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tours on the french riviera

ESCORTED GUIDED TOURS

Also known as the Cote d'Azur, the French Riviera is on the Mediterranean coastline of the South Eastern corner of France, including the independent state of Monaco. The Riviera consists of 560 miles of sand and shingle beaches. Initially a winter health resort of British and Russian royalty in the late 18th Century, by the mid 19th Century it became the playground of the international elite which it still is today. Nice is the largest city with many seaside resorts such as St. Tropez (popular with celebrities), Villefranche (of An Affair to Remember fame), St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Antibes and Cannes. Besides being a tax haven, The Riviera is a major yachting and cruising area with 50% of the world's superyachts moored along its magnificent coast. Monaco has its iconic Casino, Grand Prix, Tennis Tournament, Pink Palace and much more. Cannes of course, is famous for its annual Cannes Film Festival which showcases the world's new and innovative film releases. Nice is famed for its "Promenade des Anglais" a walk of the rich and famous. Visit all these major sites in comfort and at ease with one of our regular mini-bus tours starting from Nice or engage a private tour.




Half day tour from Nice - 49 Euros

PARFUMERIE FRAGONARD, Monaco, Monte-Carlo

You will start the tour with a view from the “Mont Boron” area where you can admire a beautiful panorama over the Nice / Villefranche. You will then drive on the middle ‘Corniche’ road along the dramatic coastline to Eze, a medieval village clinged to the cliffs over 1000 feet above the sea. At the top, you will find a ruined castle along an exotic garden with amazing views on the coast. Free time to visit this typical medieval village. Amazing view point from the garden (entrance fee not included). Then you will then enjoy a free guided visit of the famous perfume factory “Fragonard” before heading to Monaco. Monaco is a constitutional monarchy and a city state of only 2km², owned by the Grimaldi family which has reigned almost without interruption since the 13th century. Free time. You may have a chance to see the changing of the guards in front of the Prince’s palace (at noon) and the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. You will then drive on the legendary F1 Grand prix track onto the casino square. In Monte-Carlo, enjoy a stop to admire unique sports cars, designer shops, luxury hotels and the famous Casino.

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Half day tour from Nice - 50 Euros

Antibes, Cannes & Saint Paul de Vence

Antibes was a traditional fishing town which is now known as the "billionaires’ quay” where the largest and wildest yachts in the world are moored. The medieval old town (16th century) offers a wonderful view over the Bay of Nice . Next you will drive on to Cannes along the coastline through the Cap d’Antibes (one of the most exclusive area of the Riviera). Cannes: the Film festival city, a place of glitz and glamour! Enjoy the view of 5 star hotels, designer shops and soak into the "Hollywood" atmosphere of the Croisette before taking your picture up the famous steps of the Film Festival place. You will then drive on the toll road to reach the famous Provençal hilltop village of Saint Paul de Vence: In the early 1920’s artists started discovering Saint Paul. Painters were forerunners who found an incomparable richness and intensity of light in the peaceful Provençal village. Famous artists such as Paul Signac, Raoul Dufy ou Chaïm Soutine will be later joined by Henri Matisse or Pablo Picasso. This village is nowadays a renowned center of arts. Free time to walk along the main street.

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Half day tour from Nice - 55 Euros

Antibes, Cannes & Grasse

Antibes was a traditional fishing town which is now known as the "billionaires’ quay” where the largest and wildest yachts in the world are moored. The medieval old town (16th century) offers a wonderful view over the Bay of Nice . Next you will drive on to Cannes along the coastline through the Cap d’Antibes (one of the most exclusive area of the Riviera). Cannes: the Film festival city, a place of glitz and glamour! Enjoy the view of 5 star hotels, designer shops and soak into the "Hollywood" atmosphere of the Croisette before taking your picture up the famous steps of the Film Festival place. You will then drive on to reach Grasse, the world capital of perfumes… The thirty or so factories. Fragonard perfume factory opens its doors and offers a free guided tour during which you will enjoy an exciting experience in the mysterious alchemy of scents when discovering the flowers, distillation, “enfleurage”, the perfumer and his creations.

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Half day tour from Nice- 55 Euros

Gourdon, Tourrettes & Saint Paul de Vence

3 beautiful villages: At 700 m (about 2000 feet) above sea level, Gourdon, the medieval village has kept its 12th century's roman church. From there you will follow the Loup valley – waterfalls, cliffs – to reach Tourettes sur Loup. The village located on a rocky spur has its houses renowned craft: weaving, pottery, painting, sculptures or jewelry. You will then drive on the toll road to reach the famous Provençal hilltop village of Saint Paul de Vence: In the early 1920’s artists started discovering Saint Paul. Painters were forerunners who found an incomparable richness and intensity of light in the peaceful Provençal village. Famous artists such as Paul Signac, Raoul Dufy ou Chaïm Soutine will be later joined by Henri Matisse or Pablo Picasso. This village is nowadays a renowned center of arts. Free time to walk along the main street.

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Full Day from Nice - 75 Euros

EZE, PARFUMERIE FRAGONARD, MONACO, MONTE-CARLO

This tour is highly recommended to those who want more time in Monaco. You will start the tour with a view from the “Mont Boron” area where you can admire a beautiful panorama over the Nice / Villefranche.. You will then drive on the middle ‘Corniche’ road along the dramatic coastline to Eze. At the top of the village you can find a ruined castle along an exotic garden (fee not included) with amazing views on the coast. Eze clings to the cliffs over 1000 feet above the sea. In Grasse, you will then enjoy a free guided visit of the famous perfume factory “Fragonard”. A few minute drive on the low ‘corniche’ road will get you to Monaco, a monarchy and a city state of only 2km², owned by the Grimaldi family which has reigned almost without interruption since the 13th century. Free time. There you will have a chance to see the changing of the guards in front of the Prince’s palace (at noon) and the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. You will then drive on the legendary F1 Grand prix track onto the casino square. At Monte-Carlo, admire unique sports cars, designer shops, luxury hotels and the famous Casino. .

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French Riviera Full Day from Nice - 80 Euros

Eze, the Fragonard factory, Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Antibes, Cannes & St-Paul de Vence.

The tour takes you on the middle ‘Corniche’ road along the dramatic coastline to Ezé. You will have some free time to visit this typical medieval village where you will find a ruined castle and an exotic garden with amazing views. (entrance fee not included). Then, you will enjoy a free guided visit of the famous perfume factory “Fragonard”. A bit further, you will reach Monaco, a monarchy and a city state of only 2km², owned by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. You may have a chance to see the changing of the guards in front of the Prince’s palace (at noon) and you will drive on the legendary F1 Grand Prix track. At the Monte Carlo casino, admire unique sports cars, designer shops, luxury hotels and the famous Casino . Antibes is a medieval old town and its fortifications (16th century) offers a wonderful view over the Bay of Nice. Antibes was a traditional fishing town but is known now as the "billionaires’ quay”: enjoy some free time along it and see the largest and wildest yachts in the world. Next you will drive to Cannes along the coastline through the Cap d’Antibes (one of the most exclusive area of the Riviera). Cannes is a place of glitz and glamour. Enjoy the view of 5 star hotels, designer shops and soak into the "Hollywood" atmosphere of the Croisette before taking your picture up the famous steps of the Film Festival place. Then, you will drive to Saint Paul de Vence. In the early 1920’s artists started discovering Saint Paul. Painters were forerunners who found an incomparable richness and intensity of light in the peaceful Provençal village. Famous artists such as Paul Signac, Raoul Dufy ou Chaïm Soutine will be later joined by Henri Matisse or Pablo Picasso.

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