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Our most recommended French Riviera Photography Tours

Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

1. Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Discover France’s most scenic landscapes on a full-day trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the Verdon Gorge from Nice. See the iconic Lavender Fields and learn about these picturesque locations from your guide. Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination. Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon. Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Discover the earthenware in the stores, and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the terrace cafes. Photograph the world-famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix, an artificial treasure of clear water which is one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence. Then, marvel at the endless lavender fields at the foot of the Alps and stop to take unique and memorable pictures with this impressive backdrop. Stop to smell the light and enchanting lavender aroma surrounding you as you do. After enjoying your trip, return to your vehicle at which point you will be driven back to your point of origin in Nice.

From Nice: Best of the Riviera

2. From Nice: Best of the Riviera

Enjoy a full-day guided trip from Nice to towns and cities along the French Riviera. Explore the beaches and charming architecture of Cannes, take in the views from Eze, and visit Monaco’s old town. Begin with pickup at your hotel in Nice in the morning. Relax in a climate-controlled van with plenty of space on the scenic drive to Cannes. Admire the lovely seaside resort that is renowned for its film festival, its designers, its prestigious hotels, and of its beaches. Head to Antibes, which features one of the most spectacular marinas on the French Riviera. Marvel at stunning views of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Reach Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence which has been home to many artists. Have time to visit the boutiques before traveling to the medieval village of Eze to enjoy breathtaking views and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. Ride to Monaco for a visit to the charming old town. Capture pictures of its cathedral, the Formula 1 Grand Prix course, and the famous Place du Casino. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your day trip.

From Nice: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

3. From Nice: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

Enjoy the panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron. Next, on the Middle Corniche stop at Eze, a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama. Take a guided tour of a traditional perfumery to discover the true essence of Provence. Visit the Old Town of Monaco, the famous 'Rock'. Tour Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Then enjoy some free time at Casino Square. Do some luxurious shopping, stroll along the stunning gardens, view the mega-yachts and chic casino or simply watch the rich and beautiful in their favorite haunts. Then drive along the spectacular coastline of the Lower Corniche between Nice and Monaco. See the typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas. Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche.

French Riviera & Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

4. French Riviera & Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

Join this multi-stop tour to discover the gems of the French Riviera. Follow the coastal road to Grasse, Cannes, Antibes, Gourdon, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Saint Paul de Vence. Experience the beauty of these charming towns on the shores of the Mediterranean. Start the tour with your first stop in Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Visit the oldest perfume factory in the area, Fragonard. Continue the tour to the seaside resort of Cannes. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace in Cannes. 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 resort town of Antibes. Soak in the coastal atmosphere, complete with an attractive seafront, historic buildings, and an interesting old town with a traditional market. Drive through Cap d'Antibes, one of the most exclusive areas on the Cote d'Azur. Move onward to Gourdon, one of the most amazing medieval villages of the Riviera. Enjoy its charming castle and unique landscape. Proceed to your next stop at Tourrettes-sur-Loup, the 'Village of Violets', with its picture-postcard scenery. Finish the tour in Saint Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village and the cradle of writers and painters. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town.

Flavor & Taste of Provence

5. Flavor & Taste of Provence

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then explore the pretty villages of the French Riviera. Make your way in air-conditioned comfort to the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, known for its modern and contemporary art museums. Learn how the village has inspired artists throughout history. Continue to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, famous for the annual Violet Festival that celebrates the region's most famous agricultural product. Get panoramic views of the Alps and coast from the highest medieval village of the French Riviera at the Eagle's Nest in Gourdon.  End with a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse and learn the secrets of the perfume industry. Alternatively, explore the Old Town to marvel at highlights such as the 11th-century cathedral.

From Nice: Full-Day Provence and Lavender Tour

6. From Nice: Full-Day Provence and Lavender Tour

Discover the highlights of Provence on a full-day tour. Appreciate the region's architecture and the sweet brightness of the famous lavender fields.  Visit Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, filled with ramparts, fountains, and an ancient aqueduct. Photograph the world-famous lavender plateaus and then go on a guided tour of a lavender processing plant located in the heart of the field. Lac de Sainte-Croix is located in a wooded setting at the foot of the Gorges du Verdon between the Alpes de Haute Provence and Var, this artificial reservoir of clear and pure water is a jealously guarded quality and one of the most beautiful lakes in Provence.

