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Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip with Grasse Perfumery Visit from Nice

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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's Included

  • Professional guide (from April, tour available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese)
  • Free guided tour in a factory of the world perfume's capital
  • Hotel pickup and drop off(selected hotels with postcodes 06000, 06100, 06200 or 06300 only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seater)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Port pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Complimentary pick up and drop off in hotels centrally located in Nice city (postcodes : 06000 or 06100 or 06200 or 06300).

What To Expect

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 handprints 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, or 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 take a break for lunch (own expense) before continuing to Loup Gorges.

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.

La Croisette

Free Time to walk arround

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


Visit of the Fragonnard perfumery OR the old town

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Only foldable wheelchair and stroller are accepted
  • Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • All time informations concerning the duration on each stops are approximative and may vary.
  • Tour always guaranteed in english. Tour available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese only from April to October on request.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tour not available to Cruise Ship passengers.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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519 reviews
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Klara_V, Jan 2023
A fantastic way to explore the French countryside. I enjoyed every part of this tour, and the tour guide was fantastic.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Klara_V, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, the team at Tour Azur are pleased you enjoyed your day out. Sincerely, Tour Azur
Great experience
Ashely_H, Dec 2022
The guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the time in the medieval villages. There was plenty of time included to explore.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Ashley_H, Thanks for leaving your review, Tour Azur is pleased you enjoyed your day out with your guide. Sincerely, Tour Azur
Amazing countryside tour near Nice
Jackson_P, Dec 2022
This trip was amazing! Our guide, Antoine, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the area, and of course, took us to beautiful locations. My wife and I traveled with our 8 month old, and the pace was perfect. Gourdon was one of the highlights of the trip, which is a small walled town at the top of a mountain where we had lunch overlooking mountains and the Mediterranean. The views were incredible. We would highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Tour Azur thank you for taking the time to leave your review and are delighted to pass your comments on to your guide, Antoine. Sincerely, Tour Azur
Great way to see the little villages of Provence
Praisie_H, Nov 2022
Catherine (or Katherine) our guide was really nice. Pickup was punctual and despite the rainy start to the day we did 5 little towns in all. It was a comfortably small group of 6. Cannes was rainy which was a pity, we could only take pictures of the festival building from the car. Then we managed to climb to the castle in the rain. We went off to the perfumeries in Grasse which was very interesting as we learned not just the making process but also how to choose scents and what to look out for. By the time we were done the rain stopped. We walked about Grasse, had a quick lunch then off to Gourdon with a short stop for photos. The same with Tourettes-sur-Loup. We had about 30-50 mins each town and as the group was small we were able to set off on time and got more time at the last stop Saint Paul-de-Venice. We had a mini van which was clean and comfortable and very nice considerate travel mates.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Praisie_H, The team at Tour Azur are pleased to read your review, and will of course pass your comments on to your guide, Catherine, who will also be delighted! We are sorry that the rain spoiled your time in Cannes, but are pleased that you enjoyed your extra stop (Tourrettes-sur-Loup), and hope this made up for the rainy start to the day! Sincerely, Tour Azur
Great way to spend a day!
Lauren_C, Oct 2022
My trip and guide were so great! The car is clean, our guide was a great driver as well as very informative and clear. We agreed to skip Cannes to visit Tourettes-Sur-Loup instead and I loved the authentic feel this medieval village gave to the tour. Apart from when they take you into local suppliers with a bit of an awkward focus on getting you to buy something, this tour was a fantastic way to spent a day. So easy from central Nice with the hotel pick up as well. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Lauren_C, Thanks for your review, the team at Tour Azur are delighted to read you enjoyed your day out so much. Thank your for your recommendation! Sincerely, Tour Azur
Very nice tour! Went to...
LoretaLori_T, Oct 2022
Very nice tour! Went to additional other places such as Cannes and St. Paul de Vence. I highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
The team at Tour Azur thank you for your review and for recommending us. We are pleased you enjoyed your day out so much! Sincerely, Tour Azur
What a memorable...
Josh_C, Oct 2022
What a memorable experience! I highly recommend this tour. Eva was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Josh_C, Eva and the team at Tour Azur are pleased to read your review and thank you for your recommendation. Sincerely, Tour Azur
Mountains, perfume and great views !!
Michael, Oct 2022
Megan was a excellent guide. We had a great time visiting all the spots she took us. An all day tour is not easy but she kept us moving but we had plenty of time to relax at the key places. I learned a lot about perfume that I didn’t know before!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Michael, The team at Tour azur are pleased to read that you enjoyed your tour so much, and are delighted to pass your review on to your guide, Mégane! Sincerely, Tour Azur
Perfect day in Provence
kelleycgad, Oct 2022
