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French Riviera Culinary Escape

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews
Small group tour to France

Treat yourself to a delicious getaway to France! Delight in the gorgeous French countryside sided with mouthwatering gourmet cuisine, prepared by a Michelin chef, staying in the villa with you. The program is a perfect mix of guided sightseeing and unique experiences from visiting local markets to learning how to cook French dishes from a professional chef.
 

French Riviera Culinary Escape

8 days1 city
France1 country
Small group tour to France
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$3,558
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews

Treat yourself to a delicious getaway to France! Delight in the gorgeous French countryside sided with mouthwatering gourmet cuisine, prepared by a Michelin chef, staying in the villa with you. The program is a perfect mix of guided sightseeing and unique experiences from visiting local markets to learning how to cook French dishes from a professional chef.
 

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Cannes

first destination
8 days in the French Riviera
Detailed itinerary
7 nights in a charming countryside villa
Day 1
Arrival in Cannes
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to southern France! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall of the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (or Nice train station) holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to your Cannes Villa.

After check-in, the rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the surroundings of the French countryside or take a good rest in your comfortable room. In the evening you are invited to dinner.

Dinner is included.

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Day 2
Day Trip to Nice and Grasse
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast, you embark on a day trip to explore the French Riviera which is the perfect combination of the seaside and the countryside. With the mountains of the Alps overlooking the region, the Côte d’Azur offers some of France's most beautiful natural sites and beauties.

Nice's Promenade des Anglais is very popular with locals and here you discover their warmth. Getting lost amongst the narrow streets, being a part of the hustle and bustle of market squares, enjoying terrace drinks or strolls along the port, you can even fall in love with this beautiful place.

Today you get to sample local specialties such as pissaladière, ratatouille, socca, soupe au pistou, raviolis niçois, petits farcis, and tourtes. Touring the beautiful village of Grasse, you visit an authentic olive grove built in the fifteenth century, Domaine de La Royrie.

After the tour, you return to the accommodation at about 5 pm and have the rest of the afternoon free. Your Michelin Star Chef cooks the dinner for you and with you (for those who want to learn more about French cooking) each evening using local recipes and seasonal products picked daily.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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Day 3
Touring Cannes
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, embark on a tour to Cannes which has linked its name to the world of cinema since 1946 and, as a result, is a stunning town of both natural and cultural significance.

The well-known promenade of the French Riviera, La Croisette, with its palm trees, palaces, luxury boutiques, and sumptuous Art Deco buildings, is of course on the list of places to visit.

Enjoy local produce such as herbs, summer vegetables, olives, and AOC classified oils, wines, honey, and fruit. Thanks to its unique biodiversity, from the sea to the alpine valleys, during your tour you taste the different flavors of beautiful mountain honey at the Rucher de St Cezaire, produced by Frederique et Philippe Apiaries.

After the tour, you return to the accommodation at about 5 pm and have the rest of the day free. This evening, your Michelin Star Chef cooks the dinner for you and with you.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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Day 4
Tour to Hinterland and Cheese Farm
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast, you start your day trip to St. Paul de Vence and Eze, one of the most commonly visited villages in this region. Today you get to visit Tourrettes, Gourdon, and other small towns of Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region. Some of the finest perfumes are made from the flowers that are grown there.

You travel to the foot of the Domaine des Courmettes and taste goat cheese straight from Fromagerie. Between a visit to the goats in their stable and to the Fromagerie (where the cheese is made), you have time to sample the true unaltered flavor of the cheese.

After the tour, you return to the accommodation at about 5 pm and have the rest of the day at leisure. This evening your Michelin Star Chef cooks the dinner for you and with you.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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Day 5
Day at Leisure
Free day
Free day

Following breakfast, you have the day at leisure. You may travel to the city to explore its museums, shops, and galleries or stay in the countryside to enjoy the beauty of the French Riviera.

Traditionally, in the evening, your Michelin Star Chef cooks the dinner for you and with you.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

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Day 6
Crafts of Hinterland
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, prepare for an exciting day devoted to exploring the traditions and creativity of the Côte d'Azur which is both cosmopolitan and Provençal. Artists and craftsmen reveal the full scope of their talent in many towns and villages in the region.

The best known are Biot, Vallauris, and Tourrettes-sur-Loup where during the tour you visit their studios and workshops, discover the special talents of each one and enjoy the real pleasure of meeting these craftsmen with "golden hands".

As a highlight of the day, enjoy lunch under the shade of the hackberries in the hills village of Le Rouret.

After the tour, you return to the accommodation at about 5 pm and have the rest of the day free. In the evening our Michelin Star Chef cooks the dinner for you and with you.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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Day 7
Exploring Côte d’Azur
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

After breakfast, you embark on another day trip to visit legendary towns of Côte d'Azur. Today you get to visit the bustling cities of Menton, Nice, Cannes, and even Monaco's famous Monte Carlo as well as the peaceful Riviera backcountry, where you find a world of natural beauty that is bound to captivate your heart and soul.

You driver takes you through colorful villages set among the rocky hills with smell the jasmine and blossoming fruit trees filling the air, you get to enjoy the unique endless blue of the sea and sky that inspired Matisse and Chagall. During your tour, you visit the old and unforgettable Nice Market and taste the fantastic cuisine of Le Canon restaurant which treats you with delicious dishes, made of 100% local and seasonal products.

After the tour, you return to the accommodation at about 5 pm and have the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, you have a farewell dinner cooked by you and your Michelin Star Chef.

Note: If you would like to explore Monaco with a local, you should meet Firebird CEO Slava Shirokov for lunch. He is always happy to meet our customers. Please let us know beforehand so we can sync your itinerary and his travel plans.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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Day 8
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your tour of the French Riviera destinations and gastronomy. Your driver meets you at your accommodation and takes you to the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport or the Nice train station depending on where you travel next.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Cannes

The mesmerizing resort-town of Cannes on the posh French Riviera has become a real tidbit for all sophisticated travelers from around the globe as the never-ending string of golden sandy beaches.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable countryside villa in Cannes;
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking culinary tours according to the itinerary with an English-speaking tour leader;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change, in case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. The sequence of the program days is subject to modification depending on weather conditions.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Stays at a fine villa in the gorgeous French countryside
  • Enjoying and learning to cook dishes of fine French cuisine from a Michelin chef
  • Trip to the French countryside to Hinterland & Cheese Farm
  • Exciting tours of Nice, Grasse village, and Cannes
  • Exploring the artistic heritage of the French Riviera

What To Know

  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Euros for your time in France
  • Most communication equipment takes 220/110 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type E) to make your plug fit into the socket
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
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