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Nice: Villages of Provence Tour with Wine & Produce Tasting

1. Nice: Villages of Provence Tour with Wine & Produce Tasting

Begin with pickup from your hotel or any other desired address in Nice between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Your visit will take you to Biot where you will discover everything about the manufacture of Biot glassware known throughout the world, Then you continue your visit by the charming perched village of Opio in its protected site in the middle of a wonderful Mediterranean nature (olive tree, pines, cork oak, strawberry tree, heather) where you will visit one of the rare 15th century mills still in operation in the region, you can also savor regional products and this delicious olive oil. You will then go to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful hilltop villages in France. With an exceptional panoramic view of the entire French Riviera, you can also admire the castle, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, designed by Versailles landscaper André Lenotre. Then you take advantage of a stop to visit the superb 40-meter-high waterfall in the Gorges du Loup, and the village of Tourrette sur loup which owes its fame to the violet which has become its main crop since 1880 (optional stop, according to timings for the tasting?) You will continue your visit with a tasting stop, of different organic and natural wine you will have the choice of 6 wines, red, rosé, white and sweet, the winemaker will make you discover an atypical method of wine aging in the sun with glass carboys , in a warm setting where you can also admire superb paintings by Remy Rasse who also produces wine labels (from but to October), then after this tasting and superb day you will return to Nice.

Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

2. Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

After pick up, you travel to the old town of Grasse, the historical center of French perfumery since the end of the 18th century. You will have the opportunity to visit Fragonard perfumery. You will then go to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful perch villages of France. and admire a panoramic view of the Riviera from the Alpes over the coast. You will visit the castle, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, dissected by Lenotre. Enjoy a stop to visit the waterfall 40metres high in the Gorges du Loup. The next stop is the medieval village Tourette Sur Loup, settled on a rocky buttress, overhanging precipices. Also know as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for musicians, painters, writers, and poets in the middle of the 1920s. Today more than thirty workshops and galleries make the village a place of high standing for art and craft on the Riviera. Your last destination will be Saint Paul de Vence, an extraordinary treasure of Provence that has over time become the garden of many painters.

Taste of Provence Tour from Nice

3. Taste of Provence Tour from Nice

Start your 6-hour tour with a drive from Nice to Saint Paul de Vence, an ancient village that’s considered the jewel of Provence. You’ll have free time to get acquainted with one of the most visited villages in France, which is best known for its art. Continue to Gourdon, a commune perched on a 760-meter-high peak that overlooks the Loup Valley. Known as the Eagle's Nest, Gourdon is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Enjoy the opportunity to explore this unique place. At the end of the tour, you’ll have some time to visit Grasse, the world capital of perfume, or you can choose to stop at the perfume factory.

From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

4. From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip in Provence, where you'll be guided around some of the area's most famous countryside attractions. Arrive in the morning in Cannes and walk the famous Croisette Boulevard, by the Film Festival Palace, stopping at designer shops and smart sandy beaches. Then you'll drive through the charming Countryside of Provence to Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry, for a guided tour of a perfumery or you can spend free time visiting the old town. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. After lunch, you can wind down with the charming Loup Gorges. Finish-up in St Paul de Vence, the 2nd most visited village in France, home of impressionist painters, with ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries.

Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital, on a full-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Nice, Monaco, or Cannes. You’ll visit the Fragonard perfume factory, and have a chance to explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The small-group tour continues on, traveling the scenic roads to Valbonne, a charming medieval village, where you can take a break for lunch at one of the charming cafés. Drive along the Loup River, passing stunning waterfalls, and head up to the tiny fortress of Gourdon for sweeping views across the French Riviera. Afterwards you’ll stop at the Bellet vineyards, located just outside Nice. Visit the Chateau de Cremat, built in 1906, and enjoy incredible views of the sea and taste their red, rosé, and white wines.

