French Riviera
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Our most recommended French Riviera Beach Trips

  • Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island

    1. Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island

    Book your round-trip ferry tickets in advance for a visit to Ste. Marguerite Island from Cannes. As soon as you disembark on the island, you’ll be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus. Follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour of the island. The walk takes you by Batéguier Pond, where numerous species of migratory birds can be seen, and to the Point de la Convention, where you’ll find unique plant species. Continue on to Fort Royal, the former residence of the legendary Man in the Iron Mask. The Maritime Museum, sheltered within a fortified enclosure, also offers an invaluable insight into the area's history. Dogs are welcome on board the ferry, and on Sainte Marguerite Island, provided they are on leash.

    The ferry was on time and the ride was super smooth. I am easily sea sick and I felt great the whole time.

  • From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

    2. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

    You will be picked up from your hotel or at your private address in Nice at 8:30 AM, before leaving by minibus for Port Grimaud and Saint-Tropez. Start your tour with a free boat trip from the delightful lake city, Port-Grimaud, known as the "Little Venice" to Saint-Tropez. This legendary village has attracted numerous international stars from the world of fashion and literature as far back as the 1920's and became the favorite playground to jet setters, models and millionaires. You will have free time in the picturesque old city for some shopping at the provincial market and to get lunch on a sunny terrace. You will be taken back to your hotel along the marvelous and picturesque coast road, the Littoral. Benefiting from some of the best views in all of France, you will have time to stop and admire these fantastic views.

    Almost half of the time we spent in the car! There was huge traffic on the way back to Nice, was disaster! It was less than 4 hours in St. Tropez which is too short for such a long driving back and forth.. The lady who was driving was awful driver, pushing the brakes too strong, so you think you will throw up any moment!

  • Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    3. Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    Depart Nice in the morning and journey to the seaside resort of Sainte-Maxime. Then, climb aboard a boat and travel along the beautiful coastline of the French Riviera to the internationally renowned town of Saint-Tropez.  Get some time to explore the town center and soak up its elegant atmosphere. Join the locals at the market and marvel at its world-famous beaches. Keep a look out for its legendary jet set residents, including the French actress Brigitte Bardot! Then, visit the beautiful village of Port Grimaud, known as the Little Venice of France due to its scenic waterways and fishermen's houses. Journey back to Nice along the Côte d'Azur. Stop to take photos of the Massif de l'Esterel mountain range as they plunge into the Mediterranean Sea.

    Our driver Nathan is very nice and punctual. He gave us enough time at each place to explore.

  • From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    4. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then discover the French Riviera in all its glory. Head to the glamorous resort town of Saint-Tropez, popular with celebrities since the 1920s. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to relax on the beach before making your way to the seaside town of Port Grimaud. Created by the architect François Spoerry in the 1960s, the port town is based around the marshes of the River Giscle. Marvel at the Venetian-style canals with their uniquely Provencal-style fisherman's houses. Upgrade your experience and add on the optional 1-hour boat cruise to admire Saint-Tropez from the sea. Cruise along the walls of the citadel to discover the Marine Cemetery, artistic neighborhoods and the luxury villas of celebrities.

    Thank you Amanda for a great day trip, very informative and we loved your gift of the local cake when I couldn't find any, . We would highly recommend this day trip.

  • 4-Hour Private Boat Cruise of the French Riviera

    5. 4-Hour Private Boat Cruise of the French Riviera

    Don your sailor’s hat and pop open the champagne for this 4-hour skippered sail along the glitzy French Riviera coast. Depart from Beaulieu Sur Mer Harbor on board an elegant 8 to 10 passenger speedboat, to discover the most beautiful creeks, beaches, and hidden celebrity villas. Cruise to Monte Carlo, Roquebrune Cap Martin, the Bay of Eze and La Mala Creek. Enjoy champagne and nibbles as you cruise across the sea. Soft drinks and beach towels are at your disposal, along with snorkeling masks if you fancy your chances of swimming with dolphins and the possibility of seeing an occasional whale. Otherwise, relax, put on your shades and make like a movie star as you sail along one of the most glamorous coastlines of Europe.

  • From Nice: Cannes and Antibes Tour

    6. From Nice: Cannes and Antibes Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then drive along the beautiful coastal road between Cannes and Antibes. Pass the marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan and get stunning views from the city walls in the elegant resort of Antibes. Stroll along La Croisette in Cannes, where the Cannes Film Festival attracts the rich and famous to the red carpet every May. Visit the beautiful seaside resorts of Golfe-Juan and Juan les Pins and admire the luxury hotels and beautiful beaches loved by the jet-set crowd.

