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From its cultural attractions to its coast, the French Riviera’s capital is the essence of old-world charm.

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From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

1. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

Explore the landscapes and towns of the French Riviera on this day trip from Nice. Travel in a spacious and air-conditioned bus to stunning destinations like the charming village of Èze, Monaco, and Cannes. Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:10 AM and 8:45 AM. Kickstart a day of adventure with a visit to the "Moyenne Corniche" for 15 minutes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Take a unique trip and visit the medieval village of Èze. Admire the splendid panorama of this beautiful location and discover the secrets of perfume with a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Your next stop is the Principality of Monaco, where you have time to discover the old town, the cathedral, the palace and the ceremony of the changing of the guard. Next, continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo with its casino and upscale shops. Have lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in Monaco. Around 1:00 PM, your driver-guide will take you to Antibes, a city that combines nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. Visit the old town, the biggest marina of business and luxury in Europe—the port of the billionaires. Head to your next stop, Saint-Paul-De-Vence. Marvel at the "jewel of Provence", where many painters and artists have resided. As you walk the streets of this medieval fortified village, you can taste centuries of history and artistic creativity. For your last destination, make way to the famous city of stars—Cannes. Explore the Beverly Hills of France, and take a stroll on the famous Croisette, enjoy luxury hotels, restaurants and shops. Above all, set foot on the famous red carpet festival film, like Hollywood stars.

Nice: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Nice: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the sights of Nice at your own pace and enjoy panoramic views from an open-top bus. Purchase a 1-day or 2-day pass for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and enjoy unlimited sightseeing opportunities. You can redeem your voucher on board the bus at any stop along the route. Once on board, listen to an informative commentary via the audio guide. Get information on the most popular things to see and attractions to visit. Choose how much time you want to spend at each attraction and travel comfortably between sites. Tour duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Stops are as follows: 1. Quai des Etats-Unis : 99 Quai des Etats-Unis, 06300 Nice 2. Massenet-Promenade des Anglais Nord : 2, Promenade des Anglais 3. Congrès - Promenade des Anglais Nord : 30, Promenade des Anglais 4. Eglise Russe / Gambetta : 47, Avenue Thiers 5. Gare SNCF Poste Thiers : 23, Avenue Thiers 6. Congrès-Promenade des Anglais Sud : Opposite 15, Promenade des Anglais (sea side) 7. Cathédrale / Vieille Ville : 22, Boulevard Jean Jaurès, Nice 8. Port Lympia/Carnot : 1, Boulevard Carnot, Nice 9. Villefranche Octroi Sud : Opposite 10, Avenue Maréchal Foch 10. Villefranche Citadelle : Place Emmanuelle Philibert 11. Villefranche Octroi Nord : 2, Avenue Maréchal Foch 12. Ile de Beauté – Port Nord : Opposite 5, Place Ile de Beauté

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

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

Be picked up from your accommodation in Nice in the morning or in the afternoon. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. In Èze, have the opportunity to visit the medieval village like an eagle's nest. You can also take a free guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery to learn more about the perfume-making process. Next, be driven to Monaco and take a walk in the old town. Discover the princely palace and explore the town and its neo-Romanesque cathedral. Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, luxury boutiques, and Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit awaits you from Monaco to Monte Carlo.

Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

4. Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Discover France’s most scenic landscapes on a full-day trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the Verdon Gorge from Nice. See the iconic Lavender Fields and learn about these picturesque locations from your guide. Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination. Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon. Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Discover the earthenware in the stores, and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the terrace cafes. Photograph the world-famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix, an artificial treasure of clear water that is one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence. Then, marvel at the endless lavender fields at the foot of the Alps and stop to take unique and memorable pictures with this impressive backdrop. Stop to smell the light and enchanting lavender aroma surrounding you as you do. After enjoying your trip, return to your vehicle at which point you will be driven back to your point of origin in Nice. Nb: Lavender season runs from approximately mid-June to mid-August.

From Nice: Round-Trip Transportation to Saint Tropez by Boat

5. From Nice: Round-Trip Transportation to Saint Tropez by Boat

Reach the charming city of St. Tropez by boat in just 2.5 hours from Nice. Enjoy the views of the French Riviera along the way, and spend the afternoon exploring the city that is emblematic of Provence. Admire the harbor and visit the many boutiques and the well-known market at the Place des Lices. See the Citadelle, Quartier de la Ponche, Annonciade Museum and more during your visit. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board. The ticket provides round-trip transportation between Nice and St. Tropez. The boat departs Nice at 09:00 AM and arrives in St. Tropez at 11:30 AM. The return trip departs St. Tropez at 04:30 PM, arriving in Nice at 07:00 PM.

