Discovery Day of scents, villages and French Riviera culture

6 avenue Max Gallo, 06300 Nice
Please be there 10 minutes before departure !">


  • Discover the world-renowned perfume capital and delight your senses with a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory

  • Enjoy a bird’s eye view from Gourdon, a stroll around the village and free time for a delicious Provencal lunch (not included)

  • Explore the gorges of the Loup River and admire unique landscapes

  • Stroll along the paved alleyways of Saint-Paul-de-Vence and breathe in its poetic atmosphere

  • Enjoy a local aperitif drink on a pretty terrace in the shade of the plane trees


TASTING included
LANGUAGE English French
SCHEDULE 09.00 AM to 04.00 PM
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Spend a day from Nice exploring the rich history, beauty, sights and scents of the French Riviera! Visit the Fragonard perfume factory, learn all about the art of perfume making, visit medieval villages and relax on a terrace with a local aperitif!

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Enliven your 5 senses during this full day guided tour of the French Riviera, dedicated to scents, local culture and Provencal villages. A not-to-be-missed tour when staying in Nice. 

Your French Riviera Perfume and Villages Itinerary

9.00 am: Meet your guide for the day in the centre of Nice and climb aboard your air-conditioned minibus for a journey to discover the sites and scents of the French Riviera!

Grasse: Your first destination on your tour is to the home of perfume! Arriving in Grasse you will visit the Fragonard perfume factory. Enjoy a guided tour and learn more about the history of perfume, the extraction and distillery techniques, the maceration, the filtering process and the importance of the nose’s role in the blending of the scents. Stroll through the colourful old town of Grasse and soak up its poetic atmosphere.

Gourdon: Next up on your French Riviera itinerary is a visit to the breathtaking village of Gourdon, just 15 minutes from Grasse. Admire the stunning view across the entire French Riviera and take your time to stroll along its picturesque alleyways and savor a delicious lunch in the village (not included). Gourdon is listed as one of the "most beautiful villages in France"!  

After your visit of Gourdon, your guide will drive you towards Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Admire the Loup River and its beautifully wild surrounding scenery from the comfort of your air-conditioned minibus as you go.  

Saint-Paul-de-Vence: Arriving in this charming medieval village, you will be captivated by its artistic and creative spirit. Explore its picturesque, historic alleyways before sampling a local aperitif drink on a terrace. The perfect way to end the perfect tour!

4.00 pm: After a day exploring the beauty of the French Riviera it will be time for the drive back to Nice where you will arrive at 4 pm.

There is a risk of heavy traffic during the high seasonOur local driver-guide will do his utmost to reduce the time spent in the minibus…whilst, of course, making it as agreeable as possible!

Grasse, the world-renowned perfume capital
Discovering the local culture of the French Riviera
Fragonard perfume factory visit


  • Up to 24 hours in advance : 100% refund
  • Under 24 hours in advance : no refund
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise will contact the customer to reschedule or refund the total amount.

Map of meeting point

Meeting point*

Nearest tram stop – Line 1 : Massena

In front of the "Maison des Alpes Maritimes"
6 avenue Max Gallo, 06300 Nice
Please be there 10 minutes before departure !

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