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    LET US GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE FRENCH RIVIERA…

    PRIVATE TOURS / SHORE EXCURSIONS

    Menton-villeWhat we propose ?

    Our key word is FLEXIBILITY. We offer to design private tours specifically adapted to YOU. Tell us what you are into and we will do our best for you to HAVE A GOOD DAY !

    Our philosophy ?

    Mercedes-VehicleWe believe that you are UNIQUE and as such, you deserve a unique experience. We think that every customer is different and that every service must be provided with a competent professional.

    Looking for inspiration ? 

    Eastern Riviera : 

    La-RivieraThe three Corniches of the Riviera (Coastal Scenic Roads) offer a variety of breathtaking panoramas of the Riviera from three different heights (From down to the sea level to high up in the  mountain) … Looking different everyday according to the colors and which way you drive on it... 
    You can see them a million times and still feel like this is the very first !

     

    Eze is a charming one-of-a-kind medieval perched village, like an eagle’s nest it clings to its rocky peak towering 1400 feet above the sea. Although the Chateau is long gone, the stunning site and the exceptional views attract visitors from all around the world.

    luxury-yachtMonaco & Monte Carlo, this sovereign state overlooking the Mediterranean sea perfectly captures the essence of the Côte d’Azur with its rococo palaces, lush gardens, the Gran Casino and the glamorous Princely Family, luxury hotels, exclusive boutiques, and the unforgettable Formula 1 Grand Prix motor race held each year since 1929… Its unique location and fascinating History definitely makes it a classic!

     

    La-Riviera-MentonMenton, situated a mile from the Italian border, has the reputation to have the warmest climate of the French Riviera. The city is framed by steep mountain cliffs and terraced slopes planted with tropical gardens, citrus and olive trees. The covered market, the ancient roman road Via Julia Augusta crossing the town, the Baroque ambience of the old town, the Jean Cocteau museum and the Promenade stretching towards Cap Martin.

    IMG_7172Villefranche-sur-Mer is a slightly secluded fishermen's village that perfeclty pictures the french southern spirit... Villefranche's bay benefits from an unquestionable charm with its warm colors, the little wooden fishing boats and the sunny restaurants terraces … Where you suddenly feel the urge to relax and enjoy the moment !

     

    maison-saint-paul-de-venceNice is the capital city of the Côte d’Azur… The renowned Promenade des Anglais and its outstanding luminosity enhances this spectacular setting and makes the sea look different every single day… 
    There is also the authentic charm of the old town with the flower market, the colorful Italian style buildings and the local Nicoise cuisine… Nizza la Bella as we call it… The beautiful Nice!

    Western Riviera :

    Saint Paul-de-Vence : medieval lined up houses surrounded with 16th century ramparts, great Art galleries along the Rue Grande, the elderly playing bocci, the tiny market by the washing place, Saint Paul has a soul… Experience it!  

    marche_fromageAntibes half way between Nice and Cannes is an adorable beach town! Almost every day you can find local products and other goods at a wonderful open-air-market in the Old town. Behind the 12th-century Chateau Grimaldi are the medieval ramparts of the city offering an amazing view: the water, rocks and sky blend in a stream of unique landcapes. Antibes is home to the largest pleasure-boat port of the Riviera (mainly used by luxury cruise yachts).

    vue-roquebruneCap D’Antibes, for over a century now, the stunning natural scenery of this exclusive peninsula and the iconic Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc sheltered artists, writers and then Europe's elite and aristocracy...  Nowadays it naturally became the confidential sanctuary for movie stars, especially during the Cannes Film Festival.

     

    vin-rose-de-provenceCannes … is a Festival !   A resort for the rich and famous especially during the crazy Cannes Film Festival. “The” place to be if you want to see or to be seen… Events, congresses... Cannes is always busy ! Discover the famous Croisette Boulevard lined up with its palm trees and world renowned hotels and  the rue d ‘Antibes :  a street of urban elegance with some of the world’s most sought-after Haute couture designers, jewelry, leatherwork, interior design...

    Artists and their museums on the Riviera…

    The Matisse Museum 
    It is in 1917 than Henri Matisse falls in love with South of France; astonished by the “extraordinary day light and the great colored reflexion”. 

    The National Marc Chagall Biblical Message Museum
    “Feel I have seen the world through a bouquet of flowers” were quite often the terms describing Chagall’s work.

