This full day Cannes shore trip visits some of the most exclusive spots of the French Riviera. Your stops include Antibes (known for yachts), St Paul de Vence (known for art) , Cannes (known for luxury shopping) and Mougins (known for its gourmet restaurants).
After meeting your driver guide at the pier in Cannes, you drive to Antibes and the very famous Cap d'Antibes, which is considered the most exclusive area of the "C̫te d'Azur." You'll see the private port of billionaires and walk past their massive luxurious yachts. You'll have a chance to stroll on16th Century ramparts along the sea side and meander through the local covered market. The Chateau Grimaldi, which sits above the town, was used as a studio by painter, Picasso.
Your next stop is the Provincial hilltop town of Saint Paul de Vence. This medieval jewel has long been known for its artists and it is where many painters and actors live today. You can walk the town's medieval walls and through its narrow and crowded main street to enjoy the many art galleries and boutiques. If you are interested in modern art you can consider a stop at the Maeght Foundation Gallery or the Chapel of the Rosary.
Next you'll take a short drive to Mougins, a medieval town filled with Provencal houses on curved streets that slowly wind up to the center of town. Mougins is famous for its cooking school and many excellent restaurants with high profile chefs. There is time for you to enjoy a typical French lunch with a nice glass of wine (meal or drinks not included).
Later this afternoon you visit Cannes where you'll drive up the step streets to the "suquet", the heart of the old town, where you have views over the whole city. You'll stop so you can stroll the beautiful Croisette Boulevard, lined with 5 Stars hotels, designer boutiques and the Cannes Film Festival Palace which gives Cannes its renowned "Hollywood" atmosphere.
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
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Mougins is an enchanting medieval village situated between the lower Alps and the Bay of Cannes. The village is a picturesque hilltop town surrounded by 15th century ramparts and a fortified gate. These stone walls preserved the village from devastation and destruction during the 16th century. From the 18th century on, Mougins flourished from the production of its olives and jasmine and crops of its vineyards and rose fields.
Today Mougins draws crowds for its fine food and prestigious restaurants. Inside the village ramparts, you will find almost 50 dining establishments on its lovely squares and tiny streets.
Mougins is considered a chic place to visit. Some of the greatest cultural figures of our time, including royalty, film stars and artists, have either lived in or visited this city because of its location and ideal weather. Pablo Picasso, Yves St. Laurent, Jean Cocteau, Isadora Duncan, Christian Dior, Winston Churchill and Catherine Deneuve, make up a portion of the list of celebrities associated with Mougins. Sights in MouginsChurch of Saint Jacques le Majeur-
The vestry dates back to the 11th century. Other changes and additions to this church were made during the 13th and 19th centuries. Gastronomy-
As previously mentioned, Mougins is well known for its traditional, French and Provencal cuisine prepared by prestigious chefs. Le Moulin de Mougins is one of the most celebrated restaurants on the French Riviera. In May, during the Cannes International Film Festival, stars from all over the world come here to dine. Another highly recommended restaurant is the Restaurant Le Candille. Mougins’ lovely restaurants and fine food are not just for the rich and famous, but can be enjoyed by travelers on any budget. Musee de l’Automobiliste-
This museum of distinguished European automobiles was built in 1984. It contains over 100 automobiles dating from 1894 to the present including vehicles by Rolls Royce, Delage, Hispano-Suiza, Ferrari and Lamborghini.Musee de la Photographie-
This museum exhibits the art of photography in both color and black and white. As a part of its permanent collection, you will find a fine collection of antique photo equipment as well as portraits of Pablo Picasso done by his contemporaries. The museum displays other temporary photo exhibits as well.Notre Dame De Vie-
Notre Dame was built in the 12th century on the spot of a temple dedicated to Diana Curratrice. Opposite the church you will find Les Muscadins, a house that was occupied by Pablo Picasso during the last 15 years of his life.Saint Barthelemy-
The antique chapel of Saint Barthelemy is unusual for any religious building because it was built in an octagonal shape.
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