Cultural tour of the Southen Alps with a guide
Take a day off the beaten tracks and go back in a time of beauty and legends.
One of my favorite place in France!
The valleys of the Bevera and the Roya come to light; with their unique religious heritage which hold masterpieces of the European art, their villages frozen in time since the Middle age, a salt road which became "royal" when it turned out to be the greatest accomplishment of the 18th century, their roads forgotten by the visitors and nevertheless so beautiful, their breathtaking panoramas, and so much more.
It is the journey to which we invite you, from Sospel and its famous medieval pay toll bridge to the splendid town of Tende on the Italian border, passing by the hidden jewel which is La Brigue and Saorge the "French Tibet", Notre-Dame-des-Fontaines "the Sixtine chapel of the Alps" (see video attached).
A timeless day, far from everything, to find the echoing voices of our ancestors… which turn out to be yours as well.
Departure also available from Nice or Menton
Drive by th highway up to the italian border
Mountain road passing hill top villages
Guided tour of SOSPEL, with its splendid baroque square
Scenic drive through olive gardens and the COL DE BROUIS
Panorama stop over Breil-sur-Roya
Guided tour of SAORGE, the village attached to the mountain
Optional visit of the Franciscan monastry
Drive through the ROYA valley
Guided tour of the picturesque medieval village of LA BRIGUE
Drive by the vallon de la Madone with a stop by a bridge of the Middle-ages
Visit of NOTRE-DAME-DES-FONTAINE (see video attached), Sixtine chapel of the Alps. (The visit of the chapel can be cancelled in case of bad weather)
Drive by the splendid purple canyon
Picture stop in front of TENDE on the border with Italy
Drive back through the Roya valley passing Breil and Liguria (Italy)
Tour available from Nice, Menton and Monaco.
Possibility to organize a 2 days trip with the discovery of the valley of wonders (4x4) and a night in the Mercantour National Park.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours
Depending of the number of people in your group I use a specific vehicle, always premium and recent.
Transportation in a 2019 premium 8 seater minivan (7 passengers) with individual A/C 3 rows, leather seats, panoramic sunroof, electric doors, free wifi, cooler with complimentary drinks.
A 2019 premium SUV (up to 3 passengers) with A/C 2 rows, leather interior, panoramic sunroof, free wifi, cooler with complimentary drinks.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Being Certified Tour Guide & Lecturer I have NO restriction of any sort, I can guide you inside historic sites/monuments as well as in museums.
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Michel's knowledge of the tour area was interesting and informative. He was prompt and very accommodating if we wanted to stay a little longer in a certain spot. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Michel and would highly recommend him to anyone!!!