You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning in mini air-conditioned van and leave the frenetic city for the hills of the Provencal countryside.
We will cross the famous village of Grace to continue on the beautiful road Napoleon in direction of the village of Castellane for our first stop. This village invisible from a distance dating from the 16th century is the gateway to the gorges of Verdon, you can stroll in the village or enjoy a cup of coffee next to the river and also see the Provencal market on Wednesday and Sunday. Afterwards, you’ll take a scenic and dramatic road to reach the Verdon Canyon, the longest in Europe and one of the deepest 700 m high, our route will be punctuated by wonderful photos stop and you will descend to the edge of the gorge, where the river flows in the clear turquoise water of the lake of Sainte-Croix.
Then go to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, this Provencal village is famous for being one of the most beautiful in France, crossed by a river, nestled under a rocky cliff. You will have free time to explore Moustiers at your own pace. Discover the earthenware in the many shops and buy some souvenirs before lunch in one of the cafés with terraces.
After your meal you can enjoy a little stop at the lake to take some pictures or put your feet in the water. During the month of June and July we can extend our tour to visit the beautiful plateau of Valensole, an immense purple sea of fragrant lavender fields that extend as far as the eye can see!!!
The French and Italian Riviera in one holiday may sound decadent, but the Italian border is only 40 minutes from Nice so it would be a shame not to indulge ! Most visitors head to Ventimiglia or San Remo to see the basic markets, but they generally miss the Italian Riviera’s true gems.
Drive along the famous promenade des Anglais and reach the Castle Hill where the Greeks lived 2600 years ago, enjoy its gardens and the waterfall and a breathtaking view over the city of Nice. Photo stop at the largest Russian cathedral in Europe outside of Russia and arrive in Cimiez, see the Queen Victoria winter palace, a monastery built in the 9th century surrounded by a garden of Italian style, the tomb of the painter Henri Matisse, the Roman Arena built in the 2nd century , and the remains of the ancient Roman city.