Nice: Riviera Bar Crawl Party with Free Shots and VIP Entry

6. Nice: Riviera Bar Crawl Party with Free Shots and VIP Entry

Experience the best of Nice's nightlife and meet a bunch of new friends from all around the world. Join a team of friendly and international night guides who will take you through four bars, all located in heart of Nice's Old Town. Included on the tour are visits to top bars famous for their exciting nightlife. In all four bars, you will be offered shots for free and various discounts on drinks.  Throughout the night, the guides will entertain you with different activities, such as beer pong or limbo, all of which will bring you closer together with the rest of the guests. The tickets, of course, also include VIP entry to all the bars.

From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

7. From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

Experience the French Riviera by unique 3-wheel vehicle and have fun along the way. Depart Nice and journey from the port of Nice with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face aboard the open-top car. Each car can safely seat 2 people and lead by our super guide Don't be shy while driving - people will look at you in wonder, and you'll be the envy of the highway! Zoom down the coast and see it brought to life in a truly novel way. Pass picturesque locations, such as Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Drive up Mont Alban for a panoramic view, and go to the only sand beach in the area at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Continue along the coast and see the beautiful Peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Then, get stunning views of Nice Harbor as you enter the city back to the meeting point.

Nice: Perfume Making Workshop

8. Nice: Perfume Making Workshop

Craft your own unique fragrance at our Molinard workshops in the city of your choice: Nice or Grasse. In Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, five generations have toiled to generate the abundance of perfumery we have to offer. Created in 1849, Maison Molinard is recognized by the Living Heritage Company for its ancestral know-how. You can feel their richness in knowledge as a Molinard expert guides you through deciphering your desired scents and helps you compose the perfect olfactory combination. CONCEPT Make your own personalized fragrance from a selection of our raw materials and learn expert perfumery techniques. PRACTICE • Scenting session and selection of your essences • Creation of your top note, heart note, and base note • Formulation of the olfactory pyramid • Application

Nice to Monaco Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

9. Nice to Monaco Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

Discover the beauty of the French Riviera by sea, and see the sights from Nice to Monaco on a round-trip ferry trip. The cruise takes an hour or less each way, and along the way you can relax and take in the panoramic views of this scenic region. When you arrive in Monaco, you’ll be greeted by the grandeur of the town built on a rock overlooking the sea. This independent state, surrounded by French territory, features a mix of ancient and ultra-modern architecture. During your time in Monaco, you can visit the Prince's Palace, the Casino, and the Oceanographic Museum. At the end of the day, you’ll return to Nice by ferry, once again enjoying the stunning views en route. Schedule: Departure from Nice: 9:30 AM Arrival in Monaco: 10:15 AM Departure from Monaco: 5:00 PM Arrival in Nice: 6:00 PM

Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

10. Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

Created in 1849, this perfume company is a family business which over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. After a quick visit to the boutique, you will start designing your own personal fragrance accompanied by an expert who will help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Using a perfume organ, one by one you will select the fragrance notes and create the perfume of your desires. For 60 minutes, you will have 90 different essences at your disposal. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a diploma that you can keep as a wonderful souvenir together with the perfume that you have created by yourself.

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based on 12,281 reviews

Eugenie's walking tour in Nice was amazing! She knows all the cool spots and shared interesting stories about the city's history. Walking around with her was like exploring with a friend who knows everything about Nice. I loved how she made the tour fun and informative at the same time. If you want to see Nice in a whole new light, Eugenie's tour is a must!

Overally it was such an unique experience, we had so much fun while creating our own fragrances, there was a huge variety of choice!! The only thing that could be changed is to eg serve some soft drinks during whole workshop (tea or coffee) It was totally worth it. Would recommend!!!

Albano Mema our tour guide was very helpful, friendly and very polite he showed us the most wonderful panoramic views throughout the trip It was a beautiful trip and I would definitly go with Albano again in other trips Eze was magical and Monaco was the cherry on the top

Our guide Parfait was perfect! Hence the name :) so attentive, kind and thoughtful not to mention full of knowledge. This was by far one of my favorite tours ever. The best way to tour the riviera all in 1 day. Definitely worth the money. I would do it again!

Very good companion, fine food, heard a lot of cultural things. Absolutely recommended.