Lost Generation - Cultural private tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

107238


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

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

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

Itinerary

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

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 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.

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.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Michel L.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/lost-generation-frenc-riviera-hemingway

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