Opio Tours

Opio, just a half-hour's drive inland from Cannes, puts visitors in the middle of the many things to see and do in the Alpes-Maritimes department. From world-class golfing to a Club Med, Grasse perfume makers and of course the Cote d'Azur, there is something for everyone. And as usual when it comes to this region, there is plenty of history as well.

Traces of the Iron Age and the Roman era have been found in Opio; in addition, there are records of Opio being a part of Antibes and Grasse through the French Revolution. The only thing to see in the village, the 12th-century St-Trophisme Church, is an indication of its vast history. Yes, the village really is that small – just a few houses, really! But the larger surrounding area is where all the fun is.

While in the area, visitors particularly enjoy the many olive oil mills. There are tours, tastings, and of course shops with many olive oil products for sale. Outdoor activities are also popular, with hiking and horseback riding in the nearby countryside.

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There is no public transportation to Opio. From Cannes, Opio is about a half-hour drive due north on the D6185 or the D3, which are non-toll roads.
Address: Opio, France
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Small-Group Food Tour of Nice from Monaco

Savor some of the traditional dishes of the French Riviera on this small-group food tour of Nice from Monaco. Start at one of the region's renowned olive mills for an olive oil and tapenade tasting in Opio. Taste two of the typical dishes of Nice, a chickpea pancake called a 'socca' and an onion tart called a 'pissaladiere,' washed down with local rosé. Take a break at the fort of Mont Alban to enjoy wonderful views over Nice, Villefranche and the Mediterranean. Travel in a comfortable minivan. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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