    The Picasso Museum
    From the bohemian lifestyle to living like a prince, Picasso never stopped pushing people and ideas. 
    Opportunism, provocation, nothing was ever neglected by the artist for him to stay the Great Master for over 70 years!

    villa-ephrussi-rothschildVilla & Gardens Ephrussi de Rothschild are the perfect illustration of the Belle Epoque's extravagance… (Golden Time of the Riviera) A woman of taste, born Baroness of Rothschild who discovered Cap Ferrat, an idyllic peninsula, in 1905 and built a majestic Italian Palazzino overlooking the sea... A masterpiece of refinement surrounded by seven startling gardens!

    Jean Cocteau – Severin Wunderman Collection 
    Coco Chanel who was one of Jean Cocteau's close friends, use to say to him : “Your personality hides your work.”
    And he replied : “Luckily my work is yet to be discovered after I'm gone.

    Maeght Foundation - a private museum opened in 1964, temple of modern and contemporary art, housing paintings by Chagall, Matisse, Miro, Giocometti, Arp.

  • EXPLORE PROVENCE

    ENJOY A DAY IN PROVENCE ON YOUR WAY ! 

    Sunflower-in-ProvenceYou are on the French Riviera and your next stop is Provence or you ending a river cruise in Avignon and want to enjoy some sites on the way back to Nice…

    Aix en Provence… is a wealthy town, Cours Mirabeau is the trendy place to be, famous for provencal scenes, bustling  markets (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday), lovely square, pedestrian shopping lanes and fountains. Many 18c mansions give the town its classy appearance. One of the most beautiful city of France !

    PoppiesCassis… Magnificent Show of nature ! Between Marseille and Cassis the coast is broken up by calanques – enticing fjord-like inlets lying between vertical white cliffs formed 120 million years ago! Experience the spectacular views from the Route des Cretes, Cap Canaille…twisty road providing access to high views (1200 feet) overlooking Cassis and the turquoise water of the Mediterranean.

    Marseille “has a bad reputation…Mme de Sevigné  wrote it already in 1673 ! The “Marseillais” people know about it but the city is a myth  with all its Mediterranean “cliché”…noisy, lazy... Why Marseille wouldn’t be just different !

    Sanary-sur-MerSanary sur Mer  Charming seaside resort, sheltered from the mistral wind …Lovely boats called “pointus” anchored in the port, white and pink facades give the endearing character of a theatre scene.

    Le Castellet  on a outcrop overhanging terrace of vineyards with olive trees…the fortified village has been beautifully restaured.

    Grapes-in-ProvenceThe Luberon

    The Luberon distills a special atmosphere, outstanding light, spectacular countryside of vineyards and sherry orchards, shady squares with gurgling fountains, charming “perched” hill-top village Roussillon, Gordes, Menerbes, Lacoste, Lourmarin and the lavender fields (mid june-early august) if you are lucky to be there for the bloom!

    LavandeLavender Field
    “Once you have seen one, you will never forget”

    Bloom from mid june to august…Amazing, fascinating scenery make the lavande (lavender field) one of the “must-see” in Provence.

    Provencal-Fountain   Olive-Tree   Market-in-Provence   vin-rose-de-provence

     

  • WHO WE ARE

    This company was built on the founding principles of a profound care for every customer and a solid work ethic that cherish the belief that helping you create unforgettable memories is our mission.

    Catherine CATHERINE

    I have worked as a Tour guide my whole life... I started in Paris 30 years ago, toured around France and Europe. Then I created this company in 2000.

    My job is an absolute passion... passion that I somehow managed to pass on...

     

    CECILIA

    Cecilia ... To me:)

    The immense love I feel for the French Riviera naturally led me to study Tourism. But to be honest, what my License taught me is nothing compared to what I learned from my mother.

    She shared so much of her time and energy ... for me to learn from her skills, her knowledge, her savoir­faire , her professional ethic... I couldn't think of a better teacher !

     

    Igor

    IGOR

    Igor is part of the company since the very beginning... He is the beloved driver of the team ! He will gladly do any transportation work for you. (Airport transfers, any other destination transfer..)

  • WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US Find out more on Trip Advisor

    They had a great time ! And Catherine was excellent !! Highly recommended !

    Monica – Lake Forest, Illinois.

    (Catherine’s) knowledge, personality and humor was a delight to experience and left Barbara and I with a very favorable impression of your country and its people...

    Barbara & Danny F – Naples, Florida.

    Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our time in France with Cecilia! She was a delight. I invited her to come visit us. We loved her.
    Thanks for planning a memorable day for us!
    I hope we can do business in the future!
    Regards,

    Elisa S.P

    Joann and I wanted to express our appreciation for the wonderful time you (Catherine) gave us in Nice.

