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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.

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Nice: Bicycle and E-bike Rental

2. Nice: Bicycle and E-bike Rental

Set off to explore Nice's charming promenades on a bicycle or e-bike. Cycle down the Paillon promenade and through the beautiful alleys of old Nice. Enjoy a practical and fun way of getting around as you explore Nice. Pedal out to Cap d'Antibes or Villefranche/Mer and enjoy a stroll on the French Riviera. Use an e-bike and enjoy the feeling of freedom that the electric motor gives you. Take advantage of this fun and eco-friendly way of touring Nice.

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From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

3. From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

Experience the French Riviera by unique 3-wheel vehicle and have fun along the way. Depart Nice and journey from the Promenade des Anglais with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face aboard the open-top car. Each car can safely seat 2 people and is equipped with a GPS guide for your convenience. Don't be shy while driving - people will look at you in wonder, and you'll be the envy of the highway! Zoom down the coast and see it brought to life in a truly novel way. Pass picturesque locations, such as Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Drive up Mont Alban for a panoramic view, and go to the only sand beach in the area at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Try some of the famous pan bagnat à la voile bleue (a sandwich typical to Provence). Continue along the coast and see the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its gardens, classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the "Notable Gardens of France." Then, get stunning views of Nice Harbor as you enter the city en route back to the meeting point. Stop for a nice break in the old city close to Place Masséna.

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Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

4. Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, or Monaco, travel by luxury 8-seater minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over Monaco. It is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. Arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital, on a full-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Nice, Monaco, or Cannes. You’ll visit the Fragonard perfume factory, and have a chance to explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The small-group tour continues on, traveling the scenic roads to Valbonne, a charming medieval village, where you can take a break for lunch at one of the charming cafés. Drive along the Loup River, passing stunning waterfalls, and head up to the tiny fortress of Gourdon for sweeping views across the French Riviera. Afterwards you’ll stop at the Bellet vineyards, located just outside Nice. Visit the Chateau de Cremat, built in 1906, and enjoy incredible views of the sea and taste their red, rosé, and white wines.

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From Nice: Day Trip to Monte Carlo and Monaco Coast

6. From Nice: Day Trip to Monte Carlo and Monaco Coast

Spend a day taking in the panoramic views of the French Riviera and exploring its top towns and attractions. Enjoy a guided tour with ample free time to browse shops and walk along the seafront. Get picked up by your driver in Nice and admire the Promenade des Anglais and the Bay of the Angels. Enjoy the panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat, known for its exclusive villas. Explore the former fishing village of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a melding of luxury and tradition. Take in the exquisite views of Monaco during a stop at La Turbie and see the ancient Roman Trophy of Augustus monument. Continue on to Eze, a medieval village perched on a hill, which offers more breathtaking views. Tour the famous Fragonard perfume factory and learn how scents are produced. Enjoy both guided and free time in Monte Carlo to discover its museums, monuments, cathedral, and Formula 1 race track.

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From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

7. From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur where you can take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat and its many famous villas. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue to the Principality of Monaco, where you can stroll through the streets of the old town. See the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Cathedral, as well as a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a ride along the streets used for the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach the most glamourous section of Monaco, Monte Carlo, with its famous casino and exclusive hotels. Next, enjoy a short stop in the town of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival and wonderful sandy beaches. Continue to Antibes, one of France's oldest cities which was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century. Discover St Paul de Vence, one most beautiful villages in Provence, recognized for its cultural and artistic heritage. Finally, be returned to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of sightseeing.

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Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie: Shore Excursion

8. Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie: Shore Excursion

Begin your Riviera excursion with a drive up to the medieval village of Eze, perched on a mountaintop high above Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the fantastic views of the coastline, and visit the nearby Fragonard perfume factory for a guided tour. Continue on, driving through the village of La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco for panoramic views over the Principality of Monaco. See the Trophy of the Alps, a Roman monument dating to 7 B.C. When you reach Monaco you’ll head to the old town, called The Rock, and watch the changing of the guards at the Prince Palace. Visit the Cathedral where the princes and princesses of Monaco are buried, the Oceanographic Museum, and the Palace of Justice. In the city of Monte Carlo you’ll see the famous Casino built by Garnier, the architect who designed the Opera Garnier in Paris. Stop to see the world-renowned Hotel de Paris built in 1864 and the beautiful gardens. Your guide will also take you on a drive along the Monaco Grand Prix circuit.

