Limousines and chauffeured car tours in the Cote d’Azur
Last updated: 01/08/2016
If you’re looking to travel the French Riviera in luxury, you might want to hire a chauffeur driven luxury car to take in the sights. Specialist companies exist in the South of France, experienced in arranging luxury tours, excursions and trips for all luxury clientele including yacht owners and guests, private villa visitors and a variety of holiday makers and tourists.
Yachting Pages spoke to leading chauffeur-driven limousine company, IKON, who provided some information on the types of excursions that are on offer in the world famous Cote d’Azur. See some examples below.
IKON also provided some information on the types of excursions they can offer in the world famous Cote d’Azur. See some examples below:
Excursions in Antibes
With a vast array of yachts docked in the Antibes marina, excursions can be arranged for trips around the town and beyond. Antibes is renowned for its jazz festival and the great artists who have lived there, such as the infamous Pablo Picasso.
The historic ramparts run parallel to the old city and Fort Carré stands as testament to its past as a garrison town. Tours can be provided showing guests the above and offering them the finest spots to enjoy the history, arts and views of the town.
Daytrips in Cannes
Trips can be arranged for clients to discover the little known past of Cannes and trace the footsteps of the luminaries who have formed its character. From the Iles de Lerins, a group of islands only a short boat ride away, to the Old quarter of Le Suquet, Cannes has built its reputation over two centuries as a magnet for the privileged few.
Having been founded in 410, the Iles de Lerins offer a plethora of historical sightseeing opportunities, with many bays to swim and enjoy clear waters. Le Suquet is best known as the climbing, winding cobbled lane lined with local restaurants, and features a clock tower and church that overlook Cannes.
If your customers are addicted to shopping, the famous “croisette” is the perfect place to find the most luxury boutiques.
Visit St Paul de Vence
A different option for clients who prefer arts and culture is the small, relaxed town of St Paul du Vence. The home of famous artist Marc Chagall, the town offers fantastic art museums such as the Maeght and Saint-Paul’s Museum; both of which are very close to the town.
It’s also home of the Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, which was one of the last commissions undertaken by the Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon.
Tours of Grasse
In the Provence region of South France, Grasse is known as the capital of the perfume industry the town offers an ideal location for luxury clients. In the heart of the old town, the historical Fragonard brand has been manufacturing perfume since 1782.
Grasse also offers some of the most beautiful views of the French Riviera. Other recommended sights include International Museum of Perfume, The Museum of Art and History and the Church of Plascassier, which was built in 1644.
Luxury trips in Monaco
A trip through Monaco offers the ultimate in luxury with a suggested visit to the rock of Monaco (old city) along with the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. Monaco also features the world famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit and fabulous views of coastline and superyachts berthed in the marinas.
As well as this, clients can enjoy the world famous Monte Carlo Casino and the Le Metropole Shopping Centre for a luxurious shopping experience.
Explore St Tropez
Also a popular spot in the French Riviera, St Tropez offers a range of vineyards, beaches, harbour views, luxury restaurants, unique markets and more.
Wander around La Citadelle, the old harbour fort, for fantastic views and history, visit the L'Annonciade museum to enjoy paintings by artists such as Matisse, who was inspired by Saint Tropez, or explore the quiet cobbled streets of Ramatuelle, taking in the Provençal views.