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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.

From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

2. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

Explore Côte d'Azur on a half-day trip from Nice. Be charmed as you wander through a medieval village and discover the important sites of Monaco. Be collected from your accommodation in Nice in the morning or in the afternoon. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. In Èze, you will have the opportunity to visit the medieval village like an eagle's nest. You can also take a free guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery to learn more about the perfume-making process. Your driver-guide will then take you to Monaco, where you will walk to the old town on the Rock. Discover the princely palace and explore the old town and the neo-Romanesque cathedral. Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, the luxury boutiques, and the Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit awaits you from Monaco to Monte Carlo. 

Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

3. Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

Be collected at your accommodation in Nice and take a 45-minute drive along the coast to the nearby town of Monaco, where you will find the famous Formula One Grand Prix track and many famous casinos. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Cote d'Azur from the top of the hill and pass medieval villages and the marina.  Take a ride on the Monaco Grand Prix track. Take advantage of your free time and if a game night does not tempt you, relax at the Café de Paris on the Place du Casino. Treat yourself to a drink or a delicious dessert while the luxury cars of the rich and famous gracefully pass before you. Experience the glamor of Monte Carlo. After a nice evening, your driver-guide will return you to your accommodation in Nice. 

Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

4. Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Get ready to explore some of France’s most scenic landscapes on a trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the gorges of the Verdon. Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice at 8:00 AM. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination. Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon. Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Discover the earthenware in the stores, and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the terrace cafes. Photograph the world-famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix, an artificial treasure of clear water which is one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence. After enjoying your trip, return to your vehicle at which point you will be driven back to your point of origin in Nice.

From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

5. 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.

Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

6. 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.

Nice: Full Day Tour of Eze and Monaco

7. Nice: Full Day Tour of Eze and Monaco

Begin your day trip with a pick-up from your hotel or private residence in Nice. Enjoy a scenic drive along some of the world's most spectacular roads along the Basse Corniche, offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast. Arrive at your first location, Eze, and take in the seaside views. Get an in-depth look at the medieval center on a guided tour of a Fragonard perfumery, where you will learn about the art of perfume making. Travel from Eze to Monaco and leave France behind. Enjoy free time to stroll around Monte Carlo's old town. Take a tour of the famous Formula One Grand Prix circuits and explore the Place du Casino at your own pace. Take the time to do some luxury shopping or have a good time on the beach before your return to Nice.

Saint Paul de Vence, Antibes, and Cannes from Nice

8. Saint Paul de Vence, Antibes, and Cannes from Nice

Be collected at your accommodation at 1:30 PM to discover the most beautiful cities of the Côte d'Azur and their sparkling attractions in half a day. Visit Saint Paul-De-Vence to admire the jewel of Provence, where many painters and artists have been. You can feel the history and artistic creativity. It's a unique place and a destination not to be missed. Then go to Antibes to cross the old town and market square to the Billionaire's Pier, where you can admire luxury yachts belonging to multinational companies.  Your last destination will be Cannes, the city of actors and celebrities, which is known as the Hollywood of France. You will explore the Beverly Hills of France and walk on the famous Croisette. Enjoy restaurants and luxury shops as you set foot on the famous red carpet film festival. 

From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo 5-Hour Tour

9. From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo 5-Hour Tour

On this 5-hour tour from Nice you will discover the village of Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo. There is much to explore in this fabulous region rich with history and culture as well as many famous sights. Visit the medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views, and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monte Carlo you will discover the old casino, the famous Hotel de Paris and Café de Paris, the beautiful gardens, and luxury boutiques. Explore the Principality of Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, and discover its rich history that goes back to antiquity. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, see the Cathedral, admire the Prince's Palace, and visit the race course used for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

10. Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

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. You will then go to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful perch villages of France. and admire a panoramic view of the Riviera from the Alpes 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.


5 best day trips from Nice

Day trip to Monaco

1. Day trip to Monaco

Synonymous with glamor and the high life, Monaco packs a lot into its borders. Known for its wealth, high rollers, and celebrities, the second-smallest country in the world has all the elements that make for an unforgettable trip. Once a year, the streets are converted into the famous Formula 1 race track which can be experienced on non-race days in a Lamborghini.  A visit to the Monte Carlo Casino will provide an exciting afternoon, followed by an evening walk to the harbor to see the spectacular superyachts you can buy with your winnings.

How far is Monaco from Nice?

Monaco is only 21 kilometers (13 miles) away from Nice, which makes travel time less than 30 minutes by car or train.

