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How to Spend 3 Days on the French Riviera

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How to Spend 3 Days on the French Riviera
With its turquoise sea, golden beaches, elegant resorts, and wealth of history, the French Riviera is one of the most enchanting stretches of the Mediterranean. Three days along the coast offers enough time to visit cosmopolitan cities, tucked-away wineries, hilltop villages, and more. Here’s how to plan the perfect getaway.

Day 1: A Cultural Day in Nice
The largest city on the French Riviera, Nice is the perfect place to begin your adventures. In the morning, acquaint yourself with its main highlights when you embark on a hop-on-hop-off-bus ride; find a seat on the top deck to soak in the sea breezes and copious sunshine. In the afternoon, indulge in a dose of culture, visiting the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Matisse Museum, or the Marc Chagall Museum. Alternatively, stroll the city’s old town, Vieux Nice, to soak up its ineffable atmosphere. At sunset, enjoy dinner on one of the elegant terraces that overlook the water, and then stroll the crescent-shaped Promenade des Anglais.

Day 2: Discover Glamorous Monaco
Today, embark on a private or small-group tour of Monaco, a glittering highlight of the Côte d’Azur half an hour from Nice. Begin with a sightseeing excursion: The Prince’s Palace, home to generations of Monégasque royalty, is as glamorous as you’d expect, while Monaco Cathedral, where Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly wed, is another top stop. In the afternoon, sun yourself on Monaco’s Larvotto Beach, order fresh seafood and drinks at a beach club, or, if adrenaline is more your style, go for a thrilling ride around the city’s Formula 1 circuit. Wind down the day with a trip to Monaco’s gilded hub: Monte Carlo. Dine at the famed Café de Paris before following in James Bond’s (fictional) footsteps when you discover the Monte Carlo Casino.

Day 3: Multipart Riviera Explorations
Spend your final day taking in regional highlights on a guided, full-day tour of the Côte d’Azur. In the space of just one day, you can visit numerous scenic stops, from Èze (renowned for its medieval architecture) and Grasse (the spiritual homeland of the French perfume industry) to Saint-Paul-de-Vence (famed for its hilltop beauty) and Antibes (a seaside retreat frequented by superyachts). Depending on your interests, other itineraries focus on additional regional highlights, such as cinematic Cannes, ultraluxurious St-Tropez, and the vineyards of the Côtes de Provence wine region. Cap off your Riviera retreat with one last seaside stroll, dinner en plein air, and flutes of bubbly.
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French Riviera Cannes to Monte-Carlo Discovery Small Group Day Trip from Nice

French Riviera Cannes to Monte-Carlo Discovery Small Group Day Trip from Nice

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See all the highlights of the French Riviera, from Cannes to Monaco, on this small-group day trip from Nice. Soak in the scenic beauty of the road that snakes between cliffs and towns and the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy pretty coastal towns like Eze, Cannes, and Juan-les-Pins as well as the glamorous city-state of Monaco. A small tour group size of no more than eight people ensures plenty of personalized attention from your guide.
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French Riviera Day Trip with Monaco Cannes & Perfumery Visit from Nice

French Riviera Day Trip with Monaco Cannes & Perfumery Visit from Nice

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Discover the delights of France’s Côte d’Azur on this French Riviera day trip from Nice. Walk the famous red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival Centre. Explore the medieval village of Eze, nestled high in the hills over France’s rugged coastline. Watch gleaming yachts bobbing in the harbor in Antibes and Saint-Paul de Vence. Take in top attractions in Monaco including the Monte-Carlo Casino and Prince’s Palace with your guide.
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  • 9 hours
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Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip with Grasse Perfumery Visit from Nice

Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip with Grasse Perfumery Visit from Nice

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See the best of beautiful Provence during a small-group day trip from Nice. Spend time visiting coastal Cannes, home of the world-famous film festival. Take a guided tour of a perfumery in Grasse, explore the medieval hilltop village of Gourdon, and roam the galleries and boutiques of Saint Paul de Vence. Transportation is taken care of, so you’re free to relax and enjoy the day. A small group size of no more than eight people ensures plenty of personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Nice Local Vineyards Small Group Half Day E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

Nice Local Vineyards Small Group Half Day E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

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Pedal through the gorgeous rolling vineyards that surround Nice on a half-day electric bike tour. Cruise up and down the region’s picturesque hills with ease while your guide shares insight into the town’s history and culinary culture. Visit a local family-run winery to learn about traditional wine harvesting and production methods, and taste some of the estate’s excellent French wine. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by vineyards (not included) and take in spectacular views of the Provençal landscape. Group size is limited to 10 for a more personalized experience.
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Ferrari Sports Car Experience from Monaco

