We create unique private tours and shore excursions on the French Riviera

Azur Connection was created in 2007 by Greg.

Being a native from Villefranche-sur-Mer, in the heart of the French Riviera, a little fishermen’s village located right between Nice and Monaco and facing the world-famous Cap Ferrat, I grew up in the valley outside Nice and started to discover the cities of the Côte d’Azur as a young boy with my parents and family, later on as a teenager with my friends.

Great things that I liked to do was going to see the Nice Carnaval festivities in February such as the Menton lemon festival, the Monaco palace with its guards and its Oceanic Cousteau museum, the Monte-Carlo luxurious cars was to me something special as my father was a professional sport car mechanic whom attended Monaco Formula One Grand Prix for more than 10 years, we were also always amazed in May to enjoy the Cannes film festival to meet movie actors and actresses or French TV celebrities walking along La Croisette Boulevard, on the other side we have the peaceful mountain part with amazing views over the Mediterranean sea and authentic perched and eagle nest villages.

Today I seize each opportunity to share this with my kids and try to have them falling in love with both sea and mountains patrimony and activities.

All of my student’s jobs in Nice were already placing me in contact with tourists, without being really aware of this it probably focused me on that destiny since this time, for sure meeting people led my professional and personal way on being a professional tour guide today on the French Riviera.

Every time I mention my after studies first job outside of Nice, outside of France, and far from being a tour guide on the French Riviera, I always have the same full of surprises answer: ” how did you end up in Idaho, United States?”
Alright… after studying corporate public relations, I had one of the best opportunity of my life, something that I secretly always wished, to go live in United States, working for the famous Sun Valley ski resort for two years in Idaho as a restaurant and banquet manager.

I loved it because it was so different from my French Riviera home place and also another exclusive, rich and famous place to be…that was back in 2002, and I seized each opportunity to visit most of the west side coast and different country states as well, it was outstanding, especially Yellowstone Park.

What Makes the Difference from others Private Tours ?

When I came back to Nice, I went back to school to be graduated as a French professional tour guide and lecturer in English and Spanish, then I started to work as a tour guide in different tour companies and quickly decided to face a new challenge by opening a tour guide company that will look more like me, which means showing my region as a local to my clients and make sure they feel as with friends, all along their stay, not just when they are with me for the tour.

Providing private professional guided tours today for shore excursions or visitors staying in various hotels in Cannes, Monaco or Nice is obviously the greatest and most enjoyable job that suit me, as natural and sincere I can be, it pushes me on being exceptionally great every day because my guest deserves so much coming from so far to discover our region, I only have one day to stay in their memories for a very long time, showing you the best places around the French Riviera.
For 16 years now I am specialized in providing private tours on the French Riviera which mean that I adjust my tours with your requests and wishes, I have had a lot of unique and very interesting request that I will always remember because of sharing unique life moments, such as wedding, engagement, marriage proposal and less fun but still very personal going on the footsteps of the former soldiers who fell during Second World War battles.

From the Grand Classic to unique experiences, including first time visitors and kids friendly, my programs can be customize also as multiday tours for you to enjoy, discover and understand South of France today and past history, patrimony and heritages monuments, gastronomy and life style.

Today, our team of guide driver is bilingual, local born and raised to strive to provide full satisfaction to our customers.


French Riviera Private Tour

No matter if you stay few hours in a shore excursion or few days, you will see the best of the French Riviera with our private tour between Nice, Cannes and Monaco

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