Small-Group Arts Tour Of The French Riviera From Monaco - Nice

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Monaco hotels
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Depart Monaco on a picturesque half-day arts tour to three of the most famous museums on the French Riviera. Discover the apartments of the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and stroll through its colorful gardens. Then continue to Nice, where you'll see Marc Chagall's famous biblical paintings at the Chagall Museum in the Cimiez district and explore the Matisse Museum, which treasures the works of artist Henri Matisse, who spent a large part of his life on the splendid French Riviera.
This small-group tour is limited to just eight passengers, ensuring you receive personalized attention and have a more intimate experience.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus

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After pickup from your Monaco hotel, head southwest with your guide along the spectacular Middle Corniche, a coastal road that offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. When you arrive in the town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, visit the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the most stunning sights on the French Riviera. Discover the apartments of Madame Ephrussi de Rothschild; see one of the richest porcelain collections in France; and stroll through the nine fairytale gardens, with their exotic flowers, fountains and magnificent views over the sea.

Your half-day arts tour continues to the picture-perfect city of Nice, which is home to several art galleries and museums. Your expert guide will take you to the charming district of Cimiez -- the former winter home of Queen Victoria -- where you'll be able to independently explore the exhibits of the Chagall Museum (also known as the Muse National Message Biblique Marc Chagall). See a fine collection of works by Marc Chagall, including his famous paintings inspired by biblical scenes.

The Matisse Museum is the last stop of your small-group tour; here you'll see the personal collection of artist Henri Matisse, who lived in Nice from 1917 to 1954. Learn about the famous painters work as you tour the exhibit in a charming, 17th-century Italian house surrounded by olive trees. Please be aware that your guide will not accompany you inside the museums on this tour.


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan (8 seater)

Entry/Admission - Musee Matisse

Entry/Admission - Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

Entry/Admission - Marc Chagall National Museum



Food and drinks, unless specified

Guided tour in the museums

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please be aware that your driver has good knowledge of art but is not an expert. You will be able to explore the museums independently without a guide, but you can purchase an audio guide in each museum should you wish to do so (own expense)

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Aug-2015

    The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, accommodative to all picture moments needs. Over all great experience.

  • 22-May-2015

    The Matisse and Chagall museums were interesting and the Rothschild Villa was unbelievable.
    Well worth the time. You also have a nice ride through southern France.

  • 25-Jan-2015

    We loved the house and gardens, it was stunning and just the right size to look around and enjoy. Fantastic collections of porcelain and art.Highly recommended

  • 26-Jun-2014

    This was a great tour. Our driver, Oliver, was excellent. He told us about the area as we drove from Monte Carlo to Nice. We wish we had more time at the Chagall Museum (only 45 min.), we barely finished the audio tour. Oliver was very accommodating and drove us thru Massena Sq. and on a little bit of the Prom. des Anglises for atmosphere. The Rothschild's Mansions was an additional treat - beautiful gardens and views of the Mediterranean. All in all, a memorable tour at a great price. Convenient pick-up at the pier, on time visits to the museums and congenial guide. This was our 1st Viator - we'll be back!

  • 05-Sep-2012

    It was truly enjoyable