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$755.53 Shore Excursions

Private Cannes Shore Excursion: Monte Carlo, Nice, St-Paul

First, head to Monaco and Monte Carlo. Magnificent palaces, casinos, luxury shops, and exotic gardens are waiting for you. The guide will tell you the fascinating story of a sovereign state between Nice and the Italian border, that perfectly captures the essence of the Côte d'Azur with its palaces in the rococo style, lunch gardens, world famous casinos and glamour of the royal family. By car, you will drive along the famous Formula 1 track. You will visit the Monte Carlo casino and can enjoy an optional walk around the Japanese Garden. There will also be some free time during which you can see the changing of the guard in front of the palace of the Prince, take pictures or buy souvenirs. Next, head to Eze. Take a stroll through the old town with your guide. This old village is huddled around a substantial medieval fortress, with rocks and houses of similar hues blending into each other. Afterwards, your guide will take you to the Fragonard perfume factory near the town of Eze. It offers you the opportunity to learn all the stages of perfume production. Your guide will take you for a tour of the factory. Make sure you peruse the factory shop, where you can treat yourself to a wonderful new perfume (own expense). Driving through Nice your guide take you to Saint-Paul-de Vance. In Nice you will drive across the Promenade des Anglais, this wide promenade, facing south and flanking the sea along its entire length, provides wonderful views of the Baie des Anges and a popular place for a lengthy stroll. The guide will show you the famous architectural buildings located on the Promenade des Anglais. 45 min stop in Saint-Paul-de Vance. This old village visible from afar among the pleasant hills and valleys of the Vence landscape. St-Paul-de-Vence has retained its medieval appearance, so characteristic of the fortified settlements which protected the Var frontier until 1870. Take a stroll through the old town with your guide. You will have free time to visit the famous Modern art galleries. This city will remind you of medieval times, and the guide will tell amazing stories about it. Your guide will then take you to Cannes. By car, you will drive along the world-famous Boulevard de la Croisette. The guide will tell you the fascinating story of Cannes and the Lérins islands which are located offshore. Since 1834 a whole host of famous personalities have helped to establish the city's reputation. In the past the aristocracy would spend the winter here. Nowadays celebrities flock here during the film festival, which is one of the most important events in the cinema world. There will also be some free time during which you can see the Film Festival Palace and take pictures on the famous red road.The tour finishes as your guide drops you off at port of call.

$752.07 Shore Excursions

Private Monaco Shore Excursion: Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo

First, head to Monaco and Monte Carlo. Magnificent palaces, casinos, luxury shops, and exotic gardens are waiting for you. The guide will tell you the fascinating story of a sovereign state between Nice and the Italian border, that perfectly captures the essence of the Côte d'Azur with its palaces in the rococo style, lunch gardens, world famous casinos and glamour of the royal family. By car, you will drive along the famous Formula 1 track. You will visit the Monte Carlo casino and can enjoy an optional walk around the Japanese Garden. There will also be some free time during which you can see the changing of the guard in front of the palace of the Prince, take pictures or buy souvenirs. Next, head to Eze. Take a stroll through the old town with your guide. This old village is huddled around a substantial medieval fortress, with rocks and houses of similar hues blending into each other. Afterwards, your guide will take you to the Fragonard perfume factory near the town of Eze. It offers you the opportunity to learn all the stages of perfume production. Your guide will take you for a tour of the factory. Make sure you peruse the factory shop, where you can treat yourself to a wonderful new perfume (own expense). Driving through Nice your guide take you to Saint-Paul-de Vance. 45 min stop in Saint-Paul-de Vance. This old village visible from afar among the pleasant hills and valleys of the Vence landscape. St-Paul-de-Vence has retained its medieval appearance, so characteristic of the fortified settlements which protected the Var frontier until 1870. Take a stroll through the old town with your guide. You will have free time to visit the famous Modern art galleries. This city will remind you of medieval times, and the guide will tell amazing stories about it. Next, head to Antibes town built between two indentations in the coastline, the Bay of Salis and the Bay of Roch, is opposite Nice on the other side of the Bay of the Angels. You will be see one of the largest port in Mediterranean sea with luxury cruise yachts, the largest of which can be found along the Quai de la Grande Plaisance. Do not forget to take photos of this unforgettable place. Your guide will then take you to Cannes. By car, you will drive along the world-famous Boulevard de la Croisette. The guide will tell you the fascinating story of Cannes and the Lérins islands are located offshore. Since 1834 a whole host of famous personalities have helped to establish the city's reputation. In the past the aristocracy would spend the winter here. Nowadays celebrities flock here during the film festival, which is one of the most important events in the cinema world. There will also be some free time during which you can see the Film Festival Palace, take pictures on the famous red road. The tour finishes as your guide drops you off at port of call.

