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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 8:30 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.

French Riviera: Marineland Entrance Ticket

2. French Riviera: Marineland Entrance Ticket

Head to Marineland, a family fun park on the French Riviera that offers water-based activities and an aquarium that’s home to a variety of exotic marine life. With this 1-day ticket you can get up close to a wide range of animals such as penguins, sharks, sea lions and polar bears. Take in Marineland’s popular shows featuring dolphins, sea lions and orcas. The shows are accompanied by music and make for a fascinating approach to the sea world. Watch the sharks through the Shark Tunnel and get up close to the polar bears, sea lions and penguins in Antarctica. Bring the whole family for a special day of fun!

From Nice: Guided Full-Day Provencal Tours and Wine Tasing

3. From Nice: Guided Full-Day Provencal Tours and Wine Tasing

Discover the real provencal market in Antibes, a city famous for its fortification wall along the seaside and its harbour where the rich and famous have their yachts. Then, visit maybe the most beautiful medieval village in France: Saint-Paul-de-Vence, famous for its art galleries, the place where famous painters were like Chagall or Matisse. To continue this wonderfull day, enjoy a wine tasting at Chateau Cremat, the place where Coco Chanel used to go, visit the castle and the vineyards and taste the best wine of our region. Finish the day by visiting the Waterfall of Gairaut with the best panorama over Nice.

Saint Paul de Vence, Antibes, and Cannes from Nice

4. 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: Best of the Riviera

5. From Nice: Best of the Riviera

Enjoy a full-day guided trip from Nice to towns and cities along the French Riviera. Explore the beaches and charming architecture of Cannes, take in the views from Eze, and visit Monaco’s old town. Begin with pickup at your hotel in Nice in the morning. Relax in a climate-controlled van with plenty of space on the scenic drive to Cannes. Admire the lovely seaside resort that is renowned for its film festival, its designers, its prestigious hotels, and of its beaches. Head to Antibes, which features one of the most spectacular marinas on the French Riviera. Marvel at stunning views of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Reach Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence which has been home to many artists. Have time to visit the boutiques before traveling to the medieval village of Eze to enjoy breathtaking views and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. Ride to Monaco for a visit to the charming old town. Capture pictures of its cathedral, the Formula 1 Grand Prix course, and the famous Place du Casino. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your day trip.

Nice: Bicycle and E-bike Rental

6. Nice: Bicycle and E-bike Rental

Set off to explore Nice's charming promenades on a bicycle or e-bike. Cycle down the Paillon promenade and through the beautiful alleys of old Nice. Enjoy a practical and fun way of getting around as you explore Nice. Pedal out to Cap d'Antibes or Villefranche/Mer and enjoy a stroll on the French Riviera. Use an e-bike and enjoy the feeling of freedom that the electric motor gives you. Take advantage of this fun and eco-friendly way of touring Nice.

Antibes: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

7. Antibes: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Enjoy a daylong tour that gives you a great opportunity to visit Antibes, Juan-Les-Pins, and Cap d’Antibes on an open-top bus where you can get on and off at any of the 4 stops. Travel at moderate speeds, get stunning panoramic views, and learn about the region through an informative audio-guide. Embark on a tour of Antibes Juan-Les-Pins in modern, state-of-the-art buses with spectacular 360° panoramic views through their continuous retractable transparent roofs and windows with UV protection.  You can hop-on or hop-off in 4 different boarding stops and enjoy the flexibility as the duration of the tour is up to you. Scheduled stops on the route are: Place Guynemer: the stop is ideally located in the heart of the old town, close to the Picasso and Peynet museums, Antibes Cathedral, and the pedestrian area with its numerous shops, the ramparts, and many other monuments Fort-Carré: the stop is in front of the monument so that you may visit the fort, or simply enjoy a stroll along this magnificent edifice. This stop also gives you the opportunity of exploring port Vauban, Europe’s largest marina, and its collection of magnificent yachts and sailing boats. Juan-Les-Pins: this stop is in the center of Juan Les Pins, one of the French Riviera’s most mythical resorts, with its fine sandy beaches, beautiful terraces, and a plethora of fashion boutiques. Baie de la Garoupe: this exceptional site is nestled at the heart of Cap d’Antibes and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches of the coast. Take the Sentier des Douaniers or Tire-poil (coastal path) all the way to the Anse de l’Argent Faux, where you can admire the bay of Antibes billionaires. The bus route features: downtown Antibes, port Vauban, Fort-Carré, place De Gaulle, the Ilette, the chemin des Sables, the Palais des Congrès, the Pinède, Juan-Les-Pins, la Gallice port, Cap d’Antibes, the lighthouse and chapel of la Garoupe, Garoupe bay, and the beaches of la Salis. There is a stop for a few minutes at the Garoupe lighthouse to allow you to discover its Chapel and Notre Dame de Bon Port church which also gives you an exceptional view of the Juan-Les-Pins Bay, the Lérins Islands, Cannes, and the Estérel mountains.

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

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

Discover the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera on this guided half-day trip from Nice. Travel to Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul de Vence in an air-conditioned van, with hotel transfers included. Take in sights like La Croisette Boulevard and the Bay of Angels. Enjoy the convenience of a pickup from your accommodation in Nice. Sit back and enjoy views of the coastline on your way to Cannes. Get free time to explore the shops on La Croisette Boulevard, capture pictures of the yachts in the marina, or make your way to a sandy beach. Next, go on a drive along the coastal road between Cannes and Antibes, passing by the charming marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan. From here, soak up the French Riviera marina and views of the Bay of Angels. End your tour in the well-preserved medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence, where artists like Yves Montand and Jacques Prévert have lived. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your tour.

From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

9. 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.

From Nice: Full-Day French Riviera Sightseeing Trip

10. 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.

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Our tour guide, Nathan, was excellent! He took us on a beautiful journey through the Alps and Mer explaining the history and the significance of everything we saw. The market in Antibes was something amazing. I will always remember the Socca I ate there. Tourettes sur loup is absolutely gorgeous! It is hard to believe that a place can be that picturesque and straight out of storybook! Cannes is lovely too and well worth the visit just to see the palm prints of who’s who of filmmakers around the theater. Strongly recommended!

What an experience, what a day!! Nikola our guide had such amazing knowledge about the region, he was very informative and made the day an enjoyable one for all of us. He took his time to explain everything, I would definitely recommend requesting Nikola if you are interested in learning about the area. The areas around nice were beautiful, we enjoyed the perfumery and the medieval village. Would definitely recommend the tour

Thanks Cece for a wonderful day! You are are excellent guide and we enjoyed the day 5 stars to you. The highlight was Saint Paul’s, loved this area so much. Highly recommended

It was an excellent journey, i stronglly recommended it. the Guide was nice and informative

what a amazing experience. I recommend for everyone it!