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French Riviera & Monte Carlo - 5 Days

Duration
4 Nights / 3 Drives

Tour Region
Alps Maritimes / Cote d'Azur

Driving Distance
690 KM

Availability
March till November

When it comes to sunshine destinations, they don’t come more exclusive than the Cote D`Azur.  Our South of France & Luberon Valley short tour takes in  the most beautiful regions of this amazing part of France. 

This 4 night trip starts in the glitzy seaside resort of Cannes, and includes 3 full days of driving in the car.  From here, you will head away from the coast into the desreted National Park Verdon, along sweeping gorges and crossing small mountain passes.  You will stop by at several charming villages dating back to Medieval times, before heading into one of the most scenic areas of France, the Luberon Valley.  Spend an evening in the heart of the sweeping hills and vineyards of Southern Provence, before journing back down towards  the coast, on what is probably the graetest driving road in France, Route Napoleon, spending the next evenig near to the beautiful village of Saint Paul de Vence.  The final drive then takes you on a loop of the Alps Martime mountains, where the MOnte Carlo rally is run, across the most famous Col in these parts, Col Turini, then down to the coast, and along to Monte Carlo for a final evening.

European Driving Holiday in the Cote d'Azur and Luberon Valley

Day 1 - Arrive Cannes
Take a transfer from Nice airport to (Cannes 25min by taxi). Later in the afternoon stroll along Rue d'Antibes, the main shopping drag, then down to the delightful promenade, where we suggest you dine. Alternatively, walk further along the promenade and around to Cannes harbor where there are several delightful fish restaurants to choose from.

Overnight:  5* Superior Five Seas Hotel, Cannes, France Room type: Classic Room

Day 2 - Tour through the Alps Maritimes to Provence
Your first scenic tour starts with a run along the coast from Cannes, through the fashionable seaside town of Juan-les-Pins, then round to the Port of Antibes, where you will stop for morning coffees. Next, head up up into the Alps Maritimes, crossing the beautiful Col de Vence, and driving along Route de Gentelly, then up to Chateau de Taulane, the highest golfcourse in the south of France for lunch. After, continue through the National Parc Verdon, and along the northern side of Gorges Verdon (the French Grand Canyon), then into Provence and close by to the beautiful village of Gordes for the evening.

Overnight: 5* Superior La Coquillade  Room type: Double Room

Day 3 - Route Napoleon and Parc Verdon
The second tour starts with a run to the famous windmill Montfuron in Provence, before heading to the region of Valensole, famous for the lavender fields of Provence. The drive then continues up to the hilltop town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, stopping for lunch at the Alain Ducasse restaurant La Bastide de Moustiers. You will now head back along the Gorges Verdon, this time following the southern route. The tour continues with a run along the sweeping Route Napoleon, possibly the greatest “drivers” road in France, before heading back up to the village of Gourdon, recognised as one of the Top 5 most beautiful villages in France, where you can wander around the old cobbled streets - visit over, continue to the hilltop village of Saint Paul de Vence for the evening, staying at the Alain Llorac boutiqur hotel, with it's 1 star restarant by the same name

Overnight: 4* Superior Alain Llorac, Saint Paul de Vence France Room type: Deluxe Room

Day 4 - Alps Maritimes & Monte Carlo Rally
Todays drive is all about experiencing the incredible mountain passes and cols driven as part of the famous Monte Carlo Rally, including the most famous Col of all, Col Turini.  You will make a loop of several beautiul passes, taking lunch at the summit of Col Turini, before looping down into Italy breifngs, the following the coastal route, back towards Monte Carlo, where the tour will finish with a few laps of the famous F1 street circuit - what better way to finishing your driving adventure?

Overnight: 4* Superior Le Meridian Hotel Monaco  Room Type: Superior Double

Day 5 – At Leisure in Monte Carlo
Spend a final day in Monte Carlo before later making your way back to Nice Airport - Monte Carlo airport bus, or taxi from hotel

NOTE: With this particular tour, some high season hotel supplements can apply in July/August, and where there are major events running (such as the Cannes film festival)

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Package Includes

  • Car Rental & Insurances
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet & Walkthrough
  • On Call Support when on tour

Single traveller prices on request

Package Includes

  • Car Rental & Insurances
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet & Walkthrough
  • On Call Support when on tour

Single traveller prices on request