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French Riviera: Full-Day Trip in Small Group

9. French Riviera: Full-Day Trip in Small Group

You’ll drive into the hills above Monaco and stop in the medieval village of Eze, built on top of a mountain, and rising high above the sea. Take in the fantastic views and the world-famous perfume factory Fragonard. The drive continues through the village of La Turbie, also known as the Terrace of Monaco for the sweeping views of the Principality of Monaco below. You’ll see the Trophy of the Alps here, a centuries-old Roman monument, before reaching the luxurious Principality of Monaco. In Monaco’s old town, known as The Rock, you’ll visit the Prince Palace and have the opportunity to see the changing of the guard. In the cathedral you can pay homage to the princes and princesses of Monaco who are buried here. You’ll also make stops at the oceanographic museum and the justice palace. Visiting the old town is an exclusive offering with this tour, as only Monaco-licensed vehicles are permitted in the area. In the city of Monte-Carlo you’ll see the iconic Casino built by Garnier, the well-known Hotel de Paris, and the lovely gardens. Your guide will also take you for a drive on the Monaco Grand Prix track! On the way to Cannes, the tour stops in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a charming medieval village made famous by the actors and artists who have lived here. Its cabled stone streets, numerous galleries, and scenic views of the Mediterranean combine to make this a unique place. You’ll also have a break for lunch. Next your tour follows the coast road, driving through Antibes, where Picasso once lived. You’ll see the old town and the harbor. The drive then takes you to Cannes where you’ll travel along the Croisette, lined with magnificent hotels and home to the film festival palace. Feel like a movie star as you walk up the world-famous steps!

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Nice: Panoramic French Riviera E-Bike Tour

10. Nice: Panoramic French Riviera E-Bike Tour

Mount your e-bike, and enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views of the French Riviera. You will start your tour with your bike in the easiest mode, on a large cycle lane of the Promenade des Anglais. Here you will be taught the technical aspects of you bike, and can get used to riding before beginning your tour. You will then ride by the Rauba Capéu Quay, a must see tourist attraction of Nice. You will travel along the port of Nice, before taking the road to Villefranche-sur-Mer following the cape of Nice, one of the most amazing roads in the French Riviera. You will then discover Villefranche-sur-Mer and its fortified citadel Saint-Elme, and enjoy a little break to explore the village or have a cold drink in Terrasse. On your way back, you will ride through the park of Mont Boron to reach the Fortress of Mont Alban. Your guide will give you some information from outside the fortress and you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view that this point has to offer.

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What people are saying about Villefranche-sur-Mer

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,190 reviews

Our guide Rado was great!! He was friendly, energetic, and extremely knowledgeable about the region. We’re given interesting details about the history and geography of the Riviera as we travel along the coast. There are stopovers for panoramic photos and plenty of time to explore each town we visit. Monaco, Cannes, Antibes… I recommend picking the full-day tour to see the most of the region. 10/10 I’d absolutely go on a tour with Rado again. Thanks for the memorable day in the French Riviera!

Such a great tour guide. Enjoyed qll his strories and the knowledge he shared. Stops are short but long enough to get a quick overview of the area and see what it has to offer. Highly recommend for anywone visiting Nice that wants to see the surrounding area and towns.

The trip was very extensive; you can't help the traffic. Would have had less in the perfume factory, but wouldn't have rushed me so much in Eze. :( Big thanks to Paffe our driver and who knew everything about Cote d azur .. until far after Napoleon.

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!

The guide is knowledgeable and friendly. Everything’s on time.