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French Riviera Arts & Crafts Private Tour

by Riviera Discovery Tours
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The vibrant arts and crafts scene of Provence is rich in tradition. Meet the locals who successfully preserve an ancestral know-how by combining heritage with technology. Discover the ceramics of Vallauris, the glassworks of Biot, the perfumery in Grasse, and an olive oil mill in Valbonne.

Pottery tradition in Vallauris dates back to the Gallo-Roman period. Stop by a ceramic workshop and admire the subtle combination of beautiful shapes, the fine drawings, and their vivid colors. Then travel to Biot, a hub for artisanal glassworks. Marvel at the incredible work of these craftsmen: sumptuous bottles, jugs, and glasses, all made using traditional mouth-blown techniques that ensure each creation's uniqueness.

The hilltop town of Grasse has been known as the world's perfume capital since the 17th century. Surrounded by fields of rose, jasmine, tuberose, and mimosa, the charming medieval city remains at the center of the scent world today. Visit a perfume factory and listen to the passionate guide explaining how they extract the fragrances from the flowers, concentrate them into essential oils, and then develop them into perfumes.

Lastly, nestled into a foothill amid the olive trees of Valbonne lies an old mill; run by the seventh generation of the same family, it's produced olive oil since the 19th century. See the giant water wheel still attached to the mill building, admire the solid granite wheels, and listen to insider stories from your expert host.

The vibrant arts and crafts scene of Provence is rich in tradition. Meet the locals who successfully preserve an ancestral know-how by combining heritage with technology. Discover the ceramics of Vallauris, the glassworks of Biot, the perfumery in Grasse, and an olive oil mill in Valbonne.

Pottery tradition in Vallauris dates back to the Gallo-Roman period. Stop by a ceramic workshop and admire the subtle combination of beautiful shapes, the fine drawings, and their vivid colors. Then travel to Biot, a hub for artisanal glassworks. Marvel at the incredible work of these craftsmen: sumptuous bottles, jugs, and glasses, all made using traditional mouth-blown techniques that ensure each creation's uniqueness.

The hilltop town of Grasse has been known as the world's perfume capital since the 17th century. Surrounded by fields of rose, jasmine, tuberose, and mimosa, the charming medieval city remains at the center of the scent world today. Visit a perfume factory and listen to the passionate guide explaining how they extract the fragrances from the flowers, concentrate them into essential oils, and then develop them into perfumes.

Lastly, nestled into a foothill amid the olive trees of Valbonne lies an old mill; run by the seventh generation of the same family, it's produced olive oil since the 19th century. See the giant water wheel still attached to the mill building, admire the solid granite wheels, and listen to insider stories from your expert host.

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French Riviera Arts & Crafts Private Tour

Activity Location

Grasse

Grasse

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Cannes City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Cannes


Highlights

  • Lovely pottery made with ancestral techniques in Vallauris

  • Incredible mouth-blown glass art & creations in Biot

  • Perfume-making process in the medieval city of Grasse

  • Charming, traditional mill & olive oil tasting in Valbonne

  • Knowledgeable guide & personal attention of a private tour


Inclusions

  • Private guided tour to local factories

  • Bottled water

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Cannes hotel


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • Maximum group size is 8 people.