Enjoy this private tour with your own chauffeur/guide in english and get to know the medieval towns of the french riviera, Cagnes Sur Mer, Saint Paul de Vence, Grasse and Gourdon, from the eyes of a local. You will be driven around this town’s most important landmarks and enjoy while your driver/guide tells you the secrets of these lovely southern area.
We will pick you up from your hotel or place of your choice (hotel, cruise port, airport or apartment) and take you on this private tour through the french riviera. Please let us know in advance, we can arrange pick ups from Cannes, Monaco, Nice, Villefranche sur mer and surroundings.
We will help you organize your completely personalized and unique experience in Nice. Your driver/guide will be with you the whole way, from pick up to drop off, telling you the history and showing you the top spots of the city.
Most important sites & Monuments in this private tour
With this private tour you will get to know the top places of Medieval South of France: of Cagnes Sur Mer, Saint Paul de Vence, Grasse and Gourdon. You will start off from Cannes, or your city of choice (contact us to arrange other pick up places) and head to the area of Cagnes Sur Mer, where the Grimaldi museum is located (please contact us beforehand if you are interested in entrance tickets) and the St Pierre church, where the graves of the Grimaldi’s are located. In Haut de Cagnes you will see the amazing castle, builded in 1309 as a prison, and turned into a palace in 1620, nowadays being used for different kind of museums. Then, starting to drive north around small villages of the beautiful french area, you will arrive to the medieval village of Saint Paul de Vence, which has been builded up showing its back to the ocean in order to be protected from the attacks of the saracens. The Maeght Foundation is located in this small village, this museum is recognized as one of the best museums of modern art in the world. Please contact us if you are interested in arranging entrance to this unique museum. Then continue to the West, through this beautiful french mountain road, to the village of Grasse, which is known as one of the centers of the perfume industry in France. Take the chance to visit the Fragonard Parfumerie factory (contact us to arrange free entrances). And finally head to Gourdon, builded up on the mountains, where you will enjoy a superb view of the valley of Loup. Visit the gardens of chateau de Gourdon and walk close to the fantastic Gorges du Loup.
When the time is finished, your drive/guide in english will take you back to the place where the tour started (or let us know beforehand if you need a drop off somewhere else).
We can arrange the exact duration of the experience to fit your own needs. However this option of tour has a length of 8 hours, please don´t hesitate in contacting if you want a shorter or longer tour.
The area of the French Riviera
Known as Cote D’azur in french, this whole region has a population of around 2.000.000 people. Its main cities are Cannes, Nice (which is the capital of the province of the Alpes-Maritimes and Monaco (which is a principality, with a own prince and minister of state).
It started being a winter resort for the british upper class at the end of the 18th century, transforming nowadays into one of the top beach and mountain areas to visit nowadays in France. It receives a number of more than 10 million visitors a year. The area has an average of 300 sunshine days a year. Every year, this coast host 50% of the world’s superyacht fleet.
Cagnes Sur Mer area: Village of Haut-de-Cagnes, a small village with narrow lanes and stairways, with a wonderful castle on the top fo the hill. The chateau Grimaldi is located in this lovely village.
Saint Paul de Vence: Known as the village of the artists, it is located at only 20km from the city of Nice. It´s population does not exceed the 4000 people. And its very known for it’s artistic life.
Grasse: Situated in the north hills of Cannes, its mostly known for its contribution to the perfume history, which is celebrated on the Musée International de la Parfumerie.
Gourdon: Is the archetype of a perched village. This lovely town offers amazing panoramic views of the french riviera.
Our Private Tours & Experiences at Tour Travel & More
Tour Travel & More offers private custom tours for families, group of friends or even incentives. We adapt our tours to fit your own personal needs. We also understand each customers needs while on holiday and we do everything possible to make your stay and experience unforgettable. All our vehicles are private luxury vehicles, mini buses, and buses. Our guides are in any case private official tour guide, licensed and all have great knowledge to make your experience memorable. We have official guides in a large number of languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, German, Greek, & Portuguese amongst others.