Private gastronomy and artists tours in French Riviera
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Antibes, Vence and Saint-Paul-de-Vence Day tour

Discover fine art and gastronomy in the French Riviera

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Yvonne | about the guide

Beautiful natural landscapes, exquisite gastronomy, timeless towns… Dive into the fascinating atmosphere of the French Riviera that will stir all your senses during a day tour led by a private expert guide. Departing from Nice, Monaco, Cannes or a city nearby, you will travel in a comfortable minivan, heading to three of the mediterranean coast gems, renowned for their art and gastronomy. You will stop first in the charming port city of Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, famous for its big markets filled with regional products. There, you will take a stroll in a traditional provencal market and browse the numerous stands displaying a myriad of fresh products from the delicious olives to the juicy fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, various cuts of meats and many handicrafts. You will enjoy meeting with the producers and tasting the delicious local specialties including the Tapenade and the Socca. Afterwards, you will follow your guide for a commented walking tour in the historical center dating back to the Greek and Roman Times.Your day will continue with the visit of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a dazzling medieval village perched on a hill. There, you will dive into the 20th century artists' world and learn all about the famous painters who lived and settled there, including Chagall, Picasso, Léger and Matisse. After a stroll in the picturesque cobbled streets, you will visit the Fondation Maeght, a fabulous place of art including a large collection of sculptures and paintings from major modern and contemporary art masters. You will otherwise have the possibility to visit the magnificent Chapel of the Rosary created by Matisse in 4 years and which he considered to be his masterpiece. At lunchtime, you will savour a delicious meal in one of the charming restaurants in Saint-Paul-de-Vence (one of them located in a former Chapel), learning more about the mediteranean cuisine. Your day will end with a tour in the sunny vineyards surrounding Nice where you will enjoy a wine tasting before your guide drives you back to your departing point.
NB: Please note you can customize your itinerary to fit your needs and interests.

(1 reviews)
  • Nice - French Riviera
    France
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 8
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
transport :
Private minivan
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Allemand/German (native), Français/French (native), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
8

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Service of a professional private guide - Transport in a air-conditioned private minivan - Entrance fee for the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence or the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence (maeght Foundation 15€ and Matisse chapel 7€, no daily opening) - Wine tasting in the vineyards surrounding Nice - Pickup and drop-off at your hotel In Nice, Cannes, Antibes or surroundings

NOT INCLUDED

-Food and beverages -Personal expenses -Tips (optional)

ITINERARY

Leaving Nice, Monaco or Cannes behind with your chauffeur guide, you will head first to Antibes Juan-Les-Pins where you will visit an authentic Provencal market and taste the delicious local specialties. Then, you will take a guided stroll in the old city center, learning about its rich history starting in the Greek Times. Afterwards, you will re-board on your vehicle, driving towards Saint-Paul-de-Vence where you will enjoy a comprehensive walking tour and visit the Fondation Maeght, a fabulous place that houses an important collection of 20th century artworks including those of Picasso, Miro, Chagall and Léger (can be replaced by the visit of the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, one of Matisse's masterpieces, (only on certain days available)). You will then have your lunch in one of the small restaurants in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, before heading back to Nice. On your way, you will stop in some vineyards where you will enjoy a tour and a wine tasting.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Nice, Cannes, Antibes, or surroundings
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Nice, Cannes, Antibes, or surroundings

about
your guide

Yvonne

NICE

languages :
Allemand/German, Français/French, Anglais/English

German born in Munich, I always loved french culture and I studied it before deciding 26 years ago to move abroad, first to Turkey for a short stay, and then in France, in Nice, where I worked at Nice International Airport as a ground handling agent and where I was in contact with many people and cultures. I really liked this human dimension and I always wanted to help travellers enjoying their stay in the region by giving them local tips and advices. Knowing that, I decided to change my professional direction and went back to study Art (especially 19th-century art) and architecture at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis to become a licensed tour guide, leading in go back to study to become a certified tour guide, leading in German, French and English. Moving to the French Riviera, I immediately felt in love with this region, with its golden light, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages filled with history and art; my favorite are Cannes, Antibes, Aix en Provence, Monaco and Saint-Paul de Vence, where I have been guiding the last few years now, always trying to create tailor-made itineraries out of the beaten path with unique details and interesting anecdotes. My job is my true passion and I love to share it with my guests, while rediscovering the region each time with their eyes. Something curious about me: when I am not guiding, I love dancing and horse-riding!

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average rate :
Barry
United States - 31.07.2019

We used Unique Tours for tours in Nice-Cote d’Azur with Yvonne and wanted to say just how pleased we were with her expertise, knowledge, professionalism and kindness. We were more than happy with the extensive tour and how she expanded our view of the wonderful places she took us to. She was a delight to work with and we highly, highly recommend both Yvonne and Roland at Unique Tours. I don’t think there is a more responsive, caring and experienced tour company than Roland at Unique Tours. We would certainly use their services over and over again! Thank you

Antibes, Vence and Saint-Paul-de-Vence Day tour Private gastronomy and artists tours in French Riviera
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 1 customer reviews
Product description: Beautiful natural landscapes, exquisite gastronomy, timeless towns… Dive into the fascinating atmosphere of the French Riviera that will stir all your senses during a day tour led by a private expert guide. Departing from Nice, Monaco, Cannes or a city nearby, you will travel in a comfortable minivan, heading to three of the mediterranean coast gems, renowned for their art and gastronomy. You will stop first in the charming port city of Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, famous for its big markets filled with regional products. There, you will take a stroll in a traditional provencal market and browse the numerous stands displaying a myriad of fresh products from the delicious olives to the juicy fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, various cuts of meats and many handicrafts. You will enjoy meeting with the producers and tasting the delicious local specialties including the Tapenade and the Socca. Afterwards, you will follow your guide for a commented walking tour in the historical center dating back to the Greek and Roman Times.Your day will continue with the visit of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a dazzling medieval village perched on a hill. There, you will dive into the 20th century artists' world and learn all about the famous painters who lived and settled there, including Chagall, Picasso, Léger and Matisse. After a stroll in the picturesque cobbled streets, you will visit the Fondation Maeght, a fabulous place of art including a large collection of sculptures and paintings from major modern and contemporary art masters. You will otherwise have the possibility to visit the magnificent Chapel of the Rosary created by Matisse in 4 years and which he considered to be his masterpiece. At lunchtime, you will savour a delicious meal in one of the charming restaurants in Saint-Paul-de-Vence (one of them located in a former Chapel), learning more about the mediteranean cuisine. Your day will end with a tour in the sunny vineyards surrounding Nice where you will enjoy a wine tasting before your guide drives you back to your departing point. <br>NB: Please note you can customize your itinerary to fit your needs and interests. Customer reviews:
Antibes, Vence and Saint-Paul-de-Vence Day tour ,
5/ 5stars
We used Unique Tours for tours in Nice-Cote d’Azur with Yvonne and wanted to say just how pleased we were with her expertise, knowledge, professionalism and kindness. We were more than happy with the extensive tour and how she expanded our view of the wonderful places she took us to. She was a delight to work with and we highly, highly recommend both Yvonne and Roland at Unique Tours. I don’t think there is a more responsive, caring and experienced tour company than Roland at Unique Tours. We would certainly use their services over and over again! Thank you