Ferrari Sports Car Experience from Monaco

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Climb inside one of the luxury cars so ubiquitous in Monaco for a spin through the city with this Ferrari sports car experience. An experienced driving instructor is on hand, either to guide you as you take the wheel or to chauffeur you around Monaco, as you experience the extravagance and power of a red Ferrari convertible. Wind through the streets of Monaco and zip along the roads surrounding the town, offering both exceptional views over the Mediterranean and an adrenaline-pumping thrill of driving a Ferrari. Select either a half-hour or 1-hour tour.
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Monaco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Monaco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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See the main attractions in Monaco at your leisure with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. It's an ideal way to get an overview of the city, giving you the opportunity to disembark and explore more on your own at any of the 12 stops along the bus route. Visit the Prince's Palace, the Monaco Cathedral, the Monte Carlo Casino and more. Choose from a 1-day or 2-day ticket. Buses depart regularly from each stop, making this a great way to get around as well as sightsee.
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Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting

Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting

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Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Provençe on a walking food tour in Nice. Explore the old town, or Vieux Nice, with a gastronomic guide, and enjoy different samples of regional favorites, including locally produced French wine. Visit the finest markets, delis, and specialty food shops in town and learn how locals shop and prepare meals on a daily basis. Taste the Italian influence on Provençal cuisine and learn how to make an authentic Niçoise salad back at home. Tour size is limited to 10 people for a personalized small-group experience.
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Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Eze, la Turbie, Full-Day from Monaco Small-GroupTour

Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Eze, la Turbie, Full-Day from Monaco Small-GroupTour

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Spend a day exploring two different sides of the French Riviera, from the high-end glamour of Monaco to the historic allure of hilltop Eze with this full-day small-group tour. Start with the ascent up to Eze, from which you'll enjoy spectacular views over the Mediterranean. Take a guided tour of Fragonard, the famous perfume factory. Head back to Monaco to see the Changing of the Guard at the Prince's Palace, see the Monaco Cathedral, take a stroll through Casino Square and go for a spin on the Formula One Grand Prix racing circuit that runs through the city. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personal attention from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
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Nice Le Grand Tour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Nice Le Grand Tour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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This Nice bus tour lets you enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour—including hassle-free transport and on-board audio commentary—and still explore the sights at your own pace. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours, so you can hop on and off at attractions such as the Promenade des Anglais, Mont Boron, and the Matisse Museum, or stay on-board and take in the views aboard an open-top double-decker bus.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Nice City Tour and Old town Half-Day from Nice Small-Group

Nice City Tour and Old town Half-Day from Nice Small-Group

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Discover the top attractions and hidden highlights of the French Riviera in France on this half-day sightseeing tour in Nice. Spin along the Middle Corniche road and gaze out over the French Riviera. Explore the Promenade des Anglais and the Promenade des Arts with a guide, and delve into the historic Cimiez neighborhood. Take in sites of interest such as the Acropolis Center, the Modern Art Museum, and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and stroll to the top of Castle Hill for panoramic views over the rooftops of Nice.
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  • 3 hours
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Monaco by Night eveningTour from Monaco Small-Group

Monaco by Night eveningTour from Monaco Small-Group

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Spend an evening in Monaco to see the principality truly glitter with a 5-hour night tour. Go for a drive on the Basse Corniche road to the Vista Palace Hotel in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, where you'll be rewarded with gorgeous views of Monaco all lit up. In Monaco itself, see how the Prince's Palace and Monaco Cathedral shine at night. Enjoy the romantic evening charm of Monaco-Ville, the historic center of Monaco. Check out the grandeur of Casino Square as men and women dressed to the nines head in for some high-end gambling. Take advantage of some free time to wander around Monte Carlo on your own or get dinner in one of the trendy restaurants (own expense). Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide

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Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide

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Experience Nice’s Old Town on a small-group tour with a multilingual guide. Learn some Niçoise history and local secrets as you wander through the narrow, cobbled stone streets and passages. Stop for a traditional snack and visit a flower and produce market near the beach. This tour is ideal for visitors who want local tips and knowledge about Nice’s many sights. Your guide can also help you avoid tourist traps with restaurant recommendations.
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Private 8 hour Tour or Shore Excursion of the French Riviera from Nice

Private 8 hour Tour or Shore Excursion of the French Riviera from Nice

Enjoy this full day private tour of the french riviera comfortable in your private minibus and a separate official tour guide. You will get a chance to get to know some of the most beautiful sites of the french riviera such as:  Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes and Antibes. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 8 hours
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