A French adventure awaits you, as you explore three very different yet spectacular places along the French Riviera, including Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Èze and Monaco. You will learn about, be amazed by and experience the contrasting differences of each, yet you will still find one thing in common; they all share and take advantage of the incredible Mediterranean views. On the way to Èze you will stop at the glamorous Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, the meticulously designed seaside villa. In 1905 Baroness Beatrice fell in love with the breathtaking cape of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and seven years later the art enthusiast had built one of the cape’s most beautiful sites. The magnificent mansion gives a glimpse of how the Baroness lived; containing incredible masterpieces she collected all over Europe, whilst the exterior is an idyllic garden which has varying themes; the ultimate picturesque property to host elite European society.
To follow, you will be driven along the famous Grande Corniche, the iconic cliff top road featured in the Cary Grant and Grace Kelly movies you will visit the jaw dropping, medieval village of Èze. Steeped deep in history, amongst beautiful colors, you will discover winding, narrow cobbled streets lined with artists’ and craftsmen’s workshops, local perfumeries and art galleries. At its summit, in the ruins of a medieval fortress there is an exotic garden where several hundred plant species are displayed. Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties, maybe Salade Niçoise, Ratatouille or Bouillabaisse, followed by a delicious Tarte Tropézienne, a la Brigitte Bardot. Next, your Tour of Italy and France takes you to the tiny principality of Monaco. This unique area in the Côte d’Azur is intimately linked to the history of the Grimaldi family, who still reign over it. Monaco is synonymous with luxury; casinos, the jet set, designer brands and the prestigious Grand Prix motor race. Once back in Nice, take a delightful stroll along the Promenade des Anglais that curves almost five miles round the Bay of Angels.
Tour in a nutshell: Chauffeured transportation. Visit to Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Èze & Monaco. Authentic lunch with local wines. Overnight Nice.