This Cannes excursion offers you a night out on the town with a private vehicle and driver. You'll have the chance to see the French Riviera's beautiful city lights at night and experience an evening among the rich and famous who come to vacation and party.
When you met your driver at the pier, you will choose from one of the following options:
Option 1 - Monaco and Monte Carlo - With this itinerary you'll arrive in Monaco and have the chance to see the Royal Palace area after the major crush of tourists have left. Next you'll drive in Monte Carlo where you can try your luck at the world famous Casino or enjoy an evening in a fine restaurant. You return to your starting port via the lower Corniche, driving along the coast edge and passing the quaint villages of the region.
Notes on the Casino - From 2 PM onward the casino is open to individuals (not tour groups)
and formal dress code is enforced. During this period there is no entry
fee to access slots, craps and Black Jack tables. Further gaming rooms
require 17 Euro per person entry fee (cash only). Everyone must be 18
years or older and have their passport available.
Option 2 - Cannes and Antibes - With this choice you'll start your evening with a drive along the famous Croisette Boulevard, lined with 5 Stars hotels, designer boutiques and the Cannes Film Festival Palace which all give Cannes it's famous "Hollywood" atmosphere. You'll have time to enjoy dinner in a restaurant or to visit the casino of Cannes. Later this evening you'll drive along the coast to Antibes, the most exclusive enclave of the Riviera. You can stroll under the moonlight along the medieval city walls which are built up against the sea.
Travel Tips for our Clients
Dinner in France is served from 7:30 until 10:00, slightly earlier in small towns. The French usually eat around 8:00. Dinner is a leisurely event and restaurants are geared to served a complete 5 to 7 course meal that can last two hours. Many small restaurants only have one serving per table. Meaning that if you arrive between 7:30 and 8:30, you will be the only person to occupy that table for the entire evening. The term menu has a twofold meaning in France. Menu
refers to the list of what a restaurant serves, as it does in the States. The term Le Menu
or Un Menu
refers to a fixed price meal. The term a la carte
refers to ordering individual items from the printed menu. Listed below are the names of each course and an idea of what you might order.
Hors d' Oeuvre
(appetizers or first course) Some establishments will offer a plate of assorted Hors d' Oeuvre,
others will have options for you to choose. Options may be Assiette de Crudités
(raw vegetables) or Assiette de Charcuterie
(selection of meats). Probably the most French choices are the Pâtés,
these are a type of cold meat loaf made from the meats of various game or fowl. For something more elegeant and expensive, you will find Caviar
, Saumon Fume
(smoked salmon) or Fruits de Mer
(seafood), including Huîtres
(soup) Soups tend to be refined, purée rather than chunky, and range from simple seasoned consommés to complex and rich cream based varieties. Soup a l'oignon is a popular onion soup served with cheese covered croutons browned in the oven (gratinée). You will also find; bisques
which is a cream soup with lobster or shrimp, bouillabaisse
which is a hearty fish stew, and vichyssoise
which is a chilled potato and leek soup. Oeufs
(eggs) Eggs are not commonly served for breakfast. Omelets are often on the dinner menu, especially on Mont St. Michel, which is famous for an omelet made with beaten egg whites. As an appetizer, hard boiled eggs are served with an accompaniment such as tomatoes or potatoes, or on a salad (Niçoise) or even on top of a pizza. Poissons
(fish and seafood) A tremendous variety of seafood preparation styles exist in France. You will find fish dumplings, fish pancakes, fish soups and fish with cream sauces. Some of the most elaborate French cuisine involves the use of fish. Entrees
(Main or meat course) The term entrees
refers to the course after the appetizer and does not specifically mean meat, it could be fish, meat or vegetarian. Common items found in this section of a French menu are Steak, Lamb, Pork, Veal, Chicken, Duck. Goose and a variety of internal organs. Legumes
(vegetable dishes) Vegetables are most often served as a garnish, or to accompany an entrée. Vegetables may be stuffed, covered in a cream sauce, or carved into unusual shapes. French chefs want vegetables to be in harmony with the main item they accompany, creating a feast for the eye as well the stomach. Pommes Frites
or French fries are very common in France, often designated simply as P.F. on a menu, but are not usually served in fine restaurants. It is common for fries to be served with mayonnaise rather than ketchup. Salades
(salads) The most common is a green salad with a few vegetables or an egg and a vinegar and oil dressing. Salads are served after the entrée. You can order this salad at the time you order your meal, or when the entree arrives. Desserts
(dessert) You will find fresh fruit ( fruits frais
), ice cream (glaces
), and countless pastries, cakes and custards. It is common for a liqueurs such as Grand Marnier or rum to top fruits or any other dessert offerings. Fromages
(cheese) The French often have a cheese course instead of dessert. With over 400 different types of cheeses, from soft and mild to hard and pungent, it's no wonder they are eaten everyday. You may be offered an assorted plate at a fixed price. In fine restaurants a cheese cart will be brought to your table for you to select the ones you'd like, and you'll be charged per selection. Enjoy how the waiter carves and serves your selections from the blocks on the cart. This is an excellent opportunity to explore and get your taste buds jumping at the end of a meal while you experience flavors you may never have known before.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Cannes shore excursions
can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Cannes tour
using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us
with any questions or to receive a customized quote.