The Essentials of the French Riviera
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Day 1: Cannes for 3 nights
Meet & greet private transfer from Nice airport to Cannes
1 superior twin, sea view, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Splendid****
Hotel Splendid is located in the centre of Cannes and features panoramic views of the Old Port and Cannes Bay. It is just a few steps from the Croisette beach and the Palais des Festivals.
The guest rooms at the Hotel Splendid feature either city or sea views and are equipped with flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, soundproofing and air conditioning. Some rooms also have terraces or balconies. Private bathrooms come with a bathrobe, slippers and free toiletries.
Services at the Hotel Splendid include a 24-hour reception and room service until 21:00. Free Internet access is available in the public areas.
The Hotel Splendid is just a short walk from Cannes’ beaches and the luxury shops of Rue d’Antibes. Cannes Train Station is 1,313 feet away and the shuttle to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is 165 feet away. The Heliport is 1,805 feet from the hotel.
Day at leisure
Cannes is synonymous with the glitz and glamour of international movie stars.
Walk the fancy Croisette boardwalk, visit the numerous art galleries or simply relax on the beach.
Day at leisure
Day 4: Nice for 3 nights
Private transfer from Cannes to Nice
1 superior twin, sea view, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel La Perouse****
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. This luxury, 4-star boutique hotel is located high above the Promenade des Anglais nestled into the Colline du Château. It is 821 feet from both Cours Saleya and the harbour, and offers a heated outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace with sea views.
A minibar, free Wi-Fi access and wired internet are provided in each air-conditioned room. Some rooms feature a private balcony where guests can enjoy views of the sea and have breakfast. All of the rooms have an Italian marble bathroom and an elegant Mediterranean décor.
Enjoy Provencal cuisine on the terrace, in the shade of the lemon trees. A buffet breakfast, including hot and cold dishes, local and organic products is prepared every morning at Hôtel La Pérouse.
The 24-hour reception offers concierge services. Exercise in the on-site fitness centre before enjoying a session in the sauna, hot tub or solarium.
Nice Opera House is just an 8-minute walk from the hotel and Nice-Ville Train Station is 1.4 miles away. The famous Flower Market and Old Town are a few steps away.
day at leisure to enjoy Nice. Visit the Castel Park, overlooking the Bay of Angels, with the best panoramic view of Nice.
Stroll in the Old Town, visit the colorful and fragrant flower market and stop for a Niçoise snack, called socca.
Walk along the Promenade des Anglais.
Explore the Matisse or Chagall museums.
Full day private guided tour to St Paul de Vence
This lovely private St. Paul de Vence tour starts with a drive through the French Riviera. Your first stop on this guided tour will be the village of St. Paul de Vence, just a few miles from Nice, where you will enjoy exploring its ancient cobblestone lanes, fortified walls and art galleries. The picture-perfect views and plays on light here make it clear why so many impressionist painters came here for inspiration.
Suggested restaurant for lunch is the famous La Colombe D’Or.
Market Tour, Cooking Class and Lunch
Our day begins at 9.30am at the Cours Saleya market, while there is still a fresh morning breeze. The narrow maze of centuries-old streets that is the Vieux Nice opens up onto this splendid space lined with bars, cafés and fish restaurants on either side and market stalls down the center.
“Le tout Nice” converges on the terraces at lunch, but early in the day you will join the shoppers strolling through the market and admiring the vivid displays of seasonal produce, spices, candied fruit and flowers.
Though the bigger stalls are the most dazzling thanks to their array of colors, what really interests us is the small producers’ stalls. The fruit and vegetables are not as uniformly shaped and the variety not as great, but every ingredient we’ll find here is firmly rooted in the region and much of it is organic.
Day 7: Monte Carlo for 3 nights
Private transfer from Nice to Monte Carlo
1 superior twin room, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Metropole*****
This property is 8 minutes walk from the beach. Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is located in the Carré d’Or in Monaco, less than 329 feet from the luxury boutiques and Casino Square. With a mix of classical and modern architecture, this hotel offers 126 rooms and suites decorated by interior designer Jacques Garcia.
The air-conditioned rooms offers elegant marble bathrooms equipped with free toiletries.
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo features 3 restaurants, all managed by Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon. Guests can enjoy gastronomic cuisine at the Joël Robuchon restaurant, go to Yoshi for modern Japanese dishes or taste Odyssey’s Mediterranean cuisine.
From April 2017, the House of Givenchy will open its spa in Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, the first of its kind in Monaco. Designed by architect Didier Gomez, the Spa Metropole by Givenchy embodies the values of the House of Givenchy and offers care treatments and relaxation spaces. Guests are also invited to discover the exterior space with a heated seawater pool, gardens, a bar and a pool house.
With private parking on site, the hotel is 1.2 miles from Monte-Carlo Golf Course. Nice Côte-d’Azur Airport is 11.8 miles away.
Day at leisure
Explore on own. Free time to visit the Prince’s Palace, the Cathedral, stunning gardens, and Cousteau’s Oceanographic Museum.
From June to October, the Changing of the Palace Guards, which occurs every day promptly at 11:55 am during these months.
Full day private guided tour to Eze and Villefranche
visit the charming medieval village of Eze. Enjoy a tour of Fragonard, a classic perfumery, and have some time to visit crafts shops.
Then, a drive featuring the panoramic view from Villefranche over Cap Ferrat, the Bay of Billionaires and its famous villas.
Next you will be treated to a fantastic tour of one of the most beautiful villa on Cote D’Azur. Built to on the narrowest part of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, Villa Ephrussi de Rothchild’s garden is site not to be missed.
Private transfer from hotel to Nice airport
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