We recommend this tour to people who like sharing, good wine, local cuisine and wonderful landscapes. Experience a fantastic day and sample a variety of different flavors.
Twenty centuries ago the Romans, by installing an oppidum on Saint-Jeannet hill to watch the valley, planted the first vines and the first olive trees. The ruins of a press from the Roman era bear witness to this.
The Domaine des Hautes Collines is at the foot of the village of Saint-Jeannet at 400 m altitude it has belonged for several generations to the Rasse family, people really in love and passionate about the history of wine. They cultivate on their properties more than 20 different grape varieties, notably Merlot, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay too, for freshness.
Lunch in St Paul de Vence : After soaking up Domaine des Hautes Collines relaxing atmosphere and taking your time on taste their wine, we will introduce you to St Paul de Vence one of the most beautiful villages in France, where you may order a typical cheese platter with assorted charcuterie, or rather head to one of the many restaurent in the village. Followed by a stroll through the medieval streets of the village to help you digest.
The Domaine de la Source is one of the smallest vineyards in France, with 7 hectares of vines nestled on the hillsides of Nice, grown in organic farming and with respect for the environment. All wines are certified organic: there are no pesticides or chemical fertilizers and in bio-dynamic cultivation.
The wine from Domaine de la Source is much appreciated by some of the best starred restaurants in the region… The grape varieties, Rolle (White), Braquet (Rosé) and Folle Noire / Grenache (Red), reflect the typicity and character of these rare wines.
Please note that if it is not possible to visit one of the 2 vineyards above, we will try to replace it with the mythical Château Crémât built in 1906 on the hill of Bellet in Nice.
Choose the tour that is most suitable for you, create your own tour by choosing your itinerary to be able to travel at your own pace. Or contact us if you need help to customize your own full-day trip. We offer you a tailor made service with your personal and very professional bilingual driver guide, he will let you know all the secrets of the Côte d’Azur.
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.