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Nice

The Jewel of the Côte d’Azur

Picture a crisp clear sunny day, deep blue sea and a stirring view of the Bay of Angels and Maritime Alps. This is Nice at its best, where you’ll experience the pure light of the French Riviera that has inspired artists for generations.

Add to this the romance of hill towns like Eze, Vence and St Paul de Vence, the cornice roads, a sprinkling of Roman remains, villas of the rich and famous, and you have all the ingredients for the perfect city break exuding culture and natural beauty and with a bit of luck wonderful sunshine.

We will spend five nights in the Capital of the Côte d’Azur, exploring its best sights whilst soaking up the sounds and smells of this opulent city.

Our hotel is perfectly situated allowing us to explore the city straight from stepping out of the hotel door. Located in the centre of Nice it combines ancient charm with modern comfort.

We will explore the art museums of Matisse and Chagall and visit the Villa Ephrussi, famous for its nine exquisite themed gardens and wonderful sea views. We will also have time to explore Nice’s many markets.

Local walks will enable us to appreciate this beautiful city and the nearby headland of Cap Ferrat. Another short but pleasant walk will be enjoyed between Vence and St Paul de Vence. The Town of Vence is modern but with its roots resonating deep from within the 5th century having been rebuilt twice by the Romans and again after the Second World War. The village of St Paul de Vence plays an important role in the modern art movement yet still retains much of its medieval architecture.

Garden lovers will enjoy our visit to Eze’s ‘jardin exotique’ and on a tour of Old Nice, accompanied by a local guide, we will explore the history and culture of this paramount Mediterranean gem.
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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 5 miles of walking on well made paths with up to 300m of ascent.



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    01 Nov 2017
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    5
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    21 Feb 2018
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    04 Apr 2018
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    09 May 2018
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    31 Oct 2018
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  • Itinerary & Map
    01 Nov 2017 - 06 Nov 2017

    Day 1 - Nice
    Independent travel to the Hotel Vendome in Nice. Meet your traveling companions and tour leader at dinner.

    Day 2 - Nice
    Our first day will be spent exploring the towns of Vence and St Paul de Vence.

    Day 3 - Nice
    A local guide will join us for the morning and help us to learn the rich history of Nice along the Promenade des Anglais and the park of Le Chateau.

    Day 4 - Nice
    Eze and Monaco - Eze is halfway along the Moyenne Corniche between Nice and Monte Carlo. It clings to a cone of rock 430m (141Oft) above the sea - the highest perched village (‘villages perches’) in Provence. Corsica is said to be visible from its highest point. In the afternoon we will make our way to Monaco.

    Day 5 - Nice
    The towns of Villa Ephrussi and Cap Ferrat await us for our final day.

    Day 6 - -
    Independent departure from Nice after breakfast


  • Accommodation

    We stay at the three-star Hotel Vendôme, a converted Russian Palace combining ancient charm with modern comfort located about 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Town and the sea, so perfectly situated for us to explore from the hotel.

  • What's Included
    • En-suite accommodation with breakfast to be taken in the hotel and dinner in local restaurants.
    • Tour of old Nice accompanied by a local guide.
    • Entrance fees and all local transport costs throughout.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Discover old Nice with local guide.
    • Walking up to the Château with amazing views along the Bay of Angels and across to the Maritime Alps.
    • The gardens of Ephrussi de Rothschild and the walk around Cap Ferrat.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    Flights: Because of the wide choice of flights and airlines operating to Nice from regional airports, travel from the UK is not included in the holiday arrangements. Please contact us for a quote should you wish to book with British Airways from London. Transfers would not be included in the price but as very easy on public transport.

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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 5 miles of walking on well made paths with up to 300m of ascent.



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