“I think you get better at staring into space. Especially living in the South of France” Adrian Lyne (english filmaker and producer -Flashdance, Fatal Attraction…)
“People are less stressed here than in the USA and take the time to be together” Angelina Jolie (film actress – lives part time in South of France )
“Lunch” when Peter Mayle the writer was asked to describe the difference between the French and the English in a single word.
We serve the following Mediterrranean ports of call
Monaco/Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Toulon, Marseille, Sète, Port Vendres and Port La Nouvelle.
Our shore excursions are offered in 8 seater comfortable mini vans with english speaking drivers/guides. Quotations based on number of passengers. Simply fill in in our contact form and we will get back to you with costing pending availability.
Riviera Best selling shore excursion
Nice, Eze and Monte Carlo
If you have never been to Cannes on the FrenchRiviera, this is the tour for you.
Drive by the famous Croisette boulevard (sea front of Cannes) and first picture stop on the red carpet at the Film Festival Palace. Continue to Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. Then drive through the city of Nice along the “Promenade des Anglais” and its popular beach, visit the old town of Nice and its flower market, so pituresque !
Continue to the Principality of Monaco. Visit the old city of Monaco, with the palace of the Prince and the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace got married. Enjoy the changing of the guards at noon. Drive one lap of the world famous Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit to reach Monte-Carlo and the famous Casino, the Golden Square, the very nice Hotel de Paris and hotel Hermitage.
Next stop is the typical medieval village of Eze which is perched on top of a hill overlooking the sea (1200 feet above the sea). Walk to the top for the breathtaking view overlooking the Mediterranean sea.
Provence Best selling shore excursion
Aix en Provence and Cassis
You start the day in Aix-en-Provence: visit of the city with its sumptuous 17th and 18th architecture, its nice terraces, its lovely streets with fountains singing all over. As your tour will be on a Wednesday, there will be an outdoor market taking place in the historical centre. You’ll find there lovely items that make Provence famous, food of course (olive oil, goat cheese, Provencal herbs…) Even if you don’t buy anything that’s a lovely spectacle showing you the lifestyle of local people in Provence.
In the afternoon, you will spend the rest of the time in the little fishing port of Cassis which is famous for its location itself between cliffs, sea and vineyards and for its Calanques (kind of little fjords with high limestone cliffs) we could see by boat if it is not too windy. As an alternative, a stop at a vineyard can be organized to sample some fabulous wines of Provence. Afterwards, you will be driven to the top of the cliff Cap Canaille to have a breathtaking view on the port and the Provencal countryside.
Sète Best selling shore excursions
Gourmet walking tour of Sète : stroll the streets of the “Venice” of France, get historical and cultural tip while sampling food items sch as pastry cheese, wine…
Full day outing to Carcassonne with your english speaking driver. Time of for lunch and a stroll in the UNESCO heritage site.
Why is Southern France so enchanting?
1. Absolutely fabulous weather : The sun shines 320 days a year, giving the region clear blue skies and mild temperatures year-round. It is most picturesque in the spring with its flowering trees and shrubs. Summer offers local markets full of fresh harvests. Mid July is when the lavender fields are in full bloom, filling the country air with a soothing fragrance.
2. Absolutely colorful landscapes: Famous painter Henri Matisse once said, “No place has more blue sky than Collioure in the south of France. As long as I open the shutters in my room, I can own all the colors of the Mediterranean.” Southern France’s countryside is varied and sun lit, bordered by the sparkling Mediterranean sea.
4.Absolutely divine food and wine : France has a reputation for food and wine that is respected the world over . Southern France offers fascinating and colorful marketplaces, charming bistrots with local specialities such as sea food and olive oil and of course lovely outdoor cafés.
5.Absolutely romantic lifestyle : Opportunities for precious moments are abundant : strolling hand in hand in a colorful village, sipping a cappuccino at a sunny café, sitting under a shaded olive tree.
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