French Riviera
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Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island

1. Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island

Book your round-trip ferry tickets in advance for a visit to Ste. Marguerite Island from Cannes. As soon as you disembark on the island, you’ll be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus. Follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour of the island. The walk takes you by Batéguier Pond, where numerous species of migratory birds can be seen, and to the Point de la Convention, where you’ll find unique plant species. Continue on to Fort Royal, the former residence of the legendary Man in the Iron Mask. The Maritime Museum, sheltered within a fortified enclosure, also offers an invaluable insight into the area's history. Dogs are welcome on board the ferry, and on Sainte Marguerite Island, provided they are on leash.

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From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

2. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

You will be picked up from your hotel or at your private address in Nice at 8:30 AM, before leaving by minibus for Port Grimaud and Saint-Tropez. Start your tour with a free boat trip from the delightful lake city, Port-Grimaud, known as the "Little Venice" to Saint-Tropez. This legendary village has attracted numerous international stars from the world of fashion and literature as far back as the 1920's and became the favorite playground to jet setters, models and millionaires. You will have free time in the picturesque old city for some shopping at the provincial market and to get lunch on a sunny terrace. You will be taken back to your hotel along the marvelous and picturesque coast road, the Littoral. Benefiting from some of the best views in all of France, you will have time to stop and admire these fantastic views.

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Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

3. 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.

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Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

4. Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

Climb aboard a fully equipped catamaran in the old port of Cannes at Quai Laubeuf, and set sail across the shimmering waters of the Bay of Cannes while relaxing on the sun deck. Departing at 2:00 PM, benefit from the best of the sun. Have free time to cool down in the water. Head towards the Île Sainte-Marguerite and to islands of the Lérins Islands group, or make your way over to the Corniche d'Or to moor either between the islands or in a cove along the Esterel Massif. Get some time to swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean Sea (masks and snorkels provided), or simply relax aboard the catamaran - the choice is yours! Return to the port of Cannes at 5:15 PM, where your cruising adventure comes to an end.

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From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

5. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then discover the French Riviera in all its glory. Head to the glamorous resort town of Saint-Tropez, popular with celebrities since the 1920s. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to relax on the beach before making your way to the seaside town of Port Grimaud. Created by the architect François Spoerry in the 1960s, the port town is based around the marshes of the River Giscle. Marvel at the Venetian-style canals with their uniquely Provencal-style fisherman's houses. Upgrade your experience and add on the optional 1-hour boat cruise to admire Saint-Tropez from the sea. Cruise along the walls of the citadel to discover the Marine Cemetery, artistic neighborhoods and the luxury villas of celebrities.

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Private 3-Hour Boat Cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu

6. Private 3-Hour Boat Cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu

Explore the French Riviera on this relaxing 3-hour cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu Sur Mer. Discover breathtaking beaches and celebrity villas as you cruise through Monaco, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Beaulieu, Bay of Eze, La Mala creek, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, the peninsula of St. Hospice and the beautiful Fossettes creek. An experienced crew will show you all the most iconic sights along the Riviera, allowing you to experience this luxurious destination like a star. Marvel at the glorious beaches and luxurious vacation houses. You will also have the possibility to go snorkeling and maybe even spot a dolphin or whale, both of which frequent the gentle waters of the Riviera.

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4-Hour Private Boat Cruise of the French Riviera

7. 4-Hour Private Boat Cruise of the French Riviera

Don your sailor’s hat and pop open the champagne for this 4-hour skippered sail along the glitzy French Riviera coast. Depart from Beaulieu Sur Mer Harbor on board an elegant 8 to 10 passenger speedboat, to discover the most beautiful creeks, beaches, and hidden celebrity villas. Cruise to Monte Carlo, Roquebrune Cap Martin, the Bay of Eze and La Mala Creek. Enjoy champagne and nibbles as you cruise across the sea. Soft drinks and beach towels are at your disposal, along with snorkeling masks if you fancy your chances of swimming with dolphins and the possibility of seeing an occasional whale. Otherwise, relax, put on your shades and make like a movie star as you sail along one of the most glamorous coastlines of Europe.

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French Riviera: 2-Hour Private Boat Cruise

8. French Riviera: 2-Hour Private Boat Cruise

Don your sailor’s hat and sit comfortably for this 2-hour skippered sail along the glitzy French Riviera coast. You will depart from Monaco Fontvieille Harbor on board an elegant, yet speedy, 7 passenger boat to discover the most beautiful creeks, beaches, and hidden celebrity villas along the way. Cruise to the bay of Monte Carlo, Roquebrune Cap Martin, the Bay of Eze and La Mala Creek, enjoying the beautiful panorama. Soft drinks and beach towels are at your disposal, along with snorkeling masks if you fancy your chances of swimming with dolphins and possibly seeing an occasional whale. Otherwise, just relax, put on your shades and make like a movie star as you sail along one of the most glamorous coastlines of Europe for a full 2 hours.

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From Nice: Cannes and Antibes Tour

9. From Nice: Cannes and Antibes Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then drive along the beautiful coastal road between Cannes and Antibes. Pass the marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan and get stunning views from the city walls in the elegant resort of Antibes. Stroll along La Croisette in Cannes, where the Cannes Film Festival attracts the rich and famous to the red carpet every May. Visit the beautiful seaside resorts of Golfe-Juan and Juan les Pins and admire the luxury hotels and beautiful beaches loved by the jet-set crowd.

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Villefranche sur Mer: Parasailing Experience for 2 People

10. Villefranche sur Mer: Parasailing Experience for 2 People

Kick-start your tour with a duo parasail flight 100 meters above the of the French Riviera in Villfranche sur Mer led by professional, certified, and multi-lingual instructors. Take in the shimmering bay of Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu, and the bay of Nice on your unforgettable ride. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding coastline on your parasailing tour that lasts a minimum of 10 minutes. Sit back and relax on the speedboat ride as others in the group take their turn to parasail.

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What people are saying about French Riviera

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Great day out, lovely tour guide, lots of information on the way to our destinations, sufficient free time at the places we visited. I would highly recommend this trip with Star Tour.

Nathan was an excellent guide. Jovial and friendly. The company kept their commitment and gave us adequate time at both places.

Change of scenery on this beautiful island that Sté Marguerite I advise to spend a picnic day there, hiking and swimming

Walk on the island It is widely possible to go around the entire island

A happiness this crossing with this sky And the sea of a royal blue