Guided tour

Flavor & Taste of Provence

4.4 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider:Smartour Riviera
Guided tour

Flavor & Taste of Provence

Activity provider:Smartour Riviera

From US$ 94.24 per person

Experience the beauty of the French Riviera from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle on a 5-hour tour from Nice. Visit the pretty villages of Saint-Paul de Vence and Grasse, famous as the perfume capital of the world.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Nice or at your accommodation outside Nice for €70 per group.
Private or small groups available


  • Get panoramic views of the Alps and coast of the French Riviera from Gourdon
  • Experience the magical light that has inspired artists at Saint-Paul de Vence
  • Stop to take souvenir photos in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, known for its violets
  • Visit the Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse
Full description
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.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Parking fees
  • Gasoline
  • Toll fees
  • Meals and drinks

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour is subject to rescheduling or cancellation. The tour is also subject to cancellation in the event of logistical/mechanical issues outside the activity provider's control or sick staff. Please have a secondary time slot ready the next day if possible and don't forget to provide the supplier with exact information (email and phone number). Thank you for your understanding.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Sylvie was great. She had a lot of information. She tried to keep us on schedule when other members of the group put us behind and was very calm and accommodating to them when they complained about not being able to see from their seat or wanting her to stop so they could get pictures. The towns were beautiful! Just be prepared for winding mountains and consider any fear of heights as Gordon is over 4,000 feet high. We loved it and would love to have had a food tasting element.

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May 13, 2023

We would be picked up on time, the drive to the Alps was rewarded with beautiful vantage points. At our request, our driver also stopped in between and let us enjoy the beautiful area. Gourdon, Saint-Paul de Vence and Tourrettes-sur-Loup are definitely worth a visit. We could have saved ourselves the Fragonard perfume factory. This is all about selling perfume. The tour of the factory only took 15 minutes. The salesroom for it all the longer.

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May 22, 2022

My family of 2 adults and 2 grown children took their tour with anthony while visiting Nice this week- and we are so glad we did. Anthony was exceedingly knowledgeable and personable. He made the day so enjoyable and tailored the trip towards our interests. During the drive from city to city he shared a wealth of local information. He also shared many suggestions for the remainder of our stay in Nice regarding things to do and places to eat. The city of Gordon was especially interesting and offered amazing views of the countryside as well as some unique shopping opportunities. I would highly recommend this tour and especially anthony! You will definitely not regret it.

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August 4, 2021

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