$720.97 Day Trips & Excursions

Private St Paul de Vence and Matisse Church Tour from Nice

Your guide will pick you up in the morning at your hotel or accommodation in Nice. Board your comfortable vehicle and begin your journey on the Provencal roads.Your first stop will be the church next to the village of Vence, called La Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence. Matisse considered this chapel to be his masterpiece. Built in 1951, this monument has blue and white tiles and a surmounting wrought-iron cross (13m/42ft high). Once inside, you will be amazed by the colors of its stained glass placed against a white background. All you can observe in the chapel is from Matisse: the altar, the furniture and other liturgical items. The large figures painted on the right wall (St Dominic and the Virgin and Child) are great examples of Matisse's art style. After the visit of the church, go to the old village named Vence, perched on a hill. Here you can observe  the well-renowned Provencal style. Stroll in the small narrow streets, visit a church or just enjoy the quiet pleasant atmosphere of the village.Finally, continue your journey to your final stop: St-Paul-de-Vence. A medieval village that will offer you stunning views, typical old houses, narrow winding streets. Your guide will give you some free time to explore the boutiques and galleries or to simply sit down at a local café and watch a petanque's game. You will also have the opportunity, if preferred, to visit the old church in the middle of the village and its graveyard where the artist Chagall is buried.When your tour finishes, your guide will take you back to Nice.

$768.19 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour of Saint-Paul-de-Vence from Monaco

After pickup at an agreed central location or your accommodation in Monaco, settle into your private, air-conditioned minivan with your guide. Then, set off on a tour of the countryside and mountains, taking in fruit orchards, flower fields, lush green hills and more.On arrival in St-Jeannet, enjoy a lovely walk through this hilltop medieval village, beautifully nestled at the foot of Baou of St-Jeannet, a flat-topped rock outcrop that's a hotspot for climbers and hikers.Stroll by and dip into St-Jeannet’s artisanal food, craft, and art shops and then continue to St-Jeannet winery. Here, take a walk in the vineyard and enjoy a presentation that showcases the estate’s production of white, rosé, and red wines. During the presentation, take the opportunity to taste some wines and swap notes on their flavors and characteristics.Next, pay a visit to the old town of Vence. This gem is surrounded by 13th-century ramparts, and combines impressive history with the charms of a sun-washed market town. Vence has preserved the memory of its Ligurian past, evident in the remains of a Roman triumphal arch, a 12th-century tower, the 17th-century Château de Villeneuve, and the many beautiful doors and architectural features on show in its narrow streets.Having explored here, continue to St-Paul-de-Vence. This medieval village offers stunning views, gorgeous old houses, and slender, winding streets full of boutiques and galleries. Enjoy free time to explore and shop on your own, perhaps visiting the old church in the heart of the village, or the St-Paul-de-Vence graveyard where artist Marc Chagall is buried.Afterward, relax on the drive back to Monaco where your tour ends at the original start point.

$768.19 Day Trips & Excursions

St Paul de Vence, Vence, and St Jeannet Tour from Cannes

You will start your excursion at 9am with a pick-up at your hotel in Cannes. Your tour guide will take you on a nice trip out to the countryside and to the mountains where you will see many different fruit trees, bushes and flowers. Therefor, you will pass by many companies that sell fruits and pots and flowers. Once in the village of St Jeannet, you will enjoy a lovely walk in the medieval village. Discover the hilltop village, nestled at the foot of the mountain Baou, a paradise of climbing and hiking. St Jeannet is rich in local producers, artisans, and artists.Then you will continue to Saint-Jeannet winery. Enjoy first a walk in the wine garden. Here, you will get a presentation about the production of everything from white, rosé and red wine. You can taste all the wines presented during the introduction. Your next stop is the old village of Vence. Surrounded by 13th century ramparts, Vence combines the grandeur of a historical town with the vivid charm of a city of the sun. Vence has preserved its historical memory visible as evidenced by the columns of the Marseillais, remains of a Roman triumphal arch, the Tower which dominates the medieval city, built in the 12th century, the Château de Villeneuve from the 17th century, numerous doors and works of architecture ... Wonders hiding and appear to suit narrow streets.After this, your local guide will take you to the renowned place, St-Paul-de-Vence. A medieval village that has everything. Stunning views, old houses, narrow winding streets, full of interesting boutiques and galleries, where you will have free time to visit on your own, or just sit down at a typical café and watch a petanque's game. If you prefer the peace and the calm, you can visit the old church in the middle of the village and its graveyard at the other end of the village, where even Chagall is buried.When the day trip is over, your guide will take you back to your hotel in Cannes.

$768.19 Day Trips & Excursions

Private St Paul de Vence, Vence, Matisse Church from Cannes

After being picked up in the morning at your hotel or accommodation in Cannes, on board of your comfortable vehicle, take the Provencal roads towards your first destination: a church next to the village of Vence, called La Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence. Matisse believed this chapel was his masterpiece. Built in 1951, it has blue and white tiles and a surmounting wrought-iron cross (13m/42ft high). As soon as you have entered the chapel, you will be amazed by the colors of its stained glass placed against a white background. All you can observe in the chapel has been thought by the artist: the altar, the furniture and other liturgical items. The large figures painted on the right wall (St Dominic and the Virgin and Child) are great examples of Matisse's art style. Then, continue your journey with the visit of the old village of Vence, perched on a hill. Here you can observe  the typical Provencal style. Stroll in the narrow streets, visit a church or just enjoy the quiet pleasant atmosphere of the place.Finally, move towards your final stop: St-Paul-de-Vence. A medieval village that will offer you great views, old houses and winding streets. You will enjoy some free time to explore the boutiques and art galleries or to sit down at a café and watch a petanque's game. You will also have the opportunity, if desired, to visit the old church in the middle of the village and its graveyard where the artist Chagall is buried.When your tour finishes, your guide will take you back to Cannes.