Sightseeing aroud French Riviera Saint Paul de Vence - Monaco - Promenade des anglais ...

invites you to discover the French Riviera in our luxury air-conditionned chauffeur driven-vehicles. Ming Tour is next to Nice airport. We cater for all your transport,transfer needs, sightseeing tours  

franšais
Discover French Riviera
Home transfer around French Riviera Sightseeing around French Riviera Chauffeur driven service around French Riviera Contact us for any informations
 
 

Sightseeing - private tour
Nice - Cannes - Monaco - Antibes - Menton - Grasse - Eze ...


Seightseeing Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes, Nice, Monaco ...Cannes Monte Carlo Sightseeing

 

 

Ming Tour Service invites you to discover and visit the French Riviera on deluxe air-conditioned vehicules.

Departure at any time of the day.

According to your centers of interest and your planning, Ming Tour Service will help you to choose the places to visit during your tour.

You have a few hours free before your flight, you are cruise ship passengers ( Nice port, Cannes port, Villefranche port, Monaco port) . Why not combine your trip to/from the airport, to/from the cruise ship with a shore excursion to a famous French Riviera site ( Monaco, Nice, Cannes, St Paul de Vence)

Sightseeing - Private tour - Shore excursion in French Riviera

MTS will be your devoted guide to present all the magic, cultural and gastronomic places of the Riviera.

Nice Capital of the French Riviera, Nice is the 5th city of France situated at the extreme southest of the country on the Mediterraneen coast at around 35 km from the Italian border.
Main sights :
The sea front,The «  Promenade des Anglais »
The Negresco hotel a baroque structure dating from the Belle Epoque,the Palais de la Mediterranée Hotel fine example of the 1930’s architecture, 
The old town with its flower market
The castle hill Cimiez hill is the sophisticated part of Nice where Queen Victoria used to stay, the Roman Ruins, Arena
The Russian Orhodox Cathedral
The Mont Boron panorama view

The Port of call of Nice is the departure for shore excursions for passengers arriving on the following cruise ships: Arethusa - Azamara Quest - Ocean Nova - Le Ponant - Club Med 2 - Europa - FTI Berlin -Minerva - Amadea - Sea Cloud 2 - Columbus 2 - Seadream 2 - Windsurf - Island Escape - Seabourn Legend - Seabourn Pride - Pacific Princess - Wind Star - Voyager - Variety Voyager - Silver Wind - Silver Cloud - Kristina Katarina

Nice Carnival Private Tour 

Nice Promenade Anglais

Nice Old town private Tour

 

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. 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.

 

monaco oceanographic museum

Private Shore excursion Monaco Monte Carlo

Grand prix of Monaco F1 Race

 

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.
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...


Cannes film festival

Menton, Menton is located on the borders of Italy and the Principality of Monaco. The city has been the first city in the Alpes Maritimes to receiving the designation of City of Arts and History. It is famous for its subtropical microclimate, its marvellous gardens and architecture. Places of interest: Jean Cocteau Museum, The wedding room decorated by Cocteau in the town hall, Basilique St Michel, Gardens..


Lemon festival

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


Eze village

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

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.

Private shore excursion Villefranche sur mer

St Paul de Vence: Saint Paul's medieval village is one of the mostvisitedvillage 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....

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 pétanque 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. The entrance is also protected by a tower with machicolations from the 14th century - a vestige of medieval town walls.

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 de la Grande Fontaine 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 cemetary 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 cemetary.

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...

Sightseeing Saint Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence

Sightseeing St Paul

St Paul Vue

Sightseeing Saint Paul de Vence

 

Antibes located 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.
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.

Departure for shore excursions for cruising passengers arriving Antibes's port of call :
Club Med 2 - Seabourn Legend - Seadream 2.

Juan les pinsJuan 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.

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.

 

Saint Tropez fashionable resort, the port with luxurious yachts and painters, trendy shops.

Suggestions

 Ming Tour Service will be your devoted guide to show you the cultural and gastronomic places of the French Riviera.

  Day 8h : Nice - Eze - Monaco - Antibes –Saint Paul de Vence– Cannes

 

Half-day 4h : St Paul de Vence - Cannes
  or Antibes - Grasse
or Eze village– Monaco

Nice City Tour 4h: the castle hill, flower market, the old town, Cimiez, the Roman arena, the Russian church.


Learn few sentences in French

French Riviera directory

MING TOUR SERVICE
NICE FRANCE
tel: +33 (0)4 93 55 59 47     fax: +33 (0)9 72 11 51 88
Licence transport: 2011/93/0000955 Grande Remise:06-77
EVTC006100086