Day Trips from Nice to Menton

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Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

1. 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. 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: French Riviera in One Day

2. 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: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

3. From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

Leave the coast and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with its 40 meter high waterfall. Stop in Castellane, gateway to the Gorges of the Verdon, nestled at the foot of its famous rock. Drive along the Verdon river, named after its startling turquoise-green color, up to the canyon which is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful. Enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views overlooking the ravine which is up to 700 meters deep. Stop in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France which is known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship. Take time to enjoy a lovely meal and a stroll.

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

4. 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. 

Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

5. Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

Board an air-conditioned minivan outside your Nice hotel and sit back and enjoy a scenic 1-hour drive to Saint Jeannet. The drive will take you through the rolling landscapes of Provence's wine country. The tour duration is 4 hours. En route, your tour guide will provide an overview of the history and traditions of French winemaking. In Provence, the temperate Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil create ideal conditions for growing grapes. Varieties such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache flourish in the warm sun. Stop to visit a wine cellar and experience the subtleties of the local wines during a tasting with the winemaker. You’ll be able to taste a variety of wines. Next stop is Saint Paul de Vence, the second-most visited village in France and the jewel of Provence. The stunning walled village has been home to numerous artists, including Renoir, Chagall and Picasso and many film stars as well.

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: Villages of Provence Tour with Wine & Produce Tasting

7. Nice: Villages of Provence Tour with Wine & Produce Tasting

Begin with pickup from your hotel or any other desired address in Nice between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Your visit will take you to Biot where you will discover everything about the manufacture of Biot glassware known throughout the world, Then you continue your visit by the charming perched village of Opio in its protected site in the middle of a wonderful Mediterranean nature (olive tree, pines, cork oak, strawberry tree, heather) where you will visit one of the rare 15th century mills still in operation in the region, you can also savor regional products and this delicious olive oil. You will then go to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful hilltop villages in France. With an exceptional panoramic view of the entire French Riviera, you can also admire the castle, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, designed by Versailles landscaper André Lenotre. Then you take advantage of a stop to visit the superb 40-meter-high waterfall in the Gorges du Loup, and the village of Tourrette sur loup which owes its fame to the violet which has become its main crop since 1880 (optional stop, according to timings for the tasting?) You will continue your visit with a tasting stop, of different organic and natural wine you will have the choice of 6 wines, red, rosé, white and sweet, the winemaker will make you discover an atypical method of wine aging in the sun with glass carboys , in a warm setting where you can also admire superb paintings by Remy Rasse who also produces wine labels (from but to October), then after this tasting and superb day you will return to Nice.

Côtes de Provence Wine Tour from Nice

8. Côtes de Provence Wine Tour from Nice

Explore the Côtes de Provence wine region on an 8-hour tour with an expert guide. Learn about the region’s climate, soil, and winemaking process while visiting family-owned wineries. Meet your English-speaking guide in Nice and head into the countryside of Provence in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Guided by a wine expert, you’ll have private visits to quality wineries, including a Cru classé Côtes de Provence estate. Enjoy an opportunity to taste fine rosés from Provence and some powerful reds and aromatic whites as well. Visit two wineries in the morning, followed by some free time for lunch. Visit a third winery in the afternoon, before returning to Nice.

Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

9. 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. 

The Italian Riviera: Full-Day Tour from Nice

10. The Italian Riviera: Full-Day Tour from Nice

Enjoy a drive along the fabulous Italian Riviera on a full-day tour from Nice. You’ll visit open-air markets along the Riviera that are known for their leather goods, fashion and accessories. Continue your escape toward Dolceacqua, a captivating village with a stone bridge and castle. Enjoy a lunch (not included) and lose yourself in a delicious journey. When you are planning your tour please note that Thursday is market day in Bordighera, and Tuesday and Saturday in are market days in San Remo.

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Full day but lacks a bit more free time. A bit speedy. In the medieval village EZE where you had to go up by yourself, you have to plan a little more free time. Same for Saint Paul de Vence. Abdel the very nice driver-guide.

Everything was great! Guide was informative and friendly. We saw a lot and really enjoyed the day. Greetings to our guide!:)

It was incredible trip, enjoyed beautiful views and great French cusine. A guide was good and pleasant. Thank you!

It was a great experience with our guide Abdel, gave us so many info and made it fun trip.

Samir was fantastic, on time, very knowledgeable and gave us time to visit each location.