• Location: Nice, France
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip


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

Norman V USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This trip is fantastic!! Camille, our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We started out in Grasse and toured the Fragonard factory then drove up the foothills of the French Alps stopping at the very quaint medieval village of Gourdon for lunch. After walking through the village we headed to Saint-Paul de Vence, another medieval village which was filled with lots of narrow, hilly streets and beautiful artisan shops. After we were dropped off at our hotel we ate at the restaurant recommended by Camille, La Maison de Marie on Place de Messena. The food was excellent! I would highly recommend this trip!

Gabor M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We had a perfect day in lovely Provence. Our guide, Ralph was also a really good driver and was very friendly, polite, informative. Thank you for visiting these nice villages, it was a great adventure.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Thanks to Sandrine we had a wonderful visit. She was an exceptional tour guide! We enjoyed this excursion.

Kevin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

We were lucky enough to have Alexander as our driver and tour guide. Alex was a lifelong resident of Nice and the local area and knew all about it. He was only interested in making our tour experience incredible and catered to our every need. The tour was incredible and all the stops were well worth it. Highly recommend the tour and, if you can, ask for Alex!!

Himanshu M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent tour. Very informative, well-paced and good value for money

Lan Anh T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The tour guide super kind and full of knowledge about the trip.

Janet S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Outstanding way to see the villages in one day. The lunch stop was exquisite.

Mary R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great trip with great tour guide - small group so very nice. A great day trip from Nice.

Janet G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a pleasant experience. Even the unexpected snow storm was exciting.

Margaret A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This is a lovely day trip--even when, as on our trip, there is fog. Our guide, Victor, was excellent. He provided great information as we traveled. We started in Cannes and saw the sights and view. Our main interest was Provence and the trip provided a great introduction to this area. We had an interesting visit to the Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse before having a great lunch in Gourdon, a charming old village with great views. The drive was fascinating even with the fog. And we especially enjoyed the lovely town of St-Paul-de-Vence. There was enough time at each stop to enjoy each place we visited.

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