Grasse - Loup Valley - Saint Paul de Vence
Starting from 925 €
Trip distance: Km ( Miles)
This limousine tour takes you through the beautiful countryside and the small towns above the French Riviera.
Driving through the lush Loup Valley, the first stop is the medieval town of Tourette, which sits 1,300 feet up with sheer drops on all sides.
It is also known as the city of violets. There is a 14th-century church with an unusual altar piece, and many artists, craftsmen, potters, weavers and engravers, all busy creating their works.
Next is the ancient village of Gourdon clinging to the edge of a rugged spur above the Loup River with fantastic views of both the coast and the valley. There is a 9th-century chateau with beautiful gardens and many interesting boutiques.
Then on to Grasse,the perfume capital of the world. A visit can be arranged to a “perfumerie” to discover how perfume is actually made. The large “old” part of the city is very interesting with its tiny winding streets, ancient steps and arched tunnels.
The tour continues to Saint Paul de Vence, an old fortified village discovered by famous painters and actors who used to meet at La Colombe d'Or, a local restaurant. You will enjoy visiting the Fondation Maeght, a museum of important modern art.
Vence is the next stop with a visit to the Chapelle du Rosaire, designed and decorated by Henri Matisse.
The day ends at Biot, a picturesque and popular medieval village renowned for its glassworks. It is fascinating to watch the glassblowers at work in front of very hot furnaces.
- Luxury Mercedes Class E or Class V
- An English speaking Chauffeur-Guide
- Ticketed reservations in advance
- English speaking Licensed Guides when required
THE RATES INDICATED ARE SUCEPTIBLE TO INCREASE DURING THE SUMMER FESTIVALS
Each tour can be customized to suit your needs.