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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.

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

2. 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.

Saint Paul de Vence, Antibes, and Cannes from Nice

3. 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

4. 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.

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

5. 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 in an airconditioned van to Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul de Vence. Take in sights like the La Croisette Boulevard and the Bay of Angels. Enjoy the convienience of being picked up at your accommodation in Nice. Sit back and relax with views of the coastline on your way to Cannes. Have free time to explore the shops on the La Croisette Boulevard, capture pictures of the yachts in the marina, or make your way to a sandy beach. Soak up the shimmering sea on the drive along the coastal road between Cannes and Antibes. Pass by the charming marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan. From here, admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and views of the Bay of Angels. End your tour by surrendering to the allure of Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence, where artists like Yves Montand and Jacques Prévert have stayed. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your tour.

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.

From Nice: Best of the Riviera

7. 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.

The Magic of the French Riviera: Full-Day Guided Tour

8. The Magic of the French Riviera: Full-Day Guided Tour

Enjoy a full day exploring the French Riviera, and see its most popular attractions on this guided tour. The first stop on the tour will be the medieval village of Eze, sitting high above the Mediterranean Sea, and offering dramatic views, exotic gardens, fine art, and streets filled with history. Visit the Fragonard factory and learn some of the secrets of creating perfumes. Later you’ll drive through the village La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco for its panoramic views of the tiny principality below. See the Trophy of the Alps, a Roman monument dating from 7 B.C. In Monaco you’ll visit the Old Town with the Prince Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, and the neo-Romanesque Cathedral where Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier were married and later buried. Visit the city of Monte-Carlo, driving on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. Head to the famous casino and see the luxurious shops, gardens, and hotels. Enjoy a stop in the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Fall under the spell of this charming town as you enter through the royal gates. Admire the lovely homes, boutiques, and art studios, with flowers adorning nearly every window. Continue on to Antibes, one-time home to Picasso, where you can feel the lingering spirit of medieval times. Finally, you'll reach Cannes, home to the renowned international film festival. One of the most spectacular places on the French Riviera, it stretches along a sparkling bay framed by mountains. See its beautiful beaches, chic boutiques, and the famous Croisette, which extends for over 2.5 kilometers along the sea. Admire the world-famous hotels and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the film festival is held.

Antibes: Picasso Museum Drawing Tour Led by Local Artist

9. Antibes: Picasso Museum Drawing Tour Led by Local Artist

Learn on this tour about the thought process of an artist and the way he looks at the world. A local professional artist will be your guide for the two hour activity that is sure to be a highlight of your visit to Antibes! Explore the Picasso Museum on a guided tour as the first stop of this tour. Get inspired and enjoy amazing views from the terrace! (Meeting point is at the top of the ramp to the entrance of the Museum) Discover on the second half of the two hour how to capture the light and history of this town using observation. Picasso said that great art is always trying to recreate the uninhibited marks that children make. Your guide will encourage you to find your inner child and to use your adult experience to turn it into a souvenir worthy of framing back home. Or be inspired to write! Learn some composition tips for great photos! However you want to express yourself, your guide is an experienced facilitator who will help you to create a unique souvenir with lots of encouragement!

Côte d'Azur France Pass

10. Côte d'Azur France Pass

Enjoy access to some of the Côte d’Azur’s best activities with one simple pass. Choose between 3-activity and 5 activity passes to best fit your travel plans. This pass provides savings of up to 30% off over the individual cost of attraction tickets. Some of the top activities included in the pass are: • Marineland in Antibes • Aquasplash in Antibes • Le Village des Fous in Villeneuve-Loubet • Oceanographic Museum in Monaco • Nice Bus Tour • Monaco Bus Tour • Lerins Island Boat Tour • Cannes Little Tourist Train

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What people are saying about Antibes

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,569 reviews

We were a party of three traveling via cruise ship with my mother who is 78 and not very mobile. We organized the tour from the port of Antibes and when the captain was unable to dock because of weather, the Papillon representative took our call late in the evening before our tour and immediately arranged for the Driver to pick us up at the port in Cannes instead. Joe, our Driver/Guide was punctual and his vehicle was spotless. He had a cooler with cold water which we appreciated. Joe was so kind to my mother and helped her in every way, whether it was getting in and out of the van or eating a piece of cake when we wanted to visit something and she wanted to rest. He found places to pull up and park to make things easier for her. He spoke excellent English and was knowledgeable about EVERYTHING and so very personable. He was born in Nice and knows the whole Côte d'Azur like the back of his hand. We loved him so much that we requested him for a second private tour of Nice, Monaco,

This was a great tour with nice little slices of each place we got to stop. You get to see a lot in one day and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Getting to see the changing of the guard in Monaco was definitely a highlight for me. Our tour guide Abdul, I may be wrong with spelling, was awesome!

The tour was very complete and the places were amazing. Abdel, the tour guide and driver, was very approachable and funny. The perfect tour with the perfect guide! If you come to Nice this tour is a must for your trip, the price is worth it and you won’t regret it!

We had a fantastic afternoon ridding in Philippe’s stylish antique car. Pick up at our hotel in Cannes was right on time and he tailored our trip to suit me and my two teenage girls.

Very good experience. Guide was on time, funny, educational and flexible.