Touring the Provence with your licensed Guide

Discover the Provence and the French Riviera with William

My biography

Go for a friendly, custom made service with William, your guide.

I have been working as a professional guide for 12 years with great travel agencies, tour operators, cruise companies, hotels and, of course, directly with private individuals.

My pleasure is always to meet your wishes and expectations, satisfy your curiosity and help you discover and enjoy our excellent regional food and wines.

You can create your own custom tour or allow me to organize an outstanding day for you just by walk, by car or by boat ...

Enjoy the comfort of an 8 passengers air-conditioned van.

Price per vehicle with your personal driver licensed guide from Cannes / Mandelieu-La-Napoule :

Half Day minivan private tour : 390€

Full Day minivan private tour : 590€

Night minivan private tour : 390€


My Road Trips Offers

Best of French Riviera 90 € per person

Trace you way along the Mediterranean coast from Cannes and discover Antibes, the biggest marina in Europe with its luxurious yachts, charming old town with the ramparts, narrow streets, the Grimaldi Castle and the Picasso Museum.

Art and Crafts in Biot. Come and break the secret of Biot blow factory. Enjoy the technics to blow the glass with bubles and sandy colorful pigments. Then, stroll out in the old narrow streets of the village.

Nice, The Queen of the French Riviera. Drive on the Famous « Promenade des Anglais » the sea front beach. Enjoy 1 hour guided walk on Massena Place main square and in the Old town, a magic Barocco theatre atmosphere.

Saint-Paul de Vence, this old French King village has become the second most visited village in France ! It’s the cradle of Provence. Its reputation comes from the actors and artists who came there to share ideas, new art techniques and paint « in situ » on the castle ramparts built in the 16th century.

Top hills Provencal villages 90 € per person

Welcome to Grasse, the World Capital of Perfume! Grasse has led the perfume industry since the 19th century. Its social life is governed by this industry. Grasse is also the town of the Artist Painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard born in Grasse. Tour a Factory or walk in the old town for this provence sightseeing tour.

Gourdon, this lovely perched medieval village, called The Balcony of the French Riviera, is built like an eagle nest on a big alpine rock. You will see the Castle built in the IX century; admire the best panoramic view over the country side of Oriental Provence and walk through the narrow streets of the village to discover some charming souvenirs shops.

Discover Mougins with a guided walking tour in the Village, this charming old site built on a top hill offer some good panoramic view on the country side of the provence. Pablo Picasso used to live in the place for years to get his artistic inspiration ; Enjoy some cute Art galleries.

Principality of Monaco 90 € per person

Via Nice drive along the high level cliff road to discover Eze this medieval village perched at more than 1000 ft above sea level! Explore its arts workshops carved in the rock. A free guided visit of the Fragonard perfume factory is included.

Visit Monaco, the Principality of Prince Albert The Second, one of the last living Monarchies in Europe! Discover the old town, watch the changing of the guards in front of the Prince Albert’s palace, pray in the Neo-Romanesque cathedral, and study the ocean at the impressive oceanography museum with all of Jacques Cousteau’s contributions.

Drive on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit to the Monte Carlo hills, capture the feeling of the race with some photos stops at key points of the lap, the casino square, the Hotel de Paris, the speed tunnel, the Fairmont Hotel and the port.

Museums or sites entrance tickets are not included in this excursion.

Bay of Saint Tropez 90 € per person

The best way to discover St-Tropez without battling the terrible traffic jams is to drive to St Maxime (less than one hour ) where we will embark on a cruise of 15mn from a berth alongside the luxury yachts. During your free time you can shop in the famous fashion boutiques, appreciate the local atmosphere at the Provencal market on Tuesday or Saturday, and walk up the village for a breathtaking view from the castle hill.

At lunch time, choose one of the restaurants facing the sea. Go back to Cannes by the Golden Corniche driving through St-Maxime, Frejus and St-Raphaël with a last stop to enjoy the beach at the castle town of Mandelieu-La-Napoule.

Boat tickets or site entrance tickets are not included.

Golden Corniche, Esterel hills, La Napoule Castle 90 € per person

Drive on the famous « Corniche d’Or » the Golden cliff road from Cannes to Agay.

This is one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in Europe !

The Estérel hills well known for their volcanic red stones and for their wild forest of oak, Mimosa, and Maritime Pine trees. Smell the unique fragrance of the herbs of Provence all around you in the «Garrigues ».

The Château de La Napoule was built in the Middle Ages to protect the coast from North African pirate attacks. Enjoy a walk in its romantic French garden. The castle has been renovated by the American artist Henry Clews. For more info go to :

Built in the fourteenth century by the Counts of Villeneuve on the road from the waterfront, the castle Château de La Napoule and its gardens are registered historical monuments.

