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 capital of the world of perfumes to continue on the famous 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 name Saint Tropez conjures up images of yachts and golden sand – it is the classic European getaway. It has been this way however, it was once a quiet fishing village which was transformed after Brigitte Bardot came to St Tropez in the 50s to star in Et Dieu Créa la Femme (And God Created Woman) providing the stage for it become a classic jet set destination where illicit pleasures wait around every corner.
After your pickup this excursion will start with a walking tour from the Fontaine du soleil, to the old town see the colorful flower and farmer market and to see where the locals live and much more… The only way to get to know the real Nice is by strolling through the ocher colored streets listening to the « Niçois » speaking their own language (Nissart) and by tasting their savory cooking.
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.
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