PRE/POST WEEK-END - EXCURSIONS



24-25th of June & 1-2nd of July 2017
 

*All prices given are per person * Tours are a "Door to door service." * Tours only take place with a minimum of 2 persons per vehicle. *Clients should be ready at least 15 minutes before the departure time. For children under 12 years oldthere is a 50% discount (based upon 1 fare-paying adult.)* Tours only guaranteed in English and French.


CANNES, JUAN-LES-PINS & ANTIBES


 

    

BAYS & BILLIONAIRES’ splendors

Enjoy the famous Croisette Boulevard and the chic of Cannes, city of festivals, fireworks and film stars.
Stop by the film Festival Palace and see the Stars’ handprints, the boutiques, the sandy beaches, and panorama over the Esterel Mountains.
Continue by the elegant coastline thru Juan-les-Pins the hip and happening glamour spot for all walks of life. Pass the celebrities villas of Cap d’Antibes and arrive in the town of Antibes by the Ramparts. Feel like a local strolling along traditional shops thru the narrow streets of this Provencal seaside Town. Visit Picasso museum or dream by the marina facing the delirious “toys” of the mega-rich.

Information :
Departure: 2pm
Duration: 4h
Picasso museum entrance fee : not included

SATURDAY OR SUNDAY AFTERNOON
65 EUROS/PERS

 

 

 


VILLA EPHRUSSI & KERYLOS


 

    

Outstanding "Art de Vivre"

Experience panoramic views from Mt Alban overlooking Villefranche bay. Stop in Villefranche old town to visit the medieval street.
Carry on to home of kings, film stars andmagnates driving by famous houses of celebritiesalong distinguished Cap Ferrat peninsula.
Wander thru the phenomenal “Versailles- style” fantasy of Baroness of Rothschild and itsextensive striking gardens. Continue to Beaulieu where this out of place ‘foly’ of an aristocrat will transport you straight to his brand new ancient Greek palace !! Wait and see…
One of the most exquisite and unique place on earth. A true amazing experience!


Information :
Rothschild Villa and Greek Villa Kerylos: entrance included
Departure: 2pm
Duration: 4h


SUNDAY AFTERNOON
75 EUROS/PERS

 

 

 


MENTON & ITALY


 

    

La DOLCE VITA

A taste of real Italy and its wonderful open air markets, famous for leather goods, accessories and fashion !
Drive along the charming Italian Riviera. Lunch by the beach of Vintimiglia. Taste the best pasta of the region accompanied with sea food or vegetable sauce.
Return via coast road driving through charming Menton, the “pearl of France”.
Walk the flowery old town before continuing on the spectacular Upper Corniche road. Stop for a panoramic view over Monaco from La Turbie.


Information :
Departure: 8am
Duration: 8h


SATURDAY ONLY

94 EUROS/PERS

 

 

 


MONACO & MONTE-CARLO BY NIGHT


 

    

Drive along the seacoast road with its medieval villages, marinas and panoramic viewpoints.
Travel by the famous corniche road leading to Monaco. Then tour the Grand Prix circuit. Stop in Monte-Carlo, with free time for dinner and enjoy the chic atmosphere of the Casino Square and maybe try your luck at a table or at a slot machine !


Information :
Dress code business casual and ID Card required to entr to the Casino. 10 euros fee not included. Diner not included


Departure: 7pm
Duration: 5h


SATURDAY OR SUNDAY EVENING

61 EUROS/PERS

 

 

 



WEEK - EXCURSIONS



26-30th of June 2017

A minimum of 15 people are required for some tours. If the minimum is not reached, the housing bureau has the right to cancel the tour or to propose another alternative. In this case only, a refund of the amount paid for the cancelled tour will be provided or applied to an alternative tour.


MONACO - Full day


Visit of the State Apartments of the Prince’s Palace.

The Prince’s Palace is the private residence of the ruling Prince but the State Apartments are open for public visits part of the year. (Open between 1 April and 31 October). The original fortress and ramparts were built by the Genoese in 1215 and through the centuries, the building was transformed into one of the most luxurious examples of the Louis XIV style.
The main attractions are the Throne Room and the Court of Honour,  with its richly decorated marble staircase.
A one hour visit that takes you on a fabulous journey through history, from the time of the Guelfes and the Gibelins up to the Napoleonic era.

