7. Nice: French Riviera Guided Day Tour with Perfumery Visit
Discover the very best of the Côte d'Azur on a guided day trip from Nice. Visit Grasse and tour the historic Fragonard perfume factory, stop for lunch in Gourdon, and wander through the picturesque village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Meet your guide in Nice and board a comfortable, air-conditioned van. Then, set out on your Provence adventure. First stop, Grasse. Here, in the perfume capital of the world, learn about the history of perfume and how it's made. Visit the historic Fragonard scent factory and discover interesting facts about extraction and distillery techniques, as well as the maceration and filtering process. Next, head to the medieval village of Gourdon. Perched on top of a hill overlooking the lush Vallée du Loup, this small village offers panoramic views across the French Riviera. Take your time here, enjoying a relaxed stroll through Gourdon's charming center and sit down to a tasty lunch at a local eatery (cost not included). Finally, hop back aboard your van and make your way to Saint-Paul-de-Vence, admiring views of the scenic landscape along the way. Arrive in Saint Paul and be captivated by the town's centuries-old stone cottages, meandering alleyways, and panoramic views over the surrounding landscape. Spend some time exploring this perched village in the South of France before sitting down to enjoy a local aperitif on a shaded terrace. End your Côte d'Azur highlights tour with a return transfer to the meeting point in Nice. There is a risk of heavy traffic during the high season. Our local driver-guide will do his utmost to reduce the time spent in the minibus…whilst, of course, making it as agreeable as possible!