Antibes
Antibes

Half-Day Excursion to Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence, Nice

Immerse in Cannes' glamour & explore medieval art in Antibes on a historic journey.

Overview

Experience the glamour of Cannes and the calm beauty of St-Paul de Vence on this half-day tour. You'll start your day with a walk on the iconic red carpet of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, then journey toward Antibes to explore its medieval ramparts and thriving art scene. Your experience concludes with a visit to St-Paul de Vence, an 11th Century fortified village. Expect a blend of culture, history, and stunning views, guided by a knowledgeable local guide.

Highlights

  • Walk the famed red carpet of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes
  • Discover the old town of Antibes
  • Explore the village of Saint Paul-de-Vence
  • Enjoy stunning beach views and experience the festival atmosphere

Know before you go

Duration
4.5 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group
Small group

What you'll do

Your half-day tour of Cannes, Antibes, and St. Paul de Vence will commence with a pick-up from your hotel in the morning by your professional driver/guide. The journey will start with a drive toward Cannes in a comfortable minivan, and on arrival, you'll have the chance to walk on the famous red carpet covering the steps of the Palais des Festivals–the very location the renowned Cannes Film Festival happens. Even though there won't be any celebrities present, you can expect the atmosphere to be incredibly exciting.

Next, you'll follow the beautiful coastline toward Antibes, a town steeped in history and surrounded by medieval ramparts built to protect the city from invasions. As you explore the old town, your guide will provide insight into its rich history and evolution. Antibes has also emerged as a hub for contemporary art, thanks to Picasso, who spent part of his life here. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the striking Cap d'Antibes peninsula, situated between Antibes and the famous seaside resort of Juan-Les-Pins.

The third leg of your journey will take you to St. Paul de Vence, one of the most visited places in France. This fortified village, which dates back to the 11th Century, over time became a popular haunt for painters, authors, and actors, including Chagall, Picasso, Matisse, and many others. As you enter the city, you'll see the La Colombe d'Or, a renowned inn known for hosting famous personalities like Henry Matisse, Roger Moore, and Tony Curtis.

While in St. Paul de Vence, you can pay your respects at the resting place of Chagall and his family. Further, your guide will lead you along the village's ramparts and cobbled streets, allowing you to immerse yourself in its rich past. As you walk, explore the charming shops and art galleries scattered throughout the village.

What's included

  • Private transportation
  • Expert guide

Traveler reviews

4 total ratings, 3 with reviews
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Quality of Experience
5.0
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5.0
Kimberly
Kimberly C.
Nicetown-Tioga, PA | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2022
Loved St Paul and Cannes. Pleasantly surprised They don’t take American money or do American Express….. I guess for the most part. Read more

Loved St Paul and Cannes. Pleasantly surprised They don’t take American money or do American Express….. I guess for the most part.

Tips for future travelers

Go, go, go. It’s well worth it!

Quality of Experience
The shopping and overall atmosphere was amazing
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Professional, well versed, very pleasant, excellent driver.
Transport
Great driver. On time
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Samantha E.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 08, 2022
We visited Cannes during the festival but unfortunately did not see any celebrities (!) However, were not disappointed by the view at the beach and being so close to the red carpet. St-Paul de Vence allowed us to see one of the most beautiful views in this calm neighborhood. We got to see several art galleries and many boutiques. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable of the area and very friendly. Read more

We visited Cannes during the festival but unfortunately did not see any celebrities (!) However, were not disappointed by the view at the beach and being so close to the red carpet. St-Paul de Vence allowed us to see one of the most beautiful views in this calm neighborhood. We got to see several art galleries and many boutiques.

The driver/guide was very knowledgeable of the area and very friendly.

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Angela
Angela K.
Canada | Reviewed on May 29, 2022
Great tour, great day. Read more

Great tour, great day.

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