French Riviera Perched Villages

 

Sightseeing

8 hours

Private Tour

 From your place of stay in the French Riviera

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Experience the French Riviera Perched Villages Private Tour

 

Discover the endearing part of the French Riviera: the perched villages in the further inland. Submerge yourself  in the countryside of this region full of history and a rich culture. 

Highlights of the French Riviera Perched Villages Private Tour

 

-Visit Cagnes-sur-Mer and the medieval Old Town, a real gem!

-Visit Vence, one of the oldest villages of the French Riviera

-Discover the breath-taking views from Tourettes-sur-Loup

-Visit the Gourdon, high hilltop village and pleasant Mougins

Full Description of the French Riviera Perched Villages Private Tour

 

Your first stop will be in Cagnes-sur-Mer, a landscape of hills covered by olive trees, cypress and palm trees. Le Haut-de-Cagnes is a charming, historic village that has inspired many to creativity - from Simone de Beauvoir to Renoir, whose last home has been turned into an art museum. Then you will stop at the flowery Vence where Matisse’s Chapel is found. Once you have entered the town, just wander around the maze of cobbled alleyways, passing underneath refreshing vaulted passageways, to admire Place du Peyra Renaissance and its famous fountain photographed innumerable times (1822)... Don't miss the Gothic house on Place Godeau, and on Place Thiers, the ash tree planted in memory of François 1st's visit ... in 1538!

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Just a stone throw away is Tourettes-sur-Loup, a beautiful medieval village perched on rocky hills. Stroll in the narrow streets of the ‘City of the violets’ to see the tiny fashioned shops and lots of craftsman local productions. Then take the road through the vertiginous Gorges du Loup, with 700 m high cliffs towering above you, and take the time to stop at the Saut du Loup waterfall for a refreshing breather in the summer. Then you'll passing through the hamlet of Pont du Loup, with its climate ideal for growing orange trees, olive trees and perfume plants.

From there you might choose to walk up to Gourdon, taking the old "Chemin du Paradis" which used to be a mule track. Or you can drive up, and stroll through the village with its numerous small squares with ancient houses with their carved doorways. End your trip in Mougins, a charming village surrounded by a forest.

If you desire to visit more of this region and enjoy a French Riviera Private Tour that includes the coast of the Riviera 

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📍 Pick up and drop off conditions

-Pick up at your place of stay in the French Riviera.

 

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-Entrance tickets for any museum upon request.

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