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Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

1. Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Learn about the history and culture of the Mediterranean with a skip-the-line entry ticket to the fascinating Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (Mucem). Opened in Marseille in June 2013, the Mucem has now joined the ranks of the most visited museums in the world thanks to its program of exhibitions and cultural programs. Admire the stunning architecture of the building by Rudy Ricciotti, and stroll along the corridors of the museum to get stunning views of the old port and Mediterranean Sea. Explore exhibitions that combine anthropology, history, archaeology, art history and contemporary art to explain the Mediterranean world and its dialogue with Europe in amazing detail. Exhibitions: Jeff Koons Mucem, works from the Pinault collection. Showing from Wednesday 19 May, 2021 to Monday 18 October, 2021. Déflagrations — Children’s drawings and mass violence Mucem. Showing from Wednesday 19 May, 2021 to Sunday 29 August, 2021. Connectivities Mediterranean Gallery 2 Mucem. Showing from Monday 29 June, 2020 to Monday 13 March, 2023.

Marseille CityPass: 24 Hours, 48 Hours or 72 Hours

2. Marseille CityPass: 24 Hours, 48 Hours or 72 Hours

The City Pass Marseille is valid for 24 hours, 48 hours, or 72 hours and allows access to many attractions, museums, trains, boats, guided tours, public transport tickets, and more. This pass is dedicated to individual visitors who wish to discover Marseille with an all-inclusive package. The visitor presents the pass at the museum entrance or at the start of a tour and gets the keys to the city. Enjoy discounts at certified shops and activity partners as well. • Unlimited access to public transports for the duration of the pass• Numerous discounts and tasting in partner stores • Numerous discounts for tourist and cultural activities of providers • Access to MUCEM (closed on Tuesdays) • Access to Regards de Provence museum (closed on Mondays)• Crossing to the If or Frioul Islands OR one tour with the hop-on hop-off Colorbüs tour • Visit to If Castle (subject to weather – closed on Mondays during winter months)• A tour in the Touristic Train to Notre-Dame de la Garde or through the Old Marseille • A free guided tour of the Metropolitan Tourist Office is included in the CityPass 72 hours and with a 30% discount for the 24 hours and 48 hours CityPass, valid only for visits at 10€ (reservation is required, subject to avaibility and not included in the offer are La Cité Radieuse / Le Corbusier and private visits)• Reduced rates for children (6 to 12 years old) The municipal museums are free of charge all year (with reduced prices for temporary exhibitions when you have this pass)

From Avignon: Full-Day Lavender Tour

3. From Avignon: Full-Day Lavender Tour

Experience a tour in the lavender area during the blooming season. You'll discover the lavender fields in full blooming in the valley of Luberon or in the mountains around the village of Sault which is considered as the capital of lavender. Your driver will stop at the best spots where you can enjoy the view and take pictures from and to the fields. Depending the day of the week, you'll have time to enjoy a provençal market at a picturesque village on the way. Photo stop near Gordes to admire the amazing view at this village ranking among the most beautiful villages in France. Visit of Roussillon, built on top of an ocher cliff, with its houses and walls painted using the different colours of the natural pigments contained in the soil. This natural ocher region is the largest one in Europe. You'll have a visit to the Lavender Museum, there, you'll learn more about the lavender and lavendine; a film will show you the fields, the harvest and the distillation process, then you'll discover the museum with a collection of stills used for the distillation. A shop of fine cosmetic products elaborated with the pure lavender 100% natural coming from the farm "Le Chateau du Bois". Between June 15 and July 15, an extra stop for pictures at the Senanque Abbey for its wonderfull view with lavandine fields is provided.

Côte d'Azur France Pass

4. Côte d'Azur France Pass

Enjoy access to some of the Côte d’Azur’s best activities with one simple pass. Choose between 3-activity and 5 activity passes to best fit your travel plans. This pass provides savings of up to 30% off over the individual cost of attraction tickets. Some of the top activities included in the pass are: • Marineland in Antibes • Aquasplash in Antibes • Le Village des Fous in Villeneuve-Loubet • Oceanographic Museum in Monaco • Nice Bus Tour • Monaco Bus Tour • Lerins Island Boat Tour • Cannes Little Tourist Train

Antibes: Picasso Museum Drawing Tour Led by Local Artist

5. Antibes: Picasso Museum Drawing Tour Led by Local Artist

Learn on this tour about the thought process of an artist and the way he looks at the world. A local professional artist will be your guide for the two hour activity that is sure to be a highlight of your visit to Antibes! Explore the Picasso Museum on a guided tour as the first stop of this tour. Get inspired and enjoy amazing views from the terrace! (Meeting point is at the top of the ramp to the entrance of the Museum) Discover on the second half of the two hour how to capture the light and history of this town using observation. Picasso said that great art is always trying to recreate the uninhibited marks that children make. Your guide will encourage you to find your inner child and to use your adult experience to turn it into a souvenir worthy of framing back home. Or be inspired to write! Learn some composition tips for great photos! However you want to express yourself, your guide is an experienced facilitator who will help you to create a unique souvenir with lots of encouragement!

Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

6. Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Discover the old world opulence and modern-day glamor of Nice on a 5-hour electric bike tour of the Bay of Villefranche. Meet your guide on Place Garibaldi in the city center, and set off to explore the French Riviera from the saddle of a bicycle. Pedal through the old town to see gardens and fountains. Cycle along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais. Visit Castle Hill (Parc du Château) for a panoramic view of Vieux Nice. Continue uphill to the Cape of Nice. Marvel at the Belle Époque villas on both sides. Stop to take photos of the landscape over Angel’s Bay. Continue along the coast to Villefranche-sur-Mer, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat along the way. Hear about some of the most famous residents of the magnificent villas you see en route. Upon arrival at Villefranche, take a walking tour of the Old Town and discover tiny streets full of charm. Go to the 16th-century fortress, built above the sea to protect the bay from pirates and French attacks. Now the site of several museums, including the Volti Sculpture Museum, the fortress is also home to City Hall and gardens with interesting view points from the towers and walls. If you are hungry for more, continue to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to take part in optional water activities, such as jet skis, canoes, and more. Villefranche is perfect for embracing the slow “Dolce Vita” and swimming in azure waters. Alternatively, stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, marvel at the Greek-style Villa Kerylos, or go to the stunning Villa Santo Sospir to see wall drawings by one of its former residents, Jean Cocteau. Cycle back to Nice via an alternative route popular with the locals.

Nice: Ticket to Musée National du Sport

7. Nice: Ticket to Musée National du Sport

A real museum of society, the Musée National du Sport is the only place of remembrance, of preservation and of sports promotion in France. Through an innovative and interactive visit, the notion of "challenge", keystone of sporting achievement, is the essence and the main theme of a museum tour in 4 stages: • Personal challenge: athletics, cycling, swimming, skiing, riding • One-on-one challenge: boxing, tennis, martial arts, fencing • Collective challenge: football, rugby, handball, volleyball, basketball • Challenges beyond the limits: extreme climbing, solo sailing, conquering the skies Temporary exhibitions: Over 500 m2 of temporary exhibitions at the Musée National du Sport takes you into the heart of a particular theme or a current topic. For more information about what's on show visit the museum website. 

Nice: Old Town Walking Tour w/ Local Tastings & Museum Entry

8. Nice: Old Town Walking Tour w/ Local Tastings & Museum Entry

Together with a multilingual guide, explore Old Town Nice on a walking tour. Visit some of the most historic spots of the city and get a taste of local products along the way. Take advantage of included entry tickets to the Palais Lascaris Museum. From Place Masséna, walk toward Cours Saleya, close to Promenade des Anglais. Blend into local life as you explore the city streets. Take a bite of a local specialty as you make your way through the old town. Before the end of the tour, stop at the Palais Lascaris Museum, a museum of ancient musical instruments and one of the most significant collections in France. Inspire your creative side as you explore the exhibits inside.

Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

9. Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

Meet your guide at 9:00 AM and start your Provence tour by the visit of Saint Remy de Provence. Explore the Provencal market on Wednesday, or have a look at the reproductions of Van Gogh works near the asylum where he stayed for one year.   Your next step is Les Baux de Provence, a typical Provencal village that used to be a medieval stronghold. The paved streets and the amazing panorama will charm you. Then, head off to to Arles and visit the Roman monuments such as arenas or follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh in this rich historical and cultural city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, have your lunch break (not included). Go to the Pont du Gard where you will discover the famous Roman aqueduct. After a historical comment, you can walk around to find your best photo spot. Finally, enjoy a visit to a wine museum in a reconstituted roman antic winery on an archeological site. Have a wine tasting of the the unique “Vinum Romanum”, wines elaborated from original recipes found in the writings of eminent Latin authors.

Aix-en-Provence: Day Trip to Les Baux with Wine Tasting

10. Aix-en-Provence: Day Trip to Les Baux with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a comfortable transfer from the centrally located meeting point in Aix-en-Provence to the the village of Les Baux-de-Provence in the Alpilles mountain range. Stop at the Carrières des Lumières, a digital art center in an ancient Roman limestone quarry.  Enter this unique venue to experience immersive multimedia exhibitions dedicated to the town of Venice. After this light and sound experience, follow your guide on a walking tour of the village of Les Baux-de-Provence which dates back to prehistoric times and is perched atop a natural plateau.  Admire the 13th-century castle that dominates the village and Renaissance-period villas and mansions. Hear about how the prosperity of the town was linked with the quarry. Find out how WWII changed the town into a an artistic and touristic destination. Have some free time to peruse local shops and café, or to purchase a an authentic lunch before heading to the Provence Winery. Savor some white and red wines from the Côtes de Provence wine region which spans over 20 000 hectares and has been recognized as an AOC since 1977. Delight your senses as you experience the aromas of fresh flowers, yellow fruit, and red fruit in a Côtes de Provence rosé. After your wine tasting, return to the city center of Aix-en-Provence.

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The purchase of the 48-hour city pass proved to be a very convenient and advantageous choice. We visited all the attractions without the stress of the ticket, as the use of the transport was quick and easy. Excellent solution

The best solution to explore the city. Many discounts and free offers. The only downside: you have to go to the tourist center to get the pass. The QR code is only for collecting the pass.

Always a pleasure to visit the Mucem The exhibits on the pharaohs and Abdel Kader are amazing

Magnificent exhibition, which crosses time to the present day. Very interesting !

Very well. Saved money by having unlimited transportation. Top museum visit.