    Harold L. H. Bonita Springs, Florida.

    Not only did Cecilia take us to amazing places to see, she also educated us on the 'culture' of this area of France, and Europe in general. That knowledge she shared, helped us in our remaining ports. In the 14 days and visits to the 5 ports, twice over our two week trip on Liberty of the Seas, hands down, Cecilia was the best guide we had.
    She has a delightful personality, and knows her customers!

    Sue R.

    I just got off the phone with Mrs S. and wanted you to know how much they enjoyed their trip. They coudn’t say enough nice things about their driver (Catherine) who did a wonderful job for them and how much they and I appreciate everything.

    Travel Agent San Antonio, Texas

    I am also writing to tell you how fabulous Cecilia was. She was absolutely delightful, very knowledgeable, professional and great FUN! Please let the company you work with know what an asset she is to their organization. Thank you again for planning such a special day!

    Gail H

    Many thanks for all you have done for us !! I don’t think we have ever had a better guide !
    Also chauffeur. I do wish we could tell the world about you (Catherine)! Love

    Patricia ­ Shirly H.

    Thank you so much for spending so much time with Mr & Mrs W. and showing them around Provence. This was a very “special” exprerience for them !

    Wendy S. San Mateo, California.

    We really appreciate your help while we were staying in Cote d’Azur. Everyplace you took us was pretty nice and beautiful.

    Akihiro W. Tokyo, Japan

  • CONTACT US

    In order to make up YOUR day, it would help us to know a bit more about you. We thought this form might help you…

    We know you are going to be tempted to tick them all … But you are limited to 4 choices ! So focus … And don't be frustrated ! 😉 You can tell us more in the next section.

    Your Email

    Is it your first time on the French Riviera ?
     Yes No

    Tell us where you have been. (if you remenber of course... ):

     Are you rather gourmet? Epicurian? In other words : you like to EAT :) You care about panoramas ? Seeing beautiful views ? Taking pictures ? You love old stones ? Little Villages ? You love markets ? You like shopping ? You like to walk ? You look for off the beaten track places... ? You are an Art lover ? You like to take your time ? Eager to enjoy the French way of living for a day... ? You want to pack in as many places as possible ?

    Tell us more : How many are you going to be ? Where are you staying/ docking... ?

     Before ticking this box, please read below the mandatory conditions required to enjoy your time with us and the eventual risks you expose yourself to : first you need to be very excited to be here, make sure you are in a good mood, be ready to feel your cheeks hurt (from smiling too much) and see bizarre french people do bizarre french things (even curse sometimes, « pardon our french! »), maybe even taste some smelly (but delicious!) cheeses and finally, accept to listen to us all day. (And God knows, we talk a LOT!)

    After sending this form, you will receive a detailed itinerary and a quote. « Our suggestion, your decision. »

    You can also contact us by telephone, fax, or mail:

    Telephone:
    + 33 (0)4 93 41 31 98
    Cell Phone:
    + 33 (0)6 11 50 04 08
    Mail address:
    Travel Tour Prestige
    Palais Lutetia B
    7, Montee du Lutetia
    06500 Menton - France

    RCS menton 433 901 865 017 - Insurance Gan n° 021 397 731

  • Frequently asked questions

    Why haven’t I received a reply to my email?

    Have you checked your spam folder? Some ISP providers have strict email screening procedures and our reply could have ended up in your spam folder.
    Please check your spam folder and if necessary modify your incoming email security settings as needed.

    Do I have to re-confirm my tour ?

    Feel free to do so… It can’t do any harm !
    Even though if you received your tour confirmation and you did confirm back everything is set up and booked…

    Where should I meet my driver/guide?

    The meeting point is outside the cruise terminal or in front of your hotel. Your driver/guide will have a sign with you name on it.

    What happens if the boat does not dock for bad weather conditions?

    In case of change of port of call we will do our best to pick you up where you are docked if we are informed soon enough, as long as it stays within the limits of the French Riviera (not available for Provence area). In that case the suggested itinerary might be modified. You will not be charged if the ship does not dock.

    What do I need to go inside the Casino of Monte Carlo ?

    Minimum age required is 18 ! ID or passport is requested. No specific dress code during day time except for flip flops that are forbidden. Only open to visit in the morning. Gambling starts at 8pm.

    If you have any specific questions or need information on a particular topic, please feel free to contact us.

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