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.
Drive down to different charming places, end the tour in the old town to see his flowers and farmers market. Then we will go for a walk in Old Nice you will especially appreciate its old, shady narrow streets that run in all directions like a maze where you will see these colorful old buildings, local shops, multiple restaurants and baroque churches, and you will have pleasure to taste the traditional onion, and olive tarts called « Pissaladieres », and the famous Socca made with chickpea flour.
This excursion will start with a walking tour from the Fontaine du soleil, to the old town, considered the heart of the city. You will see the Opera Housse and the colorful Cours Saleya market. 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 sensational azures of Provence are sure to lure you in with their beauty and » A day in the country side » tour is the best way to immerse yourself in this wondrous region. Drive through the world capital of Perfume Grasse, and take advantage of a free guided tour at the Fragonard perfumery, where you will learn the secrets about perfume making as well as hear all the beautiful stories about the French delicacy.
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.