Saint-Paul de Vence is one of the oldest towns on the French Riviera. Expect to enjoy medieval architecture, Renaissance churches, and a handful of art galleries showcasing both modern and traditional work. What's the draw? Saint-Paul offers a taste of rural France, which contrasts nicely with the beach towns of the Cote d'Azur. The town itself sits inside a 15th-century fortification and boasts cobblestoned streets. A scene that you'd struggle to witness anywhere else on the southern coast. Saint-Paul's charm is immeasurable. When you're not visiting the Grimaldi Castle museum and soaking up its 14th-century relics or enjoying spectacular countryside views from atop the ramparts, you'll likely be soaking up Saint Paul's thriving art scene. Visitors can make the most of the town's artisan vendors and boutique stores. Garments made with traditional silks make for great gifts, and you'll leave looking like a local! Saint-Paul de Vence links nicely with the nearby towns of Cannes and Nice. From both coastal towns, the drive takes less than 30-minutes.
At FranceRent, we work with a handful of exclusive hosts who provide scenic plane tours along the French Riviera. Our hosts offer a variety of tours ranging in duration from one hour to one-day excursions. For example, the one-hour Esterel tour takes you above Cannes and out over the peninsula's mountainous region. This tour costs around €140/person. Alternatively, embark on a full-day excursion in a private plane from Cannes to Corsica, one of the most beautiful French islands. You'll have time to explore Corsica's Old Town and the Fort of Calvi on foot before returning to Cannes. This tour costs around €250/person and has a duration of three to six hours. Those who enjoy exploring inland might consider the Gorges du Verdon plane tour. This tour heads away from the Riviera and north into the mountain towns found in the Canyon du Verdon. The one-hour flight costs around €170/person.