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Leisure travel

Tour: Nice and the Fragrances of the French Riviera

Details
Duration

9 days - 7 nights

Departing from

Montreal

Destination

France

Itinerary

On this guided tour, you will be able to explore all the famed and lesser known parts of the French Riviera without having to switch your hotel every day. During your time in the Southern France, Nice will be your base as you leave for a new adventure every morning and gets back in the evening! Monaco, St. Tropez, Grasse and many more exceptional destinations included in your itinerary are sure to awake your senses.

The French Riviera is a mythical place. You can admire for yourself the beauty of the azure blue of the sky and the sea that inspired Renoir, Bonnard, Cézanne, etc…

Every mornings you will discover the most beautiful places of this beautiful region in the South of France whil having as an anchor your hotel in Nice.

You will visit the coastal cities of Cannes, Antibes, Saint-Tropez, and Monaco. You will fall (literally) under the charm of Eze. You can also admire the incredible diversity of landscapes and stroll through the picturesque hilltop villages of the hinterland.

An easy tour with charm is your rendezvous!

Day 1: Montreal to Nice
Direct flight to Nice.

Day 2: Nice
Upon arrival meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Then, a lunchof Niçois specialties will be served. In the afternoon, a walking tour of the old town will be folllow by a  panoramic tour and a visit of Cimenez Hill. Afternoon at leisure.
Lunch

Day 3: Èze – Principality of Monaco (50 km)
Depart by bus to visit the exotic garden of Eze, the eagle nest of the Riviera perched 400 meters above the sea. Continue on and arrive in Monaco just in time to experience the Changing of the Guard at the Prince’s Palace. After a lunch at your leisure, visit the old town then take some free time to enjoy the beach or wander around town, sightseeing the villas and taking in the sumptuous views.
Breakfast

Day 4: Grasse and the perched villages (130 km)
Depart by bus to Grasse, the perfume capital, and enjoy a guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Take the scenic route of the Gorges du Loup and visit the perched villages. After a lunch at your leisure in Gourdon, visit Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a medieval village made famous by the many prolific artists who called it home over the course of history. Return to your hotel late afternoon.
Breakfast

Day 5: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (25 km)
Depart by train to the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and discover the magnificent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, known for its luxurious gardens (French, Spanish, Japanese, Florentine and others). Enjoy a picnic by the sea then head back to Nice by train. You can opt to remain in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and get back by train independently. Afternoon at leisure.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Nice (130 km)
Enjoy a full day at leisure to make the most of your stay in Nice. If the travel bug bites, you can also arrange an optional excursion ($) to Italy and beautiful markets of San Remo.
Breakfast

Day 7: Port-Grimaud – St. Tropez & the Corniche d’Or (230 km)
Depart by coach to Sainte-Maxime and continue by boat to St.Tropez, this fishing village was first discovered by artists and writers, then became the meeting place of the rich and famous. Enjoy a picnic then join a boat tour of Port-Grimaud, nicknamed the “Venice of Provence”. Follow the road along the sea to Saint-Raphaël and La Corniche d’Or. Make a quick stop in Cannes on your way to Nice to take a stroll down the renowned Croisette.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Antibes (60 km)
Hop on a train to Antibes and explore its old town and traditional farmer’s market by foot. Walk along the old city walls. Return to Nice by train and enjoy a free afternoon before your farewell dinner.
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Nice to Montreal
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Breakfast

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Entrance fees to sites not mentioned
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips
  • Expenditures on site
  • Travel insurance
  • The price does not include: travel insurance, administration fees, client contribution to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents of $ 1 CAD per $ 1,000 CAD.
  • Fees
Highlights
  • Nice: city tour.
  • Monaco: visit the old town and see the Changing of the Guard.
  • Tourrettes-sur-Loup & Saint-Paul-de-Vence: visit of the famous perched medieval villages.
  • Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: guided visit of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, followed by a picnic by the sea.
  • Port-Grimaud: enjoy a boat tour.
  • St. Tropez: city tour and picnic on the beach.
  • Cannes & Antibes: walk along the renowned Croisette in Cannes and visit Antibes’ old town and its traditional farmer’s market.

 

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