You Will Be Sorry If You Do not See This French Riviera Special Script

Making a car trip on the French Riviera or the Côte d'Azur is an amazing experience!

I work for many years in the receptive area of ​​Brazilians. In this text, I will share with you the best of the French Riviera, also called Cotê d'Azur.

Be inspired in this perfect script to live 5 unforgettable days.

In this post, you will read accurate information and valuable tips. Without currying, I will tell (almost everyone) the secrets of how to make these five days the best of your life.

I suggest using the city of NICE as a base. It boasts France's third largest airport, as well as a high-speed train station. Not to mention the wide hotel chain. Click here and get to know the best hotels in the city.

Whoever stays in NICE, loses less time in the routes and dislocations between the points of interest. Another advantage is that it has the most intense nightlife in the area. Thus, you will always have something interesting to do even when you return from the tours.

So let's get down to business: your car itinerary on the French Riviera or the Côte d'Azur!


Valuable tip: visit the Vieux Nice on foot (you can even hire one of our guides on foot). If you try to do this by car, you'll go crazy!

Smart Tip: the famous "Promenade des Anglais" is beautiful view from above. To appreciate the street at the best angle, climb the also beautiful "Coline du Chateau". You will still be amazed by the panorama of the waterfront.

As well as being admired, the Promenade des Anglais is worth a visit! Be sure to walk along its lovely sidewalks. The tour will take you to the mythical Hotel Negresco.

Finally, visit the monastery of Cimiez and the Matisse museum - both away from the waterfront, but very interesting. The Russian Cathedral can not be left out either.

BONUS: Do not forget that the end of the day in NICE is always very special. This is where you will enjoy your nights better.

Car Ride on the French Riviera

Car Ride on the French Riviera

DAY 2 - Monaco and Monte-Carlo, Eze and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat (Maison Ephrussi de Rothschild)

Valuable tip: do not miss the changing of the guard at the Palace of Monaco. It happens at 11h55. Check the opening hours of Maison Ephrussi de Rothschild. This varies according to the time of year.

Leaving Nice in the direction of Monaco, along the A8 motorway, is the Monte-Carlo Casino. Across from it is a super luxury shopping center. Then visit the Vieux Monaco. There you will have the opportunity to watch the guard change, which takes place at 11h55.

Around 13h, head towards Eze. There is the best place to have lunch. Oh, and be sure to stroll the medieval streets of the city.

Book at least an hour and a half to visit Maison Ephrusi in Rothschild. It is worth noting that the place only accepts visitors until half an hour before closing.

Car Ride on the French Riviera or Cote d'Azur - Monaco

Car Ride on the French Riviera or Cote d'Azur - Monaco

Car Ride on the French Riviera or Cote d'Azur - Monaco

Car Ride on the French Riviera or Côte d'Azur - Monaco

DAY 3 - Antibes, Cannes, Grasse, Saint Paul de Vence.

Leave Nice towards Antibes by the waterfront. This is the best way to enjoy the look. Your first stop should be in Antibes. The city is fortified and has the most famous Provençal market of the region. The best days to visit are Saturday and Sunday. However, you can try their delicacies from Tuesday to Sunday.

Still on the waterfront, head towards Cannes. Stroll down the Croisette and take a photo on the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals. Then go up to the upper district of Cannes, Le Suquet.

Now head towards the "arriere pays". This is how the French call the mountainous region of the riviera. There are several villages there, and everyone is delightful to meet. However, two stand out: Grasse and Saint Paul.

Grasse is known as the perfume capital of the world. Its historic center is beautiful and you "have to" visit the Fragonnard plant.

To end the day with a golden key, head towards the charming Saint Paul.

car route on the french riviera or côte d'azur

Car Ride on the French Riviera

Car Ride on the French Riviera

Day 4 - Moustieres Sainte Marie and Gorges du Verdon

Today is the day to meet the beautiful Moustieres Sainte Marie. It is known because of its beautiful ceramics. In addition, its stone alleys are charming. After walking the flat streets, take a deep breath and climb up to the chapel.

Valuable tip: Book enough time to stroll through the Gorges du Verdun, the largest canyon in Europe! Enchant yourself with this emerald water dam little known to tourists.

Car Ride on the French Riviera - Gorges du Verdon

Car Ride on the French Riviera - Gorges du Verdon

Car Ride on the French Riviera - Moustieres Sainnte Marie

Car Ride on the French Riviera - Moustieres Sainnte Marie

DAY 5 - Saint Tropez and Port Grimaud

The last day is very special. The moment has come when you think you can not be even more fascinated by France ... except that there is still Port Grimaud and the mythical Saint Tropez!

Start by Port Grimauld, known as the French Venice. Leaving Nice, you will arrive at this charming city at 2 approximately hours. The cool thing is to walk around the city. However, first, wander the canals by renting a super-friendly little electric boat. It is right at the entrance to the city.

After Port Grimauld, depart for Saint Tropez. There you will visit the harbor full of super boats and stroll through the centrinho of the city. To conclude, take the car and go for lunch at one of the elegant Beach Clubs. I suggest the 55 Club, the Tahiti or Nikki Beach. Smart tip: Bagatelle is my favorite. They are all situated relatively close to each other, on the beach of Pampelonne.

Car Ride on the French Riviera or Côte d'Azur

Car Ride on the French Riviera or Côte d'Azur

What did you think of these tips? I hope that you enjoyed! And if you want to make this script with all comfort, count on us.

France among Friends offers you new cars with guide drivers who know everything about the region. They will share sensational stories and information with you and your family! Contact us.

3 Answers for “Car Route on the French Riviera or Cote d'Azur”


    I'm going to visit Nice in September I found the site interesting

  2. Wilson Batista said:

    Hello, I understand you rent the car with driver guide is this?
    Let's stay for a couple of days in Nice but we're in 4 people, do you have bigger cars that can accommodate everyone?

    • Ferreira said:

      Good morning Wilson.
      Thanks for your contact.
      Yes, our cars hold up to 8 passengers.
      We will have a very nice trip, everyone together in one car.
      see you later

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *