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See the best of beautiful Provence during a small-group day trip from Nice. Spend time visiting coastal Cannes, home of the world-famous film festival. Take a guided tour of a perfumery in Grasse, explore the medieval hilltop village of Gourdon and roam the galleries and boutiques of Saint Paul de Vence. Transportation is taken care of, so you’re free to relax and enjoy the day. A small group size of no more than eight people ensures plenty of personalized attention from your guide.


  • Tour of Cannes' port, famous boulevards, shops and beaches
  • Guided perfumery tour in Grasse
  • Spectacular views from medieval Gourdon
  • Explore Saint Paul de Vence, with its art galleries and picturesque laneways
  • Minivan transportation limited to eight people
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your English-speaking driver on this small-group tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Nice hotels

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What You Can Expect

Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip

See the Cannes Film Festival Palace in Cannes

After meeting your guide outside your central Nice hotel for a convenient pickup, travel along the famed coastal road of the French Riviera. Admire the scenery as you make your way to Cannes, known for its famous film festival and sandy beaches.

Walk along Croisette Boulevard, window shopping on your way to the Film Festival Palace. There, see how many celebrity hand prints you can find.

Next, head for the city of Grasse, the world capital of the perfume industry. Go on a guided tour of a perfumery to learn the complex art and science behind each scent, and enjoy some free time to explore Grasse on your own.

Continue up into the hills, taking in the increasingly dramatic views of mountains, valleys and the Mediterranean Sea far below. Arrive at Gourdon, a Medieval hilltop village, where you’ll take a break for lunch (own expense) before continuing to Loup Gorges. There, you’ll visit the famous Florian confectionery and taste some of the traditional flower-scented candy.

Pause for a brief photo-op at Tourettes/Loup before making your way to the final stop of the day — Saint Paul de Vence, the second-most visited village in the country. The charming historic lanes are lined with art galleries and pretty boutiques just begging you to browse. Enjoy some free time in Saint Paul de Vence before climbing back into the vehicle for the return trip to Nice.

Customer Reviews

Andrew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was gorgeous! I saw a broad range of sights that I would've otherwise been unable to visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Rolf our driver tour for the day was amazing .We loved this day and would recommend this to anybody .Rolf is a credit to Azour tours .

Victoria W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

One of the best days of my life. Brilliant tour guide, lovely small group, and the places we visited were stunning. LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Stunning, interesting, relaxed, magical.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our Tour guide Caroline was very knowledgable and her driving skill was great! A recommended tour. Will want to bring my mother along next time and let her enjoy this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Naomi M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A great tour and a great guide in Camille. Saw a good part of the countryside up close and personal. Made very easy being in a small group of 8. Only thing, this is not a tour of provence to see lavender fields but otherwise, a memorable day

Olga B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Breath taking! I will be back!

Changwei L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide is Carolin. She is very nice and knowledgable person, and greater to be her tour team.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great time! The countryside was beautiful! Camille was outstanding as a guide and maneuvered the winding roads like a pro! Highly recommend this company and guide!

Marilyn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved this trip as it took you away from the coast and up into the hills of Provence. We visited the old town of Gourdon - stores and restaurants on a hill - very old world - my favorite part of this trip was having lunch in a lovely little restaurant at the foot of the hill - had a fireplace going and we had a window set and looked out on the area. Food was incredible. We also visited Cannes and St. Paul de Vence - another medieval type city in the hills with lots of boutiques. Would not recommend this trip for anyone who has mobility issues as there are steep inclines on some of the streets in Gourdon and Vence. . Views are incredible looking down from the top into the valley.

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