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Impressionists’ inspiration of French Riviera

Full day Tour of Impressionists’ stories in Haut de Cagnes and Vence

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Sylvie | about the guide

With its natural beautiful landscape and its historic villages, French Riviera had always been an attractive place for artists searching for inspiration. On this tour, deep into the 20th century's painters' world, heading to emblematic places where they used to live and work until their last breath. Departing from Nice, Monaco, Cannes or a city nearby, you will board on a comfortable minivan and let your driver guide taking you off the beaten tracks in a the small town of Le Haut-de-Cagne. You will discover this small charming city and will be able to visit Renoir museum, as well as admire the breathtaking view of the old town from the hill. Then you will drive to Vence. There, after a lunch in a local restaurant, you will stroll in the nice streets of the city and discover the masterpiece of Matisse - the Chapel of the Rosary created in 4 years by this artist. As you stroll in Vence, you will learn about Matisse and his unique style, his life and all the many symbols he used in the magical little Chapel of Vence which then became very inspirational for many artists who tried to imitate him, such as Picasso and Cocteau. Your guide will also tell you about all the many painters who made the French Riviera their home and what inspired them, such as the colors, the atmosphere, the light and the Eden-like landscapes.

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  • Nice - French Riviera
    France
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 6
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
French Riviera, Artists French Riviera, Artists Haut de Cagnes, Artists Vence, Artists tour French riviera, Artists tour Vence, Vence art, French Riviera Art, Impressionists French Riviera
transport :
By private minivan
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Français/French (native), Anglais/English (fluent)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
6

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Service of a private professional guide - Private transport during the tour

NOT INCLUDED

- Lunch and drinks - Entrance fee to the Matisse Chapel and Renoir museum ( The museums are closed on Wednesdays and on Fridays)

ITINERARY

Departing from Cannes, Nice, Monaco or any other close main city, you will embark in an artistic journey in the most charming villages of the French Riviera where you will learn about the famous painters who used to live there. First, you will head to Hauts de Cagnes, a beautiful medieval village. While strolling through its narrow streets you will visit Renoir Museum, the final address of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir situated in a beautiful estate with olive and citrus plantations and offering a breathtaking view down the Cape of Antibes. Then you will drive to Vence for a walk in the city center and a visit of the Matisse chapel (except during closing days) where you will discover what Matisse created in 4 years and considered as "his masterpiece". Your guide will also tell you about the artist's life and style that influenced other artists such as Jean Cocteau and Picasso.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
At your hotel
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
At your hotel in Cannes, Nice, Monaco or surroundings

about
your guide

Sylvie

Cagnes sur Mer

languages :
Français/French, Anglais/English

30 years ago, at the end of my studies, I got my national guide-lecturer card and moved in the most beautiful region of France, the French Riviera, in order to fully experience this exciting profession. Curious little mouse, I love discovering secrets and unique places where only locals go. Over the years I gained a lot of contacts and exclusive addresses I wanted to share : after 15 years of experience and guided tours, I decided to specialize in the high tourist range and I created my own association, Alpine guides Interpreters, with a small dynamic team of qualified and multilingual local guides with a perfect knowledge of their region. Today, we offer quality tours, in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian in the French and Italian Riviera from Saint Tropez to San Remo via Cannes, Monaco, Antibes, Nice and many other splendid Riviera's cities. We love to organize themed tours in inaccessible places and sites to the general public to provide a unique view of the Riviera and its contrasts. With us, enjoy local cuisine in a gastronomic route to Nice, Cannes or Monaco; visit the Riviera and its beautiful coasts by boat; or explore the medieval villages such as Saint Paul de Vence, Eze, off the beaten tracks...

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average rate :
Deepak
United States - 16.09.2019

Again, Sylvie outdid herself with the Old Stones Village. I had an amazing experience spending a full day exploring these village. Sylvie's inside knowledge really gave structure to what I was experiencing during the tour. Sylvie - Merci for such an amazing day Amir Patel

Impressionists’ inspiration of French Riviera Private art discovery tour in Nice
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Product description: With its natural beautiful landscape and its historic villages, French Riviera had always been an attractive place for artists searching for inspiration. On this tour, deep into the 20th century's painters' world, heading to emblematic places where they used to live and work until their last breath. Departing from Nice, Monaco, Cannes or a city nearby, you will board on a comfortable minivan and let your driver guide taking you off the beaten tracks in a the small town of Le Haut-de-Cagne. You will discover this small charming city and will be able to visit Renoir museum, as well as admire the breathtaking view of the old town from the hill. Then you will drive to Vence. There, after a lunch in a local restaurant, you will stroll in the nice streets of the city and discover the masterpiece of Matisse - the Chapel of the Rosary created in 4 years by this artist. As you stroll in Vence, you will learn about Matisse and his unique style, his life and all the many symbols he used in the magical little Chapel of Vence which then became very inspirational for many artists who tried to imitate him, such as Picasso and Cocteau. Your guide will also tell you about all the many painters who made the French Riviera their home and what inspired them, such as the colors, the atmosphere, the light and the Eden-like landscapes. Customer reviews:
Impressionists’ inspiration of French Riviera ,
5/ 5stars
Again, Sylvie outdid herself with the Old Stones Village. I had an amazing experience spending a full day exploring these village. Sylvie's inside knowledge really gave structure to what I was experiencing during the tour. Sylvie - Merci for such an amazing day Amir Patel