VISIT FRENCH RIVIERA CITIES
Nice is the capital of the Cote dAzur and the fifth largest city in France. It acts almost like a magnet, attracting people from all over the world and especially the rich and beautiful. Nice is known for its unbeatable beauty, its grace, its exceptional climate and its coastline with its turquoise sea and wonderful beaches. Besides that it is also famous for its art and culture, visible through the wealth of historic buildings, monuments, museums and cultural festivals. During a walk along the picturesque promenade you will pass by many passionate street artists surrounded by a joyous crowd.
The Principality of Monaco Monte Carlo is the second smallest country in the world and, as its name suggests, is built largely on a mountain. It is the land of the super-rich and worldwide famous for its wealth. Almost 1 in 3 people who live there are millionaires. It is also known as one of the most notorious tax havens in the world and the annual host of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. It is also home to the picturesque Monte Carlo Casino, where the rich regularly show off their luxury cars. World class hotels, luxury boutiques, the most exclusive restaurants and a harbour full of the most impressive yachts makes the country the perfect playground for the ultra rich.
Cannes is one of the most popular cities in the south of France. Cannes is also known as the “sister city of Beverly Hills” of the French Riviera. Due to the famous annual Cannes film festival, the impressive yachts and the countless luxury boutiques along the beach promenade La Croisette, the city mainly reminds of glitter and glamour. But Cannes is endowed with a strong historical heritage, beautiful architecture, lovely pedestrian streets and it is Provençal soul.
Saint-Tropez is actually a small fishing village, but with great fame. Already popular with writers and artists from Colette to Picasso, it only became really famous with Brigitte Bardot. Since then it has become the IN holiday for the high society. Either to be seen at one of the exclusive parties, to enjoy a glass of champagne on the famous Paloma Beach, or to hide from the public in one of the plenty villas in the area. It’s a delight with its winding medieval streets with traditional pastel-coloured fishermen’s cottages, boutiques and restaurants; the fact that here the rustic flair of Provence merges with the chic image of the Cote dAzur is particularly evident in the harbour, where the small fishing boats can be admired among the most impressive luxury yachts.
Antibes is a marvellous coastal town in Alpes-Maritimes department of southeastern France, on the Côte d’Azur and is located between Cannes and Nice. The old town has a long and interesting history. It was not until the 15th century that Antibes became French. It was home to the famous painter Pablo Picasso who created some of his most important works of art there. Many luxurious villas on the cap d’antibes were built there and it soon became a jet-set and a popular tourist destination worldwide. Its unique beaches, vibrant superyacht harbour and the charming old town make this walled city on the Riviera one of the most beautiful places in the south of France.
MAGIC PLACES TO VISIT
The village of Menton is located on the Cote dAzur between Monaco and Italy. Here the beauty of the French Riviera blends with the Italian charm which is evident in the colourful buildings of the old town. It is also known as a veritable paradise for gardeners and famous for the wonderfully fragrant lemons that grow there in abundance. The nice variety of luxurious hotels, the city casino, wide promenades, sandy beaches and picturesque harbours make Menton a popular tourist destination.
Besides world-famous cities, the French Riviera also has a variety of hidden gems. For example the hilltop villages Eze, Saint Paul de Vence and Gourdon.
The medieval village of Eze is famous for its narrow streets, the ruins of the old fortress, its exotic gardens and its incredible view from the top of the hill.
Saint Paul de Vence is the artists’ village par excellence. Charming places, unique monuments and artistic discoveries add to the special charm of the town.
Gourdon truly has a touch of Eden with its exceptional views, medieval houses, beautiful gardens, Romanesque church and thousand-year-old castle.
Esterel is a fascinating volcanic mountain range with the Mediterranean Sea on one side and Provence on the other. This natural area is characterised by the red colour of its several hundred million years old volcanic rocks. As a contrast, the sea shimmers in its typical blue and turquoise colors. The lush green of the shrubs and pines complete the exceptionally picturesque landscape.
In the south of France, there are some regions that are specifically known for their fabulous lavender fields. During lavender season, July and August, you should definitely visit one of the following places. For example, the Valensole lavender fields, considered as one of the most photographed places in the world. The lavender fields of Sault with its exceptional medieval charm. The Luberon lavender fields with their authentic Provençal atmosphere. Or last but not least, the beautiful lavender fields of Grasse, the city known as the perfume capital of France.
One of the most breathtaking attractions on the Cote dAzur region is the Verdon Gorge. Located in the east of Provence, it is considered the most famous gorge in Europe. Visitors travel for miles just to catch a glimpse of the fabulous turquoise river flowing between the steep limestone massifs of the Col d’Allos and the Trois Eveches. This picturesque gorge also offers tourists a wide variety of exciting activities. Not only because of that it is such a popular destination.
FREE WALKING TOUR OF NICE
Nice Free Tour
- Nice Walking Tours operate 7 days a week
- PRIOR BOOKING IS MANDATORY – Please book in advance so groups don’t exceed maximum capacity
- What : Free Walking tour around Nice old town in English at 10:55am / Day and Night
- When: Day Tour All Year 7 Days a Week / Night Tour Tue Thu Sat
- Where : Day Tour we meet at Massena Square Fountain next to “Apollo statue” at 10H55 I Night Tour at 17H55
- Your Guide : You’ll see us with the red Umbrella and Red T-shirt
- Duration : Around 2-2.5 hour tour
- Price : Tips Based Walking Tour I Tip your guide according to your budget and how much you enjoyed the Tour
- Contact & information : firstname.lastname@example.org
- For any enquiries visit the FAQ
- Book Here for a Spanish tour
- 2H00 guided tour through the old town and the castle hill
- Meet at 10.55 am at the sun fountain on Place Masséna
- Your local guide will wear a red T-shirt and carry an umbrella
- Immediate confirmation by email: printed or mobile confirmation forms are accepted
- Personal expenses
- Food or drink
Nice Walking Tours Tickets
Nice Walking Tours Day & Night
Our Free walking tour of Nice is one of the finest ways to explore this beautiful city along the French Riviera and the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. As the area is Nicknamed Nice the beautiful, our walking tour can help you to discover some of the finest aspects of Nice and truly see why it has been called a beautiful place for centuries.
During our free walking tour around Nice Old town you can see some of the history as well as explore nice old town and a variety of other unique attractions. Through areas like the Massena sqaure, the opera House, the cours saleya market, Galerie des Ponchettes, the belanda tower, Rossetti square and other attractions, you can get a true history of Nice.
Purchasing your tickets, you understand that it’s not a private tour and it may be a large group, however we will give our best to accommodate everyone and have a Nice tour together.
During the tour we stop few minutes at the flower market «Cours Saleya » where you can discover and buy local food. Don’t forget to take a small bottle of water, sunglasses and a camera. There are toilets in the Cours Saleya. Wear shoes you can walk in, as this is a good walk of the ‘best bits’ of beautiful Nice.
The walking tour of Antibes, Cannes, Nice and Monaco are available as private tours. Contact us for information.