Every day at precisely 11:55 AM, in front of the Palace’s main entrance, visitors can enjoy the spectacular changing of the guard ceremony performed by the “Carabiniers” in full dress uniform (black in winter, white in summer): a ceremony that has remained unchanged for more than a century.

Lunch on the Rocks.

Afternoon : Visit on your own of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. This legendary casino, a jewel of the arts "Belle Epoque", is the absolute reference for all players. Its wide range of table games is the most prestigious and the most complete in Europe.

Includes : transportation, english guide, entrance at the State Apartment, lunch in a restaurant near the Prince Palace (menu 3 course).

Dates available : Monday 26/06 or Thursday 29/06

155 EUROS/PERS

 

 


Nice : Visit the Old Town by walk
Half day 


 

Discover "Vieux Nice"

Discover the heart of the old town, its lively atmosphere and customs, the small St Francis Square with its fish market and fountain, the other piazzas with their 17th and 18th Baroque churches, the small cafes where the Niçois like to meet, the winding alleys lined with quaint shops, tall houses with ochre facades…
Among the visits:
St Francis Square with its fish market and fountain,
Many ‘piazzas’ with their 17th and 18th Baroque churches,
The cafes where the Niçois meet each other, the winding alleys with their many small and quaint shops and the ochre facades of these typically tall houses…

Tasting of Socca : The famous local speciality made with chick pea flour.

Includes :
Tasting of socca, 1 drink, english guide

Date available : Monday 26/06 - 2pm

30 EUROS/PERS

 


Boat Cruise Nice / Villefranche sur Mer / Nice
Half day 


Panoramic tour in the City by coach & drop at the Harbour.

THE COASTAL RIDE: 1 hour Cruise

On a gorgeous coastal sightseeing tour of about an hour long, allow yourself to be carried away with the charms of seafaring...

From Cap de Nice to the Promenade des Anglais passing through the famous Villefranche bay, you will marvel at the dream surroundings, rich with splendid structures and magnificent villas.

Transfer back to the Congress Center.

Includes : English guide, panoramic tour, cruise, transfer congress/harbour/congress.

Dates available :

Monday 26/06 - 2pm 

Thursday 29/06 - 9am

78 EUROS/PERS

 


SAINT TROPEZ - PORT GRIMAUD - Full day


Departure from Nice Congress Center, to Saint Tropez (2,5 hour drive).

Discovery of the City of St Tropez & its provençal market (every Saturday)

The seaside resort town Saint Tropez is still very popular, although the jetset and the in-crowd have long left it behind. Set on the lovely blue water of the Bay of Saint-Tropez, this modern version of a medieval town is most popular for the line of yachts along the quai, and the facing line of terrace cafés, divided by a parade of strolling tourists and slow cruising expensive cars

Lunch at the famous esplanade near the market.

After lunch, departure to Port Grimaud.

Called the «Provençale Venice », Port-Grimaud is a lake dwelling city at the seaside 5 km from the perched village and at the western end of the Golfe de Saint Tropez. Built on piles, Port-Grimaud can certainly be referred to as France's most beautiful waterside town.
In this modern "old-port" village was built in 1998. Each house was designed to rigorously copy an authentic Provencal style, and the modern result is actually quite harmonious. Here, canals replace streets and boats replace cars, which are banished to the exterior car parks. Port-Grimaud's little bridges and canals, tiny lanes and "fisherman's houses", painted in jolly colours, lend the village immense charm.
 

Includes : transportation, english guide,, lunch at st Tropez (menu 3 course, 1 drink)
Duration : 10h

Date available : Tuesday 27/06
145 EUROS/PERS

 


ANTIBES & PICASSO MUSEUM
Half day


The only coastal city of the Riviera circled with remparts, Antibes has kept an incredible authenticity and boasts wonderful views from its courtine.
Antibes was originally named Antipolis, the opulent greek and roman town. Later, known as Antiboul, the medieval village was devastated by the barbarians. Now called Antibes its a modern and lively city.
The guided walking tour we propose is an original way to discover the history and the traditions of this beautiful Provencal city: From the Provencal market to the largest marina in Europe, from the rampart along the sea to the medieval city, from the Grimaldi castle to the free town of Safranier, we propose an amazing trip along the sunny streets of Antibes.

