Saint-Paul de Vence Small group activities

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Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

1. Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

Board an air-conditioned minivan outside your Nice hotel and sit back and enjoy a scenic 1-hour drive to Saint Jeannet. The drive will take you through the rolling landscapes of Provence's wine country. The tour duration is 4 hours. En route, your tour guide will provide an overview of the history and traditions of French winemaking. In Provence, the temperate Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil create ideal conditions for growing grapes. Varieties such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache flourish in the warm sun. Stop to visit a wine cellar and experience the subtleties of the local wines during a tasting with the winemaker. You’ll be able to taste a variety of wines. Next stop is Saint Paul de Vence, the second-most visited village in France and the jewel of Provence. The stunning walled village has been home to numerous artists, including Renoir, Chagall and Picasso and many film stars as well.

Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence: Half-Day Tour

2. Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence: Half-Day Tour

You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Monaco, Cannes, or Nice, and then taken on a drive along the stunning coastal road to Antibes. Head to the Old Town where Picasso lived, visit the beautiful harbor and see the ramparts built by Vauban. Continue on to the glamorous city of Cannes on this half-day tour. You’ll travel down the Promenade de la Croisette and see the luxury hotels that have hosted celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson. Stop at the renowned Cannes Film Festival Palace and walk in the steps of the stars. Visit the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, made famous by the actors and artists that lived here, including such greats as Bonnard, Braque, Dufy, and Matisse. Stroll along the cobblestone streets, stop in at the galleries, and take in spectacular views of the sea.

From Nice: Full-Day Best of the Riviera

3. From Nice: Full-Day Best of the Riviera

Depart from Nice between 08:15 AM 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 jewel of Provence, where magic light and colors influenced prestigious painters and artists to keep having inspirational moods to create world-renowned masterpieces. Visit the medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea, and discover the secrets of perfume in Fragonard, visiting the perfume factory. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, the cathedral, the Formula One Grand Prix race track and the casino with Monte Carlo’s 18th century old fashion hotels and luxury boutiques. 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. Complete your open tour discovering the Principality of Monaco. Have a walk through its old city, flashing luxury hotels, historical buildings and warm narrow streets. See the legendary circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix. Your team is ready to go.

From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

4. From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip in Provence, where you'll be guided around some of the area's most famous countryside attractions. Arrive in the morning in Cannes and walk the famous Croisette Boulevard, by the Film Festival Palace, stopping at designer shops and smart sandy beaches. Then you'll drive through the charming Countryside of Provence to Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry, for a guided tour of a perfumery or you can spend free time visiting the old town. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. After lunch, you can wind down with the charming Loup Gorges. Finish-up in St Paul de Vence, the 2nd most visited village in France, home of impressionist painters, with ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries.

From Nice, Cannes, Monaco: French Riviera Day Trip

5. From Nice, Cannes, Monaco: French Riviera Day Trip

Explore Monaco on this van day trip with hotel pickup in Nice, Cannes, or Monaco. Visit the old town and see modern sights like the Oceanographic museum before heading to Monte-Carlo where you can see the Casino, Hotel de Paris, and the Grand Prix racetrack. End your tour with a visit to Cannes. You’ll drive into the hills above Monaco and stop in the medieval village of Eze, built on top of a mountain, and rising high above the sea. Take in the fantastic views and the world-famous perfume factory Fragonard. The drive continues through the village of La Turbie, also known as the Terrace of Monaco for the sweeping views of the Principality of Monaco below. You’ll see the Trophy of the Alps, a centuries-old Roman monument, before reaching the luxurious Principality of Monaco. In Monaco’s old town, known as The Rock, you’ll visit the Prince Palace and have the opportunity to see the changing of the guard. In the cathedral you can pay homage to the princes and princesses of Monaco who are buried here. You’ll also make stops at the oceanographic museum and the justice palace. Visiting the old town is an exclusive offering with this tour, as only Monaco-licensed vehicles are permitted in the area. In the city of Monte-Carlo you’ll see the iconic Casino built by Garnier, the well-known Hotel de Paris, and the lovely gardens. Your guide will also take you for a drive on the Monaco Grand Prix track. On the way to Cannes, the tour stops in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a charming medieval village made famous by the actors and artists who have lived here. Its cabled stone streets, numerous galleries, and scenic views of the Mediterranean combine to make this a unique place. You’ll also have a break for lunch. Next your tour follows the coast road, driving through Antibes, where Picasso once lived. You’ll see the old town and the harbor. The drive then takes you to Cannes where you’ll travel along the Croisette, lined with magnificent hotels and home to the film festival palace. Feel like a movie star as you walk up the world-famous steps!

Taste of Provence Tour from Nice

6. Taste of Provence Tour from Nice

Start your 6-hour tour with a drive from Nice to Saint Paul de Vence, an ancient village that’s considered the jewel of Provence. You’ll have free time to get acquainted with one of the most visited villages in France, which is best known for its art. Continue to Gourdon, a commune perched on a 760-meter-high peak that overlooks the Loup Valley. Known as the Eagle's Nest, Gourdon is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Enjoy the opportunity to explore this unique place. At the end of the tour, you’ll have some time to visit Grasse, the world capital of perfume, or you can choose to stop at the perfume factory.

Flavor & Taste of Provence

7. 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.

The Magic of the French Riviera: Full-Day Guided Tour

8. The Magic of the French Riviera: Full-Day Guided Tour

Enjoy a full day exploring the French Riviera, and see its most popular attractions on this guided tour. The first stop on the tour will be the medieval village of Eze, sitting high above the Mediterranean Sea, and offering dramatic views, exotic gardens, fine art, and streets filled with history. Visit the Fragonard factory and learn some of the secrets of creating perfumes. Later you’ll drive through the village La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco for its panoramic views of the tiny principality below. See the Trophy of the Alps, a Roman monument dating from 7 B.C. In Monaco you’ll visit the Old Town with the Prince Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, and the neo-Romanesque Cathedral where Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier were married and later buried. Visit the city of Monte-Carlo, driving on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. Head to the famous casino and see the luxurious shops, gardens, and hotels. Enjoy a stop in the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Fall under the spell of this charming town as you enter through the royal gates. Admire the lovely homes, boutiques, and art studios, with flowers adorning nearly every window. Continue on to Antibes, one-time home to Picasso, where you can feel the lingering spirit of medieval times. Finally, you'll reach Cannes, home to the renowned international film festival. One of the most spectacular places on the French Riviera, it stretches along a sparkling bay framed by mountains. See its beautiful beaches, chic boutiques, and the famous Croisette, which extends for over 2.5 kilometers along the sea. Admire the world-famous hotels and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the film festival is held.

West Coast and Country Side full day Tour

9. West Coast and Country Side full day 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. 

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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What people are saying about Saint-Paul de Vence

Prompt pick up at our hotel. Guide was a good driver, spoke very good English and gave us lots of information with a sense of humour. The vehicle was very comfortable and air conditioned.

We enjoyed the tour! However, there needs to be a microphone in the minivan. The van was full and 3 of us sat in the third row. We could not hear anything the driver/guide said.

A winery tour that is not easily accessible. Highly recommended for anyone who loves wine. Lovely wineries, friendly guides, and a happy experience in half a day.

Hope you get Rolf as your driver ton of experience and stories to tell while driving to, between & from the places!

Kind and nice guide! fully enjoyed our visit to Cote d'Azur. Definitely a must-do when you visit Nice.