yDid you know... that... the city of Nice was... - founded by the greeks during the 5th BC ? - colonized by the romains during the 2nd BC ? - Italian until 1860 ? - the shelter of the largest English and Russian "tourist community" around 1900 ? - nowadays the capitale of the French Riviera ? the Rotschild villa is... - the Rothschild villa is as well called "Villa Ile de France" ? - the villa is surrounded by 8 gardens decorated with waterfall and ponds ? - gardens classified by the French Ministry of Culture, called "Notable Gardens of France"
Pick up from your hotel or private address in Nice. Your guide-driver will drive you around this amazing city explaining you all its history from the foundation by the greek during the 5th BC untill the modern city of nowadays. This 4,5 hours tour includes a panoramic city tour of Nice and the drive long the "Basse corniche" till Cap Ferrat and Villa Rothschild. Here is what you will see during the panoramic tour of Nice : La promenade des Anglais, the Russian church (stopover and visit inside if desired , 3€ x pax). The Art promenade, Louis Nucera library, and the Modern Art Museum (no entrance included). The old town and its churches (stopover and free time). and finally the panoramic view of Boron mount for a photo stop. Then drive to Cap Ferrat with a picture stop at Villefranche sur Mer to admire the beauty of the bay and go ahead for the magnificent Villa Rothschild, built during the 19th Century for Béatrice, the daughter of the baron, Alphonse de Rothschild, a banker and renowned art collector. As her father she was very attracted by arts and fine arts, Her motto was ‘ Ars Patriae Decus’: ‘ Art is the honour of the fatherland’. Stop and free time at leisure for the visit of the Villa and/or the gardens. Drop off at your hotel or downtown. Optional : Florian candy factory visit, founded in 1949, Florian is a blend of tradition and refinement, and taste. You will be able to taste delicious sweets as chocolates, candied fruits, crystallized flowers..