PARIS AND FRENCH RIVIERA TOUR
Day 1. PARIS CITY OF LIGHTS
Arrival in Paris Airport and transfer to the hotel in the center.
City tour of Paris center with your private car and guide. You’ll drive through the place de la concorde, les champs Elysées, l’arc de triomphe, the Trocadero, the Invalides and stop at the Eiffel tower and Champs de Mars for a guided tour of the place.
Free time on the Champs Elysées to enjoy French lifestyle.
Day 2. PARIS CITY OF ART
The day starts with a guided tour of The Louvre museum (audio guide). This art Museum is one of the richest in the world. Among the many works of art you will see are the Venus of Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
You’ll drive to the “quartier Latin” and have lunch there.
You’ll then have a guided tour of this famous area. Located on the Montagne Sainte Genevieve, it is also known as the hill of knowledge. You will see the Sorbonne, the Pantheon, the rue Mouffetard, Saint Michel, the Luxembourg gardens and a georgious library.
Visit of the famous cathedral Notre Dame in the Saint Michel area.
Day 3. THE ARTISTIC AND INTELLECTUAL PARIS
In the morning, you’ll discover Versailles Palace, which is the witness of the Grandeur of the French classical architecture. The layout of the city, its palace and gardens, reflect the will of one King, Louis XIV, known as the Sun King. In the beautifully decorated State Apartments - Hall of Mirrors and Queen's Apartments, our guide will enthrall you on the life of the Kings. Visit of the Grounds, Trianon Palace, and the Marie-Antoinette's estate.
Free time for a stroll in the French style gardens.
Back in Paris, you’ll have lunch in the Marais and a guided tour of the area, place des Vosges and private mansions. The glorious time of the Marais was during the 17th and 18th centuries. The king Henry IV built the Royal Place, the current Place des Vosges. That's why many aristocrats and wealthy families had settled down in this area. Many private mansions were built, with gorgeous decoration and splendid architecture.
Parisians love to stroll around this unique area due to its rich historical past. Art galleries, boutiques with avant-garde fashion, designers, lively cafés, market.
We will discover a gorgeous park, enjoy the exquisite view on the riverside from a bridge, visit the oldest library of Paris, and sip a cup of coffee. Going to the "café" is a hobby for the Parisians. This is where many artists used to hang around: Hemingway, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Salvador Dali, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre, Juliette Greco, Françoise Sagan, Serge Gainsbourg... Macaron tasting. And then I will show you the best spot to listen to jazz, electro or even Rock'N Roll.
Day 4. NICE AND SAINT JEAN DE CAP FERRAT
Transfer to Paris airport to board on your flight to Nice (second class).
Arrival in Nice airport and transfer to the hotel.
Through the Port of Nice, we will go on the heights of Mont Boron admire the magnificent Bay of Villefranche. You’ll then visit the villa and gardens EPHRUSSI de Rothschild built in 1905 in SAINT JEAN CAP FERRAT. This villa reflected these sumptuous escapades of the belle époque, in the heart of an area of seven hectares the park has seven themed gardens. The villa contains nearly 5000 works of art and pieces of furniture unique.
Chapel St Hospice of the XVIII century and the Black Virgin. The Greek villa KERYLOS BEAULIEU turn of the century, true reproduction of ancient houses with mosaics and baths.
Day 2. MONACO AND MONTE CARLO
Via the scenic route, you can admire the beautiful bay of Villefranche.
We will then in the medieval village of EZE perched above the Mediterranean, numerous workshop artist and artisans, the chapel of the White Penitents of the XIV century.
The Principality of MONACO will be our next visit with a visit to the prince palace and the oceanographic museum. Then you can visit the Cathedral and enjoy free time on the Place du Casino, where the hotel is located in Paris and the Café de Paris and beautiful gardens.
In MONTE-CARLO you take the grand prix circuit of Formula 1.
Free time to make shopping in the old town.
Day 3. PORT GRIMAUD AND SAINT TROPEZ
Leaving the motorway we descend by the massif des maures to get to the lakeside town of Port Grimaud also called the Venice of Provence.
Then you’ll reach the port of Saint Tropez where you can admire the luxurious yachts, animation sidewalk cafes exhibitions of painting painters. Lunch in a restaurant terrace downtown.
Free time to explore the streets and fashionable shops.
Back along the cost to admire the famous “corniche d’Or.
Stop in very beautiful wild moorings in the Estérel massif on your way to Saint Tropez. Arrival on the famous Pampelonne beach in time for lunch (not included in the price) and discover the endless choice of St-Tropez’s most famous beach spots (Nikki Beach, Voile Rouge, Tahiti beach etc.).
In the afternoon, the captain will make a stop on the way back in St-Tropez village giving you the opportunity to stroll around the village’s picturesque streets.
Before heading back to the harbour enjoy sunset over “the baie des Milliardaires” where the pine forest delightfully stand alongside luxurious properties.
This package included: Fuel, the Skipper, breakfast, soft drinks, fruit basket, a bottle of champagne, towels
Day 4. SAINT PAUL DE VENCE
Saint Paul de Vence is a famous village for its art gallery, its special light and scenic charm. You have the opportunity to walk to and through the village exploring its quaint narrow streets some dating back to the middle ages. After a guided tour of the chapel Folon, you’ll have free time to enjoy the place on your own.
You’ll then have a guided tour to the art foundation Maeght. The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation is a unique example of a private European Foundation. A true museum in nature, the Maeght Foundation is an exceptional site that contains one of the most important collections in Europe, with paintings, sculptures; drawings and graphic works of modern art from the 20th century (Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Chillida, Giacometti, Léger, Miró, Ubac…) and contemporary artists (Adami, Calzolari, Caro, Del Re, Dietman, Kelly, Mitchell, Monory, Oh Sufan, Takis, Tàpies...).
Day 5. NICE
In the morning, you’ll have a guided tour to the Russian cathedral Saint Nicolas before to visit the Matisse Museum, a famous French painter.
The package includes:
HIGHLIGHTS of the Paris and French Riviera Tour
This tour is available all year long.
Disclaimer: Pins in map may not be accurate if Google Maps cannot find the exact address. In this case an approximation is made.
Saint Jean de Cap Ferrat
Saint Paul de Vence