Stunning scenery!! Our driver, Ansarollah, was so friendly and flexible. His van was clean and comfortable for me and my daughter and the other 2 passengers (also a mother-daughter combo). On the way to our first stop (Cannes), we discussed and decided to go to Antibes instead which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had about 50 minutes here and bought a few gifts at the open air flower market and toured the Absinthe museum (!) in the basement of one of the shops in town. Our next stop was Grasse which has the famed Fragonard perfume factory and museum. The tour was really interesting and not too long. We were given plenty of time to shop at the end -there was no heavy sell. We ended up not buying anything there (but got a couple of things at another shop). We had another full hour in Grasse to either shop, mosey or eat lunch. Next stop was Gourdon, a tiny little hill town with Roman ruins remaining at the edge. Just amazing views all the way to the sea and gorgeous medieval cobblestone streets. 45 minutes was fine for this town. On the way out, Ansarollah asked if we wanted to stop at an overlook over some lavender fields but since it wasn't in bloom, we opted out (but regretting that now!). Last stop was St. Paul de Vence, an ancient walled town that specializes in art galleries featuring modern art. Marc Chagall is buried in the little picturesque cemetery at the apex of the town. We had about 1 1/2 hour here. Ate violet ice cream-yum! Highly recommend this tour over one that goes to Monte Carlo. I imagine it is a much better representation of Provence.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! Ansar will be delighted to read it, and the team at Tour Azur are very pleased you enjoyed your day so much! Sincerely, Tour Azur
A whole day of wonders
Anonymous, Oct 2022
St Paul de Venice and its tiny streets with beautiful shops and alleys was a highlight, along with the breathtaking views of canyons surrounding Gourdon.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for reviewing your tour with Tour Azur. While St. Paul de Vence is a highlight, the team hope you enjoyed the whole day, and enjoyed yourself with your guide equally as much! Sincerely, Tour Azur
Fabulous Provence Tour
Peta_W, Sep 2022
Fabulous day.. thoroughly recommend .. beautiful country .. old medieval towns seeped in history.. great for sketching. Tour guide was excellent.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Pate_W, Thanks for reviewing your tour, and Tour Azur are delighted to read that you enoyed yourself and your time with your guide. Sincerely, Justin TOUR AZUR
Great tour
Nick_B, Aug 2022
Great tour, wish there was more time to see Cannes. Otherwise it was great! Bring water, it gets hot!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Nick_B, Tour Azur are pleased to read your review, and thank you for taking the time to write it. Of course, Cannes, not being part of the back country itself is perhaps not the most important part of this our, but we take note of your comment. Sincerely, Tour Azur
Great tour!
Ruben_P, Aug 2022
Maria went above and beyond. She went out if her way to make sure we had a great time. This tour was one of the best ones. We highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Ruben_P, Thanks for your kind review, the team at our Azur are delighted to pass your comments on to Maria. Sincerely, Tour Azur
A step back in time
Timothy_Z, Jul 2022
Wonderful day tour - loved the medieval towns and spectacular scenery. Our guide was excellent - personable and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Tour Azur is pleased to read your rebview, and thank you for takingthe time to share your thoughts. Sincerely, Tour Azur
Great tour
Mishel_B, Jul 2022
Loved this tour. There were a couple of duplicate locations from the full day French Riviera tour, but the Grasse Perfumerie was my favorite. It was facinating to learn about perfume. Nadir out tour operator was so kind and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Mishel_B, The team at Tour Azur are pleased that you enjoyed your tour, and your time with Nadir. We'll pass your compliements on to him! Sincerely, Tour Azur
Tour guide was excellent....
Mike_R, Jun 2022
Tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and very friendly. Many memorable sites and experiences were had!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Mike_R, Thanks for your review. The team at Tour Azur are pleased to have been able to help you have those experiences and create those memories. Sincerely, Tour Azur
1 traveler found this review helpful
One of the best experiences we have had in France
Robert_L, May 2022
What can I say but wow wow wow! Our guide Maria was friendly, knowledgeable and accomodating all day and really made our experience even more memorable. The tour itself was brilliant with plenty of time to explore each of these amazing towns. Maria’s recommendation for lunch was absolutely perfect. Do yourself a favour and book this tour today.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Robert_L, The wows are returned, what a fantastic review! Thanks you! The team will pass your review on to Maria, who will be delighted. Sincerely, Tour Azur
Favorite tour of our trip.
Deborah_B, May 2022
This was our favorite tour of our trip to France. We were very pleased with the tour and the flexibility of the guide.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
The team at Tour Azur are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your tour, and to know that the tour with us was your favourite! Sincerely, Tour Azur
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect Day Trip
KathleenD, May 2022
Our day trip was amazing! Robin was so knowledgeable of the area and was an expert tour guide. My husband & I had a fantastic time and would recommend this tour and tour guide to anyone.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
So pleased to read your review of the Countryside Tour, and that you enjoyed your day with Robin; we'll pass your compliments on to him! Sincerely, Tour Azur
Guide and tour the absolute BEST!!
Laurie_B, May 2022
First the picture was from a tour we took off RCCL in 2018, Symphony of the Seas before COVID took away 2 years of travel. We had booked a Viking Rhone cruise for 2020 and it was cancelled 3 times. So it started with Lav season (like this one) but changed to May and then later April. April in my view, only having been there twice was a great time to go. Post Viking we were in Nice for 5 nights at the Hyatt. From there we were on this tour Azur Tours? I believe with Michaela? I hope that is right as our guide. Sorry for all this fore talk but to make everyone understand it was a much anticipated trip that kept being cancelled. Rather than do the "viking" expensive post tour, we opted to do the Hyatt (best concierge dept I ever met in 25 years of being a travel consultant, these 3 Geoffrey etc were so caring and professional) but back to this tour. Not only did she do all the "expected" parts of the tour we paid for, when she realized Mike is an artist and I am a poet, she told us about a church in Grasse with Rubens on the walls, and when it appeared they were closed, she asked the nun in French if we could enter. WOW, the rest of the group members were buying souvineers, and we were given a special bonus just by luck. AND they kept the group waiting, we did not even with that. I would have like to have seen EZE and we got to Villafranche sur mer on our own, and the Matisse and the Chagall (buses and trains are easy) but again, if we could have afforded her for a private tour, she drove well, she new the language and had heart about suggestions, just a fantastic human being. Talked a bit about her mom, we really felt immersed in a day out with a great tour company and a guide who felt more like a friend than stranger. Can't recommend Via tour or this tour highly enough. I have never had a bad experience with them, the cost is reasonable and their guides should be weighed out in gold nuggets. If i could give 6 stars I would. And a tear I won't be back for a few years.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Laurie_B, Delighted to read your review! We'll pass your compliments on to your driver! Sincerely, Tour Azur


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