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Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

1. Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Discover the old world opulence and modern-day glamor of Nice on a 5-hour electric bike tour of the Bay of Villefranche. Meet your guide on Place Garibaldi in the city center, and set off to explore the French Riviera from the saddle of a bicycle. Pedal through the old town to see gardens and fountains. Cycle along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais. Visit Castle Hill (Parc du Château) for a panoramic view of Vieux Nice. Continue uphill to the Cape of Nice. Marvel at the Belle Époque villas on both sides. Stop to take photos of the landscape over Angel’s Bay. Continue along the coast to Villefranche-sur-Mer, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat along the way. Hear about some of the most famous residents of the magnificent villas you see en route. Upon arrival at Villefranche, take a walking tour of the Old Town and discover tiny streets full of charm. Go to the 16th-century fortress, built above the sea to protect the bay from pirates and French attacks. Now the site of several museums, including the Volti Sculpture Museum, the fortress is also home to City Hall and gardens with interesting view points from the towers and walls. If you are hungry for more, continue to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to take part in optional water activities, such as jet skis, canoes, and more. Villefranche is perfect for embracing the slow “Dolce Vita” and swimming in azure waters. Alternatively, stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, marvel at the Greek-style Villa Kerylos, or go to the stunning Villa Santo Sospir to see wall drawings by one of its former residents, Jean Cocteau. Cycle back to Nice via an alternative route popular with the locals.

From Nice: 1-Day Tour Côte d'Azur Extraordinary Houses

2. From Nice: 1-Day Tour Côte d'Azur Extraordinary Houses

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is located right in the middle of Cap Ferrat, this villa inspired by the Venetian renaissance residences is the realized dream of Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. In 1905, the art-lover decided to create a sumptuous palace to host her collection. Today, about 5000 works adorn the lounges, boudoirs and galleries of the residence. And Béatrice's dream continues in the park, where you can find nine gardens of different inspirations such as spanish, florentine, japanese, provençal. Villa Kérylos in Beaulieu is named after a legendary swallow, which appeared suddenly from the waves as a sign of good omen inspired by the noble residences of the island of Delos of the 2nd century BC, it is the work of a rich hellenist, Théodore Reinach, who actually lived this ancien dream between 1908 and 1928. Once you enter the hall, where the inscription "Xaipe" welcomes you in old Greek, the immersion is complete. Villefranche-sur-Mer is located between Nice and Monaco, Villefranche-sur-Mer enjoys a magnificent setting. Its harbour is often regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world. At the beginning of the 20th century, the town became just like Nice, a holiday resort for English and Russian aristocrats. It was also very popular among American and French artists. These days, the harbour is the most important passenger port in France. Between sky and sea, Eze, most prestigious village on the French Riviera, has two features. It is at once a hilltop village and a small seaside resort, with protected beaches. These two levels are connected by the sentier de Nietzsche, named in honour of the philosopher who drew many an inspiration from this place. Wonderful gardens are overhanging the village, facing the sea.  Discover the secrets of perfume with a visit to Fragonard perfume factory. In Monaco and Monte-Carlo you will visit the old town, the Cathedral which is the most important Monegasque architecture feature. Erected at one end of the town, it was built between 1875 and 1884 under the direction of the architect Lenormand. Discover the famous Formula One circuit which was inaugurated in 1929 by Prince Peter of Monaco and has barely changed since ! It has become the legendary Grand Prix "par excellence" which all F1 racers dream of winning. At the heart of the Monte-Carlo aera, the casino is the symbol of Monegasque glamour. Its legendary success lies behind Monaco's wealth. The present building was designed by Charles Garnier in 1878 it is a Belle Epoque jewel, all around, the luxury shops and legendary establishments. 

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What people are saying about Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Who said that biking was not fun?

One of the best experiences. The guide Arthur was very knowledgeable and spent time with each of us, and made sure everyone kept up with the group. The day before we were informed that we can get an electrical bike for an extra 10euro in case we are not ready to go up the hills by ourselves which was a great value for our friends and made the journey nicer knowing we had a "safety button" to use for going up the hill if the legs were getting tired. The view is like no other, as it does not compare as the one seen from a car.

Best way to see beautiful Villefranche

Not too strenuous bike ride from the harbor in Nice. Plenty of stops on the way to hear about the history and see the magnificent villas. Steven the guide was full of interesting bits of information, and made it a really fun way to see the beautiful coastline. Pack a swimsuit to have a dip at one of the beaches.

A great day with a great guide.

The day is quite leisurely, stopping for drinks and refreshments. The hills are not strenuous with the electrically assisted bikes but it's a good idea that you are quite familiar with riding a bike.

nice with beautiful views. Bicycles do very well, but have a higher entry level than in the Netherlands and that took some getting used to. traffic is more hectic but easy to do

wonderful!!!

Very beautiful thanks to our magnificent guide Ivonne! She was very kind and attentive at all times. It was a magnificent day!