Tower No. 6

Country Side

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How about a trip to some of the most beautiful villages on the Côte d'Azur? Saint Paul de Vence, Gourdon, Tourrettes sur Loup and Grasse are waiting for you. It's a real promise of a getaway; time to discover a landscape made up of greenery, mountains, cliffs and rocks! The panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea add an even more interesting dimension to this getaway.

About this tour :

On the programme:

Grasse :

The historic centre of French perfumery since the late 18th century, Grasse is the world's perfume capital. Visit the old town and the Fragonard perfume factory.
 

GOURDON :

Discover one of the most beautiful perched villages in France, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Riviera, and visit the château, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, designed by Lenotre.

TOURETTE SUR LOUP :

Set on a rocky spur, overlooking precipices, this medieval village is also known as the "City of Violets".

St Paul de Vence :

Visit Saint-Paul-De-Vence, where many painters and artists have lived, and sample centuries of history and artistic creativity. 
 

What our customers say:

zarkava
zarkava
28/01/2024
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100% recommend Michael was a great tour guide with lots of interesting info. I’m really glad I did this tour, I was planning on going by public transport but I managed to fit so much more in and some of the places like Monte Carlo only needed about 1/2 an hour.
Gabe B
Gabe B
27/01/2024
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Valerio the goat Valerio was our driver and he made our trip. He was super nice and told us so much great history. For the money it was a great time. If you do the tour definitely request him!
Josefa T
Josefa T
19/01/2024
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Tour solo de traslados El tour consiste solo en traslados, sin guía turístico. Por el precio a mi gusto le faltó un guía que fuese explicando y guiando la visita.
Maria L
Maria L
16/01/2024
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Great opportunity to see the French countryside Awesome day with our singing tour guide Valerio! He taught us a lot about the region’s history and kept us entertained throughout the day. These small group tours are the best!
Viaggiatore732014
Viaggiatore732014
08/01/2024
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Esperienza molto interessante Veramente una bella esperienza, paesaggi mozzafiato e l' esperienza presso l' azienda enologica molto interessante ed istruttiva. Tour di Saint-Pierre-sur-Vence una vera scoperta di unn borgo di artisti veri. Consigliatissima
Jianfen X
Jianfen X
05/01/2024
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Very good tour The tour guide picked us up right on time. He answered our questions very patiently and was very nice. We had a good tour.
Hind A
Hind A
04/01/2024
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Worth visiting It was worth visiting the city. And the tour guide lovely Cici, friendly, hilarious, we enjoyed her company. I recommend visiting it in spring or summer.
habbouba07
habbouba07
02/01/2024
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Romantisch - Côtes d‘Azur Die Côtes d‘Azur hat enorm viel zu bieten, auch im Winter. Wer Lust auf modernes Shopping hat, Cap3000 in Nizza, kleines herziges Städtchen mit grossem Hafen Antibes (Altstadt und Museum), St. Tropez & Cannes sind zum schlendern wunderbar, und man isst die feinste Trüffelpizza im Caffe Roma in Cannes oder in Nizza schlendert man an der Corniche, wer Kunst gerne hat, der besucht das Künstlerdorf Saint Paul de Vence. Es gibt für jeden Geschmack etwas, auch die Kinder kommen nicht zu kurz, das Marineland zum Beispiel kann man besuchen und auch grad dort übernachten, sind tolle Zimmer und wunderbares Restaurant. Wer einen Abstecher ins nahe gelegene Monaco machen will ist an der richtigen Adresse. Die Gegend ist wunderschön, für jedes Budget gibt es Unterkünfte, erreichbar mit dem Zug, Flugzeug (Nizza) oder mit dem Auto/ Motorrad. Essen, Trinken und einfach geniessen.
Sophie B
Sophie B
02/01/2024
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Faultless! Absolutely fantastic trip! From pick-up to drop-off, our tour guide was fabulous. Really friendly and knowledgable with all of the scenic areas and the vineyard itself.
Karen
Karen
31/12/2023
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Enjoyable, but too rushed! Overall we enjoyed the trip, but it was all very rushed. We only had 15 mins at the casino area, so no time to go in!
Mudit Naithani
Mudit Naithani
05/02/2024
We had a great tour of the french riviera, our tour guide was Roman, he has been extremely co-operative and did a great job.
Lee Hyman
Lee Hyman
05/02/2024
Amazing tour from David
Sonal Jindal
Sonal Jindal
05/02/2024
We did the French Rivera tour with Roman and it was a great experience. Visited Eze, Monaco, Monte Carlo, St Paul De Vence and Antibes.
Elina Huisman
Elina Huisman
04/02/2024
I had a really nice time doing the tour with David. He was really polite and told us a lot about Nice, Eze and Monaco. He gave us enough time to discover these places. He is very talkative and funny, so it’s easy to ask questions and make conversations. I would recommend David as a tour guide.
Nadine Vs
Nadine Vs
04/02/2024
David was an amazing guide. He took us to some special places and we really enjoyed his facts about the cities. It was interesting to learn about the south of France and seeing beautiful views. We had an amazing day and experience! Highly recommend!
Тарас Паращук
Тарас Паращук
04/02/2024
Отлично провели время, экскурсия очень поправилась, столько красивых мест, хотелось бы приехать ещё! Спасибо Роману за настроение и массу интересных историй!
Ho Ting Abe Ngan
Ho Ting Abe Ngan
04/02/2024
Very excellent tour and we got the best of french riveria. The guide called Roman was fantastic
jon wadley
jon wadley
04/02/2024
David was great! Very knowledgeable about the areas and super nice guy. Thx David!
Marie B
Marie B
03/02/2024
Roman took me to Eze, Antibes, Cannes, etc for whole day. Fabulous tour guide, funny, patient, kind and he hauled my very heavy scooter in and out of his van multiple times during the day. Thanks Roman!
Niyati Prakash Arora
Niyati Prakash Arora
03/02/2024
Tour was so amazing! We had a great time, he explained us clearly. His name was Roman, friendly, kind & polite. 9 hours just passed by.

