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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.


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 Massena Museum or the Palais Lascaris… All freely available thanks to your French Riviera Pass!

For lunch, don’t miss out on a gourmet break in Villefranche-sur-Mer: show your French Riviera Pass at the Lou Bantry restaurant and enjoy your choice of merenda, pissaladière or zucchini flower fritters, served between 11:30am and 3pm.


Shopping and Explore Game !

Option 1 – Galeries Lafayette Nice : Spend an exclusive afternoon shopping thanks to the privileged offers of the French Riviera Pass at Galeries Lafayette Nice. Enjoy a personalized welcome in a private lounge, accompanied by a personal shopper for tailor-made advice. You’ll receive a complimentary soft drink and a tote bag as a souvenir of your visit.

Option 2 – My Adventure : Discover the new “My Adventure” explore game proposed by the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Tourist Office. This game lets you explore the coastline and its cultural, heritage and natural treasures through Nice, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Cap d’Ail, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Eze, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Villefranche-sur-Mer. Book online or at one of our information offices for a day full of discovery and fun!


Festive evening

To end your day on a high note, head to the Bella Ciela rooftop at the Hôtel Mercure Nice Notre-Dame on Nice’s rooftops for a cocktail and some savory side dishes.

Continue your evening by trying your luck with some chips 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 with the coastline of Beaulieu-sur-Mer and end on the heights of 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€.


Visits of sumptuous villas on the coast and paddleboat rides

For your first day with your French Riviera Pass, start at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Its remarkable gardens will offer you a peaceful moment in their exceptional setting. Then continue on to Beaulieu-sur-Mer to visit the sumptuous Villa Kérylos, a true haven of peace facing the sea, with its assertive Greek architecture.

Once there, take advantage of the afternoon for a sporting activity. Beaulieu Watersport offers one hour of paddleboarding and 15% off all other activities. To round off the evening, spend it at the Beaulieu Casino, where you’ll be offered 4 euros worth of chips and a glass of champagne to try your luck.

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Discovery and spa in the hinterland of Nice

Head for Saint-Martin-Vésubie, in the heart of the Mercantour National Park, to discover a unique place! Enjoy some of the most beautiful walks, observe the biodiversity and cool off in one of the nearby lakes. Make the most of the natural beauty of the Niçois high country!

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 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 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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From the Croisette to the charms of Cagnes-sur-Mer

Option 1 – Cannes and the islands : 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.

Option 2 – Cagnes-sur-Mer : Discover Cagnes-sur-Mer with your French Riviera Pass and start your day with a visit to the Château Musée Grimaldi, where you can admire art exhibitions and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the town. Next, head to the Musée Renoir to explore the home and gardens of this famous Impressionist painter, and be inspired by its enchanting setting. For a touch of fun and sport, rent a rosalie for an hour with Energy Location on the Promenade de la Plage.



Getaway to Èze or Monaco

Option 1 – Èze : 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! And to top it all off, a special evening with Astrorama! Imagine a rendez-vous under the twinkling stars of the Côte d’Azur, where mystery and discovery meet in a magical setting…

Option 2 – 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.


Cap d'Ail or Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat…

Option 1 – Cap d’Ail : With your French Riviera Pass, start the day with a visit to Villa Les Camélias in Cap d’Ail. Discover its fascinating history and stroll through its enchanting gardens. For a memorable afternoon of sport, head to the Cercle Nautic in Cap d’Ail, where you can rent a kayak for an hour. Paddle along the coast and admire the sparkling reflections of the Mediterranean in the afternoon sun: an experience not to be missed!

Option 2 – Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat : Embark on a boat trip in the magnificent bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat with your French Riviera Pass. Or enjoy a nautical adventure by renting a double kayak at Nautic Cap Ferrat (two French Riviera Pass holders required). Explore the crystal-clear waters and picturesque landscapes for a day full of discoveries and thrills!

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”.