You’ve probably seen the flyers lying around in the tourist office – and the French Riviera pass is actually a pretty good deal; if you know where to go! There are plenty of museums that are already posted on this blog, and with the French Riviera Pass, these are free of charge! So here’s a few suggestions of how you can use the pass, and what is free with the pass. Here is what you should have on your FRENCH RIVIERA BUCKET LIST:
- Various museums in Nice offer you free entrance with the pass. Let’s say you’ve only got one day, you choose option #1: 24hrs for EUR 26. A fun thing to try for free is the segway with Mobileboard. Instead of EUR 17 you pay nothing 🙂 You can also get a guided tour in English or French (booking is required) and the tour leaves from 5, Promenade des Anglais on Saturdays, at 9:30.
- Option two could be to visit things that are near Nice, so let’s say you take the bus to Villa Rothchild, and visit the Villa Kerylos that is just off the peninsula of St Jean Cap Ferrat, in Beaulieu. Option #2 lasts 48hrs and you pay EUR 38 per person. This also gives you time to go to the Observatory above Nice, free of charge. As well as the prettiest place in the entire French Riviera; the Exotic Garden of Eze. Just visit these four, and you’ve got your money back. Of course, you can do more in 2 days. For example, take the Free Mini Cruise with Trans-Cote-d’Azur, around the Cape of Nice and the Bay of Angels. Booking for the 1hour cruise is required, and it leaves twice a day; at 11:00 and 15:00.
- #3 is for 72 hours (EUR 56), and you can visit Monaco’s museum of Oceanography, and the Islands in front of the coast of Cannes, again – for free! To travel between the two is easiest by train. Sncf services run quite regularly. There is even a train that goes from Grasse to Ventimiglia (Italy). If you want to escape the crowds in the cities, why don’t you drive to the Mercantour? In Park Alpha you can visit the wolves. This natural resort is very different from the seaside nature and sentiers littorales (coastal walks). Definitely worth visiting at least once. Last but not least, when in France…. winetasting! In the hills you can find the vineyards of Bellet, you can go to Domaine de Toasc and ask for a guided tour. Beware that they are closed on Mondays and Sundays, as well as public holidays, but other than that, open daily from 14:30 to 17:30. English and French spoken.
*Keep in mind, your Riviera pass you can get at tourist offices, but it can also be delivered if you buy it online*