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Spend a day exploring some of the prettiest towns in Provence and tasting Côte d'Azur wines with this small-group day trip from Monaco. Visit the aromatic town of Grasse for a tour of the famous Fragonard perfumery. Wander the Medieval streets with your knowledgeable guide and stop for lunch (own expense) in Valbonne. Soak in the expansive views over the Mediterranean from the heights of Gourdon. Sample local wines at the Château de Crémat in Nice. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Experience the beauty of Provence and the French Riviera on a full-day trip from Monaco
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery in Grasse -- known as the world's perfume capital
  • Explore the charming Provençal village of Valbonne and visit the hilltop village of Gourdon
  • Visit Château de Crémat in Nice and enjoy an exquisite wine tasting
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

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

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

Begin your day tour of Provençal fragrances, scenery and wine with pickup at your hotel in Monaco and enjoy the views as you travel west toward the town of Grasse. The town is famous as the perfume capital of the world, and you'll understand why when you step out of the vehicle – the air is fragrant with a variety of flowers that grow in the area. Take a guided tour of Fragonard, the well-known perfumery in Grasse, which gets its name from an 18th-century painter born in Grasse, Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

Next, visit the Medieval town of Valbonne to walk down narrow streets, browse little shops full of locally-made crafts or pause for a coffee or lunch in an atmospheric café or restaurant (own expense). Continue the tour with a drive northeast, following the Loup River, to the hilltop village of Gourdon. You'll see why it's sometimes called the 'Eagle's Nest' as you take in the stellar views over the region.

The last stop is in Nice, where you'll experience a professional wine tasting session at one of the smallest wineries in France - Château de Crémat. Sample some of the local wines of the Bellet appellation as you hear about the French Riviera's place in the history of wine production.

Relax on the scenic drive back to Monaco along the Middle Corniche road.

Customer Reviews

Sorina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Great tour guide!

VP Mabhena M

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

It was a gret experience. The trips are long but drivers can at least offer bottled water in the car. our guides/drivers were great Moman and Cecile.

Merci beacoup!

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