In the 19th century the French Riviera was the favourite destination of Europe’s crowned heads like Napoleon III, Queen Victoria and the Tsar. Today it has become a fashionable summer destination inmortalized by painter and photographers like Picasso and Doisneau.
Discover the beauty and charm of Nice during the first step of your tour. After a stop in Villefranche, you will be driven to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, a paradisiac peninsula overlooking the harbour which is today a smart seaside resort. Then stop in Eze, a village isolated in a rocky peak at an extraordinary setting, where you will have the chance to visit the Fragonard perfume factory. Your day tour will end in Monaco and Monte-Carlo and their fastuous environment that make them worldwide legendary locations.
Included : Knowledgeable english speaking driver and private car service, transport expenses
Not included : any entrance to museums or other activities when touring, driver’s meal, food and beverage
Nice to Monaco private tour: Nice, on the Mediterranean Côte d’Azur is a wonderful place, with its flower market, beautiful coastline, terrace restaurants, outdoor bars and great shopping.
Enjoy a wonderful cultural experience by visiting places such as the famous Promenade des Anglais, the picturesque square of the flower market ‘Cours Saleya’, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and the Plateau St-Michel.
The Town Spreads over three Coastal roads- the lower, middle and upper roads- each one offering a superb view on the bay of VilleFranche and the Cap Ferrat.
Explore the town starting from the imposing 16th century Citadelle Sainte-Elme. Move on from the Citadel to discover the cobbled streets of the old town. Last but not least Villefranche sur mer attractive harbour offers a pleasant walk to the beach.
The most prestigious headland on the Riviera is covered by dense vegetation. The peninsula is strewn with elegant houses such as the delightful Villa Ephrussi. Views of the shore can be admired from the coastal path and the lighthouse in the south, and from the streets of St-Jean and St-Hospice Point in the east.
Strangely isolated on a rocky peak (429m) overlooking the sea, Èze seems to blend into the rock face. The village is located in an extraordinary setting. Its old village huddles around a substantial medieval fortress, with rocks and houses of similar hues blending into one another.
From its terrace crowned with the remains of a castle, the Jardin d‘Èze, a paradise for plants, commands magnificent views of the sea, the Riviera and even Corsica.
You will be thrilled by Monaco exceptional location, between mountain and sea, its gardens, its athletic and cultural events. You will have a chance to discover the old town and see the changing of the guards just before midday in front of the Palace of the Prince, but you will also be visiting the Cathedral with the Princess Grace Memorial. You will also enjoy Monte Carlo with its old Casino, the famous Hotel de Paris and the Cafe de Paris at the Golden Square.
A fantastic view of the Mediterranean and the heavenly terrace by the pool are some of the appeals of this restaurant, which is reached by a private cable car. On the menu are grilled meat, fish and southern flavours.
71 bd du Gén. -de-Gaulle F – 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Tel: +33 4 93 76 50 50
Enjoy the exotic flavors of Mediterranean cuisine on the terrace of Les Remparts under the rays of the summer sun. The Chef creatively builds a culinary bridge over the nearby Italian border to the region of Liguria.
The seasonal menu draws its inspiration from fresh market produce.
This voyage of discovery opens the doors to a subtle local cuisine, and aims to surprise and delight the gourmet diner.
6 rue du Barri 06260 Eze Village
Tel: +33 4 92 10 66 66
Founded in 1949, the Confiserie Florian in the Gorges du Loup sits in a breathtaking setting along the banks of the Loup river, in the lower hills of Grasse’s beautiful backcountry.
Decorated with antique furniture from the South of France dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, both Confiserie Florian locations, Nice and Le Pont du Loup, are a blend of tradition, refinement, and taste.
14 Quai Papacino – 06300 – Nice, France
Tel: +33 4 93 55 43 50
The Casino de Monte-Carlo is unique in more than one way. In addition to its sublime setting in beautiful gardens and the prestige of the building itself, it is also unique for the exceptional diversity of its table games, a diversity that exists nowhere else.
Place du Casino – MC 98000 Principauté de Monaco
Standing in a stunning location on Cap Ferrat, this Italian-style palace was built in 1905 by Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild to house her collection of almost 5 000 works of art (mosaics, Flemish tapestries, porcelain and furniture). After her death in 1935, the baroness left the villa to the Fine Arts Academy of the Institut de France.
1 Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Tel: +33 4 93 01 33 09
Perched dramatically on the cliff-top in Monaco Ville, the Oceanographic Museum is Monaco’s most visited museum.
The museum has long been associated with Jacques Cousteau, who fascinated generations with his amazing undersea adventures on TV.
Many of his viewers later went on to enjoy scuba diving for themselves as adults. So there’s often some exhibition or other related to the life and work of Captain Cousteau.
Avenue Saint-Martin, 98000 Monaco
January | February | March 10 am to 6 pm
April | May | June 10 am to 7 pm
July | August 10 am to 8.30 pm
September 10 am to 7 pm
October | November | December 10 am to 6 pm