St Tropez Nice & Monte Carlo
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TDIARESTM0818
- Travel Type: Eurostar
The Côte d’Azur, on the French Riviera, is one of the most stylish coastlines in the world, a playground for the rich and famous who come here to enjoy long sunny days beneath sapphire skies. But you don’t have to be rich – or famous – to holiday here. With accommodation in St Raphaël, a pretty town on the Mediterranean, we take you to some of the most well-known places where not only can you experience the glitz and glamour, but also the natural beauty of this area, which was once filled with sleepy fishing villages. There’s also plenty of time to explore the resort, relax on the beach and unwind in this delightful destination.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
• Return Eurostar from London to Lille or Paris • Return TGV from Lille or Paris to St Raphaël • Seven nights’ half board accommodation in St Raphaël • Visits to St Tropez, Nice and Monte Carlo • Services of our Tour Manager
We journey from London to Lille or Paris by Eurostar and continue by TGV to St Raphaël, our base for the next seven nights.
Today is free for you to relax in our traditional Côte d’Azur resort. Situated between Cannes and St Tropez, St Raphaël has many highlights including the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Victoire with its sumptuous interiors, the picturesque old port and its bustling marina, pretty belle époque buildings which line the seafront, and a stunning coastline with sheltered bays and fine sandy beaches.
The destination for jet-setters the world over, St Tropez upholds a prestigious reputation yet it still maintains the charm of a small fishing village. Our excursion takes us by boat, avoiding the road traffic and taking in the attractive coastal scenery along the way. For the classic St Tropez experience, spend some time at the Vieux Port where you can admire millionaire’s yachts and people-watch – St Tropez is believed to have more famous people per square foot than anywhere else in the world. Explore La Ponche, the oldest and most attractive part of town; take a walk to the 16th-century citadel and enjoy fantastic views from the top of the town; watch games of pétanque beneath the shade of plane trees in Place des Lices; stroll from beach to beach along the coastal path.
This morning we take the train to Nice, which is celebrated for its Promenade de Anglais – a broad and very popular seafront promenade lined with grand houses. It’s the perfect place for a leisurely walk, gazing out across the Mediterranean and enjoying a crepe from one of the stalls. The old town is filled with tall buildings, narrow streets and open squares where you will find many historical monuments including the Palace de Justice – a grand 19th-century mansion, and the domed cathedral of Sainte-Reparate. Follow the steps to Rue du Château and you will find an extensive park which offers wonderful views. Taking a short rail journey along the coastline, our next destination is Monte Carlo, a playground for the rich and famous and home to the renowned grand prix circuit and exquisite harbour. Admire the casino, walk around the gardens, or for a small cost you can take a circular bus tour.
Venture into the peaceful hills and explore the valleys which are home to towns and villages of a much smaller scale. A short walk away is the port town of Frejus, founded by Julius Caesar and still home to many Roman sites including the amphitheatre. Or you could relax in our resort and enjoy the atmosphere around the marina.
Our optional coach excursion today takes us to the village of St Paul de Vence. The winding streets exude beauty, with vine covered stone walls and elegant fountains and statues; even the cobblestones are laid in floral patterns. Due to its hilltop location, you can also catch breathtaking views of mountains and sea.
Today is free for you to relax and explore at leisure.
We depart on the late morning train to Lille, where our Eurostar connection returns us to London.
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