Picasso Museum 
Situated in the castle of Antibes, this is an exceptional collection of works created here by the artist during the summer and autumn of 1946; the collection includes paintings, ceramics, sculptures, tapestries, sketches, etc. His works, inspired by mythology and the Med, are brought to life here, backed by the stark architecture of, and the dazzling sea views from the castle. A second room exhibits a collection of contemporary paintings by artists such as Léger, Calder, Modigliani, Cesar ....

Includes : transportation, english guide, entrance at the picasso museum

Dates available :

Tuesday 27/06 - 08.30am

Friday 30/06 - 08.30am

62 EUROS/PERS


MENTON & COCTEAU MUSEUM
Half day


Thanks to a beneficial subtropical microclimate (316 cloudless days a year), winter is practically unknown in Menton.
Therefore, you can enjoy a beautiful sea and the nearby sunny mountains all year round. Menton is on the borders of Italy, the Principality of Monaco and the Comté de Nice.
Paradise of gardens, Menton is also a unique display of architecture. These have moulded this “secret Riviera”, paradise where you can walk in the footsteps of famous names. From the Empress Eugénie to Jean Cocteau, countless people have come to this magical setting to get re-kindle the authentic. The scents, colours and tranquillity, but also the diversity of the activities that can be practiced here throughout the year, make Menton “the pearl of France”, as stated by the geographer Élysée Reclus.

Cocteau Museum 
A new Jean Cocteau Museum  has just opened in the seaside city of Menton in the Riviera on November 6, 2011. Thanks to the generous donation by Severin Wunderman, former owner of Swiss luxury watch brand Corum, the Jean Cocteau Museum – Severin Wunderman Collection houses the world's largest public display of Cocteau's works. Located in Menton’s old town, the museum directly faces the scenic Menton Bay

Includes : transportation, english guide, entrance at the Cocteau museum

Dates available :
Wednesday 28/06 - 08.30am

60 EUROS/PERS

 


 


GRASSE : PERFUME CREATION WORKSHOP AT FRAGONARD FACTORY - Half day


Grasse : The Historic Factory
The historic perfume factory in the heart of the Old Town is one of the oldest in Grasse, the premises was built in 1782, and to this day the factory still creates wonderful scents. In 1926 it took the name of Parfumerie Fragonard as a tribute to the famous painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Here on a daily basis, perfumes, cosmetics and soaps are produced in a setting imbued with the respect of and for tradition.
During the guided tour you can discover the various procedures involved in creating and producing the scents. At the end of this tour you can admire 3000 years of perfume history in the private museum.

Perfume Creation Workshop: 
An unforgettable learning experience in the world of perfume-making awaits you at the Fragonard perfume factories.You can discover how a perfumer or “nose”masters the art of fragrance creation while learning about the history of the perfume industry. You’ll see which raw materials are used and how they are extracted. By the end of the program, you will be able to compose your own eau de toilette inspired by the year’s flower, or even a classic eau de cologne (100 ml).A fascinating learning experience in the world of perfume.

Includes : transportation, english guide, workshop and visit of Fragonnard factory

Dates available :
Tuesday 27/06 - 1.30pm

117 EUROS/PERS

 


ST PAUL DE VENCE & THE MAEGHT FOUNDATION - Half day


Built on its rocky outcrop and surrounded by its ramparts built on the orders of François I°, St Paul is certainly one of the most beautiful villages in Provence.
The beauty of the surrounding area, quality of life and exceptional light has inspired numerous famous artists, painters, writers and poets, some of whom took up residence in the village.
Visit some of the artists' and craft workshops or museums or go shopping in the provençal boutiques (often full of visitors in summer...) You can find signatures from some of these famous artists at the Fondation Maeght which has a large collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other graphic works from the XX°century.

Maeght Foundation: 
A world-famous collection of art, the Fondation Maeght features work by Giacometti, Kandinsky, Matisse, Miró, Braque and Chagall, and is housed in a beautiful, light and airy building surrounded by peaceful woodland. 2014: the Maeght Foundation celebrates its 50th year

Included : transportation, english guide, entrance at the foundation

Dates available :
Friday 30/06 - 2pm

75 EUROS/PERS

 



 

 

  


EZE VILLAGE & EXOTIC GARDEN
HALF DAY


Narrow and steep little streets, stone buildings with turrets, dry stone facades behind which numerous craftsmen work olive-wood, leather or silk according to ancestral techniques…. Time seems to have given up the idea of crossing the ramparts of this fortress.. The planet Square: With it’s Italian style fountain constructed in 1930. The Riquier Mansion: This was the residence of the Lords of Eze during 14th-15th centuries. White Penitent’s Chapel: During the 14th century, this was the meeting place of the non-religious white Penitents brotherhood, who took care of lepers and poor people.
The Poterne: A double fortified gateway dating from the 14th century. It is the only access to the old village. Parks and Gardens in France;

Exotic Gardens: 
A garden in the sky, perched at 249m above sea level, the Jardin d'Eze is the ideal place to soak up the atmosphere of the French Riviera. Linger at one of the peaceful viewpoints overlooking one of the world's most beautiful panoramas, or discover Eze's history and traditions s you stroll through the gardens. Ornamental pools, water vaporisers add a unique, fresh note to this garden over the Mediterranean, where the earth goddesses by sculptor Jean-Philippe Richard live harmoniously among the exotic plants.

Includes : transportation, english guide, entrance at the exotic garden & perfum factory

Dates available :
Wednesday 28/06 - 2pm

65 EUROS/PERS

 

 

 

 

 

 


NICE : CHAGALL & MATISSE MUSEUMS
Half day


Matisse Museum
This renovated 17th century Genoese villa in the heart of an olive grove in the Cimiez Gardens adds a particular depth to the personal collection of the painter. Works from the different stages of his career present a complete panorama from his initial paintings in the 1890 until his more famous cut-out gouaches. The beauty of the setting and the quality of the exhibitions have made this museum the most visited in Nice.

Chagall Museum 
The Musée du Message Biblique Marc-Chagall (Marc Chagall Biblical Message Museum) stands out amongst Nice’s museums as one of the most interesting on the French Riviera. It contains seventeen superbly displayed large canvases depicting biblical scenes and themes from the Old Testament in bright, joyous colours. The Chagall Museum also holds sculptures, stained glass windows, mosaics, tapestries, preparatory sketches, engravings, and lithographs from this important 20th-century artist.
Marc Chagall was born in 1887 into a close-knit Jewish family in Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire. He moved to France before the Russian Revolution to be a part of the Paris art scene and went on to become a celebrated French citizen. Chagall paintings in museums around the world often depict biblical scenes or scenes of Belarusian folklore.

Includes : transportation, english guide, entrance at the both museum

Dates available :
Thursday 29/06 - 2pm

82 EUROS/PERS

 

 


CANNES & LERINS ISLAND "ST-HONORAT"
Full day


Visit Cannes and discover the Old Town on foot: take in the Suquet area, the Croisette, the Old Port, the famous Palais des Festivals, etc
There are places of myth and mythical places, and Cannes is the most wondrous of them all: a dream setting for the world's biggest festival, the Festival de Film de Cannes, where a billion flash bulbs sparkle over the biggest stars.
Cannes: that festival town, that cradle of the craziest dreams of princes and film stars, where one magic moment swiftly follows the previous fantasy moment the whole year around, is a modern, cosmopolitan, dynamic, Provencal city which will not fail to win your heart!

Visit of St Honorat Island opposite Cannes, taste the Lerins wine or Lérina liqueur

The Lérins Abbey is home to the Cistercian monks who, since the 5th century, have exploited this site’s natural resources by growing vines. Separated from Sainte Marguerite by a narrow 600m band of water, the Island was subjected to attacks in the great invasions of the Middle Ages.
The fortified monastery was witness to this time and constitutes one of the most beautiful examples of feudal architecture in Provence. Looking out to sea, Saint-Honorat is now a well known tourist destination suitable for meditation but also for tasting excellent crus: one in particular of which is the famous Lérina Liqueur.

Includes : transportation, english guide, boat transfer to the island, wine tasting, lunch on the Island (menu 3 course)

Date available : Friday 30/06
170 EUROS/PERS

 

 

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