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Nice: Villages of Provence Tour with Wine & Produce Tasting

1. 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.

Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

2. 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.

French Riviera: Countryside Half Day Shared Tour from Nice

3. French Riviera: Countryside Half Day Shared Tour from Nice

Be introduced to a new face of the luxurious 'Cote d'Azur' as it takes you to some lovely ancient villages of Gourdon, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and St Paul de Vence. Forget the hassle of public transport and discover the scenic views, before enjoying free time to explore each destination. Start in Grasse, a city of perfumes since the 17th century, today the world capital of perfumery, also called the "capital of flowers and perfumes". Discover a typical city of Provence and be offered a guided tour of Fragonard perfumery. 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. Discover Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a charming perched medieval village that is called "City of Violets”. On its streets, you will find the workshops of ceramists, painters, sculptors, leather craftsmen and weavers. Visit one of the best-preserved fortified villages in the South of France, namely St Paul de Vence. Walk through the narrow winding streets, vaulted alleyways and arcades and be transported back into the Middles Ages.

French Riviera & Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

4. French Riviera & Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

Join this multi-stop tour to discover the gems of the French Riviera. Follow the coastal road to Grasse, Cannes, Antibes, Gourdon, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Saint Paul de Vence. Experience the beauty of these charming towns on the shores of the Mediterranean. Start the tour with your first stop in Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Visit the oldest perfume factory in the area, Fragonard. Continue the tour to the seaside resort of Cannes. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace in Cannes. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Then, continue to the chic resort town of Antibes. Soak in the coastal atmosphere, complete with an attractive seafront, historic buildings, and an interesting old town with a traditional market. Drive through Cap d'Antibes, one of the most exclusive areas on the Cote d'Azur. Move onward to Gourdon, one of the most amazing medieval villages of the Riviera. Enjoy its charming castle and unique landscape. Proceed to your next stop at Tourrettes-sur-Loup, the 'Village of Violets', with its picture-postcard scenery. Finish the tour in Saint Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village and the cradle of writers and painters. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town.

From Nice: Flavor & Taste of Provence

5. From Nice: 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.

From Nice: West Coast and Country Side Tour

6. From Nice: West Coast and Country Side Tour

Depart from Nice between 08:15 and 09:00 AM. Explore Cannes, the Beverly Hills of France, renowned for its film festival, its major designers, its prestigious hotels and its sandy beaches. In Antibes, admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Soak in the atmosphere of Provence, where magic light and colors influenced prestigious painters and artists to create world-renowned masterpieces. Visit Antibes to admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Then stop at Tourettes-sur-Loup to take pictures in the city of violets.  Continue to Gourdon, from where you can admire breathtaking panoramic views over the Alps. Then visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. See the Fragonard perfume factory or Old Town. Explore Saint Paul de Vence, a village known worldwide for its artists and painters. Have the opportunity to visit artist’s shops and peer over the view by the ramparts to find the colors of the villas, perfumes of the hills and the fragrances of the sea skyline. 

Nice: Hinter Country and Medieval Villages Tour & Tasting

7. Nice: Hinter Country and Medieval Villages Tour & Tasting

Discover the medieval and perched villages typical of Provence on this guided tour with round-trip transportation from Nice. See the local people practicing art like glass blowing and taste local products like olive oil. Explore Biot, Saint Paul de Vence, Gourdon, and Grasse. Departing from Nice, start your trip by meeting glassblowers in the village of Biot. This village is a favorite spot for its glassblowing and ceramics. Afterward, visit one of the oldest oil mills in France and taste olive oils. Enjoy free time to have lunch (costs not included) and visit the village of Saint Paul de Vence, the second most visited village in France. Get to know this jewel of Provence, known for its many art galleries, before taking the road to the Gorges du Loup. Pass through the village of Tourettes sur loup (capital of the violet) and make a photo stop. About 10 minutes later, take advantage of a stop to admire the waterfalls of the Saut du Loup (wolf jump) and their indescribable magic. After the waterfalls, head to the medieval village of Gourdon, known for its incredible panorama over the whole riviera. Finally, you’ll visit the old town of Grasse, the capital of perfume, and have the opportunity to visit one of the best perfume factories.

Countryside tour in Provence from Nice

8. Countryside tour in Provence from Nice

Drive to Cannes, see the film festival palace and feel like a star walking on the famous Croisette boulevard with its prestigious hotels and its sandy beaches. Follow the coast road to Antibes see the old town, the provencal market and the Pablo Picasso Museum. You will admire the billionnaire's pier which welcome the largest and fanciest yachts of the world. And then go to Saint Paul de Vence a wonderful medieval village where many of the great painters and artists have stayed. You will appreciate the charm of its stone architecture. Then photo stop in Tourettes-sur-Loup the city of violets, suspended on the flanks of the mountain. Numerous artisans have set up shops in the town, adding their production to the local harvest of olives, carnations, roses and above all, violets which furnish the town's annual fete with one of the most prized floral displays on the Riviera. Gourdon is a nice village built on the top of a rocky spur some 800 metres high, this veritable eagle's nest of a feudal village. The main street of the village leads to a tiny square that is a veritable viewing platform for the Riviera, offering an exceptional panorama looking out towards Nice and beyond to the Mont de l'Esterel. And you'll finish by Grasse which is a welcoming picturesque resort town on an outstanding site. The main industry of the town today, as it has been for centuries, is perfumemaking of which is the world capital.

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What people are saying about Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 170 reviews

It was great to be able to see so many beautiful places in such a short time! In particular, Guhe-dong and Saint-Paul-Vence were so beautiful~ The guide was so kind to explain and drive! Highly recommended!

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

Parfé was very good, he took us around and told us many interesting things about Nice. Recommended tour :)

Cyril was a great guide and the tour was lovely. We enjoyed it very much.

Our guide nordine was AMAZING Book this trip its fantastic