Private Cannes and St. Paul de Vence
After meeting your professionally trained guide on the pier, you will drive to the coastal town of Cannes which is approximately 60 minutes from the Nice / Villefrance area.
The town stands resplendent along the sandy shores of the sparkling Mediterranean sea. Founded by Lord Brougham, the English Chancellor of the Exchequer, in 1834, the city owes its popularity to its unique setting, micro climate and magnificent festivals. Every year in May it becomes the stage for the International Film Festival that bares its name.
After a drive along its famous Promenade de la Croisette, where you will view the many expensive shops, restaurants, and luxury hotels, your guide will give you more details on additional sightseeing, shopping or where to find anything from a macaroon to a seafood buffet before you enjoy free time. Wander the old town's narrow streets, pose for pictures on the steps of the Palais des Festivals et des Congr's, home of the film festival, or enjoy a coffee and people-watching from one of the many seaside cafes.
After your visit to Cannes, travel to the Medieval village of Saint Paul de Vence, which was founded in the 10th Century A.D. Fortified in 1537 by the military engineer Francois de Meudon de St Remy, the walls were enlarged under Louis XIV. Since the 1920s, Saint Paul has become a haven for actors, writers and painters including Marc Chagall.
Upon arrival, your guide will give you an orientation of the village before you have free time to explore. Take photos and explore the village, which is filled with numerous art galleries, boutiques, and cafes where you can have a drink on your own and watch the world go by. At the appointed time, you will rejoin your guide and transportation for the drive back to the pier.