Palais des Festivals

Palais des Festivals: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

1. From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur where you can take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat and its many famous villas. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue to the Principality of Monaco, where you can stroll through the streets of the old town. See the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Cathedral, as well as a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a ride along the streets used for the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach the most glamourous section of Monaco, Monte Carlo, with its famous casino and exclusive hotels. Next, enjoy a short stop in the town of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival and wonderful sandy beaches. Continue to Antibes, one of France's oldest cities which was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century. Discover St Paul de Vence, one most beautiful villages in Provence, recognized for its cultural and artistic heritage. Finally, be returned to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of sightseeing.

Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence: Half-Day Tour

2. Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence: Half-Day Tour

You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Monaco, Cannes, or Nice, and then taken on a drive along the stunning coastal road to Antibes. Head to the Old Town where Picasso lived, visit the beautiful harbor and see the ramparts built by Vauban. Continue on to the glamorous city of Cannes on this half-day tour. You’ll travel down the Promenade de la Croisette and see the luxury hotels that have hosted celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson. Stop at the renowned Cannes Film Festival Palace and walk in the steps of the stars. Visit the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, made famous by the actors and artists that lived here, including such greats as Bonnard, Braque, Dufy, and Matisse. Stroll along the cobblestone streets, stop in at the galleries, and take in spectacular views of the sea.

French Riviera & Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

3. French Riviera & Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

Join this multi-stop tour to discover the gems of the French Riviera. Follow the coastal road to Grasse, Cannes, Antibes, Gourdon, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Saint Paul de Vence. Experience the beauty of these charming towns on the shores of the Mediterranean. Start the tour with your first stop in Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Visit the oldest perfume factory in the area, Fragonard. Continue the tour to the seaside resort of Cannes. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace in Cannes. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Then, continue to the chic resort town of Antibes. Soak in the coastal atmosphere, complete with an attractive seafront, historic buildings, and an interesting old town with a traditional market. Drive through Cap d'Antibes, one of the most exclusive areas on the Cote d'Azur. Move onward to Gourdon, one of the most amazing medieval villages of the Riviera. Enjoy its charming castle and unique landscape. Proceed to your next stop at Tourrettes-sur-Loup, the 'Village of Violets', with its picture-postcard scenery. Finish the tour in Saint Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village and the cradle of writers and painters. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town.

From Nice: French Riviera and Monaco Full-Day Tour

4. From Nice: French Riviera and Monaco Full-Day Tour

Discover the exclusive French Riviera on this full-day tour from Nice. Travel along the coast and enjoy the sea views from the famous corniche road leading to Eze. Stop at the unforgettable medieval village of Eze, where the boutiques carved into the rock. Then pleasure your senses with a shopping visit to Fragonard Perfumery. Arriving in Monaco, stop at the famous Monaco Rock for a visit to the Old Town, the Prince Palace, and the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Rainier got married. Then drive through the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit to Monte Carlo and enjoy the world of elegance and luxury with a stop at Casino Square. Moving on to Cannes, admire la Croisette with its many luxury boutiques. See the stars handprints by the red carpet of the Film Festival Palace. Enjoy a drive with breathtaking views of the bays of Juan-Les-Pins and Antibes. Then arrive in Antibes, a Provencal walled city, and take a walk in the busy old town where helicopters and yachts bustle in Billionaires' Quay.

Nice: Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence Half-Day Tour

5. Nice: Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence Half-Day Tour

Join this tour to discover the seaside resort of Cannes. Follow the coastal road to Antibes and St Paul de Vence. Experience the beauty of these charming towns on the French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean. Benefit from round-trip transfers from your hotel and an expert guide. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace near the Old Port in Cannes. See the place that accommodates the largest festival of cinema in the world. Admire the famous red carpet and spot over 150 handprints of celebrities in front of Palais des Festivals and in the parks. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Then, continue to the chic seaside resort of Antibes. Soak in the coastal atmosphere, complete with an attractive seafront, historic buildings, and an interesting old town with a traditional market. The tour finishes in St Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village of the French Riviera. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town. St Paul de Vence is the cradle of writers, poets like Prévert and Pagnol, and renowned painters such as Chagall, Picasso and Matisse. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this historical village with small paved streets and fountains that are typical of Provence.

From Nice: Billionaire's Splendors Half-Day Tour

6. From Nice: Billionaire's Splendors Half-Day Tour

Discover the world of the super-rich on a small group, 4-hour tour of the French Riviera and Cannes from Nice. Traveling by 8-seat minivan, you will drive along the gleaming Côte d'Azur, heading west towards Cannes, world-renowned for its annual Film Festival and red carpet atmosphere. Upon arrival, go to the famous Croisette, stretching along the coast, and lined with luxury hotels and restaurants. Stop by the Festival Palace and see the handprints of the stars. Peer into boutique stores and across sandy beaches. Turn the other way and see the towering red rocks of the Massif de l'Esterel. Continue along the elegant coastline through Juan-les-Pins, passing hip and happening glamour spots, and the celebrity villas of Cap d’Antibes. Once in the historic town of Antibes, travel by the ramparts and see the delirious toys of the mega-rich in the Marina. Stroll along narrow streets, and visit the Picasso Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of the artist’s paintings, drawings and ceramics.

