Grasse, Gourdon, Tourettes-sur-loup and Saint-Paul-de-Vence with a private guide
This is one of the most enjoyable summer tours. We leave the traffic behind and the glamorous cities to head toward the "arrière pays, " where everything is olive, and we enjoy the mountains and sun.
We start with the international perfume capital, Grasse. Here you will learn how this industry started and how some of these fabulous scents of jasmine, rose, and lavender were created. You will also have time to stroll through the old town and visit the 13th century cathedral. Afterward, we will drive to Gourdon, rated one of the most beautiful villages in France. We then head to another medieval village: Tourettes-sur-loup, the village of violet. Grasse being the capital of perfumery, this town was the main supplier of violets. Finally, we will visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the pearl discovered by some young painters in the 1930s.
Provencal Tour includes Grasse, Gourdon (lunch), Tourettes-sur-Loup and Saint Paul de Vence.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any place in Nice, or the ports of Monaco, and Villefranche
End location: Any place in Nice or your port of collection Monaco or Villefranche.
Duration: 8 hours
During the summer and rush hours, the itineraries for the tours may be modified. Usually destinations will be the same but we might take short cuts, also panorama views may change.
We will drive in a Modern and clean mini Van Caravelle VW Volkswagen, with Microphone, a/c in under each seat, with a capacity for 8 persons. A cooler with fresh water is available; 4/5 umbrellas; GPS; and first aid kit. And we will walk together inside the towns when the parking allow the driver/guide to come.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euros - Lunch in a restaurant of your choice.
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After telling Walter the sorts of places we had already visited and enjoyed, Walter found a way to take us to places we wanted to go but just didn't know it. He was very professional, congenial, and informative, which made for a very comfortable day. We visited a lot of places that we would not have seen on our own, and we didn't ever feel rushed. A delightful day.