Tower No. 8

Italian market, Eze and La Turbie

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Visit a historic part of the Côte d'Azur on a 10-hour itinerary starting at the Italian market, passing through Eze and ending in Turbie. Discover the special features of the Italian market, the medieval past of the village of Eze, and the must-sees of La Turbie.

You'll wander through narrow streets, discovering castles, gardens, churches, ruins, craft shops and other interesting facets of this part of the Côte d'Azur. The route is also marked by impressive viewpoints.

Make the most of this getaway to collect souvenirs and escape from everyday life.

About this tour :

On the programme:

Italy:

Destination Italy. Free time for shopping at the open-air market, famous for its leather goods, shoes, handbags and fashion. Opportunity to sample Italian cuisine. 

Turbie :

 Visit La Turbie and its famous Roman remains. Superb views over Monaco.

EZE :

Discover Eze, a charming medieval hilltop village, and visit the perfume factory.

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.

Why take this trip?

This excursion through the unique villages of the French Riviera allows you to visit some of the most emblematic places on the Côte d'Azur. For example, you'll discover the church of Notre Dame de l'Assomption in Eze, which has been listed as a historic monument since 1984.

It's also an opportunity to stroll through the cobbled streets and stone-fronted houses so typical of the Côte d'Azur. Taste the authentic charm of these villages, which have existed for centuries and have nothing to envy from cities such as St Tropez !

Itinerary Italian market, Eze and La Turbie

This 10-hour excursion is also the perfect opportunity to enjoy a drive along the Côte d'Azur without worrying about parking at every stop or how to get to this or that place. This guided, self-drive tour is an opportunity to simply savour the discoveries.

Or choose this excursion, which crosses France's southern coast from the Marché Italien to La Turbie, to discover the culinary culture of the villages along the way. You'll love sampling the various specialities concocted with local produce from land and sea.

What will you discover on your visit?

This tour begins at the Italian market in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. You'll discover the products of small Italian producers at this market. During your visit, you'll notice that the prices are reasonable, the products are fresh and authentic, and each stall is neatly arranged. You'll find plenty of souvenir artefacts to collect at the Italian market.

You will then make a stop in the rural commune of Eze. Eze bears witness to the Côte d'Azur's medieval past. With its church, chapels, châteaux and museums, the village transports you into fascinating tales of the past. The narrow streets, house facades and ruins of ancient buildings complete these stories for an immersive visit. It's a must-see destination for history buffs.

La Turbie completes the itinerary. This French commune shares its territory with Monaco. It is as rich in history as the village of Eze. As you pass through La Turbie, you'll be able to admire the majestic Trophée des Alpes. It's one of the most beautiful monuments on the French Riviera. You'll also get a great view of Monaco from the viewpoint at La Turbie. It's a great way to discover Monaco on a typical Mediterranean panorama.

What do you gain by taking this route?

All the itineraries on the French Riviera are worth the diversions for the beautiful views between land and sea. Then there are the towns and villages that tell the story of the French Riviera. the history of the Côte d'Azur over several centuries while immersing yourself in the preppy ambience of the modern Mediterranean. You get the best of both worlds with every visit.

Itinerary Italian market, Eze and La Turbie

This particular route is interesting for its 10-hour duration. On average, the route takes 1h30 if you don't stop along the way. In this sense, you'll have enough time for sightseeing. You'll have a day to visit a beautiful part of Nice, the village of Eze with its exotic garden, and La Turbie.

As well as allowing you to get away from it all along a breathtakingly scenic route, this excursion also has a number of other attractions. cultural dimension very interesting. You'll learn many historical facts about castles, squares, alleyways and various tourist sites during this tour. Your guide will provide you with all the essential and special information about the historic sites and monuments you visit.

La culinary discovery is another highlight of this escape to the French Riviera. The stops will give you the chance to sit down at some local tables. You'll be able to sample a range of dishes and drinks typical of the three areas you'll be visiting, not only to recharge your batteries but also to discover the flavours of the country.

From the Marché Italien to La Turbie, you'll have the chance to cross a number of paths leading to places where nature is in full bloom. As well as discovering the country's history and culture, you'll also be making a botanical discovery. If you love plants and enjoy the great outdoors, this trail is for you.

Then, this route tells you the visits of a number of famous artists and personalities to the French Riviera. The philosopher Frédéric Nietzsche, for example, stayed in Eze. The painter Pablo Picasso is also among the personalities who have loved this part of the Côte d'Azur. Just discover the authentic atmosphere of the region and you'll understand why famous people came here in the first place, and why they still do.

Itinerary Italian market, Eze and La Turbie

Naturally, you'll meet some charming people whose hearts are as warm as the country's on this trip. The people of France's southern coast have a great sense of hospitality. Your trip will be marked by memorable encounters. Whether in restaurants, historic sites, shops or famous squares, you'll feel the warmth of the local people. human dimension of this visit to the French Riviera.

The Italian Market, your first stop

The Nice Italian Market is held in Beaulieu-sur-mer every first Saturday of the month. Start your day at the Italian market to buy authentic products. Producers and traders from all over Italy come together here every month to offer fresh produce as well as fashion items for tourists and locals alike. It's an opportunity to buy typical Italian products, but also a reason to support the producers and merchants who come here to support their businesses.

