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Beach Trips

Our most recommended French Riviera Beach Trips

From Cannes: Round-Trip Ferry to Ste. Marguerite Island

1. From Cannes: Round-Trip Ferry 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 Pointe 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.

Saint-Tropez: Kayak Experience in Ramatuelle Reserve

2. Saint-Tropez: Kayak Experience in Ramatuelle Reserve

See the best of Saint-Tropez in the water on this kayaking tour. Walk along the famous Pampelonne beach, kayak in the crystal clear waters, and discover the colorful sea life while snorkeling.  Meet your guide on Chemin Garonne beach and get a quick safety induction using the kayak. After the induction, jump into the kayak, follow your guide, and set sail down the Mediterranean sea.  Enjoy the scenic views in the heart of the Gulf of Saint Tropez as you cruise along the turquoise waters. First, see the famous Pampelonne beach, then go along the coast to the Cap Camarat. Stop off along the way and jump from a 3-meter cliff if you feel brave. Enjoy some snorkeling in the Port-Cros National Park area. See various marine life in the cove; there's a good chance you will see vibrant fish, red starfish, seahorses, and cuttlefish. This is a must-do family activity in Saint- Tropez that you won't forget.

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.

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.

Villefranche sur Mer: Parasailing Experience for 2 People

5. 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.

From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Day Tour

6. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Day Tour

Discover the charm of the seaside city of Port-Grimaud and the French Riviera town of Saint-Tropez on this day trip from Nice. Cruise from Port-Grimaud to Saint-Tropez on a scenic boat ride. Spend some time exploring the stunning streets of Saint-Tropez. 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. Have free time in the picturesque old city for some shopping at the provincial market and to get lunch on a sunny terrace. Travel 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.

From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

7. From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

Start your full-day shared group or private tour with a pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Castellane, a quintessentially-French, cultural village at the gates of the famous Verdon Gorge, and classified as a "city of character". Visit its ancient ramparts, and three listed monuments, including St. Victor's Church, the Clock Tower, and the Pentagonal Tower. Continue to the charming village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and part of the phenomenal Verdon Natural Regional Park. From here, make sure to snap pictures of the idyllic Provence setting complete with lavender fields, panoramic views of the surrounding rocky mountains, and the blue waters of the Lake of Sainte-Croix, the third largest lake in France. Finally, return to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of memorable sightseeing.

Nice: #ILoveNICE Electric Bike Tour with Local Guide

8. Nice: #ILoveNICE Electric Bike Tour with Local Guide

Meet us at our agency, where you are going to discover our vibe #funtogether. First, you will put on helmets, then taking the electric bike to the Promenade. The tour will start there. You will have a short explanation of how the electric bike works, the speed, the brake, the autonomy and where we're gonna go. For families who want to take the guided tour with their children, two options are available: the cargo bike, or a child seat to be attached directly to the electric bike. After riding on the promenade des anglais along the sea, we will go the famous #ILOVENICE, and ride again to stop to the port with beautiful boats. We will be for a moment on the road, don't worry your guide will lead the way so you can feel safe. We will the rejoin Villefranche sur Mer by another bike lane, and ride to the maximum speed to arrive at the Fort Alban ; where you will discover a magnificent panorama. After that, we will make a stop at the port of this little town, and wander around in the old town, and maybe try some local specialities. After this stop at Villefranche, we will ride again along the sea, and go back to the agency by taking the Promenade des Anglais.

Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

9. Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

Get a local’s perspective of Vieux Nice on an informative 3-hour walking tour of Nice Old Town and Castle Hill. Meet your guide on the seafront, next to the stairs and elevator up to Castle Hill. Listen to an introduction to the history of the most Italian-style French city, starting with its Greek foundations, through its time as a dominion of Savoy to the modern day. Learn about the influence of the English and Russian aristocracy, discover how it got its name, and more. Then, enter the Old Town through a gate built during the reign of one of the last Italian governors. See the old houses of the local nobility, and marvel at baroque churches and monuments. Go to one of the most famous markets in Nice, and breathe in the aromas of the produce on sale. Explore a honeycomb of tiny streets, learning the history of each square, street name, and design. Next, ascend to the top of Castle Hill passing through some of the quietest areas of Vieux Nice. Walk through a forest to the old cemeteries with their panoramic views of the city and harbor. Admire the ruins of the old fortifications, and see the majestic waterfall on the Colline du Chateau. Tuck into a Provençal picnic in the castle gardens, and enjoy a platter of the best local food. Get useful advice and tips on how to spend the rest of your time in Nice from your knowledgeable guide.

From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about French Riviera

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Very friendly guide, Océane, who showed us some beautiful sights with lots of photo opportunities. The bikes were amazing; in good condition, easy to use and very helpful on the steep hills. So good we went back to hire scooters the next day which were equally fantastic.

Wonderful guide - Ms. Ocean. Great tour and scenery. We had issues with one bike which would keep switching off but otherwise we had a great time :)

Great handling! Very beautiful island with lots of nature and stone beach! Don't forget your snorkel and bathing shoes!

We loved the tour with Kent. We saw things we would’ve otherwise not seen. It was a great way to spend the morning.

Excellent trip. Well organized, so we could have more time in St Tropez.