The highlights of the French Riviera
This Riviera tour is the best way to visit all the highlights of the Riviera in just one day. Visit the most prolific landmarks on the Riviera including Nice, Eze, Monaco/Monte-Carlo, Antibes, and Cannes.
Nice has been attracting British aristocrats, Russian princes, American billionaires, artists, and poets since the 19th century. It is situated between the mountains of France and the sea, and is only a few kilometres away from Monaco and Italy. Nice truly is one of the most unmissable stops on the Riviera.
Things that you must see and do in Nice:
After spending 20 minutes on one of the most scenic roads in the world, La Moyenne Corniche, we reach Eze.
Eze is a village that should really not be missed when you visit the French Riviera.
It’s situated 420 meters above the sea and is a medieval village that gives your eyes and soul a real treat. Eze was the inspiration behind the last chapters of the novel by German philosopher Fredrich Nietsche Thus Spoke Zaratustra.
Walt Disney couldn’t help but fall in love with Eze and even today rock stars such as Bono have chosen to settle there permanently.
This magical labyrinth is home to great hotels and restaurants such as La Chevre d’Or and Château Eza, which offers the best views on the Riviera and the blue Mediterranean. Words aren’t enough to describe what you see there.
A free visit to the Fragonard perfume factory in Eze where you will be accompanied by a perfume specialist who speaks your language and will explain everything you need to know about perfume; its history, the perfume creation process, and flowers and fragrances. You’ll be surprised by how much you learn in a short amount of time.
After another 20 minute scenic drive you arrive in the second smallest independent country in the world; the Principality of Monaco.
Monaco is the jewel of the Côte d’Azur. It’s situated between the Alps and the sea and both France and Italy can be seen from Monaco.
Monaco is ruled by the son of Grace Kelly, Prince Albert II, and stands as a symbol of elegant luxury and the dolce vita. If you don’t visit Monaco while touring on the Riviera then you’re really missing out. It may be small but Monaco has a number of things to offer:
You will really be surprised by how much you can see, learn, and discover in such a small country.
Antibes is situated between Nice and Cannes and was founded more than 3000 years ago by the Greeks. This scenic coastal town has ramparts, a traditional market with local products, the largest billionaires marina found in Europe, a museum dedicated to Pablo Picasso, sandy beaches, and medieval streets.
The charm of Antibes has drawn in prestigious visitors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Henri Latrigues, and Miles Davis. Antibes has millions of stories to tell you. Claude Monnet painted one of the best panoramas ever here, covering the snowy alps, the blue sea, the French Riviera, and even some parts of Italy.
From Antibes we follow the seaside road through the Cap d’Antibes area, one of the most exclusive places on Earth. Your breath will be taken away by the gorgeous panoramic scenery from the cap d’Antibes lighthouse, to the beautifully decorated villas and the best hotel on the Riviera; the Eden Rock Hotel. All of this is on the road to Cannes.
Be a star and take a walk down the world-famous Croisette Avenue, situated next to the Film Festival Palace and its icon red-carpeted 24 steps. On your left you see some of the most prestigious hotels in the world; the Majestic Hotel and the Carlton hotel along with the Martinez. On your right there are beautiful people enjoying champagne on a sandy white beach, the same beach that was made popular by the one and only Coco Chanel.