With mild Mediterranean climate and an abundance of natural beauty, Nice and the charming French town of Villefranche-sur-Mer are both favorite destinations for the discerning traveler. With a deep natural bay that provides for ships of all sizes a strategic location for Italy and more, this area has become popular for many of Europe's elite. This means that sightseeing, shopping, and sampling the famous cuisine are just a few of the attractions and our Nice Excursions will offer these and more; we offer wonderful excursion options such as our Villefranche The French Riviera Sightseeing Excursion and our Villefranche Countryside and Wine Tasting Excursion
With a rich history that goes all the way back to prehistoric times, Nice has been occupied by many a country over the centuries. The harbor gave this area military worth, and the hillsides allowed for everyone who built here to have a view of the Mediterranean. Put these together with the temperate climate and the lovely surroundings and one will have no doubt why countries fought over this area for so long. Now, of course, Nice is one of the oldest developed areas of France, but one can still admire the architecture that developed when Nice and Villefranche both became favored summer homes for the elite back in the 1800s, our Villefranche Trip to Nice Sightseeing Excursion is ideal for seeing these beautiful cities.
Villefranche is also considered a gateway to the French Riviera where celebrity spotting has become a natural pastime. Many of the rich and famous such as Bill Gates, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor all had/have residences here. Over the centuries this was also a favored point for many of the great artists such as Matisse and Renoir. Home to many museums today we'll have excursions that will help you to see many of their works, as well as much of the architecture and the beauty and fame of surrounding areas such as Monte Carlo, Eze, Cannes and more; our Villefranche to Eze, La Turbie and Monte Carlo Excursion takes you to some mesmerizing places. Check out our Nice Shore Excursions to find your perfect cruise day in port on the French Riviera!
We hope you enjoy your visit and look to us to help you to make the most of your time in this lovely destination!
Fun fact: Nice was a popular destination for cave dwellers too, 400,000 years ago, when they came to this area to hunt wooly mammoths.