Monaco offers no shortage of attractions—all the more impressive, given that it’s one of the smallest countries on Earth—but its location along the coast also makes it an ideal jumping-off point for French Riviera day-trippers. From solo adventures to lively group tours, here’s how to make the most of your day on the Côte d’Azur.
Group tours offer an accessible and convivial way of exploring the glittering highlights of the French Riviera; many are limited to eight passengers or fewer, which makes for a more personal way to see the sights. Enjoy a half-day exploring neighboring Nice, or follow the jetsetters to sun-spangled St. Tropez. Alternatively, see as many of the Riviera’s splendors as you can fit into a day: numerous itineraries combine destination-worthy stops such as Cannes, Antibes, Èze, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
For a bespoke, luxurious, and often romantic way of discovering the Côte d’Azur, private tours are the perfect choice. Round-trip transit from your accommodation and flexible itineraries are some of the benefits of a private excursion. Multistop tours along the Riviera cater to those who want to make the most of their time, while driving experiences let you get behind the wheel of a Ferrari or equivalent supercar, follow the Monaco F1 Circuit, zip along the twists and turns of the Grande Corniche, and tour the surrounding countryside.
Things to Know
- The French Riviera extends from Cassis to the border with Italy and includes Nice, Cannes, and other popular destinations.
- Traveling via car or coach offers the simplest way to navigate the region’s rugged hills and get from place to place.
- As it’s surrounded by France on three sides, Monaco is perfectly positioned for French Riviera tours.
- Full-day outings can include four or more stops and last for upwards of eight hours.