Excursion 1 :

Wonderfull French Riviera

 

Nice - Eze-Village - Monaco - Monte-Carlo -

Antibes - Saint-Paul de Vence

 

A spectacular excursion on the balconies of the French Riviera to discover the cities and villages that must be visited by anyone who comes for the first time. You will be seized with wonder in front of its thousand panoramas which overhang the jagged coast, the most appreciated in France, seen from the heights of the Mediterranean Alps. An itinerary of course pretty touristic, on trails beaten by mass tourism, but seen through the prism of a local and professional guide knowing as his pocket his traps and hidden treasures.

 

You will enjoy breathtaking panoramas from the highest cliff-edge roads that run through the most suggestive part of the Côte d'Azur thanks to its amazing reliefs of the Alps which fall steeply into the Mediterranean, leaving the visitor with the incredible impression of a striking color contrast blending the intense blue of the sea and the sky, the green garrigue and pine forests and the arid white of limestone. An intense blue as the bottom of the ocean and calm as a lake awakening, colors and light which inspired so many painters and poets.

This excursion with amazing landscapes, whose beauty could not even tire a resident who would pass every single day, will be littered with photo stops to admire the most beautiful views. The first obligatory break is the famous village of Eze, a maze of medieval streets and hanging gardens perched on their eagle's nest over the sea, a must. The medieval city and gate of the 16th century are perfectly preserved as well as its charms, and the attraction of galleries of artists and talented craftsmen totally worth the detour. Then, we will go downhill to the Principality of Monaco and its small dripping golden hill of Monte-Carlo, haven of wealth and tax haven, unfortunately in bulimia of construction and excess of concrete jungle, but which still knew how to preserve some neighborhoods with Italian charms with impeccable cleanliness and some lush gardens and neat as it is rare to observe.

First, a stop to admire the Casino and the Opera of Monte Carlo (guided tour possible on prior request), the most beautiful baroque jewel and the oldest casino in southern Europe, built to host the very top of the aristocracy of XIXthg and the international upper middle class, and which has greatly contributed to make Monaco the very rich Principality that is still today.

Then, we will visit the Rock, from which dominates the Prince's Palace and the medieval city, but also its magnificent cathedral, falls many princes Grimaldi, the extraordinary Oceanographic Institute (guided tour possible on request), built spectacularly with feet in the water and splendid gardens from which overlooks the silence of the business which is played there and the chaos of the still active cranes.

Lunch :

Ask us to suggest you the best gastronomic restaurants in Monaco or the best local food specialties from Monaco

In the afternoon, we will visit 2 more exceptional sites, Antibes, with the ramparts and the medieval military harbor, former royal stronghold of France, sheltering today the biggest and most expensive yachts of billionaires in the world and old streets full of charms and stories to tell, and then Saint-Paul de Vence, another unique village with incredible fortresses and preserved intact as almost no other village has managed to preserve, as well as the memory of all those painters, actors and celebrities who have left their soul, their heart, their marks and their villa. This itinerary can be perfectly modified and improve on the measure of your tastes and interests in case you are more tempted by:

- The Trophy of Alps in La Turbie (Monument dedicated to Cesar Augustus Roman Emperor)

- Menton, City of Art & History & its many botanical gardens

- The art of perfumery & the city of Grasse

- The natural beauty of other exceptional towns and villages (Villefranche / mer, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Cap Martin Roquebrune, Biot, Valbonne, etc.) or other natural parks or coastal trails.

 

Price :

Half-day : from 47€/person

   Full-Day : from 87€/person

 

*4 persons minimum to start a tour.

 

Ask us a cost estimate for a group

 

 

Guide Conférencier National Agreed by French Ministery of Tourism and Culture

 

 

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