Eat and drink your way from Paris to the Mediterranean coast on this three-week, self-drive adventure. Start in Paris with wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting, move on to Annecy for lakeside cycling and fondue, then continue to the Alps to summit glacial peaks and soak in hot tubs. After touring the gastronomic capital of Lyon, Provence's "easy life" beckons before winding down with sailing and beach time along the stunning coastlines of Marseille, Le Lavandou, and Nice.
Half-Day Excursion to Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence, Nice
Loved St Paul and Cannes. Pleasantly surprised They don’t take American money or do American Express….. I guess for the most part.
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... Read more
Great tour, great day.
- 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
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.
- Private transportation
- Expert guide