Small-Group Half-Day Tour to Cannes, Antibes and St Paul de Vence from Nice
After a good half hour ride, you will find yourselves on the sea front again where you’ll make your first halt on what is considered as the Champs Elysées of the Riviera, the Boulevard de La Croisette. Facing the Palace of Festivals and Congresses - where it all takes place in May - you might feel like walking up ‘the 24 steps of glory’ and perhaps strike your most graceful pose on the red carpet. Do have a look at the local Walk of Fame with its celebrities’ handprints before you go, too.
Once the high-end boutiques and splendid hotels of Cannes are left behind, you will take the coastal road to Antibes which traverses the summer resorts of Golfe-Juan and Juan-les-Pins, both steeped in history as well as ongoing events. You’ve now reached Antibes, or Antipolis as the Greeks had first named it. A town which played the role of sentinel for the country during many centuries, hence its ramparts circling the Old Town. There you might consider strolling along those XVth century walls and Grimaldi Castle - nowadays the Picasso museum.
Then your guide will drive you out of the Old Town. Once past Antibes’ large marina and its ‘Billionaires’ Quay‘, you will proceed along the coastline until you reach the town of Villeneuve-Loubet with its extraordinary ‘Marina of the Bay of Angels’ from where you will go inland towards your last site visit.
Last but not least, Saint-Paul-de-Vence will enchant you. When walking through the mesmerizing maze of cobbled streets with their numerous listed monuments, it becomes clear how this medieval village appealed to a vast number of artists with the likes of Matisse, Modigliani, Chagall or Picasso instilling a definite artistic touch that one can now ascertain when gazing at the windows of the countless art galleries. Taking you back to another time - notably due to its aura of light at certain hours - it is no wonder why famous actors too have chosen the quaint village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence as their ideal retreat when coming to stay on the Riviera.
- Professional guide
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
With weather related airplay delays, Livin up tours was very flexible in rescheduling this tour. Shamir was extraordinary in providing the history and cultural impact of the southern French Rivera. His knowledge of all the back roads allowed us to miss all the traffic issues which gave us ample time to see the three areas of out tour. He is a very special guide with his background and demeanor.
The trip was amazing we had so much fun. Our tour guide Zara was so lovely Thank you so much for the great trip
An interesting tour.The medieval village of St Paul de Vence was the best.
We had a wonderful time on this half day visit in the countryside. It was so crowded and hot in Rome and this was a welcome and relaxing respite from the city. It felt like a trip back in time - beautiful old cities with delicious regional foods. Our guide was very accommodating as we wanted more time in the restaurant- which was a real treat!
This was a nice tour overall, but you spend a LOT of time in the car. Personally, I think we were trying to do too much in one afternoon, and it would've be nice to spend a bit more time in each place. We had 20 minutes in Cannes, zero in Antibes we didn't get out of the car as the guide warned us that we wouldn't have enough time at St. Paul if we did and an hour in St. Paul. I wish we would've just taken the train to Cannes or Antibes and spent the afternoon exploring one of those cities at our own pace.