This trip to the villages of the French Riviera is not just for lovers of medieval history. It's a chance to discover Medieval Europe, certainly, but it's also an opportunity to collect Provence souvenirs.

Visiting villages on the Côte d'Azur: a unique experience

The Côte d'Azur is often associated with seaside landscapes, but its picturesque charm, evocative of the gentle South of France, cannot be ignored. Because you can visit the French Riviera in a dayWhy not explore the village part of the country?

Côte d'Azur village

As you explore, you'll find yourself surrounded by greenery and rocky paths. You'll also discover places perched high in the mountains and enjoy panoramic views over the Mediterranean. This village region of the Côte d'Azur takes you through fields of flowers, small country lanes and sunny squares. If the visit seems too short for you, the Mediterranean countryside also awaits you with a tour of the Verdon gorges.

Each village on this itinerary boasts historic monuments, houses with authentic architecture, charming alleyways, squares that have survived the passage of time, and a past told with a fascinating narrative. Your guide will tell you all about the curiosities and special features of these villages.

Why this excursion?

The villages of the French Riviera have as much to say as Cannes or Nice. The advantage of exploring these villages lies in their rich cultural heritage. Not only will you discover the medieval past of these regions of France, but you will also learn about the skills of yesteryear. This is particularly true of the art of perfumery. Yes, you'll be visiting villages that stand out for their age-old love of making perfume.

Secondly, these villages are real eagle's nests as they are located close to the southern Alps; you'll revel in the panoramic scenery at every stop. The altitudes of the Côte d'Azur are ideal for adventures and getaways to recharge your batteries if you're tired of the hectic pace of the big cities. Soak up the views and get away from it all.

This 6-hour tour of the southern villages is also a good idea if you don't have enough time to explore the whole region. Think of it as a scouting trip if you're planning a longer stay on the Côte d'Azur during your next holiday.

4 exceptional villages for guided exploration

The programme includes 4 exceptional stops: Grasse, a testament to France's historic perfume-making heritage, Gourdon, a beautiful hilltop village, Tourrettes sur Loup from the top of its rocky outcrop, and Saint Paul de Vence, the artists' haven.

Grasse is a must for lovers of French fragrances. Its perfumery, which is open to the general public, allows you to discover perfume from the cultivation of the flowers to the bottling of the finished products.

Gourdon boasts magnificent views over the French Riviera. The village is best known for its 9th-century castle.

Côte d'Azur village

Tourrettes sur Loup is a must if you love violets. It's one of the most beautiful places on Earth where this flower is grown.

Saint Paul de Vence has some great places to linger, including the Place de la Fontaine. It's a beautiful village that has retained the authentic landscape of its past.

Visit Grasse for an unforgettable olfactory experience

Grasse is home to the International Perfumery Museum. Here you can learn about the history of perfume from ancient times to the present day. You can also discover how to make perfume step by step. It's worth noting that the Fragonard, Galimard and Molinard perfume factories offer perfume-making workshops for visitors.

Côte d'Azur village

Extend your olfactory pleasure by visiting the flower fields of Grasse. Grasse's flower fields are part of an ancient, well-preserved tradition. You'll find mimosa, orange blossom and other varieties of flowers in this enormous garden.

In the old Provencal village of Grasse, stroll through the narrow streets to immerse yourself in a sunny, soothing atmosphere. The authenticity of the place, with its little squares and chapels, is well worth the diversions. For a change of scenery, there's nothing more satisfying than observing the old but authentic appearance of this commune.

Gourdon, a hilltop village in the Alpes Maritimes

You'll find yourself at an altitude of 760 metres in this old town, or rather this village. From up here, you'll have a breathtaking view of the Loup valley. You'll see the ruins of the Gourdon fortress, testimony to the area's feudal past. Next, you'll see the Château de Gourdon and its garden. It's a place that plunges you into a fairytale atmosphere!

The list of monuments to visit in Gourdon also includes the chapel of St Vincent and the Gourdon fountain. This is a visit you should make at least once in your life. The rock overlooking the Loup valley is a breathtaking natural spectacle. Don't forget to take a photo of the view.

Before finishing your visit, you'll also have the chance to take a tour of the craft shops on this Côte d'Azur summit. Visit the Sainte Catherine delicatessen, the Gourdon pottery and the bastide des arômes, among others.

Tourrettes sur Loup or the city of violets

The fortified town of Tourrettes sur Loup is typical of the Côte d'Azur. Here you'll find narrow streets, stone houses and numerous squares that tell the story of the village's past.

Discover the pride of the region's horticulturalists: violets. Violets are used in perfumery and confectionery in the region. Horticulturalists deliver their harvest to the perfumers of Grasse.

You can also visit the Bastide aux violettes, a museum where you can find out more about the history of the village. You can also visit the Bastide's violet greenhouse.

Côte d'Azur village

Saint Paul de Vence: a place of art and history

Saint Paul de Vence is on the road during this exploration. This is a village where the love of art is intertwined with history. Painters, poets, actors and actresses have stayed in this part of the Côte d'Azur to enjoy its landscape and typical charm.

Take this tour of the 4 most beautiful villages on the French Riviera for an adventurous getaway.

Enjoy in complete safety

We take every precaution to ensure your safety. Masks and hydro-alcoholic gel are available, and our vehicles are disinfected at every stop during the tours.

Full refund in the event of cancellation

Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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