From Cannes: French Riviera 8-Hour Shore Excursion

7. From Cannes: French Riviera 8-Hour Shore Excursion

On this 8-hour tour you will discover the real French Riviera. The experienced bilingual driver guide will pick you up from the port in Cannes and guide you through the most beautiful and exciting places of the French Riviera. Take the advantage of the experienced bilingual guide to learn about wonderful culture, ancient history, shopping areas, and sightseeing in the South of France. During this magnificent tour you will travel through the amazing French Riviera to explore Eze, La Turbie, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The first stop will be at the medieval village Eze, located at an altitude of 429 above sea level. You will visit the Fragonard factory to discover the secrets of perfume and explore the curious exotic gardens, great history, and fine art. You will then drive through the village La Turbie, also called the "Terrace of Monaco" due to the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Here you can see the Trophy of the Alps, a roman monument built in 7 BC. You will then continue on to the luxurious Principality of Monaco, known as “The Rock” for its location on a rocky headland extending to the Mediterranean Sea. Here you will explore the Old Town and visit the Prince Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, and the cathedral built with white stone in the Neo-Romanesque style, where Grace Kelly and Rainier were married and buried. On the way to Cannes you will stop at the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. By entering the city through the Royal Gates, you will lose yourself in the plexus of streets where every home is depicted like a souvenir store or an art studio. The tour then heads to Antibes, the city where Picasso lived. Explore the old quarters, where it seems that the spirit of the medieval times is still alive. Eventually you will reach Cannes, where the Cannes Film Festival takes place every year. Cannes is probably the most spectacular place of the French Riviera with its beautiful bay framed by mountains on land, its lovely beaches, the boutiques, and the famous Promenade de la Croisette that stretches for 2.5 kilometers along the sea. Here you can see the world-famous buildings including the Carlton, Majestic Barrière, Royal, the casino, Palais des Festivals, and Congresses.

From Villefranche: Nice, Cannes, and Grasse Private Trip

8. From Villefranche: Nice, Cannes, and Grasse Private Trip

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a driver/representative carrying a sign with your name and they'll assist you to the waiting air-conditioned van to get you on the road in the quickest and easiest way to your chosen destination. You will discover Nice, the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bay of Villefranche and the Cap Ferrat. The next stop will be in Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Visit the oldest perfume factory in the area, Fragonard and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue the tour to the seaside resort of Cannes. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace in Cannes. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Finish the tour in Saint Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village and the cradle of writers and painters. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town.

The Magic of the French Riviera: Full-Day Guided Tour

9. The Magic of the French Riviera: Full-Day Guided Tour

Enjoy a full day exploring the French Riviera, and see its most popular attractions on this guided tour. The first stop on the tour will be the medieval village of Eze, sitting high above the Mediterranean Sea, and offering dramatic views, exotic gardens, fine art, and streets filled with history. Visit the Fragonard factory and learn some of the secrets of creating perfumes. Later you’ll drive through the village La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco for its panoramic views of the tiny principality below. See the Trophy of the Alps, a Roman monument dating from 7 B.C. In Monaco you’ll visit the Old Town with the Prince Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, and the neo-Romanesque Cathedral where Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier were married and later buried. Visit the city of Monte-Carlo, driving on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. Head to the famous casino and see the luxurious shops, gardens, and hotels. Enjoy a stop in the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Fall under the spell of this charming town as you enter through the royal gates. Admire the lovely homes, boutiques, and art studios, with flowers adorning nearly every window. Continue on to Antibes, one-time home to Picasso, where you can feel the lingering spirit of medieval times. Finally, you'll reach Cannes, home to the renowned international film festival. One of the most spectacular places on the French Riviera, it stretches along a sparkling bay framed by mountains. See its beautiful beaches, chic boutiques, and the famous Croisette, which extends for over 2.5 kilometers along the sea. Admire the world-famous hotels and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the film festival is held.

From Cannes: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

10. From Cannes: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

Discover the exclusive French Riviera on this full-day tour from Cannes. Travel along the coast and enjoy the sea views from the famous corniche road leading to Eze. Stop at the unforgettable medieval village of Eze, where the boutiques carved into the rock. Then pleasure your senses with a shopping visit to Fragonard Perfumery. Arriving in Monaco, stop at the famous Monaco Rock for a visit to the Old Town, the Prince Palace, and the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Rainier got married. Then drive through the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit to Monte Carlo and enjoy the world of elegance and luxury with a stop at Casino Square. Moving on to Cannes, admire la Croisette with its many luxury boutiques. See the stars handprints by the red carpet of the Film Festival Palace. Enjoy a drive with breathtaking views of the bays of Juan-Les-Pins and Antibes. Then arrive in Antibes, a Provencal walled city, and take a walk in the busy old town where helicopters and yachts bustle in Billionaires' Quay.

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4.6 / 5

based on 326 reviews

What a fabulous tour!!! A fantastic way to see so many places in the one day and Nora was so knowledgeable and helpful with anything we wanted to know or see. The reviews I read before I booked were very helpful in advising that the tour isn’t so much of a stop and wander around tour (though we did do that for an hour at St Paul de Vence as well as Eze) but rather a whistle stop, see a little of everything, type day. Highly recommend!!!

It was a way of seeing so many places all in one day. The day was long but a good one. If you are taking this tour, wear very comfortable shoes, and be ready for stairs and inclines. Be prepared for a long wait at a restaurant for lunch. That said, it was picturesque and well worth it. Our guide was a very friendly guy who made us feel comfortable.

Wonderful day trip from Niece. We had Joe as our driver and guide in the same time. he is very knowledgeable and very friendly and it made the difference.

Our tour guide Nora was awesome. I really enjoyed the tour. I met nice people as well. We spent just enough time to get a feel for each city.

Kind and nice guide! fully enjoyed our visit to Cote d'Azur. Definitely a must-do when you visit Nice.