Saint Paul de Vence

Shore excursion from port of Cannes or Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

  • Duration 5h
  • Activity level medium

What you'll do

Upon arrival of your cruise the guide will be waiting for you in port, identified with a SHORE2SHORE sign.

We will begin our walk through the petanque game area impregnated with the presence of Yves Montand and Lino Ventura. There you will find the “Colombe d’Or”, a hotel-restaurant built after the First World War which evokes the memories of disappeared artists such as Chagall, Léger, Braque, Bonnard, or Miró. They have left works that transformed this restaurant into a true museum. In front of this symbol of the artistic life of St. Paul, you will be able to see the walls built by François de Saint Rémy Mandon, Francois I's military engineer. Porte Royale adorned with a cannon from the s. XVI and, from here, we will arrive at the Nice Gate.

We will have an exceptional view of the Cap d'Antibes, the mountain and the Gardettes, a wooded hill. Marc Chagall's grave in the heart of a beautiful Provencal cemetery recalls the artist's commitment to this city where he settled in 1966 and worked tirelessly until his death on March 28, 1985.

We will then cross the town through the rue Grande with its art galleries and shops selling local products. We will also see its "Pontis" (houses built on an arch over the street) and its fountains, classified as a historical monument. We will continue to the collegiate church, built in the s. XIII, which has been modified over time. Here we can admire one of the most beautiful treasures of the Alpes-Maritimes whose centerpiece is the "dome".

To end the journey away from the city, on the road to La Colle-sur-Loup, there is an unavoidable appointment with a place of international art: the Fondation Maeght. Aimé Maeght, The famous Art Dealer and his wife Margaret have dedicated their lives to promoting contemporary art.

After this tour, return to the port and farewell.



HEADPHONES:  4USD (Optional for children younger than 12)



  • Level: Easy/Panoramic/cultural
  • Comfortable footwear is recommended.
  • Due to the irregularities of the terrain (stairs, narrow streets and steep slopes) this tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility, people who require the use of a wheelchair or travel with baby strollers.
  • If route requires modification due to an unexpected event, we will not provide any type of full or partial refund. Instead, we will prove a similar itinerary route option that will be applicable to the same initial route fare paid.

Meeting point


PLEASE note that the cruise ship will not dock at the port, it will anchor outside of the port.

An assisting ferry will be used to take passengers from cruise to land and back. This assisting ferries have a 60-80 passenger capacity. One assisting ferry leaves every 10-15 minutes and takes about 25 minutes to dock at port.

PLEASE try to get to the port as soon as possible to avoid tour delays, we recommend to coordinate ahead of time with onboard cruise line personnel to guarantee space on first ferry.


Our guide will be waiting for you outside of the port terminal in the PARKING QUAI LAUBEUF identified with a sign.

Please do not attempt to find the bus by yourself, just wait at the meeting location. Please locate our personnel and they will guide you to the bus.

Punctuality is very much appreciated since port police only allows a 30-minutes window to pick up passengers at the parking location.



From the port of Cannes
Year Groups Price
2023 Group of 19 people 1340.0 €
2023 Group of 27 people 1360.0 €
2023 Group of 55 people 1390.0 €
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