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Nice: Provence Village Tour with Wine and Produce Tasting

1. Nice: Provence Village Tour with Wine and Produce Tasting

Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Nice in the morning. Relax in the comfortable and air conditioned van on the way to Biot. Learn about the manufacturing of Biot glassware which is known for its quality around the world. Continue to the hillside village of Opio which is nestled between olive groves, pines, cork oak, and strawberry trees. Head to a rare 15th-century mill that is still in operation. Savor some regional products paired with some delicious olive oil. Travel to the breathtaking hilltop village of Gourdon which offers exceptional views of the entire French Riviera. Capture pictures of its 9th century castle and its sumptuous garden which was designed by the Versailles landscaper André Lenotre. Be awed by a 40-meter-high waterfall in the Gorges du Loup. See the village of Tourrette sur loup which owes its fame to the violets, which have been its main crop since 1880. Unlock the flavors of the countryside at a wine estate in Saint-Jeannet. Sample 6 wines with red, rosé, white, and sweet options. Listen as the winemaker tells you about how the wine is aged by harnessing the power of the sun with glass carboys. Sit where you can admire superb paintings by Remy Rasse who also produces wine labels. After your tasting, return to your accommodation in Nice by van.

Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

2. Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

Discover medieval castles and charming towns as you tour the countryside around Nice. Visit Grasse and learn about the history of French perfume, explore the cobblestone streets of Saint Paul de Vence, and stop at the Gorges du Loup waterfall. After pick up, you travel to the old town of Grasse, the historical center of French perfumery since the end of the 18th century. You will have the opportunity to visit Fragonard perfumery. Continue on to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful perch villages of France, and admire a panoramic view of the Riviera from the Alps over the coast. You will visit the castle, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, dissected by Lenotre. Enjoy a stop to visit the waterfall 40metres high in the Gorges du Loup. The next stop is the medieval village Tourette Sur Loup, settled on a rocky buttress, overhanging precipices. Also know as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for musicians, painters, writers, and poets in the middle of the 1920s. Today more than thirty workshops and galleries make the village a place of high standing for art and craft on the Riviera. Your last destination will be Saint Paul de Vence, an extraordinary treasure of Provence that has over time become the garden of many painters.

From Nice: Provence and its Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

3. From Nice: Provence and its Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

Start at Grasse, a city of perfumes since the 17th century, today the world capital of perfumery. It is also called the "capital of flowers and perfumes". It is a typical city of Provence. You are offered a visit of the old town or Fragonard perfumery. Then continue onto Gourdon, where you will be able to stroll around the beautiful medieval village and admire a breathtaking landscape from the top of this fortified little town. On the way, admire the very picturesque waterfalls of the Saut du Loup with emerald colored pools. Then, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a charming medieval village that is called the "City of Violets.” On its streets, you will find the workshops of ceramists, painters, sculptors, leather craftsmen, and weavers. To complete the tour, visit one of the best-preserved fortified villages in the South of France, namely St. Paul de Vence. There, walking through the narrow winding streets, vaulted alleyways, and arcades, you will be transported back into the Middles Ages.

From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

4. From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip in Provence, where you'll be guided around some of the area's most famous countryside attractions. Arrive in the morning in Cannes and walk the famous Croisette Boulevard, by the Film Festival Palace, stopping at designer shops and smart sandy beaches. Then you'll drive through the charming Countryside of Provence to Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry, for a guided tour of a perfumery or you can spend free time visiting the old town. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. After lunch, you can wind down with the charming Loup Gorges. Finish-up in St Paul de Vence, the 2nd most visited village in France, home of impressionist painters, with ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries.

Nice: Medieval Villages Full-Day Guided Trip

5. Nice: Medieval Villages Full-Day Guided Trip

Visit the charming medieval villages of Provence on this day trip from Nice. Learn all about their history from your guide as you immerse yourself in the authentic French atmosphere. Travel for 8 hours in time, be curious and chat with a university-trained guide, 8 hours of knowledge, medieval history, landscapes, and art. It's a ride you'll remember for life! Begin your Provence adventure by visiting Grasse, listed by UNESCO as part of its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for its perfume industry. Stroll through its evocative old streets filled with workshops of the tannery industry dating from the middle ages. Treat yourself to a visit to the historic Fragonard factory to discover the process of changing flowers into perfume. Next, head for this small village of Gourdon. Explore a picturesque settlement perched 758 meters high between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. Admire its medieval fortress and its 8th-century Sarazin castle. Continue getting under the skin of French village life with a trip to your next destination of Tourrettes sur Loup. Explore the evocative streets and admire the ramparts set up to protect the locals from invasion. Stroll around the 12th-century Saint-Grégoire churches and admire and photograph the village's emblem violet flower. Follow in the footsteps of artists at your last stop of Saint Paul de Vence,. Admire the idyllic setting on a outcrop nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Pause at La Colombe d'or Inn and admire artistic masterpieces by Picasso, Matisse, and Miró. Wander through its narrow streets and linger in some of its many art galleries.

Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital, on a full-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Nice, Monaco, or Cannes. You’ll visit the Fragonard perfume factory, and have a chance to explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The small-group tour continues on, traveling the scenic roads to Valbonne, a charming medieval village, where you can take a break for lunch at one of the charming cafés. Drive along the Loup River, passing stunning waterfalls, and head up to the tiny fortress of Gourdon for sweeping views across the French Riviera. Afterwards you’ll stop at the Bellet vineyards, located just outside Nice. Visit the Chateau de Cremat, built in 1906, and enjoy incredible views of the sea and taste their red, rosé, and white wines.

Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

7. Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

Spend half a day in the French Riviera on a tour completely based on your wishes on board the mythic French car: the Citroën Traction Avant. This car was the world's first front-wheel-drive steel monocoque production car and successfully pioneered front-wheel-drive on the European mass car market. It was built from 1934 to 1957. Among the numerous sites on the Riviera, select the ones you most desire to visit. You can stop in the famous cities and villages, or travel quietly along the magnificent Estérel coast road from Cannes to Fréjus. As this is a private tour for your single group, you are free to manage the time you want to spend at each site. If you love a particular site and decide to stay a bit more than initially planned instead visiting another one, no problem. Additionally, if you are not quite certain what you want to see, allow your local driver to help you decide what best fits the interests of your group. Some examples of tours (you can see on the picture-map): · Cannes (La Croisette) – Mougins (Old Village with artists) – Grasse (perfume factory) – Gourdon (Medieval village) · Cannes (La Croisette) – Estérel cost road until Fréjus (Harbor) · Grasse (center of old city and perfume factory) - Gourdon (Medieval village) – Gorges du Loup road – Tourrettes sur Loup (sweet factory) To communicate your desired itinerary, please provide a detailed description at the time of booking by leaving a note in the comments field during the checkout process. If you would like something more customized, don't hesitate to ask. You will receive a reply very quickly that will let you know if this is possible for the provided duration of time, or if you should extend your booking. You can also simply ask for a proposed optimized itinerary in the area you want to visit.

Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

8. Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

Depart Nice in the morning on a full-day tour to discover the medieval villages overlooking the French Riviera, and visit Monaco, the Pearl of the Mediterranean. The first stop is the medieval village of Eze with its amazing views over Cap Ferrat. Continue to Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula One Grand Prix racetrack, and Casino Square. Head up to another jewel of Provence as you visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a capital of contemporary art known for its art galleries. Make your way to the Gourdon Eagle's Nest, the highest medieval village of the French Riviera. Then visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to Fragonard.

From Nice: Provence Countryside & Medieval Villages Day Trip

9. From Nice: Provence Countryside & Medieval Villages Day Trip

Departure towards Grasse, world capital of perfume and flowers since the 17th century. Discover the old town and then visit the Fragonard perfume factory to discover the secrets of perfume making. You will reach the beginning of the Alps and visit the medieval village of Gourdon, perched on top of its rock and offering the most beautiful views of the Côte d'Azur. Take advantage of this incredible village to have lunch in one of the local restaurants. Continue your visit inside the Gorges du Loup (Canyon of Wolf) and discover the magical Saup du Loup waterfalls. Take advantage of this opportunity to capture unique photos (entrance to the waterfalls included in the price) Then arrive at Tourrettes-sur-Loup, the capital of violets. Enjoy a violet ice cream while strolling through this magnificent medieval village. End your day in the jewel of Provence, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the second most visited village in France, famous for its art galleries where many painters such as Chagall, Matisse and Picasso stayed.

Flavor & Taste of Provence

10. Flavor & Taste of Provence

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then explore the pretty villages of the French Riviera. Make your way in air-conditioned comfort to the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, known for its modern and contemporary art museums. Learn how the village has inspired artists throughout history. Continue to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, famous for the annual Violet Festival that celebrates the region's most famous agricultural product. Get panoramic views of the Alps and coast from the highest medieval village of the French Riviera at the Eagle's Nest in Gourdon.  End with a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse and learn the secrets of the perfume industry. Alternatively, explore the Old Town to marvel at highlights such as the 11th-century cathedral.



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What people are saying about Gourdon

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4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Roman was a very nice guide. We enjoyed all the visits. Especially the wine tasting, where we were told a lot about different wines. Saint Paul de Vincent was a cozy little village with many art galleries. Even Gordon had a unique view of the entire Riviera. Roman told us a lot about the different places we visited and a lot in between👍

Our guide was incredible and made such a good experience. The time allocated to each activity was perfect. We did not feel rushed but got to see some amazing locations in the French countryside.

The trip was the best part of our vacation🥳 We visited beautiful villages. The guide was so nice, he presented to us the storries of these villages, how they changed in time. We loved it🤍

We really loved the tour with Denis. He covered everything yet didn't rush us. Loved the villages he took us to. The vehicle was clean and comfortable. We got some great photos.

Today we had a wonderful trip. Laureance is an exceptional guide, well documented and gave us a lot of information about the places visited. Thank you, Laurence!