5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location: Nice, France
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Head inland from Nice to see the best of Provence on a full-day tour, discovering the beauty of the region’s much-applauded landscape. Pass rocky promontories sitting alongside lush vineyards and see flower-drenched hamlets at every twist and turn. With an expert local guide, visit Grasse, the perfume capital of France, for a tour around its famous Fragonard Perfumery, and then explore the towns of Valbonne and Gourdon. Back in Nice, tour the Château de Crémat wine estate and sample local Bellet wines.

This small-group day trip is limited to just eight passengers, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • Full-day Provence tour from Nice with an expert guide
  • Learn about the history of French perfume during a Fragonard Perfumery tour in Grasse
  • Enjoy walking tours around Grasse and Valbonne
  • Marvel at views of the French Riviera from the town of Gourdon
  • Sample aromatic Bellet wines during a wine-tasting session at Château de Crémat in Nice
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Grasse Perfumery and Provence Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Nice

Small-Group Tour of Valbonne Village

After pickup from your central Nice hotel, head west by luxury minivan to the Provençal town of Grasse – best known as the perfume capital of France! Fragrances of jasmine, orange blossom and mimosa from the surrounding countryside pervade through this picturesque little town, making it sure to appeal to all your senses.

Take a leisurely walking tour around its charming cobbled streets, and then tour Fragonard Perfumery, where you’ll learn about perfume manufacturing and the history of this intriguing perfume house.

Continue to the medieval village of Valbonne, less than half an hour away, and take a stroll through its picturesque alleyways, stopping to browse quaint boutiques, stocked with local arts and crafts. Sit down for lunch at one of the many traditional cafés in Vallbonne’s Old Town (own expense) before relaxing on a scenic drive alongside the Loup River. Arrive in the majestic village of Gourdon, perched high on a rocky ridge, and head to a viewpoint for sweeping views of the Cote d’Azur’s dazzling coastline.

Return to Nice and visit Château de Crémat -- one of France's smallest yet most beautiful wineries. Built on a site that dates back to the Roman invasion, the estate is steeped in fascinating history as well as fabulous wines. Sample glasses of the local Bellet wine during a professional wine-tasting session, and enjoy breathtaking views over the city before returning to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent tour--the guide was knowledgeable, informing and personable. We were picked up at our hotel at the appointed time and the van was most comfortable. We had sufficient time at each stop for exploring and were not hurried, yet the tour continued at an acceptable pace. See previous reviews as to refund remarks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I highly recommend this tour. Our guide Karolina was lovely...very knowledgeable and offered a nice variety of experiences within the day. This particular tour is a great way to see the French country side that we would have not otherwise seen.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great! We had more than adequate time to enjoy each stop and never felt rushed. Nice variation of sites, with perfumery, winery and mountain top villages. Our guide, Olivier, was outstanding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A wonderful day out with Zara. We learnt so much about Nice and the surrounding area - Zara is passionate and knowledgeable about the area. Our tour of Fragonard was excellent. Lunch was in the picturesque village of Valbonne and then we headed into mountains to Gourdon for stunning views across the region. Last stop was the winery - again a wonderful tour and tasting some excellent wines.We highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our tour guide Oliver was fantastic and we saw many more places along the way. Wonderful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My husband and I had a great time on this trip with Wagner as our guide. He was upbeat, knowledgeable, and a terrific person to spend a day with.
We started the day in a small village market about 45 minutes from Nice. Then we went to Grasse for a tour of the Fragonard Perfumery. This was very interesting. Our guide spoke terrific English and was very knowledgeable about the perfume making process. We especially liked being able to sample different perfumes/colognes for men and women at the end of the tour. We were on our own for lunch in the city of Grasse. We found a crepe stand nearby and had a delicious quick lunch.
Then we went to the small town of Gourdon in a somewhat mountainous area not that far from Grasse. We ended the day at the Chateau de Cremat which is one of only a handful of wineries in the Nice wine region called Appellation Bellet. We had an interesting tour of the winery including an area built by the Romans to store wine. Then our visit concluded with a tasting of several wines. Our winery guide was very knowledgeable about the wines and the region making our tasting all that more enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Interesting tour - and great guide Sisilia ! The perfumery was amazing and our time in Gourdon was Great !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very informative - excellent driver/guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Loved This tour it was one of my favourites. Vasille was so nice and very informative. Great job!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

a very nice experience, our tour guild is very nice. during this trip we are able to visit a few nice small touns we were not be able to see by ourselves without car

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