French Riviera tour, tailor made discovery
Description of French Riviera tour, tailor made discovery
A French Riviera tour that is tailor made to suit your interests and timeframe, we organise everything for you from beginning to end. We recommend the eight day itinerary below as a starting point, with private excursions around great cities such as Nice and Monte Carlo, or private sailing odysseys along the Riviera coast.
We have chosen two four star hotels for you to stay in during your French Riviera holiday, using Nice as a base for most of your stay, with one night in Cannes so that you can enjoy a guided tour of nearby Monaco.
Although this is a luxurious trip, we endeavour to bring our guests into the real Riviera too, getting to know local people, enjoying a wine tasting, visiting the perfume museum of Grasse and cycling or walking around charming villages such as Saint Paul de Vence, Eze and Bormes-les-Mimosas. Or exploring the beautiful islands of Lérins and Porquerolles. Just let us know what sort of thing you would like to add to your trip and we will create the perfect itinerary to discover the Riviera in style.
PlanetOur agency tries to promote mainly eco-friendly activities with no harm to environment. Our holidays have a very strong focus on nature and the environment.
On this trip, you'll be exploring the hinterlands of the French Riviera with a local guide. We select local suppliers that have the same vision as us to reduce the environmental impact of tourism and preserve local surroundings.
The region is renowned for its beautiful beaches of fine sand or pebbles, wild creeks of Esterel and the beautiful islands of Lérins and Porquerolles. On the cultural side the region has a prestigious heritage with buildings dating from the Baroque period, which can be found in cities such as Nice and Menton. You can also visit many charming villages such as Saint Paul de Vence, Eze and Bormes-les-Mimosas.
The region nowadays stands for protection of coast, nature, urban development and the beauty of the landscape. You can escape mass tourism by discovering the hidden creeks and bays, the gorges of the hinterlands, quaint hamlets such as Aiglun or Roquestéron, perched in the mountains in the north of the popular sights Grasse and Vence.
Our passionate guides can accompany you on bike, boat or walking tours and draw your attention to the region’s rich fauna and flora. They will talk about the region’s history, the animals particular for this region and local craftmanship.
We focus our guest’s attention on local efforts to preserve flora and fauna and we like to think holidays significantly contribute to raising awareness environment. We ask our guests to be aware of their electricity and hot water consumption when they travel with us. We advise our guests about local regulations and protected areas at each destination.
Our office minimizes the use of paper by using internet, emails and for marketing purposes we also make use of websites. Our vouchers are electronic to avoid massive use of paper. When we have to use paper, we use the APUR paper, and our Brother’s cartridges are brought to the recycle center, which has a partnership with CoolEarth.
PeopleOur aim is to offer customers a chance to discover a secret France by offering original itineraries. During this trip, you can benefit from a luxury accommodation without compromising the responsible side of your trip. We work with local suppliers and guides, and know most of our local experts on site personally and all of our suggested activities are tested by us to ensure that you will be welcomed warmly.
On this trip, we work with local people to protect cultural heritage. You will meet typical local producers from the area which will show you their work and production: Taste wine with a local sommelier, visit a family-run confectionery in Nice and create your own perfume during an educational and creative workshop in Grasse. We promote local consumption and want you to travel responsibly around France. The contact with local craftsmen and producers during your whole trip makes this possible.
Follow the trail of history during your trip at the French Riviera: For the longest time, the region was inhabited by poor fishers on the coast and poor farmers in the hilly hinterland, until in the 19th century English vacationers discovered its mild climate and the azure blue of its sea and sky. Soon after Europe’s high society flocked together to the Côte d’Azur to escape the cold winters and built pompous palaces such as the casino of Monte-Carlo, the luxury hotels Negresco in Nice or the Carlton in Cannes, whereas the ancient fishing village of Saint-Tropez only morphed into a popular jet set hangout only after WW II.
Our experienced local guides will lead you through stunning landscapes and pulsating cities of the French Riviera. They can tell you more about their culture and traditions and make you taste specialties of the region. We want you to immerse yourself into local culture so that you can understand better why preserving it is so important. In our fast-moving world, people often buy in large grocery stores instead of going to smaller, locally owned shops. We want to showcase our opinion that buying locally is not only good for the local producers but also for the environment.
You will definitely get a deeper understanding of the area and leave with unforgettable memories. Our vast experience and extensive knowledge enable us to propose packages that will give a true insight into the country they visit. Packages are selected in close relationship with customers and suppliers. We guarantee to replace or refund unavailable products, giving reassurance to the customer.
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