With medieval villages, sweeping coastal scenery, fertile vineyards, bustling food markets, and sun-soaked beaches, the French Riviera is the jewel in southern France’s crown. Here are a few ways to explore the Cote d’Azur, using Nice as a base.
Nice lies within easy reach of medieval villages and glamorous destinations including Antibes, Cannes, Èze, and Monaco—and half-day tours are a great way to see the best of the areas of your choosing. Stroll along Cannes’ La Croisette Boulevard, catch the Changing of the Guard at Monaco's Royal Palace, or explore the historic streets of Èze, where life ticks by at a relaxing pace. With hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Nice typically included, you’re free to see the sites and soak up the sunshine in style.
Leaving from the seaside city of Nice, full-day tours take in diverse destinations along the French Riviera and beyond so travelers can discover more of what the south of France has to offer. Roll the dice in the glitzy casinos of Monte Carlo and watch luxury yachts bobbing in the harbor in Monaco, or head along the coast to medieval villages such as Èze and sample delicate wines among the vineyards of Provence.
Things to Know
- Nice is 13 miles (21 kilometers) west of Monaco and 20 miles (33 kilometers) east of Cannes. Both are under an hour’s drive from Nice.
- Bring a water bottle and sun protection—the French Riviera is famous for its sunshine, and the midday rays can be strong.
- Tours from Nice typically include pickup and drop-off at centrally located Nice hotels and roundtrip transportation.