WHAT IS INCLUDED:
The Côte d'Azur Must-See private tour gives an extended overview of Côte d'Azur - French Riviera. You will visit Cannes, Antibes, Monaco, Monte-Carlo and Eze.
COTE D'AZUR or FRENCH RIVIERA ?
The Côte d'Azur means the Blue Coast in French, reflecting the azure blue color of the Mediterranean. The name Côte d'Azur was given to the coast by the writer Stéphen Liégeard in his book, La Côte d’azur, published in 1887. The French Riviera name was used by the British tourists. As early as the 19th century, the British referred to the region as the Riviera or the French Riviera
This private tour on the Côte d'Azur takes you to Antibes via the scenic road along the coast. In Antibes you will admire the “Billionaires' bay”, named after the luxurious villas constructed on Cap d'Antibes. In the city of Antibes, take your time to walk in the old town and see the largest port for private yachts in Europe. We can also show you the dock of billionaires with some of the most stunning and expensive private yachts in the World. Chill out in the old town of Antibes and enjoy the local food and art market.
On this private tour we will take you to Cannes' old part as well as to the famous Cannes Film Festival Palace, and the "Croisette" boulevard with the luxurious shops and hotels. Cannes has become worldwide known thanks to the Cannes Film Festival, which happens every year in May and attracts the most famous artists and businessmen of the movie and TV industries. Cannes and Côte d'Azur - French Riviera have been hosting also many other artists, including famous painters (Picasso, Chagall).
With this private tour to the Côte d'Azur - French Riviera you will also discover the picturesque village of Eze. The village's beginnings date from the 13th century. Tiny and stone paved streets lead to the summit of this medieval village where ruins of the old castle of Eze remain. When walking in Eze, admire the art galleries and the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea. The Côte d'Azur - French Riviera region, and particularly the city of Grasse, is worldwide famous for producing perfume, and you can visit the perfume factory in Eze free of charge (optional).
The private tour on the Côte d'Azur will then take you to the Principality of Monaco, the independent State under the Prince Grimaldi's family rule for more than 700 years, and the member of the United Nations. You will visit the Old town of Monaco, the Prince Albert II's Palace (from outside, the visit inside is optional). You will see the Monaco Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, also known as Saint Nicholas Cathedral of Monaco, where many of the Grimaldis were buried, including Grace Kelly and her husband the Prince Rainier III.
The private tour in Monaco continues with the visit of Monte-Carlo, a chic area in Monaco, with the historical buildings of Hotel de Paris and the Monte-Carlo Casino – the world’s most famous gambling place, dating from the mid-19th century. Get driven along the streets of Monaco and Monte-Carlo, where every year the Monte-Carlo Formula One race takes place and feel the racing spirit rising in you.
MOYENNE CORNICHE ROAD
With this private tour on Côte d'Azur - French Riviera, you can't miss the drive along the Moyenne Corniche road, located between Nice and Monaco. This road has often been used by movie directors (remember the older James Bond series and more recent, Transporter). All along this road, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Côte d'Azur, the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer. On this private tour you can stop whenever you want to take scenic pictures.
Nice is the largest city of the Côte d'Azur - French Riviera region. Enjoy the Old town of Nice and its Flower and vegetable market. This market, located on the Cours Saleya, is a must-see in Nice. It is held every day, except Mondays, when the place is occupied by the antique fair, which can also be nice to visit.
The Côte d'Azur Must See private tour gives you the aperçu of the Côte d'Azur - French Riviera in a day trip (quite rushy). It's good for those who wish to check most attractions in one day. If you want to discover the Côte d'Azur - French Riviera in a more detailed way and have more time for a meal and chill out, then divide this tour into two full day private tours as we offer: