Small-Group Arts Tour of the French Riviera from Monaco

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Small-Group Arts Tour of the French Riviera from Monaco information and booking

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$104
Duration
4 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Centrally located Monaco hotels
Time of departure
2pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Depart Monaco on a picturesque half-day arts tour to three of the most famous museums on the French Riviera. Discover the apartments of the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and stroll through its colorful gardens. Then continue to Nice, where you'll see Marc Chagall's famous biblical paintings at the Chagall Museum in the Cimiez district and explore the Matisse Museum, which treasures the works of artist Henri Matisse, who spent a large part of his life on the splendid French Riviera.

This small-group tour is limited to just eight passengers, ensuring you receive personalized attention and have a more intimate experience.

After pickup from your Monaco hotel, head southwest with your guide along the spectacular Middle Corniche, a coastal road that offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. When you arrive in the town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, visit the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the most stunning sights on the French Riviera. Discover the apartments of Madame Ephrussi de Rothschild; see one of the richest porcelain collections in France; and stroll through the nine fairytale gardens, with their exotic flowers, fountains and magnificent views over the sea.

Your half-day arts tour continues to the picture-perfect city of Nice, which is home to several art galleries and museums. Your expert guide will take you to the charming district of Cimiez -- the former winter home of Queen Victoria -- where you'll be able to independently explore the exhibits of the Chagall Museum (also known as the Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall). See a fine collection of works by Marc Chagall, including his famous paintings inspired by biblical scenes.

The Matisse Museum is the last stop of your small-group tour; here you'll see the personal collection of artist Henri Matisse, who lived in Nice from 1917 to 1954. Learn about the famous painter’s work as you tour the exhibit in a charming, 17th-century Italian house surrounded by olive trees. Please be aware that your guide will not accompany you inside the museums on this tour.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan (8 seater)
  • Admission to villa ephrussi de rothschild, the chagall museum and the matisse museum (all non-guided)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Guided tour in the museums