A sightseeing tour and cruising shore excursion to discover the palaces, villas, hotels, casinos created during the "Belle Epoque" period in the French Riviera for the nobility and aristocrats of north Europe who were coming to the French Riviera to enjoy the mild winters at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20C, dreams built of stone, that even today exercise a certain fascination over our visitors. Learn the history and culture of this period in the French Riviera with a high level english speaking driver/guide.

Tour 17 (Full day tour 8 to 9 hours)

"La Belle Epoque" tour

Drive to Nice, capital of the French Riviera, discovered by the English gentry in the 19th century, visit the St.Nicolas Russian Cathedral (built in 1912), drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais boulevard and stop at the Negresco Hotel (1913) , a national historic monument, then continue your visit driving to the hill of Cimiez, lined-up with palaces and villas builded at the end of the 19 century, see the old Regina Palace (1896), once the hotel where the Queen Victoria stayed for the last few winters of her life.

Drive to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and visit the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild (1912), once the private residence of the Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild, today a museum surrounded by seven magnificent gardens decorated with patios, xaterfalls, ornamental lakes, flower beds.....

Have a light lunch at the villa, then drive through the town of Beaulieu to the Principality of Monaco, visit the area of Monte-Carlo, visit the gambling Casino (identity card of passport is necessary !), and the casino square surrounded by "Belle Epoque" buildings, like the Hotel de Paris.

The drive to Menton, another city full of lovely Palaces and villa builded in the Belle Epoque period.

TOUR RATES (per person)
Number of people RATE in €uros
6 to 8 passengers 90 €
4 to 5 140 €
3 to 4 180 €
1 person alone 500 €
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These credit cards are accepted for payment : credit card

Above rates include taxes, fuel and tolls.
No tours departing from Monaco.
Rates are for departures from Cannes, Mandelieu, Mougins and Antibes areas.
For departure from other areas an extra charge will be added.
Meal at the Rothschild Villa and museum and monte-carlo casino entrance fees are included.