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Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

1. Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

After pick up, you travel to the old town of Grasse, the historical center of French perfumery since the end of the 18th century. You will have the opportunity to visit Fragonard perfumery. You will then go to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful perch villages of France. and admire a panoramic view of the Riviera from the Alpes over the coast. You will visit the castle, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, dissected by Lenotre. Enjoy a stop to visit the waterfall 40metres high in the Gorges du Loup. The next stop is the medieval village Tourette Sur Loup, settled on a rocky buttress, overhanging precipices. Also know as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for musicians, painters, writers, and poets in the middle of the 1920s. Today more than thirty workshops and galleries make the village a place of high standing for art and craft on the Riviera. Your last destination will be Saint Paul de Vence, an extraordinary treasure of Provence that has over time become the garden of many painters.

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From Nice: Full-Day French Riviera Sightseeing Trip

2. From Nice: Full-Day French Riviera Sightseeing Trip

Explore the famed countryside and towns of Provence on a full-day guided tour. Discover pine forests, vast vineyards, and the region's towns — from hidden gems like Tourettes-sur-Loup to famous destinations like Cannes. Begin your tour in Antibes where you'll discover the old town and market square. Stroll along Billionaire's Pier and admire the luxury yachts. Then switch gears and shop colorful wares at a traditional Provencal market. Continue your journey to the star-studded Cannes. Stroll along the Croisette and enjoy gourmet bites and shopping at luxury boutiques. Visit Saint Paul-De-Vence and walk in the footsteps of famous artists like Matisse, Picasso, and Chagall. Break for lunch and head to Grasse, the historical center of the French perfume industry. Stop at the renowned Fragonard perfumery and treat yourself to a special fragrance. Next travel to Gourdon, known as one of the most beautiful perch villages of France, and enjoy panoramic views. End your tour in the medieval village of Tourettes-sur-Loup, perched on a rocky buttress. Also known as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for artists in the 1920s and remains today an artistic haven on the Riviera.

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Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital, on a full-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Nice, Monaco, or Cannes. You’ll visit the Fragonard perfume factory, and have a chance to explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The small-group tour continues on, traveling the scenic roads to Valbonne, a charming medieval village, where you can take a break for lunch at one of the charming cafés. Drive along the Loup River, passing stunning waterfalls, and head up to the tiny fortress of Gourdon for sweeping views across the French Riviera. Afterwards you’ll stop at the Bellet vineyards, located just outside Nice. Visit the Chateau de Cremat, built in 1906, and enjoy incredible views of the sea and taste their red, rosé, and white wines.

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Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

4. Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

Depart Nice in the morning on a full-day tour to discover the medieval villages overlooking the French Riviera, and visit Monaco, the Pearl of the Mediterranean. The first stop is the medieval village of Eze with its amazing views over Cap Ferrat. Continue to Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula One Grand Prix racetrack, and Casino Square. Head up to another jewel of Provence as you visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a capital of contemporary art known for its art galleries. Make your way to the Gourdon Eagle's Nest, the highest medieval village of the French Riviera. Then visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to Fragonard.

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From Nice: Flavor & Taste of Provence

5. From Nice: Flavor & Taste of Provence

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then explore the pretty villages of the French Riviera. Make your way in air-conditioned comfort to the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, known for its modern and contemporary art museums. Learn how the village has inspired artists throughout history. Continue to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, famous for the annual Violet Festival that celebrates the region's most famous agricultural product. Get panoramic views of the Alps and coast from the highest medieval village of the French Riviera at the Eagle's Nest in Gourdon.  End with a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse and learn the secrets of the perfume industry. Alternatively, explore the Old Town to marvel at highlights such as the 11th-century cathedral.

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From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

6. From Nice: Provence Countryside Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip in Provence, where you'll be guided around some of the area's most famous countryside attractions. Arrive in the morning in Cannes and walk the famous Croisette Boulevard, by the Film Festival Palace, stopping at designer shops and smart sandy beaches. Then you'll drive through the charming Countryside of Provence to Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry, for a guided tour of a perfumery or you can spend free time visiting the old town. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. After lunch, you can wind down with the charming Loup Gorges. Finish-up in St Paul de Vence, the 2nd most visited village in France, home of impressionist painters, with ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries.

