Balconies of the Riviera - Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

106860


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Mature children are welcome but must remain under the responsibility of a parent.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (conversational)

Villages of Saint-Paul, Tourrettes, Gourdon and Old Cagnes with a Licensed Tour Guide


Looking for authenticity ?

The Loup valley lies in the middle of the "flower hills", picturesque countryside where men built mineral villages, hundreds of years ago.

Following the road of the balconies of the Riviera is, somehow, like tasting the charms of Provence.

My way to do this tour is unique.

Your journey will start with the Haut-de-Cagnes, built around the Grimaldi castle, a staircase village which attracted many famous painters. You will keep on with Saint-Paul-de-Vence, once a strong hold on the French border, nowadays occupied by art galleries and stone lovers. Then Tourrettes-sur-Loup will show you another aspect of the south with its quiet little streets populated with craftsmen, where we'll share with you some hidden and preserved secrets.

If you're tempted by the visit of an organic goat cheese farm, let me know in advance, it's located here, on a side road. . .

After the dramatic Loup canyon, discover the most impressive vista of the south in Gourdon village!

Itinerary

Guided walking tour of the Old Cagnes, the most beautiful and unknown old town of the French Riviera. . . a real treasure off the beaten tracks.
Guided walking tour of Saint-Paul village, that we will reach by the scenic road of La Gardette district with the chapels and the Chagall's paintings.
Scenic drive through the Loup valley.
Guided walking Tour of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, my favorite village and the best place to understand the identity of Provence.
Drive by the impressive and scenic Loup canyon to discover its treasures.
The Saut du Loup is the main one and you will be my guest (entrance fee included)
Guided walking tour of Gourdon and discovery of the region with a global presentation of the region.

Optional visit of a goar cheese farm with goat cheese tasting, interaction with the animals and workshop (+1h - Subject to availability of the farmer - 70 euros extra). The visit would substitute one village stop.
The order of the visits can change depending of your departure point.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel, your residence or your port of call (Nice, Villefranche, Antibes or Cannes)
Ports of Villefranche and Cannes : at the arrival gate
I will be waiting for you with a sign at your name.
For departure from Monaco please contact me first.

End location: Drop off at your hotel, your residence or your port of call.

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

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.
or
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.

What’s Included

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

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euros - A regular lunch in France will go from 20 to 40 euros

What’s Extra

Your lunch.Possibility to organize a typical french pic-nic (20€/pers) on demand ; please ask me in advance.

Optional visit of a goat cheese farm (1h) in the mountain with an exceptional view : Visit of the farm, workshop to manufacture cheese, contact with goats, tasting of organic cheese with a glass of wine and bread : 90€ for the group (no "per person" price).

Restrictions

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

We can't say enough about Michel. He provided a great tour. Michel was very engaging. He managed to keep the interest of my teenage daughters for 8 hours....very impressive!! We learned a lot about the area and saw some impressive sites all while having a great time. I highly recommend. The tour with Michel was highlight of our trip.
Allyson Orzechowski

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