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8-day French Riviera Gourmet Food Tour
The legendary French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur, has always been a hotspot for travellers in France. During this all-inclusive tour, you will be shown the very best of this stunning region – including the well-known spots, but also the hidden gems. We will visit the bustling cities of Menton, Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo as well as the peaceful Riviera back country, where you will find a world of natural beauty that is bound to captivate your heart and soul. We will take you through the little coloured villages among the rocky hills, and smell the jasmine and blossoming fruit trees enjoying the unique endless blue of the sea and sky, that inspired Matisse and Chagall.
The Côte d’Azur invites you to enter in a world of flavour, products of the south and the secrets of some of the world’s most inspired Chefs. This mixture of authenticity and creativity gives this sun drenched cuisine its own inimitable French style and highlights of our 8-day-all-inclusive tour
Sampling local specialities such as pissaladière, ratatouille, socca, soupe au pistou, raviolis niçois, petits farcis, and tourtes.
Enjoying local produce such as herbs, summer vegetables, olives and AOC classified oils, wines, honey and fruits.
Thanks to its unique biodiversity, from the sea to the alpine valleys, you will taste the different flavours of the beautiful mountain honey at the Rucher de St Cezaire produced by Frederique and Philippe Apiaries.
Visiting Bruno Gabelier at the foot of the Domaine des Courmettes, and tasting goats cheese straight out of his Fromagerie. Between a visit to the goats in their stable and to the Fromagerie (where the cheese is made), we will take the time to sit on a bench to sample the true unaltered flavour of the cheese.
Touring the beautiful village of Grasse, visiting Lionel and Monique at their authentic olive grove planted in the fifteenth century, La Royrie.
Tour the old and unforgettable Nice Market and taste the fantastic cuisine of Le Canon restaurant with 100% of local and seasonal products.
Enjoy lunch under the shade of the hackberries in the hills village of Le Rouret, Chef Daniel will cook for us a delicious Mediterranean feast!
Enjoy Rosé at various famous Cotes de Provence wineries.
Your host will also cook every dinner for you and with you (for those who want to learn more about French cooking) each evening using local recipes and seasonal products picked up daily from the markets and local producers. If you would a special dish prepared, please let Francois know as he loves special requests
A stunning villa overlooking the Mediterranean will be your home away from home during the tour. Located along the cliffs of this beautiful region, your villa is a contemporary home, located only 15 km away from Cannes. Surrounded by large terraces with a heated infinity pool, this 5-stars villa overlooking the ever-changing Mediterranean Sea, the old style French Riviera, its colourful creeks and the Corniche d’Or. The outdoor area offers a 300m2 terrace with lounge chairs, pizza oven and a fantastic piste de boule for our evening pétanque parties! Located in a quiet and peaceful location, the villa is also just 1 km away from a tiny inlet beach, perfect for swimming.
Twin share room and private bathroom
5 lunches and 7 dinners, as well as continental breakfast included every day
Coffees /Teas daily
Regional and French wines with all your meals
Michelin Star Chef Francois will cook every dinner for you and with you (for those who want) each evening using local recipes and local produce
Five full day tours of visiting stunning little villages and gourmet experiences in sea side cities and back country villages
Entry fees to local attractions whenever they apply
Free transport to and from the Nice International Airport on arrival and departure
Free Wi-Fi in accommodation
A pre-departure briefing to discuss travel arrangements for the tour
Please note, you will have a free day on the Wednesday of the tour to explore this region on your own. You can visit the museums, shops and galleries of your choice and walk around at your own pace. We can provide advice and recommendations on what you might want to do on your leisure day too if you need! And of course if you want to continue your trip after you have spent the week with us, you are only two hours to St Tropez or just across the border and you are in Italy.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Food Tours in Europe
YOUR BACKROAD ADVENTURE IN THE FRENCH RIVIERA - not your usual day-by-day itinerary, but these are some of the special excursions which you will enjoy
The French Riviera is the perfect combination of seaside and country. With the mountains of the Alps overlooking the region, the Côte d’Azur offers some of France’s most beautiful natural sites and beauties.
Nice's Promenade des Anglais and Carnival are well known and we want you to discover the warmth of the locals and the dazzling lights. Getting lost amongst the narrow streets, being a part of the hustle and bustle of market squares, enjoying terrace drinks or strolls along the port, we promise you will fall in love with this beautiful place.
Cannes has linked its name to the world of cinema since 1946 and as a result is a stunning village of both natural and cultural significance. The old has become the most famous in Cannes and the well-known promenade of the French Riviera, La Croisette, with its palm trees, palaces, luxury boutiques and sumptuous Art Deco buildings, is of course on our list of places to visit. We will, however, also share with you much more quiet and peaceful places in this stunning town.
St Paul de Vence and Eze are the most commonly visited villages in this region but we like to show our travellers something a little bit different. In addition to these hotspots, we will visit Vence, Tourrettes, Gourdon and more. Some of the finest perfumes come from the flowers that grow there and your sense of smell with be delighted in these unique towns.
True to the traditions and creativity of the Côte d'Azur - both cosmopolitan and Provençal - artists and craftsmen and women reveal the full scope of their talent in many towns and villages in the region. The best known are Biot, Vallauris and Tourrettes-sur-Loup. We will visit their studios and workshops, discover the special talents of each one and enjoy the real pleasure of meeting these craftsmen with ‘golden hands’.
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote
Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]