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Our most recommended French Riviera Educational Activities

Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

1. Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

Created in 1849, this perfume company is a family business which over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. After a quick visit to the boutique, you will start designing your own personal fragrance accompanied by an expert who will help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Using a perfume organ, one by one you will select the fragrance notes and create the perfume of your desires. For 60 minutes, you will have 90 different essences at your disposal. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a diploma that you can keep as a wonderful souvenir together with the perfume that you have created by yourself.

Nice Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

2. Nice Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, your guide will get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour including the meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The guides are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travelers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your guide, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Nice, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

From Nice: Churches of Provence Private Tour

3. From Nice: Churches of Provence Private Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Nice, where you will meet your private guide. Travel to the first site of religious significance on the tour, Thoronet Abbey. Known as the jewel of Cistercian abbeys, it was constructed between 1160 and 1230. Discover the beauty of the abbey's architecture, the cloister, and the perfectly preserved conventual buildings from the 12th century.  Drive to St Maximin and visit the famous Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene. Explore the largest Gothic church in Provence, which hosts the relics of Mary Magdalene. These relics received official recognition from the Catholic church in 1281. Charles II of Anjou, Count of Provence, decided with the approval and encouragement of Pope Boniface VIII, to build a magnificent basilica in the honor of the saint. Continue towards the city of Avignon and discover the amazing Palace of the Popes. The wealth and the glitter of the pontifical court vanished a long time ago, but the palace still is a monument to papal power in centuries past. Wander through the large halls and rooms of the Palais vieux, the Grand Tinel, the Consistoire, as well as the private rooms of the Popes who were resident here. Enjoy some free time for a lunch at your own expense before driving back to Nice.

Cannes: Guided Walking Tour

4. Cannes: Guided Walking Tour

Feel the glamour of Cannes as you take a walking tour of its streets. Learn about the artists that made this place famous and soak in the laid-back atmosphere of southern France. Take in the relaxed vibe as you pass through the market, the Old Town, and local cafes. Visit some of the most significant sights, such as the la Croisette promenade.

Nice: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

5. Nice: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on this guided walking tour in Nice. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most beautifully decorated places and learn Christmas legends. Take part in holiday festivities at the local Christmas market. This special time of year brings magic to Nice. Visit one of the best Christmas markets in France along the Riviera. Enjoy the rides, games, and big Ferris wheel with views of Nice’s Old Town. Shop and taste local Christmas products. Prepare to feel spellbound by the charming Christmas atmosphere all around, something you can only experience this time of year in Nice.

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What people are saying about French Riviera

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 33 reviews

The lady with the long blonde hair was doing our workshop, it was amazing! She knew so much about perfumes and helped us create our scent! After we went into the main floor of the shop and she went into detail of what scents she thought we would like and I didn’t feel any pressure to buy! (Of course I did!!) but it was one of the highlights of my trip and would recommend to anyone going to nice!

This was a really enjoyable experience because our tutor was informative and our senses were well and truly stimulated. The perfumes we created are sensational and give us a lasting memento of our holiday.

It was great fun, we were guided by a very competent employee who spoke perfect English. Very entertaining, a wonderful event for old and young.

Loved this experience. The team at Molinard is super knowledgable and take you step by step thru the process. Totally worth it

My husband and I loved this activity so much he wanted to go back a second day. Super fun unique experience!