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Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

1. 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 which 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.

Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

2. Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

Depart Nice in the morning and journey to the seaside resort of Sainte-Maxime. Then, climb aboard a boat and travel along the beautiful coastline of the French Riviera to the internationally renowned town of Saint-Tropez.  Get some time to explore the town center and soak up its elegant atmosphere. Join the locals at the market and marvel at its world-famous beaches. Keep a look out for its legendary jet set residents, including the French actress Brigitte Bardot! Then, visit the beautiful village of Port Grimaud, known as the Little Venice of France due to its scenic waterways and fishermen's houses. Journey back to Nice along the Côte d'Azur. Stop to take photos of the Massif de l'Esterel mountain range as they plunge into the Mediterranean Sea.

From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

3. From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

Leave the coast and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with its 40 meter high waterfall. Stop in Castellane, gateway to the Gorges of the Verdon, nestled at the foot of its famous rock. Drive along the Verdon river, named after its startling turquoise-green color, up to the canyon which is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful. Enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views overlooking the ravine which is up to 700 meters deep. Stop in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France which is known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship. Take time to enjoy a lovely meal and a stroll.

From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

4. From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

Start your full-day shared group or private tour with a pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Castellane, a quintessentially-French, cultural village at the gates of the famous Verdon Gorge, and classified as a "city of character". Visit its ancient ramparts, and three listed monuments, including St. Victor's Church, the Clock Tower, and the Pentagonal Tower. Continue to the charming village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and part of the phenomenal Verdon Natural Regional Park. From here, make sure to snap pictures of the idyllic Provence setting complete with lavender fields, panoramic views of the surrounding rocky mountains, and the blue waters of the Lake of Sainte-Croix, the third largest lake in France. Finally, return to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of memorable sightseeing.

From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

5. From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

Explore the natural wonders of the French countryside on a guided tour to the Verdon Gorge. Admire spectacular views and visit nearby villages for an unforgettable experience. Depart from Nice or Cannes in the morning and head for the Gorges du Loup. Make a stop here for incredible views of the waterfall. Continue along the road to Castellane, the entrance of the Verdon Gorge. Take time to explore this charming village, famous for its picturesque chapel built on a rock overlooking the village below. Finally, come to the Verdon Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Europe at 700 meters high. Visit the spots that offer the best panoramic views across the canyon - perfect for photos. Next stop: Moustiers Sainte Marie. Visit this scenic village built along the lake of Sainte Croix. Enjoy free time here to explore the winding streets, and have some lunch. Then, if in season, head to the beautiful lavender fields and capture one-of-a-kind photos of the purple fields.

Nice: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

6. Nice: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Discover Nice’s green spaces, historic buildings, and unique architecture on this guided walking tour of the city. Explore the Place Massena, the statue of Apollo, Castle Hill, the Rauba Capeu quay, and more. Learn about the evolution of the city over the last centuries at your first stop, the Centenary Monument. Next, head towards the Place Massena and the Fountain of the Sun. Gain insight into the Piedmontese architecture and the famous statue of Apollo. Contemplate the historic facades and wander along the shops selling local soaps, textiles, cheese, crafts, and spices. Peruse the flower market on the Cours Saleya as well as the local architectural heritage, the pedestrian streets, and the Promenade des Anglais.  Take in the panoramic views from the top of Castle Hill. Spot the waterfall, the Port of Nice, and Mont Boron. Walk back down the hill to the Rauba Capeu quay and take photos with the #ILoveNICE sculpture.

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This was so much fun. I wish I got the tour guides name but he was so helpful and kind and told us what we could do in St.Tropez and Port Grimaud. You take a van to Maxine And the guide buys your tickets and leaves. He says when to meet back up in St Tropez etc.. you go on the ferry for like 15 min to St Tropez and then you can go do whatever you want for around 4 hours. GO ON SATURDAY!!! There is an amazing open market. So many goodies there. Port Grimaud was cool we were there for about 2 hours. Definitely rent the 30€ boats.

The trip is a little long, but the Iounes guide is very friendly, knows the route and the tourist attractions, as well as having the ability to make the trip light and pleasant. Very beautiful views, both of the Valley and of the villages along the way (Moustiers Saint Marie is amazing) that are great to visit. Overall the experience was very good, I would recommend doing it.

Our guide was very obliging and humorously! In spite of my carsickness he stayed cool and drove gentle. He knew every nice point of view an all facts about the points of our road! We laughed a lot - it was a very nice trip! Anke and Ben

Very impressive trip, during it we had a lot of stops to observe nature, animals, cities, to make pictures, friendly atmosphere, international group. It was nice to meet people from another countries. Good guide.

Time at the lake was awesome. Guide was on time and nice. Also let us know lots of tips!