For nature lovers, the French Alps is the ultimate destination in France. This area boasts some of the most magnificent natural scenery in Europe, with awe-inspiring mountains, crystal-clear lakes, rushing waterfalls, and pristine forests. The most famous sight is Mont Blanc, the highest mountain peak in the Alps. Most tourists focus their visit on outdoor activities: hiking, biking, and mountain climbing in summer; and skiing and snowboarding in winter. In quaint mountain villages, ski resorts such as Chamonix, Val d’Isère, and Portes du Soleil have excellent facilities and offer a lively ambience, and regional charm.
The capital of the French Riviera and former sanctuary of Europe’s elite boasts inland sights as stunning as its coastline! Nice Old Town, or Vieux Nice as it’s known by the locals, is a must-see for anyone visiting the city. Wander through the narrow, winding alleyways and explore the restaurants, bars, boutiques and market squares. Here you can lost in a maze of greenery while exploring Nice’s Castle Hill. We can take you to see impressive views over Vieux Nice the Port and Baie des Anges. You can also find the ruins of the former Château de Nice, admire historical landmarks and enjoy the Cascade Dijon waterfall.
Promenade des Anglais is considered the most famous stretch of the Nice coastline. This palm tree-lined promenade covers 4km of the Baie des Anges, where a mass of cyclists, rollerbladers and skaters can usually be found. Cours Saleya is home to some of Nice’s best restaurants, but the Cours also offers a feast for the eyes. The city’s sensational flower market blooms with colour every morning (bar Mondays)! Or perhaps you’d prefer a night at the opera? Or ballet? They’re both here! The grand 19th-century monument to the arts is a sightseeing must, even if you don’t attend a show.
Monte Carlo/ Monaco
When it comes to smallest countries, the country Monaco, capital of hedonism, is second only to the Vatican, capital of holiness. The Prince’s Palace of Monaco building has been the residence of the Monaco Prince since 1191—and it remains so today, as well as a museum and centre of tourism. After you watch the changing of the guards at the Prince’s Palace, take a short walk to Monaco-Ville, aka Old Town, seated on this giant monolith looking over the coast.
The Jardin Exotique de Monaco, is a cliff side botanical garden with a rich collection of cacti and spectacular views of the sea. Be sure to take a private tour of the cave! Then we can visit the Opera de Monte-Carlo, catching a show in this amazing French-style opera house is a once in a lifetime opportunity, but its stateliness is even worth admiring from the outside. Rising from the cliff side, overlooking the sea, is the monumental Baroque Revival building, the Oceanographic Museum where not only is there an aquarium, but many sea-related objects to view. You can also thank Princess Caroline for this paradise, proposed to save the House of Grimaldi from bankruptcy. You might recognize the Monte Carlo casino from a few Bond movies and finally, “Glamour and prestige” meet at the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most important Formula One motor raceways in the world.