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Cannes Antibes Nice Villefranche sur Mer Beaulieu Monaco Menton Grasse St Paul Port Grimaud St Tropez Eze

Nice Capital of the Côte d'Azur, Nice is the 5th largest city in France located in the extreme south-east of the country on the Mediterranean coast about 35 km from the Italian border.

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    Places of interests:
  • the seafront road " Promenade des Anglais " with many hotels including Negresco whose architecture is from the Belle epoque period, the Palais de la Méditerranée hotel, a fine example of 1930s architecture, pebble beaches, blue chairs ....
  • Place Massena with the superb fountain of the sun representing the 5 deities of Greco-Roman mythology surrounding the Statue of Apollo, the work of Jaume Plensa "Conversation in Nice" . Close to Place Massena is the " coulee verte ", a urban park.
  • Place Garibaldi, located between the Old Nice and the Port, was built from 1773 and is the oldest large square in Nice. In the middle of the square is the statue of Garibaldi.
  • The Old Town with its flower market on Cours Saleya, its many baroque churches, its opera house, the Palais Lascaris, its narrow streets ...
  • from the castle hill breathtaking view of the Angel Bay, the old town and the port. In the past the castle hill citadel was entirely dismantled by the soldiers of the French King Louis XIV in 1706. Nowadays it is a pleasant park where it is good to walk, there are also the waterfall, the Bellanda tower built in 1844.
  • The district of Cimiez with Cemenelum Gallo-Roman city which develop from the 1st to the 4th century, it still remains today important vestiges (Roman ruins, arenas, Roman baths), the Regina where Queen Victoria used to stay, the Monastery of Cimiez and its beautiful garden, the park of Cimiez planted with ancient olive trees.
  • The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Saint Nicolas built in the late 19th century is one of the most important Russian Orthodox religious buildings out of Russia. The cathedral was listed as a historic monument in 1987 and has been awarded the "Heritage of the 20th Century" label.
  • Mont Boron district, panoramic view, Mont Boron Forest Park, Fort Mont Alban
  • Museums: Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Archaeological Museum of Cimiez, Terra Amata Museum (Camp of elephant hunters dating back to 400 000 years, where the first traces of the domestication of fire in the world were brought to light ) ….
  • And of course don't miss the local specialties of the cuisine Niçoise: salade niçoise, socca made of chickpea flour, pissaladière, zucchini flower fritters,ratatouille….

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Monaco 2nd smallest country in the world after Vatican. The history of Monaco is linked to that of the Grimaldi family who reign over the principality for over 700 years.

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It is thanks to Prince Rainier III and his marriage to the American actress Grace Kelly that Monaco became known worldwide. It is in Monaco ville, the old town of Monaco that there are the Prince's palace where, according to the arrival time you can watch the changing of the guard, visit the Cathedral of Monaco where are buried the princes and the Princess Grace tragically disappeared in a car accident and the famous Oceanographic Museum, museum of the sea founded in 1889 by Prince Albert I er of Monaco and opened in 1910. It is one of the most imposing buildings of the rock with the palace of Monaco , the only one cliff and down to the sea, 85 m lower. the Museum presents more than 6000 specimens in their faithfully reconstructed natural habitat. But the best known and most famous place of Monaco is of course Monte Carlo with its casinos, beautiful gardens, palaces, luxury boutiques, luxury cars. Our tour will also takes us on the Formula 1 Grand Prix race track which takes place every year in May.

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Cannes,so famous with its international film festival which takes place every year in May, its sea front " Croisette Boulevard " with its luxury hotels and boutiques, the steps with the red carpet, the handprints of the stars and its sandy beaches.

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You can also enjoy a nice walk in the narrow streets of the Suquet , Cannes old town with its church, its " Musée de la Castre ", and admire the panorama view of the port and the islands of Ste Marguerite and St Honorat.
In the monastery of St Honorat, a community of Cistercians monks produce wine.
On Ste Marguerite Island, possibility to visit the fort in which the man of the iron mask was held during many years and the " Musée de la Mer".

