Private Shore Excursion of the Western French Riviera


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (basic), Spanish (basic)

From Antibes and Cannes

Whether your cruise stops in Antibes or Cannes, this shore excursion takes you to the Western part of the French Riviera, which is quite different from the Eastern part.

From Antibes or Cannes we drive into the beautiful country side, drive a spectacular canyon all the way to Gourdon (medieval up-hill village), the views are unbelievable.
Grasse and a perfume factory where you get a free visit and try on different perfumes.
Tourrettes sur Loup, one of my favorite villages, so charming and quaint, a photography paradise.
Saint Paul, so famous for its art, beautiful little streets, very elegant.

You will for sure enjoy this very nice mix of sea shore, country side and mountains, water fall, high cliffs, magnificent nature and pretty villages.


Pick up around 8:30-9:00 am (depends on your cruise schedule)

The following is a suggested itinerary, but the day is flexible and can be adjusted as per your wishes:

- Street farmers market in Antibes or Cannes
- Mougins elegant medieval village where Picasso used to live
- Grasse perfume factory
- Gourdon up-hill village, lunch
- Drive a canyon, water fall, high cliffs
- Tourrettes sur Loup charming medieval village
- Saint Paul, the art and celebrities village

Back to the port around 5:00 pm (depends on your cruise schedule)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Port of Antibes or Cannes, or at any hotel in the Antibes Cannes, or Saint-Paul-de-Vence areas.

End location: Port of Antibes or Cannes

Duration: 8 hours

Duration depends on your cruise schedule. I adapt to your timing.


A/C comfortable 7 seater

What’s Included

Other: - My service as a tour guide/driver
- Private A/C vehicle, parking, gas

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 Euros - Lunch is between 20 € and 40 € + drinks
You may want to buy perfume in Grasse

What’s Extra

Other: - Your lunch and drinks
- Any personal purchases or expenses


I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.

A Recent Review of this tour

Jean François really helped us to get off the beaten path and see some of the smaller, more quaint places outside of Cannes. This was one of my favorite parts of our entire trip, and a place that I hope to visit again. Thank you so much Jean François!
Nick Lents

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