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A luxury experience in Côte d'Azur

Imagine a blend of prestige and luxury. Add a pinch of de tradition and local savoir-faire and you have the definition of the so famous Côte d’Azur. This circuit will take you from Nice to Saint-Tropez on one of the most surprising seafront roads on the Mediterranean.

CircuitDuration4 days
Places visited
La Croix-Valmer
Stage 1Nice Lifestyle and shopping

Welcome to the French Riviera. Well arrived on the French Riviera, we put our stuff at the hotel Apollinaire Nice before joining the Bella Bay for a lunch break with a view. Nestled on the 4th floor of the Galerie Lafayette Nice Masséna, this bar-restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the city and the Mediterranean. Feel like shopping? You’re in the right place. Just go downstairs to be immersed in the atmosphere of this mythical shopping center. For dinner, the tables in Nice have something to impress you: high quality gastronomy or bistronomic cuisine, the choice is yours!

Stage 2NiceLive like a Côte d'Azur man

Why not start your day with a guided walking tour of Nice? Recently listed a UNESCO World Heritage site as “Nice, station balnéaire d’hiver de la Riviera”, the town presents a certain number of must-sees such as the charming old town and Cours Saleya with its famous flower market. Stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais, émerveillez-vous devant the breath-taking architecture of Place Masséna and get a vue à 360° from the Colline du château. And what about creating your own perfume? Off to the Parfumerie Molinard for an introduction to the profession of perfumer: the art of perfume and scents of the South, the perfect combination for a bewitching time.

For lunch, we’ll be taking you to La Réserve: one of the best tables in Nice with a panoramic view over the Mediterranean Sea and its relaxed atmosphere. You’ll enjoy a delicious, fresh, local meal as you admire the magnificent setting before taking the road again for Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat. Take the Basse Corniche and the road to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. You’ll be charmed by this Renaissance palace surrounded by its nine gardens overlooking the sea: as if you were in a fairy tale with this pale pink château and its gardens filled with trees!

On the way back to Nice, stop off at the 5-star Hotel Anantara Plaza, one of the Belle Époque architectural gems with a glamorous feel of the 1900s in the middle of the Carré d’Or. End your day with dinner on the rooftop, where you’ll get a clear view of the town and the sea while you eat a delicious meal.

Stage 3Antibes to NiceAn inimitable art of living

Bye bye Nice, hello Antibes! A new atmosphere under the sign of the French Riviera: explore the charming old town and wander along the narrow streets to admire the lovely architecture. Don’t miss the Musée Picasso to discover part of the artist’s life. You’ll get the opportunity to admire some of the most famous of Pablo Picasso’s works, particularly his paintings, sculptures and ceramics. At midday,  we’ll enjoy a traditional meal at Bistrot Margaux but leave room for the dessert which we’ll eat later. Trust us, we’ll do the rest! Off again on the route du Sud where palm trees and pine forest whizz by as we head for Brigitte Bardot’s villa. Saint-Tropez comes into sight and your first stop will be Villa Eucléia. Coffee and tarte tropézienne: a delicious pastry. After this lovely day, a stroll around Saint-Tropez harbour by night before going to the restaurant “Le Café” on the famous Place des Lices.

Stage 4Saint-Tropez to La Croix-ValmerDisconnection in a luxury setting

For our last day, we’ll start with a guided walking tour of Saint-Tropez. Wander around Saint Trop’ harbour, a cup of coffee at Sénéquier as we watch the beautiful boats moored on the wharves! Between Provence and Côte d’Azur, the atmosphere of Saint-Tropez is unique. Authenticity and luxury blend marvellously to create a unique atmosphere. Stop off at one of the boutiques in the town centre: here too, there are luxury boutiques and small shops all have their place in what seems like a film set. For lunch, a change of atmosphere and La Croix Valmer and the luxury 5* Lily of the Valley hotel. Enjoy a moment out of time in one of the restaurants: on the heights of Gigaro or by the waterside, you won’t be disappointed! Book a deck chair beside one of the hotel’s pools, in the middle of a pine forest, in a decor by Philippe Starck – well worth it.

Back in Saint-Tropez, the last activity of the stay: visit and tasting at La Cave Tropez. Here, taste some of the best wines in the region including the rosé and red wine stocks! For our last evening, book a table at Caprice des Dieux and enjoy Provencal cuisine in the middle of the old town in the exhilarating atmosphere of this emblematic destination.