Excursion to the Southern Sites of Cote d'Azur: From Cannes, French Riviera, Monaco, or Nice
Explore the Coastal French Riviera South of Cannes
DURATION: UP TO 10-HOURS
The Mediterranean is the world’s leading tourist destination for its climate and sunshine, which are particularly conducive when discovering its beautiful landscapes and rich cultural heritage. You will be driven during this private tour of the French Riviera along the coast to the middle of the Esterel National Park, with its red cliffs, wild forest and calanques. On the way you will be able to enjoy a stop at the picturesque village of Port Grimaud, with its numerous canals. And last but not least, you will discover with your personal English-speaking guide the famous and lively St Tropez. World famous, this charming, chic little village is the perfect place to feel French Glamour.
Pass the deep ravines of Esterel and broken skyline of this low-lying mountain range extending down to the waterline, with tiny bays, narrow headlands, and sandy beaches. Its fire-red colors form a stunning contrast with the indigo blue of the Mediterranean. Explore the area through the corniche road that runs between Cannes and St-Raphaël. Mandelieu-la-Napoule, with its mimosas, the Pointe de l’Esquillon and Pointe de l’Observatoire, and the resorts of Anthéor and Agay, Boulouris make attractive stops along the way.
Frejus is a fortified ensemble, set in the heart of the medieval part of the town. It is comprised of the cathedral, the cloister and outbuildings, the baptistery, the bishop’s palace, and the Archeology Museum. Access is through a doorway with two sculpted panels under a curved-moulding arch. Following the curve of the old medieval fortifications, the street still has a few vestiges of the period: a fine round tower, an old façade, and a series of small squares
Port Grimaud is also known as the “Provencal Venise” at the bottom of the gulf of St Tropez. This village has been designed by the architect François Spoerry in 1966. Venetian bridges and channels are surrounded by paved and flowery streets and terracotta houses. Discover the St Michel Cathedral and St Roch Chapel.
The small port of Saint-Tropez, dominated by its citadel, is a spa town which became popular as a stopover for artists during their summer European sojourn. First came painters, following in the footsteps of Paul Signac; now this former republic owes its worldwide renown essentially to film stars. You will be driven around the city of celebrities, sea lovers, historical monuments, and hidden treasures. It is also the place for yachts, beaches and party nights!
Of course you will stop along the Pampelone Beach Ramatuelle. Gorgeous beach stretches coated with fine sand with rocky outcrops forming beautiful inlets. You have a 10km stretch to choose from. The more adventurous types might go strolling the coastline, around the peninsula to the Cavalaire bay, in search of a quiet, secluded spot. The easiest beaches to reach are the Bouillabaisse, the Graniers and the Salins. The trendier will opt for Pampelonne, usually private beaches.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your driver will pick you up from the lobby of your French Riviera hotel (Nice, Cannes, Monaco). At the conclusion of the tour, the driver can return you to the hotel, or if you prefer, perhaps drop you off at a nearby restaurant for dinner (If choosing the latter, taxis back to the hotel are to be paid for locally).
Includes: Knowledgeable English-speaking driver and private car service for up to 10-hours, Transport Expenses.
Excludes: Any entrance to museums or other activities when touring, Food and Beverage.
- Please be aware that the driver, while knowledgeable, is not a licensed guide, and may not leave the vehicle to guide on foot.