The Riviera on the paths of the Americans artists of the roaring twenties
"You're a lost generation" said once Gertrude Stein To Ernst Hemingway.
During the roaring twenties a whole generation of American writers left the US for Europe, and the French Riviera became their meeting place for more than a decade.
They met here the great names of modern art and some of their most famous fellow countrymen, generating a huge artistic dynamic, while putting the bases of the American artistic influence of the XXth century. They gave a new face to the Riviera: the one we know today.
let's re-discover the region from Fréjus to Antibes, on the path of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Dos Passos and many others.
A cultural tour for everyone as well as a journey through the beauty of the French Riviera, to discover the house where "Greats Gatsby" was written, the Hemingway beach, Juan inspired by Miami beach, the most famous coastal road in Europe and much more.
« Is it any better in heaven, my friend Ford, than you found it in Provence? »
—William Carlos Williams
Fréjus, the old town of course and the roman heritage
Fréjus baptistry (optional)
Saint-Raphaël with Valescure the area of Fitzgerald (Picture stop)
Agay where most of the american debarquement of August 1944 took place (picture stop)
The Gold corniche road with a stop at Antheor, the nicest spot.
Mandelieu and the Hemingway beach for lunch and some reading time
Clews foundation (optional)
Visit of Cannes where Hemlingway knew some "honest places to drink a beer"
Juan les pins, developped by Franck J Gould, with Miami beach for model ; vacation place of the american society of the 1920s
Garoupe lighthouse for the view, to talk aboput the Murphys and read some Dos Passos.
Experience : Read "Garden of Eden" on the Hemingway's beach, listen to a reading of Dos Passos at La Garoupe, drive the same road as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald liked to take…
You will see some big classics of the Riviera through a totally different angle.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel or your residence in Nice, Cannes, or Antibes.
For Monaco contact me first.
End location: Drop off at the starting point or your place of choice
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
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euros - A regular lunch in France will go from 20 to 40 euros
Your lunch and the entrance fees in the museums you would decide to visit (Frejus baptistery, Clews foundation)
Possibility to organize a typical french pic-nic (20 euros per person) on demand, please ask me in advance.
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.