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Art of the Cote D'Azur

Nice 5 nights Price from £1,998 per person
Departs: 17 Oct 2023
Departs: 17 Oct 2023

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French artists began to discover the attractions of the Côte d’Azur and the iridescent quality of the region’s dazzling light towards the end of the 19th century. Monet was the first artist to be lured to the Riviera, arriving there in 1885. Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and many more soon followed him. The simple villages they painted may have turned into smart resorts but the light and beauty have not changed and still inspire artists today.



ART & GARDENS OF THE CÔTE D’AZUR - Combined tours – ten nights

For those who wish to combine the exceptional art and wonderful gardens of the French Riviera, the two tours "Art of the Cote d'Azur" & "Gardens of the Riviera" run consecutively.  A number of clients enjoy the opportunity to book both together.  

The price to join both tours in the spring is £3,675. Single supplement £690. 

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Five nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Two dinners
  • One Lunch
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer


  • Day 1 - Hotel

    We fly from London to Nice and transfer to the Hôtel Apollinaire in the centre of Nice. 
  • Day 2 - Marc Chagall Museum

    We begin our tour with a visit to the Marc Chagall Museum. When it opened it was originally intended to hold the 17 canvases of The Biblical Message, which depict scenes from Genesis, Exodus and The Song of Solomon. Today, it holds many other works by the artist, primarily those inspired by religion. During the afternoon we go to Vence to see the Chapel of the Rosary, an ambitious project which took Matisse more than four years to complete.
  • Day 3 - St-Paul-de-Vence

    We drive to St-Paul-de-Vence today to visit the Maeght Foundation with its stunning collection of works by Picasso, Miró, Hepworth and many others. Later we go to the Hôtel Colombe d’Or for lunch and view their own collection of works.
  • Day 4 - Musée Matisse

    We visit the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain and then in the afternoon the Musée Matisse where the talents of this artist can be enjoyed to the full. Here we see not just his paintings but also sculptures, ceramics and stained glass.
  • Day 5 - Antibes

    We visit the Château Grimaldi in Antibes. Most of the paintings by Picasso on display were donated to the town by the artist. Afterwards we go to Le Cannet where Pierre Bonnard lived for many years. The town was the driving force in establishing a museum dedicated to the artist’s work, and in 2011 the Musée Bonnard opened in the Hôtel Saint-Viannay. The collection is constantly being expanded and in February 2014 the artist’s ‘L’Amandier’ was added to the impressive collection.
  • Day 6 - Flight

    We drive to Nice airport for the flight to London.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
Depart London Heathrow 11.25 arrive Nice 14.35
Depart Nice 15.35 arrive London Heathrow 16.30

NB: We can offer alternative flights from many UK airports – please tell us if you would prefer to fly from your local airport.

Departure Dates and Prices

17 Oct 2023

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Price from£1998

Single Supp.£390

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Recent Testimonials

Art of the Cote d'Azur

By Mr & Mrs W, Surrey, 07 February 2019

Our tour leader was very kind and very knowledgeable about everything. We enjoyed the trip very much. 

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Art of the Cote d'Azur

By Mrs B, Surrey, 07 February 2019

This was an excellent tour - the art programme was outstanding. Really super. 

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