Food products sold at the Italian market in Nice

This market takes place all year round and is usually held at Piazza Marinoni. The market is only cancelled in the event of bad weather. Regular traders and producers are always present unless they are personally unable to attend. There is no admission charge for the event, and visitors are free to browse the stalls to discover the wares, sample certain foods, try on artefacts or clothing and make purchases.

At the Italian market you'll find the authenticity of Italian wine and cheese. A number of food kiosks and merchants offer these two delicacies for you to enjoy during your visit. You'll be able to taste Italian wine and cheese on the spot, and you can also take some home with you. Of course, this isn't the only culinary experience to be had at the Italian market. There are also chefs on hand to offer succulent Italian specialities that will delight your taste buds.

Visiting the Italian market is also a great opportunity to discover italian leather and clothing. Italian fashion is chic and precious. All Italian clothing carries this label of chic and preciousness, even when it is made by small manufacturers. Take advantage of your visit to the Italian market to buy an authentic piece of clothing or accessory.

The strengths of the Italian market

The Italian market is held in a large square, giving every producer and merchant the opportunity to have their say. well-spaced stands. You'll have plenty of space to stroll around, even when the market is crowded at peak times. On market day, tourists and locals alike flock to Beaulieu-sur-mer.

The Italian market is an opportunity to discover more than one attractive promotional offerYou'll find a wide range of products, from perfumes and cosmetics to clothing and food products. You will have the opportunity to buy items of guaranteed authenticity at the most attractive prices by browsing this market.

Food products sold at the Italian market in Nice

Doing the Italian market means discover part of Italy without having to go there. Yes, you don't have to visit Italy to find Italian products that reflect the country's history.

These are just a few points to tell you about the advantages of attending the Italian market. On the day of your visit, you'll find even more highlights about the event.

La Turbie: discover the remains of the region's Roman past

La Turbie is a village perched high above the sea, which you can reach by the famous Via Julia Augusta. The village was built around the Trophée d'Auguste, one of the most remarkable monuments on the Côte d'Azur.

La Turbie has a number of hiking trails that nature and history lovers can take on dedicated visits. Even if you don't spend the whole day in the village, you'll have the opportunity to see the most important parts of the area. You'll also be able to enjoy the views that distinguish the village from other parts of the Côte d'Azur.

The village has an entrance on the Grande Corniche park. This vast park covers over 650 hectares and extends to neighbouring villages including Eze and La Trinité. From La Turbie, you can explore the park via the Forna circuit and its tunnel. You'll also have a panoramic view of the Mercantour.

The list of historic places to discover in La Turbie includes Saint Michel churchThe Edward Tuck Museum, and the various parts of the village that bear witness to La Turbie's medieval past. This village perched high above the Mediterranean has centuries of history to tell.

Aside from visiting tourist sites and places of interest, La Turbie simply invites you to relax on the rocks and green paths. Take a few minutes to admire the beauty of nature on this side of the French Riviera.

La Turbie

Monuments and places to see in La Turbie

The Trophée d'Auguste is certainly the first place to visit in La Turbie. This ancient trophy is one of the few of its kind still standing in France today. It was built to honour the victory of Emperor Augustus on the people of the Alps in 6 BC. This imposing monument is 35 metres high. Of course, all that remains of this magnificent trophy today are ruins.

The church of Saint-Michel is another important monument to visit. This church boasts Baroque architecture typical of Nice. This heritage site is distinguished by its various parts built with stones from the ruins of the Trophée d'Auguste. It is a true architectural phenomenon, and only its architect holds the secret to its construction. This magnificent church has an old bulbous bell tower whose authenticity is not in doubt.

Throughout the village, you will discover other impressive historical monuments. These include the gates that prevented invaders from entering the ancient fortress.

Eze: fortified village with 3 cornices

Eze is a fortified village just 4 km from La Turbie. There is a double fortified gateway leading into the village. Most of the narrow streets in Eze are uphill. Be prepared to do some physical exercise during your visit. Eze on footHowever, it is impossible to visit the most beautiful parts of the village by car. In any case, Eze has several fountains between its narrow streets, where visitors can take a break and have a drink.

Places to visit in Eze include the Nietzsche Trail, the Exotic Garden, the gardens of the Château de la Chèvre d'Or, and the Fragonard perfume factory. The Fragonard perfume factory is free to visit and gives you the chance to learn about the art of perfume-making from A to Z.

Highlights of the visit to Eze

From each of the three cornices of Eze, you have a beautiful view of the sea. That's the first advantage of this tour. Next, the tour takes you on a tour of the historical features of Eze, with its ochre houses, narrow streets and perfume, soap and cosmetics factory.

You will also have the opportunity to visit art galleries in this village. Art is one of Eze's special heritages. Next, discover fascinating and rare species of plants in the exotic garden. You'll find cacti, among other plants!

Eze

In short, the three places you'll visit on this tour have plenty of surprises in store for you. This itinerary is one of the most interesting to do on the Côte d'Azur for this reason, but also for those who want to discover as many beautiful places as possible in a relatively short tour.

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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