Discovery Day of scents, villages and French Riviera culture


  • Discover the world-renowned perfume capital and delight your senses with a visit of 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 unexpected landscapes

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

  • Enjoy a local aperitif drink on the terrace in the shade of the plane trees to finish the day properly


TASTING included
LANGUAGE English French
SCHEDULE 09.00 AM to 04.00 PM
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Enliven your 5 senses during this full day tour of the French Riviera, dedicated to scents, local cultures, Provencal villages and local aperitif drink. A not-to-be-missed highlight tour when staying in Nice.

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9.00am, Meet your passionate and local guide and climb aboard an air-conditioned minibus for our full day tour.  Discover the perfume realm, uncover its secrets with a visit of the Fragonard scent factory in Grasse and enjoy a tour around two of the most beautiful medieval villages of Provence, Gourdon and Saint-Paul-de-Vence before tasting a local aperitif drink on a terrasse.  

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.   

Enjoy the atmosphere of the poetic and colourful old town of Grasse.  

Head off towards the breathtaking village of Gourdon, 15 minutes from Grasse. Admire the stunning view across the entire French Riviera. Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, take your time to stroll along its picturesque alleyways and savor a delicious lunch in the village (not included).  

Admire the Loup River and its beautifully wild surrounding scenery from the comfort of our air-conditioned minibus.  

As soon as you arrive in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, you will be captivated by its artistic and creative spirit.  Explore its picturesque and historic alleyways before sampling a local aperitif drink on a terrasse. 

4pm, back to Nice.


  • 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 Department Nice Center
6 avenue Max Gallo, 06300 Nice
Please be there 10 minutes before departure !

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