Napoule The castle ( Château de La Napoule ) gardens designed in 1919 consist of the main garden which opens with a large driveway to the French and three small gardens: the garden of La Mancha, the terraces of the sea and the secret garden. The alley regularly, the pool, the fountain and the well and buildings that dot the gardens, concierge, chapel, garden tower a factory, pergola and garden bridge are specifically listed as historiques monuments.

Museums or sites entrance tickets are not included in this trip.

A full day trip to Italy

Taste of Italy (: Lunch included :)

150 € per person

Reach the Italian Riviera in just one hour from Cannes, (or 30min from Nice) by way of the panoramic highway over the Alps.

Walk round the charming Italian weekend markets and discover the wealth of their leather goods (hand-bags, shoes, belts) and other local products. Sitting on a terrace, enjoy a good cappuccino at a local Cafe.

After the buzzing atmosphere of the market, drive to the quiet countryside and stop at the peaceful medieval village of Dolceaqua, famous for his roman bridge over the Nerva River. This scene was painted by the artist Claude Monet. Walking up the old town, visit the Art galleries and the castle.

Drive up to Castel Vittorio to discover real Ligurian food. Eat very well with 5 starters, 5 main courses (local meat and fresh pasta) and 5 desserts served with red wine (coffee included!) Good luck to you, if you can finish it all!

Return to France by the Italian coast and stroll around the old border town of Menton before heading back to your hotel.

Museums or sites entrance tickets are not included in this trip.


Verdon Canyon sightseeing tour 120 € per person

Drive along the famous Napoleon Route through the Alpine village of Castellane, to reach breathtaking panoramas. Here, the River Verdon has carved out the greatest and most dramatic canyon in Europe. The spectacular road along the top of the Gorge offers splendid views. Stop at « Point Sublime » to look down into the wild heart of the canyon.

Stroll along the charming village of Moustiers known for its fine pottery. The mountains in the background provide a gorgeous setting. Stop for a delicious lunch of local Provencal specialties.

Continue the excursion to the Lavender fields (only in june and july), along the Sainte Croix Lake. Return via the countryside of the Upper Var region, with its picturesque villages, farms and vineyards …

Things to do :

• rent a kayak in gorges du verdon

• elastic jump in point sublime

• summer camping

• rent a pedalo 30 minutes or one hour

• visit very pretty village as Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

The verdon sightseeing tour does not include museums or sites entrance tickets.

Aix-en-Provence Old Town & Wine tasting in the country side 120 € per person

Drive to Aix en Provence through the wild and green Var country back roads while crossing vineyards and lavender fields.

Enjoy a walking tour through the old town of Aix, the art city of Paul Cézanne. Discover the Provencal way of life strolling by the fountains, admiring old buildings and classical architecture as well as old Provencal churches.

Take in the unique Aix atmosphere, people watch from one of the many Provencal restaurant terraces. Relax for a drink or lunch.

In the afternoon, a visit to « Cézanne’s Atelier » (Cezanne’s Workshop) will be followed by a drive on the famous panoramic « Cézanne’s road » to the « Sainte Victoire » mountain which inspired 60 of Cezanne’s paintings.

Stop at a local vineyard to taste various excellent wines, meet with the winemaker on his estate. Visit the prestigious Domain and explore the cellar of Château Saint Martin, Château Sainte Roseline or Château Font du Broc les Arcs.

Wine tasting is included in this provence trip.

Does not include museums or sites entrance tickets.

Boat Trip in the Bay of Cannes

Lerins islands & Golden Corniche Price from 600 € per group

Enjoy the Bay of Cannes by the sea.

Discover the Lerins islands, Saint-Honorat and Sainte-Marguerite. Do snorkling beetween the islands in the turquoise water; then relax on the boat for a sunbath with a cup of a local rose wine.

Rent a boat your like the most and I will be your skipper :)

Saint-Paul Art village



The Outdoors activities

Possibility of carrying out many sports and cultural activities on site. The Lérins Islands and the Cap d'Antibes have many spots for practicing snorkelling, scuba diving or even sea kayaking or mountain biking in the Esterel hills.


The Hospitality service quality

Warmth and art of living characterize life in Provence. The sympathy of the local people and the French welcome will seduce you forever :)


The landscape diversity

The Mediterannée Sea, The mountains of the Alps. The diversity of Provençal landscapes offers a unique feeling that is worth the trip!

What we did not like it so much


On the roads

It is not always easy to find one's way on the roads and motorists are generally quite nervous.


the distance

Several hours of planes depending on your departure. Then a jet lag quite difficult to take for the first day of arrival.


The tourists

In Summer time, the must-see places are crowded with tourists from all over the world.

Would you like to try One of these Trips ?

We would be delighted to answer your questions about the period to be preferred, the budget to be dedicated, the equipment to be provided... Also find all our little tips that will facilitate the organization of your stay in Provence and on the French Riviera!