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From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

1. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Kickstart a day of adventure with a visit to the "Moyenne Corniche" for 15 minutes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Take a unique trip and visit the medieval village of Èze. Admire the splendid panorama of this beautiful location and discover the secrets of perfume with a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Your next stop is the Principality of Monaco, where you have time to discover the old town, the cathedral, the palace and the ceremony of the changing of the guard. Next, continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo with its casino and upscale shops. Have lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in Monaco. Around 1:00 PM, your driver-guide will take you to Antibes, a city that combines nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. Visit the old town, the biggest marina of business and luxury in Europe—the port of the billionaires. Head to your next stop, Saint-Paul-De-Vence. Marvel at the "jewel of Provence", where many painters and artists have resided. As you walk the streets of this medieval fortified village, you can taste centuries of history and artistic creativity. For your last destination, make way to the famous city of stars—Cannes. Explore the Beverly Hills of France, and take a stroll on the famous Croisette, enjoy luxury hotels, restaurants and shops. Above all, set foot on the famous red carpet festival film, like Hollywood stars.

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Saint Paul de Vence, Antibes, and Cannes from Nice

2. Saint Paul de Vence, Antibes, and Cannes from Nice

Be collected at your accommodation at 1:30 PM to discover the most beautiful cities of the Côte d'Azur and their sparkling attractions in half a day. Visit Saint Paul-De-Vence to admire the jewel of Provence, where many painters and artists have been. You can feel the history and artistic creativity. It's a unique place and a destination not to be missed. Then go to Antibes to cross the old town and market square to the Billionaire's Pier, where you can admire luxury yachts belonging to multinational companies.  Your last destination will be Cannes, the city of actors and celebrities, which is known as the Hollywood of France. You will explore the Beverly Hills of France and walk on the famous Croisette. Enjoy restaurants and luxury shops as you set foot on the famous red carpet film festival. 

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Nice: Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence Half-Day Tour

3. Nice: Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence Half-Day Tour

Join this tour to discover the seaside resort of Cannes. Follow the coastal road to Antibes and St Paul de Vence. Experience the beauty of these charming towns on the French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean. Benefit from round-trip transfers from your hotel and an expert guide. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace near the Old Port in Cannes. See the place that accommodates the largest festival of cinema in the world. Admire the famous red carpet and spot over 150 handprints of celebrities in front of Palais des Festivals and in the parks. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Then, continue to the chic seaside resort of Antibes. Soak in the coastal atmosphere, complete with an attractive seafront, historic buildings, and an interesting old town with a traditional market. The tour finishes in St Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village of the French Riviera. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town. St Paul de Vence is the cradle of writers, poets like Prévert and Pagnol, and renowned painters such as Chagall, Picasso and Matisse. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this historical village with small paved streets and fountains that are typical of Provence.

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From Nice: Best of the Riviera

4. From Nice: Best of the Riviera

This full-day guided tour of the Riviera begins with a pick-up at your hotel in Nice at 09:00. During the day you’ll explore Cannes – the Beverly Hills of Provence. This lovely seaside resort is renowned for its film festival, its designers, its prestigious hotels, and of course its beaches. You’ll also visit Antibes, which features one of the most spectacular marinas on the French Riviera. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Saint-Paul de Vence is considered the jewel of Provence, and has been home to many artists. It is also home to many boutiques that you might want to visit when you explore this ancient town.  From the medieval village of Eze you’ll enjoy breathtaking views and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monaco and Monte Carlo, you’ll visit Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula 1 Grand Prix course, and the famous Place du Casino.

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French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

5. French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

The glitz and glamour of the French Riviera is yours to explore on this half-day trip. Begin by spending some free time along La Croisette Boulevard in Cannes, the French Beverly Hills, renowned for its film festival, its well-known designers and fashion houses, its plentitude of luxurious hotels, and wide expanses of calm, sandy beaches. The Boulevard also features a gorgeous marina, dotted with pleasure vessels and yachts, and even a pirate ship, relic of a movie shoot. After you've seen the best of the Boulevard, drive along the coastal road between Cannes and Antibes, passing by the charming marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan. From here, you'll admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. End your tour by surrendering to the allure of Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence, where great painters and artists have stayed. March Chagall, Cubist/Surrealist painter, actors Yves Montand and Jacques Prévert number among its glittery inhabitants of yore.

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From Nice: Full-Day French Riviera Sightseeing Trip

6. From Nice: Full-Day French Riviera Sightseeing Trip

Explore the famed countryside and towns of Provence on a full-day guided tour. Discover pine forests, vast vineyards, and the region's towns — from hidden gems like Tourettes-sur-Loup to famous destinations like Cannes. Begin your tour in Antibes where you'll discover the old town and market square. Stroll along Billionaire's Pier and admire the luxury yachts. Then switch gears and shop colorful wares at a traditional Provencal market. Continue your journey to the star-studded Cannes. Stroll along the Croisette and enjoy gourmet bites and shopping at luxury boutiques. Visit Saint Paul-De-Vence and walk in the footsteps of famous artists like Matisse, Picasso, and Chagall. Break for lunch and head to Grasse, the historical center of the French perfume industry. Stop at the renowned Fragonard perfumery and treat yourself to a special fragrance. Next travel to Gourdon, known as one of the most beautiful perch villages of France, and enjoy panoramic views. End your tour in the medieval village of Tourettes-sur-Loup, perched on a rocky buttress. Also known as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for artists in the 1920s and remains today an artistic haven on the Riviera.

