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 :
We love introducing our clients to Liguria and helping them to live a truly Italian experience.
The first stop in Italy will be the Belle Epoque seaside town of Bordighera known as the city of palms, a charming town on the Ligurian coast. Much appreciated by the 19th century aristocracy and many artists. You will stroll in its flowered streets with its magnificent Italian architecture, and take the time to drink an excellent cappuccino while enjoying the view of the French and Italian Riviera.
And then after a short drive along the Nervia river, the next stop will be the exceptional perched village of Dolceacqua… a firm favorite with Claude Monet and Riviera Together! Once you’ve crossed the striking medieval bridge every street you walk down and every corner you turn will hold new surprises: amazing architecture, stunning views, artist’s galleries, a countryside path, a castle, etc…
Before leaving the village, if you wish you will have the opportunity to taste a local wines and digestives at a specialist shop.
On the trip back to France, we will take you to the coast to visit Menton known for its lemon festival and the most beautiful colorful town in the entire French Riviera. We will finally return to Nice along the Grande Corniche, which boasts the very best views of Menton, Monaco, Eze village, St jean Cap Ferrat and Nice.
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.
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.