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Join us for a weekend in the French Riviera, known as one of the most beautiful and glamorous destinations in the world. Its location is on France’s southern bay just west of the Italian-French border, and with nearly all of its towns and villages perched right on the Mediterranean Sea it is a spectacular region to explore for a weekend. From its gorgeous beaches and yachts to its delicious cuisine and pulsing nightlife, it is a place to truly experience French culture at its finest.
We will be staying in the sun-drenched Riviera capital of Nice, where beautiful people come to enjoy the beach and nightlife along the Mediterranean’s most famous waterfront, the Promenade des Anglais. With 900,000 inhabitants from many areas around the world it is the 5th largest city in France and bursting with culture. It is home to numerous museums, outdoor markets, boutiques, and shopping boulevards lined with charming French cafes. Things not to miss include a visit to the Cours Saleya Market in the old town area, the panoramic view atop Le Chateau, a stroll down the Promenade des Anglais (Nice’s beachfront boardwalk) and of course a plate of delicious seafood or other French specialties! From Nice you can also take daytrips with ease.
The ritzy glamour of Monaco is just 20 minutes by regional train from Nice and is perhaps the most beautiful and lavish seaside town in the world. Gamble at the world famous Monte Carlo casino, hike in the hills, or marvel at the yachts and sports cars that line the marina and streets. Enjoy French wine and local cuisine, especially the outstanding seafood offered here.
The city that the world’s biggest film festival calls home, Cannes is just 35 minutes from Nice. Along with Monaco, it’s a celebrity hotspot and a place to see and be seen. Cannes has a several mile long beach-front promenade, La Croisette, and one of the Mediterranean's best golden sand beaches. It is also known for its numerous shops and famous designer stores that line its pedestrian friendly streets. It is home to the famous Cannes film festival which draws thousands of celebrities annually, making it a well visited area by the rich and famous throughout the year.
Antibes is a must on your way to or from Cannes as it’s only 10 minutes away (and in the direction of Nice). It’s idyllic and charming cobblestone streets and walled fortress house the world’s premier Picasso museum and Europe’s largest marina and some of the world’s largest super-yachts (like 400ft. plus!).
*Other daytrips include the other numerous seaside villages as well as the former Roman city and home to Van Gogh, Arles, and the historic, former papal city of Avignon.
*During the February trips Nice comes even more alive for CARNIVAL. With parades, street vendors, elaborate costumes and masks, live music, and all night dancing it is known as being one of the best cities in Europe for Carnival!
*The trips in May take place during the world famous, celebrity events, the Cannes Film Festival as well as the Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 race! May 16th is the Cannes Film Fest. and the May 23rd trip will have both the Cannes Film Fest. AND the Monaco F1 race!
*Accommodations are in a traveler friendly hotel (not a hostel) in the center of Nice surrounded by great shopping, restaurants, and cafes. The hotel has a lounge, free internet/WiFi, and all rooms have private facilities. The train station is a 3 minute walk away for easy excursions to all the surrounding towns of the French Riviera. Plus the beach and all the great nightlife in Nice's old town is just a 10 minute walk from the door of our hotel!
The French Riviera and its 300 + days of sunshine a year give you virtually guaranteed great weather no matter what time of year! Join us for this wondrous weekend in this legendary European destination and truly experience all this region has to offer!
Trip departs Thursday night at 7pm from Florence SMN train station
Arrival into Nice at approx. 1:30am Thursday night
Trip duration is 3 days and 3 nights
Trip departs Nice at 4pm on Sunday for approx. midnight return arrival in Florence
Basic Package - Transportation & Accommodations:
* Euroadventures guide leads optional excursions on Friday and Saturday to Monte Carlo and Antibes/Cannes.
- Food and Drink
- Souvenir Shopping
- Train to Monaco/Monte Carlo - cost € 6 r/t
- Train to Antibes & Cannes – cost € 9 r/t
- Boat cruise to St. Tropez (full day) – cost € 50 r/t
- Entrance to Picasso museum in Antibes – cost € 6
Total estimated weekend budget – € 100-150
Accustomed to a higher level of luxury & privacy?
Upgrade to a 4-star hotel in Nice:
- 4-star hotel in center of Nice
- Double or triple room per your request only with your friend(s)
- large buffet breakfast included
- swimming pool, sauna & spa center
* Upgrade available for extra € 150.
* Select "Trans. and Luxury Hotel" as your travel option above.
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