French Riviera Villages and Countryside from Nice
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Stop At: Le Moulin D'Opio, 2 route de Chateauneuf, 06650 Opio France
Learn how olive oil is produced and taste different varieties of olives and other delicacies at the Moulin d'Opio mill.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Gourdon Castle, Gourdon France
Discover one of the most impressive villages in the country. See its magnificent castle perched on rocks 750 meters above sea level.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cascades du Saut du Loup, D6 Gourdon, 06620 France
Stop at the Waterfalls of Saut Du Loup for photos
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Tourrettes-sur-Loup - Village Medieval, 06148 Tourrettes-sur-Loup France
Stroll the medieval streets and admire the stone façades and fragrant flowers of some of the prettiest settlements in France.
Duration: 1 hour
- Tasting of diffent varieties of olives, french oil, tapenade on toast and drinks at Moulin d'Opio
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Professional and bilingual driver/guide
- Entry/Admission - Le Moulin D'Opio
- Entry/Admission - Cascades du Saut du Loup
- Personal expenses
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Rym was a super nice guide - got the spend the day with her and Ben from Italy (in training) who was interesting to get to know! It was just us and a young couple from Australia on the tour - so felt like a private tour. We were taken all over the place - it was a long day....for sure but we visited Moulin, Gourdon, La Tourettes (spelling)?, the waterfall and an olive factory tour and perfume factory tour. All were interesting and informative (the tours)....I'm not an olive person so that was my least favorite, but I did buy olive oil to bring back home for cooking and gifts. Same for the perfume factory - the smallest perfume is 28Euros. Would love to have had a little more time in the villages - they are simply magnificent - but time doesn't allow more than 30 o4 40 minutes max (if that) since you are traveling a bit to get to each one. Well worth the tour - Rym was sweet....we enjoyed her company and hospitality!
This tour provides a nice escape from the bustle of Nice and the French Riviera if you're looking for some peace and quiet and an introduction to medieval villages. We enjoyed seeing the valleys and mountains away from the coast, and we had some great views from Gordon. The olive oil mill was an interesting stop, and while the oil tasting without any accompanying food was a little strange, we found some delicious olives to take back home with us. So why only three stars? Our driver was just that-- a driver rather than a real guide. She dropped us off at each location and then went off to do her own thing. We were given very little information about each location, and some of the information we were given was suspect in its accuracy. We also found that the villages were a little too much alike. Without knowledge of their unique histories, we were kind of bored by the last two. You can only wander so many narrow cobblestone streets before they all start to look alike. A wonderful tour guide can make each town come alive, but that was certainly not the case here. Overall, we didn't feel like this tour was a particularly good use of our time or money. It was fine, but we were hoping for more than just fine for one of our precious last days in France.
Guide was friendly, knlowedgable, organized, and fun. She also recommended good restaurants in Nice. Old french villlages were beautiful. The villages were Touristy with lots of gift shops, but you cannot beat the views from top of Gourdon or the classic medieval architecture in Tourrettes, etc.
This trip is a must for those of you like us who do not drive whilst on holiday. Our guide Rym was lovely, young fresh and well informed. The selection of villages was lovely with just enough time to catch a glimpse of each destination. Our visit to the olive mill was fascinating but for me it was the wonderful visit to the waterfalls and the tour through the gorge on the way home. This is a busy day out and if I could do it again I would take a packed lunch as our time in Gourdon was used up queuing for lunch at the only takeaway in this little town and then finding a quiet spot to relax and eat our sandwich. If it had rained I do not know what would have happened as there is very little indoor restaurant space. Yes I would recommend this trip.