Day trip to Èze

2. Day trip to Èze

A small commune offering breathtaking views high over the French Riviera, Èze is rich in history. When walking the cobbled roads, make a stop to visit the Chappelle de la Sainte Croix, the oldest building in the village. The city also has plenty of activities for nature lovers. Head to the Jardin botanique d’Èze to hike among the collection of cacti and take in the breathtaking panoramic views. Or, for a more contemplative experience, hike the Nietzsche Path named for the famed German philosopher who would walk the path each day during his stays in the south of France.

How far is Èze from Nice?

Èze is popular among people visiting Nice, as it is only 12 kilometers (7 miles) away. The bus will get you there in 25 minutes, and a trip by car can be even faster.

Day trip to Cannes

3. Day trip to Cannes

Head to Cannes for beaches, old ports, and terracotta roof tiles. Made famous for its annual film festival, the city is regularly frequented by film stars and features luxurious shopping areas with plenty of top-name designers. The markets selling local produce are perfect for a mid-morning snack while enjoying the sights, sounds, and vibrancy of the city. Explore the Promenade de la Croisette, the iconic boulevard that acts as the backdrop for the film festival. Head to the Musée de la Castre to get a taste for the area’s cultural history.

How far is Cannes from Nice?

Cannes is 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Nice and the trip only takes between 25 and 35 minutes by car. The bus usually takes about an hour.

4. Day trip to Antibes

Not far from Nice is the resort town of Antibes, a continuation of the stunning French Riviera. While the town might be known for its lush beaches, it’s also home to plenty of cultural and historical points of interest. The Picasso Museum in Antibes houses one of the largest collections of the artist’s work in the world. Don’t forget to go underground into the ancient Roman foundations of the city to visit the Absinthe Museum to learn about the mysterious green liqueur.

How far is Antibes from Nice?

Located between Cannes and Nice, traveling to Antibes is an easy 22 kilometer (13 miles) trip. By car, the trip usually takes around 30 minutes.

Day trip to Saint-Tropez

5. Day trip to Saint-Tropez

A trip to Saint-Tropez is the perfect way to bask in the sun and spend some time living the high life. Known for the lavish lifestyles of its wealthy visitors, the Port of Saint-Tropez is a hotspot for massive yachts and pristine coastline. But the town is more than a mecca for popping champagne bottles. Art enthusiasts can spend time at the musée de l'Annonciade, a modern art museum housed in a chapel from the 1500s. The Gendarmerie Nationale functions as a cinema history museum, focusing on local films and actors.

How far is Saint Tropez from Nice?

Saint Tropez is 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Nice, and the drive takes about an hour and 40 minutes. During the summer, the trip is likely to take a little longer because of traffic.

Nice day trip FAQ

What transportation options are best for my day trip?

While most destinations from Nice are short in distance, knowing which transportation option is best for your day trip is still an important part of making the most of your time.
  • • Nice Day Trips by Car

    Nice is well-connected by road to the rest of the region, and taking a drive along the coastline is often a gorgeous experience in itself. If you don’t have your own vehicle, plenty of rental options are available, including vintage cars that’ll take you back in time.

  • • Nice Day Trips by Train

    Taking a train from Nice may often be your fastest travel option for getting around the French Riviera, with transportation only taking 15 to 20 minutes for some destinations. Best of all, taking the train will help you avoid the traffic on the roads to and from Nice.

  • • Nice Day Trips by Bus

    Traveling by bus from Nice may not always be the quickest transport option, but it’s often the least expensive. With so many destinations within a short distance, the added travel time won’t cut too much into your trip.

Should I take a guided tour for my day trip?

There can be no denying that a good guide is worth their weight in gold. With in-depth knowledge and stories, they bring a place to life. Choosing to see Monaco with a guide could enrich your experience and leave lasting memories about the little things that might have gone unnoticed.

What should I pack for my day trip?

The weather is mostly warm and sunny throughout the year, so bring your sunscreen and sunglasses. Having water on hand will make sure you stay hydrated. We also recommend bringing some swimwear with you, as you never know when you might want to go for a dip.  A light sweater may come in handy if you decide to stay out in the evening to watch the sun go down.

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What people are saying about Nice

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,352 reviews

We enjoyed so much! The guide and the driver were super nice and polite. We recommend this tour. Definitely, we loved to visit Eze and Monaco.

Zig did a marvellous orientation covering the history of all the places we visited. His courteousness is awesome throughout the trip.

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!

Rado was our guide and well managed the agenda with clear explanation en route over the journey

Our driver, Parfe was excellent. Our family had a great time. Thank you Parfe!!