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From Nice: West Coast and Country Side Tour

7. From Nice: West Coast and Country Side Tour

Depart from Nice between 08:15 and 09:00 AM. Explore Cannes, the Beverly Hills of France, renowned for its film festival, its major designers, its prestigious hotels and its sandy beaches. In Antibes, admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Soak in the atmosphere of Provence, where magic light and colors influenced prestigious painters and artists to create world-renowned masterpieces. Visit Antibes to admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Then stop at Tourettes-sur-Loup to take pictures in the city of violets.  Continue to Gourdon, from where you can admire breathtaking panoramic views over the Alps. Then visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. See the Fragonard perfume factory or Old Town. Explore Saint Paul de Vence, a village known worldwide for its artists and painters. Have the opportunity to visit artist’s shops and peer over the view by the ramparts to find the colors of the villas, perfumes of the hills and the fragrances of the sea skyline. 

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From Nice: French Riviera Private Driver & Tailor-Made Tour

8. From Nice: French Riviera Private Driver & Tailor-Made Tour

Discover the French Riviera with a tailor-made private tour with your personal driver guide who will be pleased to answer to all your requests or wishes.  Here is a sample of what can be done on this 8-hour tour: visit Cannes, renowned for its film festival, its major designers, its prestigious hotels, and its sandy beaches. Admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina in Antibes and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification walls. Head to the countryside and visit Saint-Paul de Vence, where great painters and artists have stayed. The medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views is worth a visit. Discover the secrets of perfume with a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, the cathedral and see the course used for the Formula One Grand Prix up close. In Monte Carlo, see how the rich and famous live with its palaces, casinos, luxury boutiques and beautiful gardens.

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Cannes: Private 8-Hour Sightseeing Tour

9. Cannes: Private 8-Hour Sightseeing Tour

After being met at your cruise terminal, you can spend an unforgettable 8-hours in a private air-conditioned van, for 2 to 8 people. From there you can choose from a range of activities, from exploring the riviera to shopping. Your convenient chauffeur-driven vehicle will allow you to make the most of your day without walking and without fatigue, and you will also be able to park close to each visiting point throughout the day. Your first stop will be Nice, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Hauts de Villefranche and the Cap Ferrat. You can then move on to discover the Medieval village of Ezé, where you can explore a nearby perfume shop. Next up, you will advance to the principality of Monaco, where you can enjoy a visit to the cathedral, pay homage to the princes and princesses of Monaco, as well as to the magnificent palace of the prince. Next up, explore the Medieval town of St. Paul de Vence, before moving on to Antibes where you will visit its scenic port, where you can take in views of luxurious super-yachts and clear water. Before your return to your ship, you will make one final stop to the red carpet of "French Hollywood".

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Antibes: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

10. Antibes: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Enjoy a daylong tour that gives you a great opportunity to visit Antibes, Juan-Les-Pins, and Cap d’Antibes on an open-top bus where you can get on and off at any of the 4 stops. Travel at moderate speeds, get stunning panoramic views, and learn about the region through an informative audio-guide. Embark on a tour of Antibes Juan-Les-Pins in modern, state-of-the-art buses with spectacular 360° panoramic views through their continuous retractable transparent roofs and windows with UV protection.  You can hop-on or hop-off in 4 different boarding stops and enjoy the flexibility as the duration of the tour is up to you. Scheduled stops on the route are: Place Guynemer: the stop is ideally located in the heart of the old town, close to the Picasso and Peynet museums, Antibes Cathedral, and the pedestrian area with its numerous shops, the ramparts, and many other monuments Fort-Carré: the stop is in front of the monument so that you may visit the fort, or simply enjoy a stroll along this magnificent edifice. This stop also gives you the opportunity of exploring port Vauban, Europe’s largest marina, and its collection of magnificent yachts and sailing boats. Juan-Les-Pins: this stop is in the center of Juan Les Pins, one of the French Riviera’s most mythical resorts, with its fine sandy beaches, beautiful terraces, and a plethora of fashion boutiques. Baie de la Garoupe: this exceptional site is nestled at the heart of Cap d’Antibes and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches of the coast. Take the Sentier des Douaniers or Tire-poil (coastal path) all the way to the Anse de l’Argent Faux, where you can admire the bay of Antibes billionaires. The bus route features: downtown Antibes, port Vauban, Fort-Carré, place De Gaulle, the Ilette, the chemin des Sables, the Palais des Congrès, the Pinède, Juan-Les-Pins, la Gallice port, Cap d’Antibes, the lighthouse and chapel of la Garoupe, Garoupe bay, and the beaches of la Salis. There is a stop for a few minutes at the Garoupe lighthouse to allow you to discover its Chapel and Notre Dame de Bon Port church which also gives you an exceptional view of the Juan-Les-Pins Bay, the Lérins Islands, Cannes, and the Estérel mountains.

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What people are saying about Antibes

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Our guide Rado was great!! He was friendly, energetic, and extremely knowledgeable about the region. We’re given interesting details about the history and geography of the Riviera as we travel along the coast. There are stopovers for panoramic photos and plenty of time to explore each town we visit. Monaco, Cannes, Antibes… I recommend picking the full-day tour to see the most of the region. 10/10 I’d absolutely go on a tour with Rado again. Thanks for the memorable day in the French Riviera!

The tour was amazing, we visited many places with no pressure about the time, Parfect (our tour guide and driver) was really good at his job as well as very informative and chill. Overall it’s a perfect tour as if it’s your first time in these places and in a really good price

If you have limited time and want to cover French Riviera in a day, give this tour a go! Tour guide is friendly and funny!

Rado was our guide and well managed the agenda with clear explanation en route over the journey

The guide is knowledgeable and friendly. Everything’s on time.