    Merci beaucoup a notre guide Remy!!! Do not hesitate to book all guided tours! Easy, fast, comfortable!

  • Private 3-Hour Boat Cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu

    7. Private 3-Hour Boat Cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu

    Explore the French Riviera on this relaxing 3-hour cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu Sur Mer. Discover breathtaking beaches and celebrity villas as you cruise through Monaco, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Beaulieu, Bay of Eze, La Mala creek, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, the peninsula of St. Hospice and the beautiful Fossettes creek. An experienced crew will show you all the most iconic sights along the Riviera, allowing you to experience this luxurious destination like a star. Marvel at the glorious beaches and luxurious vacation houses. You will also have the possibility to go snorkeling and maybe even spot a dolphin or whale, both of which frequent the gentle waters of the Riviera.

  • French Riviera: 2-Hour Private Boat Cruise

    8. French Riviera: 2-Hour Private Boat Cruise

    Don your sailor’s hat and sit comfortably for this 2-hour skippered sail along the glitzy French Riviera coast. You will depart from Monaco Fontvieille Harbor on board an elegant, yet speedy, 7 passenger boat to discover the most beautiful creeks, beaches, and hidden celebrity villas along the way. Cruise to the bay of Monte Carlo, Roquebrune Cap Martin, the Bay of Eze and La Mala Creek, enjoying the beautiful panorama. Soft drinks and beach towels are at your disposal, along with snorkeling masks if you fancy your chances of swimming with dolphins and possibly seeing an occasional whale. Otherwise, just relax, put on your shades and make like a movie star as you sail along one of the most glamorous coastlines of Europe for a full 2 hours.

    “A-must do” when you are visiting the French Riviera and seeing the beauty and and magnificence of the place while cruising through the Mediterranean. The only thing I would have done differently is to go on a 4 hour private cruise ride instead than only 2 hours. Our skipper Tony (that’s his English name) was so amazingly knowledgeable, courteous, reserved but so pleasant and made sure my husband and I were having a great time. I would do this all over again the next time I visit the South of France again. Truly highly recommended!

  • From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

    9. From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

    Start your full-day shared group or private tour with a pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Castellane, a quintessentially-French, cultural village at the gates of the famous Verdon Gorge, and classified as a "city of character". Visit its ancient ramparts, and three listed monuments, including St. Victor's Church, the Clock Tower, and the Pentagonal Tower. Continue to the charming village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and part of the phenomenal Verdon Natural Regional Park. From here, make sure to snap pictures of the idyllic Provence setting complete with lavender fields, panoramic views of the surrounding rocky mountains, and the blue waters of the Lake of Sainte-Croix, the third largest lake in France. Finally, return to your a...

  • From Monaco Port: Private day : Nice/St Paul/Cannes

    10. From Monaco Port: Private day : Nice/St Paul/Cannes

    Spend some time exploring Nice. Enjoy a pick-up service from your cruise ship  as you set out on a journey via minivan. Then contemplate the past in Place Garibaldi, a sunny square known for its rich architecture and history; it's a great place to sit in the shade with a coffee and watch the world go by. Then admire many newer structures including MAMAC; Nice's museum of modern art. Check out the Palais des Congrès Acropolis exhibition hall. Drive through the Promenade des Anglais, passing its famous landmarks and buildings. Visit the flower market in the Old Town.  Then, you'll be guided around some of the area's most famous countryside attractions.  Then arrive in Cannes and walk the famous Croisette Boulevard, by the Film Festival Palace, stopping at designer shops and smart sandy beaches. Drive through the charming countryside of Provence and discover St Paul de Vence - the second m...

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What people are saying about French Riviera

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 64 reviews

The very friendly and very nice guide, we were able to visit Saint Tropez calmly and he was waiting for us right where we were, he made us a very beautiful route along the coast

Thank you Amanda for a great day trip, very informative and we loved your gift of the local cake when I couldn't find any, . We would highly recommend this day trip.

Great day in the company of Marta who is very pleasant and gives good information on the places to visit! I recommend

The ferry was on time and the ride was super smooth. I am easily sea sick and I felt great the whole time.

Ile Sainte Marguerite is very exotic, authentic and the eco-museum is a very nice idea