Beauty and "art de vivre" of the Riviera's capital
"Nissa la Bella", Nice the beautiful as the locals say!
No other city in France offers such a variety of architecture types and styles than the capital of the French Riviera, also known to host the first baroque heritage of France.
Successively Celtic, Greek, Roman, Provencal, Savoyard, Piedmontese, French, Nice had a fantastic and unique destiny and we still have the chance to see tracks of all these periods scattered all over the city.
From the Old town to the Cimiez hill, passing by the most striking districts, we'll take you to a journey through history, architecture, gastronomy, traditions, wine, panoramas, art and anecdotes. You will see the classics, but also the secrets places off the beaten tracks, the real Nice, the Nice that the locals love.
Tour by minivan and full walking tour of the old town.
Optional visit of the Chateau de Belley winery with tasting. An exceptional site and some very prestigious wines to discover.
Available from Nice and Villefranche
We will discover together all those parts of Nice:
Promenade des Anglais
Old town (walking tour)
Gairaut and the cascade,
Russian cathedral & Parc Imperial,
Castle hill, Musicians district
Promenade du Paillon
Bellet hill and Chateau de Bellet winery (optional)
Falicon (instead of the winery)
Socca tasting included
This is the only authentic and extended tour of the real Nice.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel or residence in Nice ; or from the port of Villefranche.
For a pick up outside Nice please contact me, rates and details can be adapted.
End location: Drop off at your hotel, your residence in Nice, or the port of Villefranche
Duration: 8 hours
Depending of the number of people in your group.
Transportation in a premium 8 seater minivan (7 passengers) with individual A/C 3 rows, leather seats, panoramic roof, electric doors, free wifi, microphone, cooler with complimentary drinks.
a spacious 9 seater minivan (8 passengers) with individual A/C 3 rows, microphone, free wifi, cooler with complimentary drinks.
I only use top of the line vehicles (2017 and 2018 models)
Full insurance coverage.
My services as Licensed Tour Guide and professional driver
The Premium minivan:
- Up to 7 passengers, 2017 model, leather seats, A/C 3 zones, electric doors, panoramic roof...
- For 8 passengers, 2018 model, A/C 3 zones.
Inclusive services: Cooler with refreshments, free Wifi, maps...
Full insurance coverage
A socca tasting
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euros - Consider having some change it can always be useful
The lunch in a nissart restaurant (approximatly 25 euros per person)
Optional visit of Chateau de Bellet winery and tasting (20 or 30 euros per person depending on the type of visit)
The entrance fees in the museums you may want to include (Matisse, Chagall...)
Being National Licensed Tour Guide & lecturer I have NO restriction of any sort.
Check the "Guide Requirements for France" before choosing a tour in France.
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What an amazing tour by a knowledgeable, skilled guide! From vibrant viewpoints around Nice, charming Michel shared its history, influence of geography, role played in multiple empires, as well as observational techniques to reveal the age of buildings, and observe the influence of church and state. Michel, a skilled driver with intimate knowledge of Nice's hidden treasures, enabled insightful walks (always downhill) and an authentic Nicois lunch. He even helped us plan for additional time in the area.