The Port of call of Cannes is the departure for shore excursions for passengers arriving on the following cruise ships: Oceana - Azamara Quest - Aida Vita - Silver Whisper - Wind Spirit - Wind Star -Wind Surf - Sea Cloud 2 - Seadream 2 - Serenade of the Seas - Adventure of the Seas - Liberty of the Seas -Variety Voyager - Ventura - Europa - Marina - Le Ponant - Tere Moana - Nautica - Aegean Odyssey - Riviera - Queen Victoria - Ocean Princess - Sea Princess - Ruby Princess - Dawn Princess...

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Menton is located at the Italian border and not far from the Principality of Monaco. The " City of Citruses " is famous for its microclimate, more than 300 days of sunshine a year, its marvelous gardens, its lemons and its architecture.

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    Places of interests:
  • The old city with its narrow streets, little cool squares, nice ocre façade, barocco art with the Saint Michel Archange basilica, the chapelle des penitents blancs…
  • Market and pedestrian streets where you can enjoy local specialities
  • Jean Cocteau museum
  • The wedding room decorated by Cocteau in the town hall
  • The nice sea front and beaches
  • The Palais Carnoles once summer the residence of Princes of Monaco. Since 1977 it has housed the Fine Arts Museum of Menton.
  • Gardens:
  • * Palais Carnoles Garden contain the largest citrus fruit collection in Europe with more than 100 different varieties of citrus fruits
    * Bioves gardens
    * Maria Serena garden
    * Fontana Rosa garden….
  • Every year in February you can enjoy one of the major winter event on the French Riviera, beautiful " Lemon festival ", processions of floats decorated with citrus fruit ( around 145 tons of citrus fruits are used ).
  • 85eme "Lemon Festival" from February 17th, 2018 to March 4th, 2018 's will be " Bollywood".

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Eze villageMedieval village perched like an eagle nest overlooking the Mediterraneen Sea at around 1550ft (429m).Old and narrow streets, smart boutiques...

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The village is situated on the Middle Corniche between Nice and Monaco. You can enjoy a fantastic panorama view, having a drink at the terrace of a famous gastronomic restaurant such as "Château d'Eza" or "Chèvre d'or".
In the exotic garden you can admire many varieties of cactus, agaves, aloes, plants adapted to dryness.
The most courageous could walk on the Frederick Nietzche path ( 2 and ½ hours on foot return ) which winds down towards the Lower Corniche. Path where Nietzche wrote the most famous pages of « Thus spoke Zarathustra ».
Possibility there to enjoy a free guided visit of a perfume factory to discover the secret and process of making perfume.

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Villefranche sur mer, Small city located between Nice and Monaco and cruise port of call on the French Riviera.

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Villefranche is the departure for shore excursions for cruising passengers arriving on : MSC Opera - MSC Orchestra - Sovereign - Grand Celebration - Grand Holiday - Wind Spirit - Celebrity Eclipse - Celebrity Equinox - Celebrity Constellation - Disney Magic - Thomson Dream - Noordam - Island Escape - Costa Voyager - Oceana - Liberty of the Seas - Adventure of the Seas - Serenade of the Seas.
    Places of interest:
  • The citadel fortress built in 1557 to defend the town, nowadays it homes the town hall, museums.
  • The Rue Obscure, covered street 13th Century St Peter's Chapel decorated by Jean Cocteau.
  • Flower Naval battle which takes place in Villefranche sur Mer every year in February since 1908 during the Carnival period of Nice, 20 "pointus " traditional boats participate.

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St Paul de Vence,Saint Paul's medieval village is one of the most visited village in France. Famous for its narrow streets, art galleries. Also called the " Village of the Artists " as many artists, painters, writers and actors chose St Paul to live and create there. It was a place of inspiration. Among these famous people there are Chagall, Aimé & Marguerite Maeght, Jacques Prévert, James Balwin, Yves Montand & Simone Signoret....

