Nice Tours and Attractions, France
Return by Promenade des Anglais passing its famous landmarks and "Belle Epoque" buildings. End your Nice City Sightseeing Tour with a visit to the flower market in Cours Saleya.
Nice, city of winter residence for European aristocracy since 1864, possesses a large heritage of Belle Epoque.
The walk on the Promenade des Anglais, a large quay, will enchant you with a beautiful view of the Excelsior Regina Palace (1897), the Queen's Victoria residence, villas Il Paradiso and Massena, Majestic Hotel, Grand Palais, Negresco Hotel and much more.
Can anything not nice be said about Nice, a stellar resort on the Cote d'Azur and France's 2nd largest city. Because of its historical vassalage to varied nations and cultures, Nice offers a potpourri of linguistic dialects and culinary features.
Its patois has more Italian and Spanish flavors than most other provincial dialects.
Interesting Nice dishes include pissaladiere-pie with anchovy and onion sauce, socca-a pancake consisting of chickpeas, bouillabaisse, and fish soup, and salade nicoise-a tomato salad with green peppers, olives, baked eggs, and anchovies or tuna.
Among those claiming Nice birthrights are Giuseppe Garibaldi-famous Italian revolutionary/soldier, Catherine Segurane-heroine of the 1543 siege of Nice, Robert Caesar Childers-British scholar, Rene Dreyfus-Grand Prix racer, and Simone Veil-concentration camp survivor and the 1st president of the European Parliament.
Next you will visit Eze, a perched village which offers an exceptional view of the sea.
You will also have the opportunity to discover beauty care with the purest of sensations at the Fragonard Perfume Factory, and to delight in their delicate fragrances of sweet almond and white flowers.
Visit of Monaco principality, reigned by the Grimalso family since the Middle Ages.
Visit the old city and admire the 16 - 17th Century Palace and a Cathedral. Explore the Oceanography Museum which presents the richest collection of Mediterranean species. The exotic garden offers an amazing panoramic view of the sea.
From Cannes to Monte Carlo, you'll see all the glamorous towns of the French Riviera on this small group day trip by minivan.
Traveling along the famous coast road, your journey takes in the designer shops of Cannes, trendy boutiques in Juan-les-Pins, the colorful flower market in Nice and Monte Carlo's royal palace.
With your transport taken care of, you can sit back and enjoy your visit to these famous Riviera towns.
Minivans hold a maximum of eight passengers, and a small group tour is the perfect way to see all the towns in one day.
Tour highlights include:
Cannes: La Croisette boulevard, Film Festival Palace and handprints
(approximately 45 minutes)
The Promenade des Anglais
Monument aux morts
Marche aux fleurs
The Grand Hotel Imperial
Saint Jeanne d'Arc Church
Naval Museum, Galerie des Ponchettes
Musee Matisse and its Roman ruins
Museum of Natural History
Musee des Beaux-Arts Jules Cheret