The French Riviera: Nice and Cannes
- 7 Days
- From £559
- Nice: Flower markets, art galleries, world-famous Niçoise cuisine and the Promenade des Anglais
- Cannes: Island hoping and fantasy yacht shopping along the Boulevard de la Croisette
- High-speed rail up and down the length of France
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- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 6 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Take a comfortable Eurostar from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International to Paris, then change onto the high-speed TGV service which will take you through France to the south coast.
On arrival at Nice Ville station in the evening, make your way to the Hotel de la Fontaine (or similar) where you will have a 3-night stay.
Nice is the largest city along the French Riviera and boasts one of the prettiest urban sea fronts in Europe, easily walkable by means of the famous Promenade des Anglais. Don’t miss a visit to the Old Town, where you’ll find plenty of tempting boutiques and cafes, along with a vibrant flower market, open 6 days a week.
TMR RECOMMENDS: Why not take a day trip along the coast to Monte Carlo? The journey takes just under 25 minutes by train and you can easily buy tickets locally (or we can add these to your booking if you would prefer).
It’s just a short journey along the cast from Nice to Cannes. You can use your tickets to travel whenever you would like. Alternatively, why not hop off the train in the lovely resort town of Antibes and stop for lunch?
Once you arrive in Cannes, check in for 3 nights at the Hotel Canberra (or similar). Once you’ve settled in at your hotel, it’s time to head out to begin your exploration of this quintessentially French town, famous for its international film festival.
Whilst in Cannes, you will have time to wander along the seafront boulevard of La Croisette, catch some sun on the beautiful sandy beach and sample the boutiques and small restaurants of the Old Town.
You might also like to take a boat trip to out to the beautiful Îles des Lerins or head inland to visit the pretty Provençal town of Grasse with its famous perfumeries.
Return to the station and catch a TGV service back to Paris, where you make the easy transfer to the Gare du Nord and your Eurostar journey home.
TMR RECOMMENDS: As you are so close to the Italian border, why not visit for a few days? The famous Cinque Terre (pictured), Milan or the Italian Lakes are within easy reach in a day from Cannes.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Hôtel de la Fontaine is located close to the Promenade des Anglais in the heart of Nice, a 5-minute walk from Nice’s Old Town and right next to the beach. The air-conditioned, soundproofed rooms are furnished in a modern, classic style and include free wi-fi internet access.The buffet breakfast can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace when the weather is fine. Guests can also relax with a drink and a free newspaper in the hotel bar.
Hotel Le Canberra is situated on the Rue d’Antibes in the centre of Cannes, 5 minutes’ walk from the beach. Facilities at the hotel include a heated outdoor pool and sun terrace, a bar and a restaurant, Le Café Blanc, serving Mediterranean dishes. The bedrooms are soundproofed, with complimentary wi-fi access and air-conditioning.
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The Art Deco façade of the Hyatt Regency Palais de la Méditerranée has been a landmark of the famous Promenade des Anglais since 1929. The hotel boasts an outdoor and indoor heated swimming pool, a bar and restaurant with a terrace overlooking the sea, and 187 refurbished bedrooms.
Built in 1911, the Intercontinental Carlton is a long-standing landmark of Cannes’ famous Boulevard de la Croisette. Along with 343 elegantly furnished bedrooms, the hotel also boasts a private beach, two restaurants and two bars. A classic choice on the Cote d’Azur.