Cannes
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Our most recommended Cannes Shore Excursions

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.

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From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

2. From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

Embark on a discovery of the Esterel, its hidden caves, and typical Mediterranean scenery. Join your professional skipper aboard a semi-rigid boat for your trip to the Esterel. The trip lasts 2.5 hours, including a stop for swimming, with refreshments served on board. Enjoy half a day of relaxation as you explore this extraordinary coastline, with its stunning panoramas and secret coves accessible only by local boats. Discover all the secrets of this coastline with the skipper sharing their extensive knowledge about the Corniche d'Or.

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Nice: Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence Half-Day Tour

3. Nice: Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence Half-Day Tour

Join this tour to discover the seaside resort of Cannes. Follow the coastal road to Antibes and St Paul de Vence. Experience the beauty of these charming towns on the French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean. Benefit from round-trip transfers from your hotel and an expert guide. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace near the Old Port in Cannes. See the place that accommodates the largest festival of cinema in the world. Admire the famous red carpet and spot over 150 handprints of celebrities in front of Palais des Festivals and in the parks. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Then, continue to the chic seaside resort of Antibes. Soak in the coastal atmosphere, complete with an attractive seafront, historic buildings, and an interesting old town with a traditional market. The tour finishes in St Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village of the French Riviera. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town. St Paul de Vence is the cradle of writers, poets like Prévert and Pagnol, and renowned painters such as Chagall, Picasso and Matisse. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this historical village with small paved streets and fountains that are typical of Provence.

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Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

4. Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, or Monaco, travel by luxury 8-seater minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over Monaco. It is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. Arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

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

5. 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.

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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.

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French Riviera Private Half-Day Tour

7. French Riviera Private Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour exploring the glitzy French Riviera, based on your own itinerary and traveling in luxury minivans. Along with up to 8 participants, choose your departure point on the French Riviera from Italie, Monaco, Eze, Nice, Antibes, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes, St. Tropez, Marseille, Aix en Provence, or the Côte d'Azur countryside. Discover the hidden gems of Saint Tropez, explore the fashionable city of Nice, or walk the red carpet at Cannes. Explore the playground of the jet set and former arsitocracy, and see luxury marinas, yachts and casinos, as well as enchanting hillside towns. You can choose your point of departure, return time and selected destinations. Simply provide a detailed description at the time of booking by leaving a note in the comments field. Or consult with the experts at Liven Up to plan your perfect day out.

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Lights of Monaco and Monte Carlo: 5-Hour Evening Tour

8. Lights of Monaco and Monte Carlo: 5-Hour Evening Tour

Drive along the High Corniche that passes above the beautiful village of Eze and admire the view from the Vista Palace, overlooking the lights of Monaco. Drive by the Prince Palace, the Old Town, and the Cathedral, before reaching the heart of luxury in Monte Carlo. Cruise around the Golden Square, the Casino, and the Monte Carlo Gardens. There is a current security restriction on non-Monaco licensed vehicles driving to the Rock in Monaco. Your tour vehicle is Monaco-licensed, so you’ll be dropped off right in front of the Cathedral.

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Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie: Shore Excursion

9. Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie: Shore Excursion

Begin your Riviera excursion with a drive up to the medieval village of Eze, perched on a mountaintop high above Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the fantastic views of the coastline, and visit the nearby Fragonard perfume factory for a guided tour. Continue on, driving through the village of La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco for panoramic views over the Principality of Monaco. See the Trophy of the Alps, a Roman monument dating to 7 B.C. When you reach Monaco you’ll head to the old town, called The Rock, and watch the changing of the guards at the Prince Palace. Visit the Cathedral where the princes and princesses of Monaco are buried, the Oceanographic Museum, and the Palace of Justice. In the city of Monte Carlo you’ll see the famous Casino built by Garnier, the architect who designed the Opera Garnier in Paris. Stop to see the world-renowned Hotel de Paris built in 1864 and the beautiful gardens. Your guide will also take you on a drive along the Monaco Grand Prix circuit.

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From Nice: French Riviera and Monaco Full-Day Tour

10. From Nice: French Riviera and Monaco Full-Day Tour

Discover the exclusive French Riviera on this full-day tour from Nice. Travel along the coast and enjoy the sea views from the famous corniche road leading to Eze. Stop at the unforgettable medieval village of Eze, where the boutiques carved into the rock. Then pleasure your senses with a shopping visit to Fragonard Perfumery. Arriving in Monaco, stop at the famous Monaco Rock for a visit to the Old Town, the Prince Palace, and the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Rainier got married. Then drive through the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit to Monte Carlo and enjoy the world of elegance and luxury with a stop at Casino Square. Moving on to Cannes, admire la Croisette with its many luxury boutiques. See the stars handprints by the red carpet of the Film Festival Palace. Enjoy a drive with breathtaking views of the bays of Juan-Les-Pins and Antibes. Then arrive in Antibes, a Provencal walled city, and take a walk in the busy old town where helicopters and yachts bustle in Billionaires' Quay.

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What people are saying about Cannes

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,597 reviews

Our guide Rado was great!! He was friendly, energetic, and extremely knowledgeable about the region. We’re given interesting details about the history and geography of the Riviera as we travel along the coast. There are stopovers for panoramic photos and plenty of time to explore each town we visit. Monaco, Cannes, Antibes… I recommend picking the full-day tour to see the most of the region. 10/10 I’d absolutely go on a tour with Rado again. Thanks for the memorable day in the French Riviera!

Such a great tour guide. Enjoyed qll his strories and the knowledge he shared. Stops are short but long enough to get a quick overview of the area and see what it has to offer. Highly recommend for anywone visiting Nice that wants to see the surrounding area and towns.

The trip was very extensive; you can't help the traffic. Would have had less in the perfume factory, but wouldn't have rushed me so much in Eze. :( Big thanks to Paffe our driver and who knew everything about Cote d azur .. until far after Napoleon.

If you have limited time and want to cover French Riviera in a day, give this tour a go! Tour guide is friendly and funny!

The guide is knowledgeable and friendly. Everything’s on time.