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Nice: Villages of Provence Tour with Wine & Produce Tasting

1. Nice: Villages of Provence Tour with Wine & Produce Tasting

Uncover the secrets to winemaking on this day trip from Nice. Travel in a van and stay connected with onboard WIFI. Tour a cellar and try wines in Saint-Jeannet. Learn about glassware in Biot, visit an old mill in Opio, and admire vistas in Gourdon. Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Nice in the morning. Relax in the comfortable and air conditioned van on the way to Biot. Learn about the manufacturing of Biot glassware which is known for its quality around the world. Continue to the hillside village of Opio which is nestled between olive groves, pines, cork oak, and strawberry trees. Head to a rare 15th-century mill that is still in operation. Savor some regional products paired with some delicious olive oil. Travel to the breathtaking hilltop village of Gourdon which offers exceptional views of the entire French Riviera. Capture pictures of its 9th century castle and its sumptuous garden which was designed by the Versailles landscaper André Lenotre. Be awed by a 40-meter-high waterfall in the Gorges du Loup. See the village of Tourrette sur loup which owes its fame to the violets, which have been its main crop since 1880.  Unlock the flavors of the countryside at a wine estate in Saint-Jeannet. Sample 6 wines with red, rosé, white, and sweet options. Listen as the winemaker tells you about how the wine is aged by harnessing the power of the sun with glass carboys. Sit where you can admire superb paintings by Remy Rasse who also produces wine labels. After your tasting, return to your accommodation in Nice by van.

Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

2. Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

Discover medieval castles and charming towns as you tour the countryside around Nice. Visit Grasse and learn about the history of French perfume, explore the cobblestone streets of Saint Paul de Vence, and stop at the Gorges du Loup waterfall. After pick up, you travel to the old town of Grasse, the historical center of French perfumery since the end of the 18th century. You will have the opportunity to visit Fragonard perfumery. Continue on to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful perch villages of France, and admire a panoramic view of the Riviera from the Alps over the coast. You will visit the castle, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, dissected by Lenotre. Enjoy a stop to visit the waterfall 40metres high in the Gorges du Loup. The next stop is the medieval village Tourette Sur Loup, settled on a rocky buttress, overhanging precipices. Also know as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for musicians, painters, writers, and poets in the middle of the 1920s. Today more than thirty workshops and galleries make the village a place of high standing for art and craft on the Riviera. Your last destination will be Saint Paul de Vence, an extraordinary treasure of Provence that has over time become the garden of many painters.

Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital, on a full-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Nice, Monaco, or Cannes. You’ll visit the Fragonard perfume factory, and have a chance to explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The small-group tour continues on, traveling the scenic roads to Valbonne, a charming medieval village, where you can take a break for lunch at one of the charming cafés. Drive along the Loup River, passing stunning waterfalls, and head up to the tiny fortress of Gourdon for sweeping views across the French Riviera. Afterwards you’ll stop at the Bellet vineyards, located just outside Nice. Visit the Chateau de Cremat, built in 1906, and enjoy incredible views of the sea and taste their red, rosé, and white wines.

From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

4. From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip in Provence, where you'll be guided around some of the area's most famous countryside attractions. Arrive in the morning in Cannes and walk the famous Croisette Boulevard, by the Film Festival Palace, stopping at designer shops and smart sandy beaches. Then you'll drive through the charming Countryside of Provence to Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry, for a guided tour of a perfumery or you can spend free time visiting the old town. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. After lunch, you can wind down with the charming Loup Gorges. Finish-up in St Paul de Vence, the 2nd most visited village in France, home of impressionist painters, with ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries.

Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

5. Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

Spend half a day in the French Riviera on a tour completely based on your wishes on board the mythic French car: the Citroën Traction Avant. This car was the world's first front-wheel-drive steel monocoque production car and successfully pioneered front-wheel-drive on the European mass car market. It was built from 1934 to 1957. Among the numerous sites on the Riviera, select the ones you most desire to visit. You can stop in the famous cities and villages, or travel quietly along the magnificent Estérel coast road from Cannes to Fréjus. As this is a private tour for your single group, you are free to manage the time you want to spend at each site. If you love a particular site and decide to stay a bit more than initially planned instead visiting another one, no problem. Additionally, if you are not quite certain what you want to see, allow your local driver to help you decide what best fits the interests of your group. Some examples of tours (you can see on the picture-map): · Cannes (La Croisette) – Mougins (Old Village with artists) – Grasse (perfume factory) – Gourdon (Medieval village) · Cannes (La Croisette) – Estérel cost road until Fréjus (Harbor) · Grasse (center of old city and perfume factory) - Gourdon (Medieval village) – Gorges du Loup road – Tourrettes sur Loup (sweet factory) To communicate your desired itinerary, please provide a detailed description at the time of booking by leaving a note in the comments field during the checkout process. If you would like something more customized, don't hesitate to ask. You will receive a reply very quickly that will let you know if this is possible for the provided duration of time, or if you should extend your booking. You can also simply ask for a proposed optimized itinerary in the area you want to visit.

