Full Day in Cannes, Antibes, & Saint-Paul de Vence, Cannes

Overview

Enjoy an entire day on the luxurious coast of the French Riviera, starting with Cannes. Spend the morning exploring this vibrant city, complete with the Old Port at its heart. Although it lost some of its nautical importance following the construction of the new and bigger Port Canto, the old port still welcomes yachts and boats with traditional rigging.

The port marks the entrance to the Suquet, the oldest quarter, and the historic center of Cannes. Built on a hill, the Suquet invites you for a stroll along its steep medieval streets as you wander to the top viewpoints.

Next, continue to Antibes, where you can visit a typical provençal market and wander the streets of the old town. Antibes is also famous for the Picasso Museum, which chronicles Picasso's 1946 stay in the Château Grimaldi and features the paintings, drawings, and ceramics he produced during his time there. 

Other stops include the hill-top villages of Provence and Saint-Paul de Vence. Both towns boast special culinary treats: Provençal stew, aioli, anchoïade, herbes de Provence, garlic, basil, olive oil, truffle, figs, honey, and of course the ever-present wine. 

In Saint-Paul de Vence, opt for a tour! You can join a wine tasting with experts or take a guided tour of the Folon Chapel and the Maeght Foundation, where you'll visit the keep, collegiate church, and ramparts, then head to the Matisse Chapel in Vence. 

Discover more unique excursions in and around Nice and other experiences in the French Riviera.

Traveler reviews

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Nikita B.
Edison, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2023
The tour was mediocre to begin with but turned horrible later in the day. Although the tour says "Full day" it is half a day--stops at Cannes and Antibes were rushed. On the last stop of the day at Saint-Paul de Vence (~1hr away from Nice) we lost our day bag at a coffee shop and my sister had to go back and track our steps to find it, the guide was extremely insulting (I waited by the car while my sister was looking for our bag because we were concerned the driver would leave without us) I... Read more

The tour was mediocre to begin with but turned horrible later in the day. Although the tour says "Full day" it is half a day--stops at Cannes and Antibes were rushed. On the last stop of the day at Saint-Paul de Vence (~1hr away from Nice) we lost our day bag at a coffee shop and my sister had to go back and track our steps to find it, the guide was extremely insulting (I waited by the car while my sister was looking for our bag because we were concerned the driver would leave without us) I heard him talk with the other members of our tour group how "Americans have no respect to anyone else's time" and "I know Indians do not have a good educational background" (I am of Indian decent) totally inappropriate and insulting. His "another tour at 2pm and you made me very late" statements were very unnecessary and overshadowed the happy moments that day for everyone. The whole energy of the group changed afterwards. I understand these tour guides have multiple tours on the same day booked and have to be very precise on their timings-- but there was no need to stoop low and make those comments. I know it is biased opinion, but I urge you to not book with this tour company. No one deserves to be insulted on their vacation.

Tips for future travelers

Horrible your guide, you cannot hear anything they say unless you are sitting in the passenger side. Tour says full day, but it is actually a half a day with not a lot of time to spend on locations.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
zero star if possible. Insulting and horrible man.
Transport
atleast the AC worked.

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