3-Hour Segway Tour to Nice & Villefranche-sur-Mer

7. 3-Hour Segway Tour to Nice & Villefranche-sur-Mer

Discover the French Riviera from a different perspective on an eco-friendly Segway tour from Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer. Meet with your guide and small group of no more than 7 people for a short training session on how to operate your personal transporter. Then, set off along the picturesque Promenade des Anglais, heading for the Rauba - Capéu lookout (in Nice dialect, "Where Hats Fly Away"). Hear historical anecdotes of the areas you see. Your guide can also take souvenir photos of you on your Segway during short breaks. Admire the busy Port of Nice, and see the unique fishing boats called "Les Pointus." Continue along the coast road, enjoying the sea breeze and sky-blue waters as you travel the gently rolling terrain towards Villefranche-sur-Mer. Upon arrival in the idyllic waterfront town, discover the medieval Citadel and narrow streets. Enjoy few minutes of free time to take photos of the impressive harbor, see the Jean Cocteau paintings in the chapel of Saint Pierre, or enjoy a snack at one of the many outdoor cafés. Then glide back to Nice and climb the hills for the Mont Boron and its panoramic views.

Nice: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

8. Nice: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

The tour photographer will organize the locations for the photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip, or a livelier one with friends.  Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the infomation you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on the day and let the photographer work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. The photographers are hand-picked and highly experienced. They are local experts and will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Once your photo tour is finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery within 5 working days (password protected), containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. This photo tour allows you to look back over your travels with fond memories, when all too often you are left with faded memories of your journeys. Make sure that the next time you travel you have mementos that will last a lifetime and beyond.

Private Tour to the Fabulous Red Gorges and Entrevaux

9. Private Tour to the Fabulous Red Gorges and Entrevaux

Explore the beautiful red mountains and gorges that lie behind the coast. The Cians and Daluis gorges are particularly special due to the red color of the rocks - they are like a little Colorado up in the French mountains. Your private driver will first drive you from Nice in the direction of Entrevaux. As you explore this medieval village, you will be transported back in time. After some time spent strolling around, move on to see the Daluis gorge. Admire its breathtaking views and take beautiful pictures of this very special area. Stop for lunch in Peone, an authentic mountain village. Afterwards, drive back through the fabulous gorges of Cians on your return to Nice.

Nice: Hinter Country and Medieval Villages Tour & Tasting

10. Nice: Hinter Country and Medieval Villages Tour & Tasting

Discover the medieval and perched villages typical of Provence on this guided tour with round-trip transportation from Nice. See the local people practicing art like glass blowing and taste local products like olive oil. Explore Biot, Saint Paul de Vence, Gourdon, and Grasse. Departing from Nice, start your trip by meeting glassblowers in the village of Biot. This village is a favorite spot for its glassblowing and ceramics. Afterward, visit one of the oldest oil mills in France and taste olive oils. Enjoy free time to have lunch (costs not included) and visit the village of Saint Paul de Vence, the second most visited village in France. Get to know this jewel of Provence, known for its many art galleries, before taking the road to the Gorges du Loup. Pass through the village of Tourettes sur loup (capital of the violet) and make a photo stop. About 10 minutes later, take advantage of a stop to admire the waterfalls of the Saut du Loup (wolf jump) and their indescribable magic. After the waterfalls, head to the medieval village of Gourdon, known for its incredible panorama over the whole riviera. Finally, you’ll visit the old town of Grasse, the capital of perfume, and have the opportunity to visit one of the best perfume factories.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

My husband and I took the private tour. We realized renting a car for 24 hours would have cost the same, and this way we can skip the driving and have a tour guide! We loved our guide Ichrak’s explanation of the local areas around Nice and his knowledge of the traditions and landmarks. We went in early September so unfortunately the gorge was on the drier side and the lavenders had been harvested. However we still had a great time exploring the area and would recommend it! Definitely take Dramamine - my husband who normally doesn’t get carsick was quite nauseous.

Mat our host/driver was excellent!! He was funny and very knowledgeable which made the trip very interesting and fun, especially as the other people on the tour were quiet. He made us feel very welcome and happy & wanted to make our trip very good. I strongly recommend this trip if you want to see beautiful villages and the lake. The lavender fields were out of season when we went but I still think we got amazing value for money & we were picked up and dropped off outside our accommodation which makes it very easy! Thanks so much Mat!

A very nice tour with a knowledgeable and really cool guide through great and breathtaking places. The driver/guide was a professional - he drove the car well, it felt like we were participating in a real rally through the serpentines :D This tour will be for those who like not only the beautiful views of nature, but also the speed. If you get sick easily, it's probably best not to participate! But visiting the beautiful places would definitely outweigh that. We really liked it!

This is the perfect choice if someone is visiting south france for a short period of time, and would like to see the most of it. Overall it was very convenient for us, Alex was amazing. He took us to the best places and drove us to amazing views not all people know about.

My driver, Ondrei, was great!! The tour was beautiful and fun!