French Riviera: Countryside Half Day Shared Tour from Nice

6. French Riviera: Countryside Half Day Shared Tour from Nice

Be introduced to a new face of the luxurious 'Cote d'Azur' as it takes you to some lovely ancient villages of Gourdon, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and St Paul de Vence. Forget the hassle of public transport and discover the scenic views, before enjoying free time to explore each destination. Start in Grasse, a city of perfumes since the 17th century, today the world capital of perfumery, also called the "capital of flowers and perfumes". Discover a typical city of Provence and be offered a guided tour of Fragonard perfumery. 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. Discover Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a 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. Visit one of the best-preserved fortified villages in the South of France, namely St Paul de Vence. Walk through the narrow winding streets, vaulted alleyways and arcades and be transported back into the Middles Ages.

From Nice: Flavor & Taste of Provence

7. From Nice: Flavor & Taste of Provence

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then explore the pretty villages of the French Riviera. Make your way in air-conditioned comfort to the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, known for its modern and contemporary art museums. Learn how the village has inspired artists throughout history. Continue to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, famous for the annual Violet Festival that celebrates the region's most famous agricultural product. Get panoramic views of the Alps and coast from the highest medieval village of the French Riviera at the Eagle's Nest in Gourdon.  End with a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse and learn the secrets of the perfume industry. Alternatively, explore the Old Town to marvel at highlights such as the 11th-century cathedral.

Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

8. Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

Depart Nice in the morning on a full-day tour to discover the medieval villages overlooking the French Riviera, and visit Monaco, the Pearl of the Mediterranean. The first stop is the medieval village of Eze with its amazing views over Cap Ferrat. Continue to Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula One Grand Prix racetrack, and Casino Square. Head up to another jewel of Provence as you visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a capital of contemporary art known for its art galleries. Make your way to the Gourdon Eagle's Nest, the highest medieval village of the French Riviera. Then visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to Fragonard.

From Nice: Full-Day French Riviera Sightseeing Trip

9. From Nice: Full-Day French Riviera Sightseeing Trip

Explore the famed countryside and towns of Provence on a full-day guided tour. Discover pine forests, vast vineyards, and the region's towns — from hidden gems like Tourettes-sur-Loup to famous destinations like Cannes. Begin your tour in Antibes where you'll discover the old town and market square. Stroll along Billionaire's Pier and admire the luxury yachts. Then switch gears and shop colorful wares at a traditional Provencal market. Continue your journey to the star-studded Cannes. Stroll along the Croisette and enjoy gourmet bites and shopping at luxury boutiques. Visit Saint Paul-De-Vence and walk in the footsteps of famous artists like Matisse, Picasso, and Chagall. Break for lunch and head to Grasse, the historical center of the French perfume industry. Stop at the renowned Fragonard perfumery and treat yourself to a special fragrance. Next travel to Gourdon, known as one of the most beautiful perch villages of France, and enjoy panoramic views. End your tour in the medieval village of Tourettes-sur-Loup, perched on a rocky buttress. Also known as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for artists in the 1920s and remains today an artistic haven on the Riviera.

From Nice: West Coast and Country Side Tour

10. From Nice: West Coast and Country Side Tour

Depart from Nice between 08:15 and 09:00 AM. Explore Cannes, the Beverly Hills of France, renowned for its film festival, its major designers, its prestigious hotels and its sandy beaches. In Antibes, admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Soak in the atmosphere of Provence, where magic light and colors influenced prestigious painters and artists to create world-renowned masterpieces. Visit Antibes to admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Then stop at Tourettes-sur-Loup to take pictures in the city of violets.  Continue to Gourdon, from where you can admire breathtaking panoramic views over the Alps. Then visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. See the Fragonard perfume factory or Old Town. Explore Saint Paul de Vence, a village known worldwide for its artists and painters. Have the opportunity to visit artist’s shops and peer over the view by the ramparts to find the colors of the villas, perfumes of the hills and the fragrances of the sea skyline. 

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 313 reviews

It was great to be able to see so many beautiful places in such a short time! In particular, Guhe-dong and Saint-Paul-Vence were so beautiful~ The guide was so kind to explain and drive! Highly recommended!

Everything was great! Guide was informative and friendly. We saw a lot and really enjoyed the day. Greetings to our guide!:)

Parfé was very good, he took us around and told us many interesting things about Nice. Recommended tour :)

Cyril was a great guide and the tour was lovely. We enjoyed it very much.

Our guide nordine was AMAZING Book this trip its fantastic