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    Places of interest:
  • Place du jeu de boules At the entrance of the village a square where people like to gather and enjoy the atmosphere. Yves Montand and Lino Ventura used to play " petanque" there. The Café de la Place stands on one side and the famous Colombe d'Or on the other: its regulars included the greatest artists of the 20th century: Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Braque, Léger, Folon, etc.
  • Porte de Vence Fortified gateway and Lacon cannon
  • St Paul's ramparts were constructed in the 16th Century under the reign of François I, confirming Saint-Paul de Vence as a military stronghold and "royal town" ... Enjoy a nice walk on the town walls.
  • Rue Grande: Have a walk in Rue Grande and enjoy the artist studios, art galleries, boutiques and craft shops.
  • Place of the Grande Fontaine: Provencal style, it was built in 1615 by a stonemason of the village. She inspired many painters and photographers.
  • Place de l'église: On the Church square there are the town hall of Saint-Paul, the Church of the Conversion of Saint-Paul constructed between the 14th and 16th centuries, the Folon chapel.
  • The cemetery is located at the extreme south of the village. From that point you have an amazing view of the countryside and the Mediterranean Sea. The artist Marc Chagall who spent the final years of his life in Saint Paul, his wife Vava have their grave in the cemetery.
  • Museums : Fondation Maeght,Modern and contemporary art museum; Chapel Folon,Folon designed the entire décor of this 17th-century chapel: 8 canvasses, 4 stained glass windows, 2 sculptures and 1 mosaic measuring 106m² with elegant lines and feather-light colours...

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Antibeslocated on the French Riviera between Nice and Cannes. When arriving from Nice by the coastal road you will immediately see a huge defensive fort " the Fort Carré" completed by Vauban in the 17th century.

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The Port Vauban is the largest marina in Europe where you can admire the luxurious yachts on the Billionaire's quay.
Close to the port, the old town where you can enjoy the Provencal Market, shops in the small city streets and have a walk on the old walls.
    But Antibes is also a City of the Arts. There are many museums in the city. Among them:
  • The Picasso Museum, the first one dedicated to the artist in his lifetime, houses an exceptional collection of creations he made in Antibes.
  • The Archeology Museum which displays remains of the ancient Greek and Roman town of Antipolis found on land and in the sea.
  • The Napoleon Museum with its collections evoking the career of the Emperor who had once lived in Antibes with his family when he was still General Bonaparte.
Cap d' Antibes, home of celebrities with sumptuous villas and great hotel such as Eden Roc.

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Juan les pins Juan Les Pins is famous for its sandy beaches and its International Jazz Festival which is the oldest running jazz festival in Europe. It takes place every year in July in the pine grove " Pinède Gould " since 1960. Very nice atmosphere with its nice restaurants, bars, boutiques....
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Juan les pins Grasse The world capital of perfume. Possibility to enjoy there a free guided visit of a perfume factory to discover the secret and process of making perfume.
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Juan les pins Port Grimaud The Provencal Venice, lake city located in the Gulf of Saint Tropez. It is inscribed in the heritage of the 20th century since 2002.
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Juan les pins Saint Tropez Very known for its glamorous lifestyle, is also a very nice small village.

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    Places of interest:
  • From the Saint Tropez Citadel 17th stunning panoramic view over the bay and the village
  • The port and its luxurious huge yachts, its painters…
  • The famous regata " Les Voiles de Saint Tropez " in September/October
  • The village with its narrow streets, its barocco church Notre Dame de l'Assomption 16th Century , luxury and trendy boutiques
  • The Place des Lices with the famous Provencal market takes place every Tuesdays and Saturdays, in the shade of platane trees peole play petanque, it is not rare to meet some celebrities
  • The Annonciade Museum for the art lovers ( Signac…. )
  • La Gendarmerie and Cinema museum, la Gendarmerie is now a symbolic place thanks to the movies about the French police with famous French actor Louis de Funes. Everyone will remember Brigitte Bardot in the film " Et Dieu… créa la femme ", and Romy Scheider & Alain Delon in " La Piscine "….
And for the cake lovers don't miss the famous "tarte tropézienne"

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