Jews of French Riviera
Day 1. Arrive Nice, transfer to hotel.
We recommend 5* Negresco, Le Meridien or West End (4*)
Nice with your own private guide. Visit Old Town, watch people on Promenade des Anglais, visit Chagall’s and Matisse Museums.
Day 2. Nice, full day tour of French Riviera with private driver/guide
See Antibes, surrounded by ramparts built by Vauban. Antibes has become an art contemporary home with Picasso who lived there. You will continue the walk through the Cape of Antibes peninsula between Antibes and Juan les Pins, famous seaside resort.
Arrive Cannes, see famous Croisette Boulevard, and famous Palais de Festival.
Continue to St. Paul De Vence, Located at the top of a rocky outcrop, this small village benefits from great luminosity, inspiring numerous famous artists, writers, poets and painters, some of whom have made it their permanent home.
Break for lunch
Sightsee the fortified village, 12th-century Church, 16th-century ramparts and panorama over the hills and the sea, Fondation Maeght (contemporary art), Contemporary Art Museum, Local History Museum. Nearby: la Colle-sur-Loup and its antique dealers. A true museum in nature, the Maeght Foundation is an exceptional site that contains one of the most important collections in Europe, with paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic works of art from the 20th century (Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Chillida, Giacometti, Léger, Miró...) and contemporary artists (Adami, Kelly, Kuroda, Monory, Tàpies).
The Maeght Foundation is a unique example of a private European Foundation. This architectural ensemble was entirely conceived and financed by Aimé and Marguerite Maeght to present modern and
Visit Chagall’s Grave in St. Paul De Vence.
If time permits, on the way back, Travel along the river "Le Loup" to access Gourdon, the eagle's nest perched on top of a rock, where you can admire the stunning views of the Riviera. This village is pleasant with its restored old houses and craft shops. Gourdon has a castle built in the thirteenth century and restored in the seventeenth century. It is a rectangular building which exhibits several collections (weapons and ancient armor, furniture of the XVIIth century, Aubusson tapestry, sculpture Greco, a small self-portrait of Rembrandt). The gardens were designed by Le Nôtre.
If time permits, stop in Grasse, perfume capital of the world.
Day 3, Nice,
You take the road "Moyenne Corniche" offering a splendid view over Nice, Villefranche sur mer and the peninsula of St Jean Cap Ferrat to join Eze village. If you want to discover the life of the Jewish "jet-set" before their were jets, then head with European Jewish Tours to the exquisite Cap Ferrat, where you'll discover two of the most breathtaking mansions on the Riviera: the Villa Kerylos, a striking reproduction of a 5th century B.C. Athenian villa built in 1908 by the noted Jewish Hellenist Theodore Reinach, and the pink Villa Ephrussi Rothschild.
Break for lunch.
Visit Villa Ephrussi De Rotschild, built by the flamboyant Beatrice Rothschild, who never went anywhere without her trunk of 50 wigs, and who greeted guests at parties dressed as Marie-Antoinette. Gardens are wonderful there.
Day 4, Nice - Monaco
Depart to Monaco.
Visit Eze Village on the way.
Eze is one of the most picturesque Riviera sites. Dating from the Middle Ages, it was built on top of the rocky outcrop for security reasons.
The walls of the twelfth century will be dismantled in 1706 by order of Louis XIV. You will now find the exotic garden. Castle ruins, the view is superb.
You can visit the Fragonard perfume factory located at the exit of Eze.
Arrive Monaco, tour. Tour the Principality of Monaco.
You will start with the old town called overlooking the sea and the harbor from a height of more than 60m Rock. Old Town regoupe the Government, the Prince's Palace with its changing of the guard at 11.55, the Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum.
Monte Carlo tour at the Place du Casino center, right Paris hotel built in 1864, left the Cafe de Paris and the Casino with its theater and its dome created by Charles Garnier, architect of the Paris Opera.
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This is a private tour, customized for each client.