From Nice: Flavor & Taste of Provence

6. From Nice: Flavor & Taste of Provence

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then explore the pretty villages of the French Riviera. Make your way in air-conditioned comfort to the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, known for its modern and contemporary art museums. Learn how the village has inspired artists throughout history. Continue to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, famous for the annual Violet Festival that celebrates the region's most famous agricultural product. Get panoramic views of the Alps and coast from the highest medieval village of the French Riviera at the Eagle's Nest in Gourdon.  End with a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse and learn the secrets of the perfume industry. Alternatively, explore the Old Town to marvel at highlights such as the 11th-century cathedral.

Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

7. Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

Depart Nice in the morning on a full-day tour to discover the medieval villages overlooking the French Riviera, and visit Monaco, the Pearl of the Mediterranean. The first stop is the medieval village of Eze with its amazing views over Cap Ferrat. Continue to Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula One Grand Prix racetrack, and Casino Square. Head up to another jewel of Provence as you visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a capital of contemporary art known for its art galleries. Make your way to the Gourdon Eagle's Nest, the highest medieval village of the French Riviera. Then visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to Fragonard.

Taste of Provence Tour from Nice

8. Taste of Provence Tour from Nice

Start your 6-hour tour with a drive from Nice to Saint Paul de Vence, an ancient village that’s considered the jewel of Provence. You’ll have free time to get acquainted with one of the most visited villages in France, which is best known for its art. Continue to Gourdon, a commune perched on a 760-meter-high peak that overlooks the Loup Valley. Known as the Eagle's Nest, Gourdon is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Enjoy the opportunity to explore this unique place. At the end of the tour, you’ll have some time to visit Grasse, the world capital of perfume, or you can choose to stop at the perfume factory.

From Nice: Full-Day French Riviera Sightseeing Trip

9. From Nice: Full-Day French Riviera Sightseeing Trip

Explore the famed countryside and towns of Provence on a full-day guided tour. Discover pine forests, vast vineyards, and the region's towns — from hidden gems like Tourettes-sur-Loup to famous destinations like Cannes. Begin your tour in Antibes where you'll discover the old town and market square. Stroll along Billionaire's Pier and admire the luxury yachts. Then switch gears and shop colorful wares at a traditional Provencal market. Continue your journey to the star-studded Cannes. Stroll along the Croisette and enjoy gourmet bites and shopping at luxury boutiques. Visit Saint Paul-De-Vence and walk in the footsteps of famous artists like Matisse, Picasso, and Chagall. Break for lunch and head to Grasse, the historical center of the French perfume industry. Stop at the renowned Fragonard perfumery and treat yourself to a special fragrance. Next travel to Gourdon, known as one of the most beautiful perch villages of France, and enjoy panoramic views. End your tour in the medieval village of Tourettes-sur-Loup, perched on a rocky buttress. Also known as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for artists in the 1920s and remains today an artistic haven on the Riviera.

French Riviera: Countryside Half Day Shared Tour from Nice

10. French Riviera: Countryside Half Day Shared Tour from Nice

Be introduced to a new face of the luxurious 'Cote d'Azur' as it takes you to some lovely ancient villages of Gourdon, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and St Paul de Vence. Forget the hassle of public transport and discover the scenic views, before enjoying free time to explore each destination. Start in Grasse, a city of perfumes since the 17th century, today the world capital of perfumery, also called the "capital of flowers and perfumes". Discover a typical city of Provence and be offered a guided tour of Fragonard perfumery. Continue onto Gourdon, where you will be able to stroll around the beautiful medieval village and admire a breathtaking landscape from the top of this fortified little town. Discover Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a charming perched medieval village that is called "City of Violets”. On its streets, you will find the workshops of ceramists, painters, sculptors, leather craftsmen and weavers. Visit one of the best-preserved fortified villages in the South of France, namely St Paul de Vence. Walk through the narrow winding streets, vaulted alleyways and arcades and be transported back into the Middles Ages.

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What people are saying about Gourdon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 384 reviews

After having to wait 4 years due to COVID, we were finally taking our honeymoon to the French Riviera. As part of it, my wife surprised me with hiring Philippe for a half-day tour around the Riviera in his Traction Avant. Philippe was not only accommodating and very kind when we were initially planning our tour, but worked with us when some of our other plans changed and forced us to reconfigure a bit just days before we were scheduled. On the day of, Philippe picked us up and his personality that came across during our messaging continued as he gave us the tour, some background on the car (a wonderful story that I won’t spoil, but recommend you ask about!), and some history of the area. There really was something special about all of it; the views, the car, the story, the looks from others who were interested in the car!During the course of our trip, the prior few days caught up with us, and we got a bit too physically exhausted to go to some of our planned spots that involved extra

Opportunity to visit multiple villages and cities including Eze and Monaco in one full day. Very beautiful places to see. Our guide Sylvie was good at giving us information on the tour and history of where we visited. She was a good aggressive driver! Time was limited in each destination so felt rushed, especially in Monaco where we wanted to have a drink and explore a little more but couldn’t.

Absolutely wonderful tour - a perfect way to spend an afternoon! Philippe is the consummate tour guide - he knows the area inside and out...and the CAR! Get ready to take lots of pictures! Thank you Philippe, it was one of the highlights of our trip.

Very comprehensive and well paced. Saw a lot, really good je would like to see. Very professional tour guide.

Everything was good, with the beautiful countryside of France.