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Day Trips From Nice

It’s no wonder why this seaside town is called Nissa La Belle (“Nice The Beautiful”). Its luxury vibe perpetuated by fashionable boutiques, elegant architecture, and a port lined with sleek yachts creates an irresistible appeal. The town is seductive, but so are its surroundings!

Book one of the day trips from Nice offers;

Set out on a one-of-a-kind adventure in the legendary French Riviera!

Where to? Whether you consider traveling by car or a bus, the options are aplenty. Thanks to Nice’s central location, the list of possible destinations for day trips goes on and on! Explore the atmospheric medieval village of Eze, admire picturesque alleys and compelling art in Saint-Tropez, or stop by the Europe-famous casinos of Monte Carlo.

Whichever tour you choose, you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable sightseeing experience!

Best Day Trips From Nice: Highlights

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Nice Day Trips: Know Before You Go

Quick Facts



Known For

Beaches & Culture

Activity Type

Day Trip from Nice

Yearly Visitors

5 Million

High Season

July & August

Currency Required

European Euro

Time Zone

GMT +2:00

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Best Day Trips From Nice: Highlights

  • Discover French Riviera villages and the countryside. Stroll the medieval streets of Mougin. Enjoy tastings of olive oil and other delicacies at a traditional mill in Gourdon. Learn how the fragrances are made in Grasse, the world capital of perfumes. Finally, admire the panoramic views in the medieval village of Tourrettes Sur Loup.

  • Enjoy day trips from Nice to Monaco and Eze. Set off for a Nice to Monaco day trip to the Principality of Monaco, stopping at the medieval village of Eze along the way. When in Monaco, discover the old town’s top sights, witness the Changing of the Guards, and stop by the Monaco Grand Prix circuit.

  • Take a Nice to Cannes, Antibes & St Paul De Vence tour. Go for a stroll on the Cannes’ Promenade de la Croisette, marvel at the gleaming yachts and multinational corporations in the city’s port, and walk on the film festival’s famous red carpet! Afterward, discover Antibes, the most significant business marina of the whole of Europe. Finally, soak in the artistic atmosphere in the streets of the fairytale hilltop village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

  • Spend a full day in Saint-Tropez on a cruise from Nice. Explore the magnetic town of Saint-Tropez on day boat trips included in the tour. Enjoy the breathtaking views of luxury yachts, charming alleys, and the seventeenth-century citadel. This tour is by far one of the most relaxing and nice weekend trips you can have in the French Riviera!

  • Create your itinerary on a full-day customizable French Riviera day trip from Nice. Plan your ideal private day tour, and enjoy a day full of beautiful sights, high-end shopping, regional history, or a mix of everything! All you need to do is select the time and place for your pick-up, and let your guide know what you would like to see.

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The French Riviera offers so many breathtaking views and noteworthy landmarks! It is no surprise that a first-time visitor may get lost when choosing where to take picture-perfect snaps. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check these top 5 most instagrammable spots in the Côte d’Azur:

  • The Basilica St. Michel in Menton;
  • Gardens at the Château de la Chèvre d’Or in Eze;
  • The Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco;
  • The NOMADE installation by Jaume Plensa in Antibes;
  • The Castle Hill in Nice.

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  • Menton. A one day trip to Menton from Nice is an ideal option for everyone looking to get closer to the Alps. Besides, it is considerably less crowded than Nice, Marseille, or Cannes. Enjoy the pleasant getaway with mouth-watering local delicacies and the Alps as your backdrop. For art-lovers, there is the unmissable Jean Cocteau Museum.

  • St. Paul de Vence. This medieval hilltop town is one of the oldest in the French Riviera! Overlooking the Provence countryside, the city has been an inspiration to post-impressionist, surrealist and abstract artists such as Bonnard, Kandinsky, Chagall, Léger, and Miró.

  • Grasse. The small town of Grasse is the world’s capital of perfume and is responsible for two-thirds of all the fragrances made in France! Visit a local perfume factory, or, if you are lucky to be in town in August, enjoy the fascinating jasmine festival.

  • Villefranche-sur-Mer. Once a tiny fishing village, the small town is locked between the sea and the mountains and boasts one of the deepest natural harbors on the Mediterranean coast. The bay offers perfect conditions for deep-sea diving and sailing.

Nice Day Trips: Know Before You Go

  • As you are getting ready for your French Riviera day trips, make sure you wear comfortable shoes. There will be a lot to explore on foot!

  • If you are traveling during the summer, remember to protect yourself from the heat. Use sunscreen, wear a hat, and drink a lot of water.

  • Remember that during the high season (July and August), the French Riviera is highly popular, especially Nice, Cannes, Monaco, and Antibes. For fewer crowds and a more relaxing experience, the best months to visit would be March through June and September.

  • Are you searching for the best prices? Book tickets online. Here, you can often find inexpensive tour packages and exclusive offers. Enjoy all the top things to do in Nice without breaking the bank!


How far is Nice from Cannes?

The distance from Nice to Cannes is about 26 km (16 miles).

Train trips last abound 40 minutes, while drivers should be ready to spend an additional ten minutes. To maximize the visiting experience, choose one of the day tours from Nice France or day trips from Cannes.

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Is Nice near Monaco?

Yes, Nice is relatively close to Monaco; the driving distance between the two cities is about 22 kilometers.  

How to get to Provence from Nice?

Technically, Nice forms part of the Provence region. If you want to explore more of the area and visit picturesque hilltop villages, visit the nearby areas of Eze and St. Paul De Vence.

Keep in mind that driving the route from Nice to Provence is not an easy task for a foreigner, especially when it comes to riding up the hill. The best way to explore the cities and make the most of the experience is, without a doubt, taking one of the day trips from Nice to Provence.

Looking for a little more luxury and a unique experience, all wrapped up in one? You can also take a French Riviera sightseeing cruise from Nice and Nice to Monaco tours, among others. Browse through the available options and choose the adventure that strikes your fancy!

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