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.
The sensational azures of Provence are sure to lure you in with their beauty and « the Nice hinterland » 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 Riviera has always been a cherished holiday destination in Europe, so far back as the 19th century, it was favored by Europe’s crowned head such as Napoleon III, Queen Victoria and the Tsar who would seek out Cannes, Nice and Monte-Carlo in the winter for its scenic surroundings.