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The sunny Cote d'Azur is France's premier holiday playground. Our base is in the attractive resort of Menton which is said to be the warmest spot along the coast. We explore the nearby exclusive resorts and venture over the nearby Italian border.
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Day One - UK to Menton
Fly from your chosen airport to Nice and transfer to your hotel in Menton for a six night stay. (D)
Days Two to Six - Menton
At leisure in Menton. Stroll along the Promenade du Soleil running along the seafront and explore the charming old quarter linking the harbour to the baroque church of St-Michel. Admire the panoramic views of the town from Place St-Michel and the Quai Bonaparte. (B,D)
Day Seven - Menton to UK
Transfer from your hotel for your flight back to the UK. (B)
Full Day: Monaco and Monte Carlo
Rub shoulders with the rich and famous in one of the world's most famous celebrity hotspots! As well as people spotting there are a number of things to do here, in particular enjoy a walk through the medieval village of Monaco-Ville or take a stroll along the main marina and see some of the world's largest super yachts. Visit the Grand Casino and its magnificent gaming rooms with stained glass windows and a number of sculptures.
Full Day: Nice and Cannes
Today we visit Cannes, once a small fishing village and now a fashionable resort renowned the world over for its film festival. Discover the city’s attractive views and luxury shopping options, as well as its variety of museums and other attractions.
We’ll then travel on to sophisticated Nice, with its beautiful sandy beach, palm tree-lined 'Promenade de Anglais' and charming Old Town.
Full Day: San Remo and Ventimiglia
We cross over the border into Italy to visit two charming Italian towns. We call at the town of Ventinmiglia, which is known as a great place to pick up some duty free goodies. There are also a number of outlet stores here selling famous Italian designers at a fraction of the retail price so us your free time to grab a bargain! We also visit San Remo, the town is known for its grand old buildings and villas, reflecting an era when this was one of the most popular resorts on the Cote D'Azur.
Antibes & Vence
Antibes is the most well known resort on the Cote d'Azur and most of the historic treasures are found in the town centre. Its pretty square and narrow streets create a particular atmosphere. We continue to the medieval town of Vence, with many incredible sights. Discover an oak tree dating from 1538, the town's fountain built in 1822, and Vence's Italian-style castle.
Dolceaqua is a village in a picturesque setting in the Ligurian hills of north-east Italy. The village is mostly known for its ancient castle which is believed to date back to the 11th century. Like many other villages of this region, Dolceacqua was built as a fortified village with a main castle and ancient walls built around the main village to protect the village from invaders.