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From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

1. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:30 AM and 9:00 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.

Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

2. Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

Board an air-conditioned minivan outside your Nice hotel and sit back and enjoy a scenic 1-hour drive to Saint Jeannet. The drive will take you through the rolling landscapes of Provence's wine country. The tour duration is 4 hours. En route, your tour guide will provide an overview of the history and traditions of French winemaking. In Provence, the temperate Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil create ideal conditions for growing grapes. Varieties such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache flourish in the warm sun. Stop to visit a wine cellar and experience the subtleties of the local wines during a tasting with the winemaker. You’ll be able to taste a variety of wines. Next stop is Saint Paul de Vence, the second-most visited village in France and the jewel of Provence. The stunning walled village has been home to numerous artists, including Renoir, Chagall and Picasso and many film stars as well.

French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

3. French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

The glitz and glamour of the French Riviera is yours to explore on this half-day trip. Begin by spending some free time along La Croisette Boulevard in Cannes, the French Beverly Hills, renowned for its film festival, its well-known designers and fashion houses, its plentitude of luxurious hotels, and wide expanses of calm, sandy beaches. The Boulevard also features a gorgeous marina, dotted with pleasure vessels and yachts, and even a pirate ship, relic of a movie shoot. After you've seen the best of the Boulevard, drive along the coastal road between Cannes and Antibes, passing by the charming marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan. From here, you'll admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. End your tour by surrendering to the allure of Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence, where great painters and artists have stayed. March Chagall, Cubist/Surrealist painter, actors Yves Montand and Jacques Prévert number among its glittery inhabitants of yore.

Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

4. 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.

Saint Paul de Vence, Antibes, and Cannes from Nice

5. Saint Paul de Vence, Antibes, and Cannes from Nice

Be collected at your accommodation at 1:30 PM to discover the most beautiful cities of the Côte d'Azur and their sparkling attractions in half a day. Visit Saint Paul-De-Vence to admire the jewel of Provence, where many painters and artists have been. You can feel the history and artistic creativity. It's a unique place and a destination not to be missed. Then go to Antibes to cross the old town and market square to the Billionaire's Pier, where you can admire luxury yachts belonging to multinational companies.  Your last destination will be Cannes, the city of actors and celebrities, which is known as the Hollywood of France. You will explore the Beverly Hills of France and walk on the famous Croisette. Enjoy restaurants and luxury shops as you set foot on the famous red carpet film festival. 

From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

6. From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur where you can take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat and its many famous villas. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue to the Principality of Monaco, where you can stroll through the streets of the old town. See the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Cathedral, as well as a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a ride along the streets used for the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach the most glamourous section of Monaco, Monte Carlo, with its famous casino and exclusive hotels. Next, enjoy a short stop in the town of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival and wonderful sandy beaches. Continue to Antibes, one of France's oldest cities which was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century. Discover St Paul de Vence, one most beautiful villages in Provence, recognized for its cultural and artistic heritage. Finally, be returned to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of sightseeing.

Taste of Provence Tour from Nice

7. 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

8. 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.

From Nice: Best of the Riviera

9. From Nice: Best of the Riviera

This full-day guided tour of the Riviera begins with a pick-up at your hotel in Nice at 09:00. During the day you’ll explore Cannes – the Beverly Hills of Provence. This lovely seaside resort is renowned for its film festival, its designers, its prestigious hotels, and of course its beaches. You’ll also visit Antibes, which features one of the most spectacular marinas on the French Riviera. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Saint-Paul de Vence is considered the jewel of Provence, and has been home to many artists. It is also home to many boutiques that you might want to visit when you explore this ancient town.  From the medieval village of Eze you’ll enjoy breathtaking views and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monaco and Monte Carlo, you’ll visit Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula 1 Grand Prix course, and the famous Place du Casino.

French Riviera: Countryside Half Day Shared Tour from Nice

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Saint-Paul de Vence

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,694 reviews

What a day.I never thought it is possible to see in one day Monaco,Antibes,Cannes,part of Provanse and even parfume factory!10 hour route maybe sound to much,but with comfortable car and especially our Portuguese guide Ruben,such a nice and genuine guy,always there to help and always with the answer to all our question,from history to sport,time just fly.But i m sure that my memories on that day will stay a long,long time

I think this tour is a must for everyone who is visiting Nice. The itinerary was perfect and there was just enough time for each location. In addition, our tour guide Parfait, was amazing. He explained the history of the destinations, also of the cities on the way, really well, and in an engaging way. Thanks to him, our time on the road was as interesting as the time we spent on the destinations.

The trip was very nice and the tour guide Laurent was awesome. He give us a lot of historical and cultural information. The van was very clean , experimental driver so have all facilities for this trip. Fabulous were the views from Antibes and Saint Paul du Vance. Highly recommend the trip with Bingo Tour.Thanks Laurent.

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!

It was very nice.We saw many places and Parfait, the guide was ve knowledgeable, humorous and great in sharing the history of the place!