Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour
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- Duration options: 9 - 10 hours
per group up to 8
Get ready to explore some of France’s most scenic landscapes on a trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the gorges of the Verdon. Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice at 8:00 AM. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination.
Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon.
Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure.
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We loved the trip! We would have liked more time in the gorge to go swimming/ kayaking. Less time needed in the village. Leo was a charming tour guide! You should have been clearer during booking that lavender would not be out this time.
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.
Leave the coast and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with its 40 meter high waterfall. Stop in Castellane, gateway to the Gorges of the Verdon, nestled at the foot of its famous rock. Drive along the Verdon river, named after its startling turquoise-green color, up to the canyon which is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful. Enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views overlooking the ravine which is up to 700 meters deep. Stop in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France which is known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship. Take time to enjoy a lovely meal and a stroll.
Natan the french driver was an amazing professional and person to spend these long day tour!helping everybody with the picts and explaning the places and about France!was a pleasure to spend the day with such a professional person and the group was really nice as well!thank you for all and specially Natan!
After meeting at the port of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, head off on your guide’s boat into the waters of the Mediterranean to start your fishing adventure. Perfect for amateurs and pros alike, this experience is catered to your skill level. Make use of provided cutting-edge fishing equipment to make sure you catch the biggest fish in the waters. As you skim over the stunning waters of the French Côte d’Azur, gaze back over the seaside cliffs and greenery from a new perspective. Using a variety of techniques, including trolling with with lures and live bait, spinning with lures, and jigging, you’ll have the best chance to catch a variety of fish, including Amberjack, Barracuda, Bonita, Tuna, Bluefish, Dentex, and Grouper. You’ll have the opportunity to take home your catch, within the limits of respectful fishing.
We enjoyed our time fishing. Our guide was a great fisherman but he could have been a better guide. We didn't really learn how to do things ourselves. He usually cast and then handed us the line when there was a fish on. We would have preferred more instruction on how to do it ourselves. The communication was a bit difficult given the language barrier. Given the price point of this option compared to others that we looked at we think it was a good deal and we got just about what we paid for. Not sure we would book again just because we wanted a slightly different experience. If you're novice fishers looking for a low price point I would recommend this experience.
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...
Explore the natural wonders of the French countryside on a guided tour to the Verdon Gorge. Admire spectacular views and visit nearby villages for an unforgettable experience. Depart from Nice or Cannes in the morning and head for the Gorges du Loup. Make a stop here for incredible views of the waterfall. Continue along the road to Castellane, the entrance of the Verdon Gorge. Take time to explore this charming village, famous for its picturesque chapel built on a rock overlooking the village below. Finally, come to the Verdon Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Europe at 700 meters high. Visit the spots that offer the best panoramic views across the canyon - perfect for photos. Next stop: Moustiers Sainte Marie. Visit this scenic village built along the lake of Sainte Croix. Enjoy free time here to explore the winding streets, and have some lunch. Then, if in season, head to the beautiful l...
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We had an excellent time fishing with Romain and would recommend this trip. He speaks good English and is very helpful out on the water, for novices and experienced alike, showing us a variety of techniques. After a slow start (user technique probably to blame…), we ended up catching a number of fish and getting the necessary photos! This is just a short way from Nice airport so well located. Great fun!
Very pleasant day in the Nice hinterland. Our guide Leo was very interesting and knew the roads perfectly. The pace of the day made it possible to take advantage of the various places visited and to have time for 'free time'.
Many thanks to Leo, our guide. He guided us through the day with a lot of charm and fun. Leo can speak many languages such as German, English, Spanish…. It was really fun, we would book it again and again.
Great day out, lovely tour guide, lots of information on the way to our destinations, sufficient free time at the places we visited. I would highly recommend this trip with Star Tour.
Nathan was an excellent guide. Jovial and friendly. The company kept their commitment and gave us adequate time at both places.