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Itinerary ideas


Suggested itineraries 100% thanks to the French Riviera Pass

To make the most of your stay with the French Riviera Pass, check on our itinerary ideas!

Ideas of stays in Nice and on the Côte d’Azur that only include free visits and activities in the French Riviera Pass.


▪ 24hrs in Nice

With your 24hr French Riviera Pass, discover Nice and its must-see, learn about the city’s history, have a taste of local specialties, enjoy the Mediterranean Sea with the water activities offered, and much more besides!

  • Daytime activity budget without the French Riviera Pass : between 55 and 110€ depending on chosen activities.
  • Daytime activity budget with the 24h French Riviera Pass : 28€ whatever the chosen activities.
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Morning

Nice, the French Riviera capital

Start your day with the Grand Tour of Nice : sit comfortably on the top-floor of the double-decker bus and discover the essentials from Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer. Use the provided audio guide and get off the bus at certain stops to enjoy the many sites along your route : the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the St-François Tower, the MAMAC, the Massena Museum or the Palais Lascaris… All freely available thanks to your French Riviera Pass!

For lunch, do not miss the local speciality by excellence : the Socca. Show your French Riviera Pass at “Chez Thérésa” in the old town and you’ll be offered a portion.

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Afternoon

Historical visit and seabed discovery

1st option : Enjoy a guided tour of one of the 2 historic districts of the city : the old town or Cimiez. Seize the opportunity to go back in history through buildings, architecture and your guide’s anecdotes.

2nd option : For sport fans, families or friends, try your hand at snorkelling in the Villefranche-sur-Mer bay, departing from the port of Nice. Equipped with flippers, masks and snorkels, discover the seabed ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Evening

Festive evening

To end your day on a high note, make your way to the Cave Bianchi in the old town for a wine tasting or at the Hard Rock Café which offers you a cocktail of your choice with a side dish of tortilla chips.

Continue your evening by trying your luck with some chips (of another kind!) at the Casino Ruhl on the Promenade des Anglais.

▪ 48hrs between sea and mountains

Take advantage of 2 days to discover the beauty of the Nice Côte d’Azur territory. Start on the coast in Cap d’Ail and end on the heights in Saint-Martin-Vésubie for a guaranteed change of scenery!

  • Activity budget without the French Riviera Pass : 78,8€.
  • Activity budget with the 48h French Riviera Pass : 40€.
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DAY 1

Visit of sumptuous villas on the coast and kayak trip

For your first day with your French Riviera Pass, appointment at Cap d’Ail for a sporting morning. The Sailing Club of Cap d’Ail offers you 1 hour of kayak rental to contemplate the first rays of sunshine on the Mediterranean Sea : a show not to be missed!

On your way back to Nice, take advantage of a stop in Beaulieu-sur-Mer or Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to visit the sumptuous villas of the French Riviera. The Villa Kerylos, through its Greek architecture, is a true heaven of peace facing the sea. The Villa Ephrussi of Rothschild and its impressivegardens in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, will offer you a quiet moment in an exceptional setting.

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DAY 2

Climbing and SPA in the hinterland of Nice

Start your day with a taste of adventure at the Vesubia Moutain Park! In the heart of the Mercantour National Park, head to Saint-Martin-Vésubie to discover this unique place in Europe. There, access to the climbing space and (re)discover thrills with family or friends.

In the afternoon, opt for a relaxing moment at the thermal station of Berthemont-les-Bains. Only 20 minutes drive from Saint-Martin-Vésubie, the Valvital establishment offers you free access to its aqua-relaxation area upon presentation of your French Riviera Pass. There, you will enjoy the sunny panoramic terrace and the spectacular view on the Vesubie Valley.

▪ 72hrs on the French Riviera

With your family or friends, enjoy 3 days to discover the essentials of French Riviera : from Cannes to Monaco, passing through the hilltop village of Eze and the unmissable bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, you will have an unforgettable stay on the Côte d’Azur.

  • Activity budget without the French Riviera Pass : between 74 and 99€ depending on chosen options.
  • Activity budget with the 72h French Riviera Pass : 59€ whatever the chosen options.
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DAY 1

Heading to the Croisette

Not far from the famous red carpet that celebrities walk on, go to the port of Cannes for a nature excursion on the Lérins Islands. 
This boat crossing, included in your French Riviera Pass, takes you to the Sainte-Marguerite island to enjoy a natural preserved space in a wild environment and turquoise waters.

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DAY 2

Eze and Villefranche-sur-Mer

Take a step up by visiting Eze, the famous medieval village perched above the Mediterranean sea. There, you have several choices : an olfactory and creative workshop in the major perfume houses of the region or a relaxing pause in the exotic garden with its breathtaking view!

At 3 pm, head to Villefranche-sur-Mer for a commented coastal boat trip. During this sea tour, you will discover the harbour of Villefranche-sur-Mer, the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eze from below and the legendary “Rocher” of Monaco.

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DAY 3

Monaco or Antibes…

1st option – Monaco : Enjoy a full day in the Principality of Monaco thanks to the French Riviera Pass. Go to the top of the “Rocher”, where stand the Prince’s Palace and the iconic Oceanographic Museum of Monaco whose terrace offers a bird’s eye view on the Mediterranean sea. Also discover the temporary exhibitions of the Grimaldi Forum and the Nouveau Musée National of Monaco.

2nd option – Antibes : Discover Antibes and its gentle way of life. The French Riviera Pass gives you access to the Museum Pass of Antibes. For this purpose, appointment at the Antibes’ Tourist Office to validate your pass, then you’ll benefit free access to Antibes’ museums : Archeology Museum, Cartooning Museum, Picasso Museum or the Fort Carré of Antibes, there is something for everyone!

If you are with your family, you can also access for free to the aquatic park Marineland thanks to your 72h French Riviera Pass.

They tested for you…

For even more ideas for your stay with the French Riviera Pass, discover our section “Tested for you”.

Our teams and some bloggers took part in the game and elborate stays thanks to their French Riviera Pass. They tell you about their experiences and give you their advice in our section “tested for you”.