Discover the charming French Riviera countryside towns of Grasse and St-Paul-de-Vence on this full-day private tour. From Cannes, travel just inland of the Côte d’Azur to sniff your way through Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, and admire the views of Gourdon, perched on a rocky outcrop and down into Les Gorges du Loup. End your tour by strolling the cobbled lanes and admiring the art galleries of St-Paul-de-Vence. Customize your itinerary to your preferences and enjoy personalized commentary from your guide throughout the day.
Begin your day with pickup from your central Cannes hotel by air-conditioned minivan, and then head just 30 minutes inland to the idyllic Provençal countryside. Your knowledgable guide will take you to the enchanting towns of Grasse and St-Paul-de-Vence, and you can customize the exact itinerary to suit your interests, however all activities and entrance fees are at your expense.Start your tour in Grasse, touted as the perfume capital of the world. Enjoy a fragrant walk through Grasse’s atmospheric Old Town and take a guided tour of a local perfumery to learn of the town's pivotal position in the perfume industry.Next, head to the hillside village of Gourdon, situated at an altitude of 2,940 feet (760 meters). Admire the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and look down onto Les Gorges du Loup below.Finally, drive west to the medieval village of St-Paul-de-Vence, perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the cobblestone lanes and fortified walls at your leisure, and take time to visit one of the town’s many art galleries; St-Paul-de-Vence was a popular destination among painters such as Picasso, Chagall, Renoir and Matisse, and the town has maintained a strong art heritage.Head back to Cannes, where your tour will end with drop off back at your hotel.