This is a region of contrast; the French Riviera is not just about beaches. Our journey brings us into close encounters with colourful locals, quintessential market towns, artisanal cheese makers, and medieval villages perched on hilltops. This is definitely a trip to delight the mind and body, as the region is famous for its voluptuous flowers, bohemian artists, Provençal cuisine, and fascinating Roman history.
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Bienvenue! Upon your arrival in Nice, we will pick you up and bring you to your hotel in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The rest of the day is yours to explore the medieval town, which is now a celebrated artists haven.
Venture to the charming Medieval village of St-Jeannet and walk into the Mediterranean hills. Lunch will be a picnic feast of local goods prepared by Corinne, our French chef. Later, enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard.
Today you'll explore the protected area of Les Courmettes, a conservation project to protect the wild flora and fauna, among which are many endemic species not found anywhere else.
Visit the famous Cap Ferrat, one of the most expensive real estate corners in the world. Enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood and soak the atmosphere of this ancient small village of fishermen. This afternoon there is an option for a longer route into the medieval village of Èze, your home for the next two nights.
Today you'll stay high in the hills as you walk around the village of Sainte Agnes, a charming spot with a 12th century castle and military fort, carved into the rock during World War II. Enjoy breathtaking views of the coast and of Menton far down below, near the border with Italy and dine in a small local restaurant.
Welcome to the glitz and glamour of Monaco! Enjoy the contrasting town of La Turbie, best-known for its imposing 7th century BC Trophée des Alpes, before looping back down to the city.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the Nice airport, from which you can head home or continue your adventures on your own. Au revoir!Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.