When you’re on a cruise to Nice, a destination that many consider the most charming town in southern France, Villefranche shore excursions are an excellent means of enjoying the best of the French Riviera.
Exploring the French Riviera cities of Nice, Eze, and Monaco is just one of the Nice shore excursions designed to delight as you spend time in one of the glitziest regions of Europe. Whether you choose to tour these towns on your own or with a guide, a motor coach ride along the Basse Corniche to Nice, then on the Moyenne Corniche to Eze, is a scenic treat on its own.
On Nice shore excursions from your western Mediterranean cruise, admire baroque architecture as you head down the palm-lined beachfront Promenade des Anglais on your way to the local markets. You’ll also visit Eze, a charismatic medieval town with cobblestoned streets set 1,400 feet above the Mediterranean Sea.
Immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and glamour of three French Riviera towns on Villefranche shore excursions to Cannes, Grasse, and St. Paul de Vence. At Cannes, enjoy a guided stroll along the seafront promenade of La Croisette, and see the Festival Palace, the hosting site of the annual Cannes Film Festival. Pause for a leisurely lunch at a fine café, then continue on to the flower-scented city of Grasse, considered the perfume capital of the world. Discover the art and science of creating the perfect perfume at one of two world-renowned perfume factories, Galimard or Fragonard. Drive on to the hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, which boasts a legendary square where games of pétanque are still played with gusto. Some of the greatest artists of the 20th century resided here. From 16th century-built ramparts, you’ll have a panoramic view of vineyards, olive groves, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Villefranche shore excursions to the Principality of Monaco and it most famous quarter, Monte Carlo, are simply divine, and you’re sure to be awe-struck by the Prince’s Palace and the Cathedral of Monaco. Spend time at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds of the grand belle-époque Casino de Monte Carlo.