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Scents and Tastes of the French Riviera
Monaco Cruise Tours - Scents and Tastes of the French Riviera


 



This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or your Hotel in Monaco, Monte Carlo
  • Private English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Entrances- Candy Factory and Perfume Factory Tours
Please Note: There is a nominal charge of about 5 Euro per person for the Olive Oil tasting to be paid on site (not included). The Olive Oil Mill is closed on Saturday and Sundays. During this time, the boutique is still open.

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Tour Number:
FMONA-06

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Candy Tasting, Olive Oil Tasting, Perfume Factory Tour, Scenic Drive
Length: 8 Hours
Walking: Medium
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
Guide: Driver Guide
Language: English

Monaco, Monte Carlo Shore Excursion - This full day tour offers you the chance to enjoy the flavors and scents of the French Riviera, including a tour of the original Fragonard Perfumery, tasting local candies and jams made from the same flowers used to make perfume and also an olive oil / tapenade tasting from a local Olive Oil Mill. This excursion is an excellent chance to get some typical French souvenirs.

After meeting your guide, you immediately depart for Grasse, known around the world for its exquisite perfumes. This is a surprisingly delightful stop for everyone. You'll have a private tour (in English) of the Fragonard Factory where you will learn how the local flowers are turned into perfume. It is here where some of the most famous perfumes were first developed.

After your Perfume Factory tour, you might want to stroll the small streets of the Proven̤al old town.

Next drive deep into the beautiful Loup Gorge for a stop at the Florian Candy Factory. You'll enjoy a tour of the factory and learn how the areas flowers are also used to make delicious candies and jams. You'd be surprised how good rose flavored jelly or jasmine flavored candies can be as you try the many free samples. Of course there are also many delicious chocolates and the Proven̤al favorite, yummy nougat.

A stop in one of the small villages of the Loup Region is included so you can have free time to enjoy lunch on your own.

Later today you stop at a local oil mill, Moulin d'Opio, which has been producing Olive Oil since 1848. You will learn how olives are not only a delicious snack but once pressed, become a healthy dipping oil. Included in the visit are samples of local olive oil and tapenade with bread.

Each tour mentioned ends at the proprietors boutique so you have the chance to purchase souvenirs should you wish to do so. There is no obligation to make a purchase, but you are very certain to be tempted after the samples.

At the end of the day, you are returned to Monaco.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Monaco / Monte Carlo tours and Monaco / Monte Carlo Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Monaco / Monte Carlo tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Drive to Grasse- 45 Minutes
  • Perfume Factory Tour- 1 Hour
  • Free time in Grasse- 1 Hour
  • Scenic drive to Candy Factory - 30 Minutes
  • Candy Factory Tour - 1 Hour
  • Free time for Lunch - 1.5 Hours
  • Drive to Olive Mill- 30 Minutes
  • Olive Oil Tasting - 1 Hour
  • Return to Monaco- 45 Minutes