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French Riviera: Countryside Half Day Shared Tour from Nice

7. French Riviera: Countryside Half Day Shared Tour from Nice

Be introduced to a new face of the luxurious 'Cote d'Azur' as it takes you to some lovely ancient villages of Gourdon, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and St Paul de Vence. Forget the hassle of public transport and discover the scenic views, before enjoying free time to explore each destination. Start in Grasse, a city of perfumes since the 17th century, today the world capital of perfumery, also called the "capital of flowers and perfumes". Discover a typical city of Provence and be offered a guided tour of Fragonard perfumery. Continue onto Gourdon, where you will be able to stroll around the beautiful medieval village and admire a breathtaking landscape from the top of this fortified little town. Discover Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a charming perched medieval village that is called "City of Violets”. On its streets, you will find the workshops of ceramists, painters, sculptors, leather craftsmen and weavers. Visit one of the best-preserved fortified villages in the South of France, namely St Paul de Vence. Walk through the narrow winding streets, vaulted alleyways and arcades and be transported back into the Middles Ages.

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From Nice: West Coast and Country Side Tour

8. From Nice: West Coast and Country Side Tour

Depart from Nice between 08:15 and 09:00 AM. Explore Cannes, the Beverly Hills of France, renowned for its film festival, its major designers, its prestigious hotels and its sandy beaches. In Antibes, admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Soak in the atmosphere of Provence, where magic light and colors influenced prestigious painters and artists to create world-renowned masterpieces. Visit Antibes to admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Then stop at Tourettes-sur-Loup to take pictures in the city of violets.  Continue to Gourdon, from where you can admire breathtaking panoramic views over the Alps. Then visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. See the Fragonard perfume factory or Old Town. Explore Saint Paul de Vence, a village known worldwide for its artists and painters. Have the opportunity to visit artist’s shops and peer over the view by the ramparts to find the colors of the villas, perfumes of the hills and the fragrances of the sea skyline. 

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Taste of Provence Tour from Nice

9. Taste of Provence Tour from Nice

Start your 6-hour tour with a drive from Nice to Saint Paul de Vence, an ancient village that’s considered the jewel of Provence. You’ll have free time to get acquainted with one of the most visited villages in France, which is best known for its art. Continue to Gourdon, a commune perched on a 760-meter-high peak that overlooks the Loup Valley. Known as the Eagle's Nest, Gourdon is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Enjoy the opportunity to explore this unique place. At the end of the tour, you’ll have some time to visit Grasse, the world capital of perfume, or you can choose to stop at the perfume factory.

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Cannes and Nice: Provence Countryside Private Tour

10. Cannes and Nice: Provence Countryside Private Tour

Arrive in the bay of Cannes, along the sandy beaches and luxurious boutiques. Stroll on the mythic Croisette’s boulevard and imagine the glamour on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, admiring the Grand Palais among the celebrities’ handprints. From the beach you'll escape to the peaceful tranquility inland to awaken your senses in Grasse: the world’s capital of perfume. Appreciate a guided tour in a factory that will reveal the secrets of perfume making, or wander in the heart of the old town. Taking the road through the Alpine valleys, you will reach Gourdon, “Balcony of the French Riviera”, with its panoramic views over the big blue sea.  Following Gourdon you'll wind your way down the mountain following the route of the Gorges du Loup to end your journey by the “Jewel of our beloved Provence”: Saint Paul de Vence. Admire one of the most visited villages in France and one of the top places for artists since the 1920’s before making your way back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Gourdon

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 306 reviews

Tour was great. Were well looked after by our driver - Siegfried. He tried very hard to convey the history of the origins of each city in detail for us in German and for 4 other people in English. We can only recommend the tour with Siegfried.

Very good and our driver was very nice. He gave us very good information. The van was very comfortable. I highly recommend rather than renting a car, driving the small winding roads and managing the parking lot. Let yourself be carried away!

Wonderful trip, all destinations were on time, amazing cities and views. You mandatory have to book this trip.

Long day with many interesting stops, which we had never discovered on our own ,, the guide superb.

Our driver, Parfe was excellent. Our family had a great time. Thank you Parfe!!