you’ll discover on this tour. Wander around the aristocratic Cimiez neighborhood, and see the Regina Palace where Queen Victoria once stayed. You’ll also take in the Chagall and Matisse museums and the Franciscan church and monastery. See the Russian district and admire the Russian Orthodox Church, which is the largest outside Russia, before heading back to your hotel in Cannes or Nice.

From Nice: Provence and its Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

9. From Nice: Provence and its Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

Start at Grasse, a city of perfumes since the 17th century, today the world capital of perfumery. It is also called the "capital of flowers and perfumes". It is a typical city of Provence. You are offered a visit of the old town or Fragonard perfumery. Then continue onto Gourdon, where you will be able to stroll around the beautiful medieval village and admire a breathtaking landscape from the top of this fortified little town. On the way, admire the very picturesque waterfalls of the Saut du Loup with emerald colored pools. Then, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, charming perched medieval village that is called "City of Violets”. On its streets, you will find the workshops of ceramists, painters, sculptors, leather craftsmen and weavers. To complete the tour, visit one of the best-preserved fortified villages in the South of France, namely St Paul de Vence. There, walking through the narrow winding streets, vaulted alleyways and arcades, you will be transported back into the Middles Ages.

From Nice: Italian Riviera & Monaco/ Monte-Carlo Tour

10. From Nice: Italian Riviera & Monaco/ Monte-Carlo Tour

Discover the charm of the Italian Riviera and enjoy the open-air and covered markets where you can find leather goods, handbags and many more items at a great price. Have the chance to explore a typical Italian atmosphere. Enjoy the free time for lunch and to taste the Italian cuisine. Visit Menton, "the pearl of France", a city full of color that will certainly charm you. In Monaco, explore the old town on the famous Rock, admire the Prince's Palace and the cathedral. Admire the breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea and walk in the magnificent Exotic Garden. Then we take a drive along the Formula I race circuit to reach Monte Carlo with its famous casino and world-known Hotel de Paris.

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What people are saying about Cannes

Laurent was an excellent tourist guide. He was very professional and friendly. He has treasure trove of information and has articulated in detail on each and every location. He has also bonded with all his passengers. We got to see most attractive tourist spot and the experience was surreal. I would strongly recommend this trip to everyone. We can see the best of Rivera and Monaco.

Really lovely. I’ve been before on a similar trip. But was sharing with my friend. My goodness our rep went out of his way to stop for the best photo. And was so knowledgable. I learnt something new!

Excellent tour of the French Riviera! Very comfortable travel, combined with well informed guide sharing interesting facts about the locations and enough time to explore! Highly recommend!

Our Tourguide Ms. Eva is sooooooo wonderful and very helpful with all information about the places. I highly reccommend her.❤️

A wonderful day exploring the Riviera! Something we could not have done on our own a great day!