Monet in Italy

A passion for the Italian Riviera

It took no longer than a few minutes. It didn’t take longer for Monet to fall in love with the Italian Riviera.

It may not take much longer for you. We chose to follow the footsteps of the impressionist master to discover the magic of the Riviera’s italian side which, as you will discover, starts before the border.

A program, off the beaten tracks, for discerning travelers.

Dolceacqua, Bordighera & Menton

The Italian Riviera is gorgeous, but for some mysterious reasons people tend to visit its less attractive aspects.

That won’t be the case in BORDIGHERA, the old town that Monet loved so much is full of charm, while the Belle époque district developped for the elegant european clientele of the time, compete with the most beautiful part of the French Riviera.

DOLCEACQUA, famous for its bridge painted by Monet, embodies all the north of Italy, it is not only splendid, it’s also very impressive to visit.

Of course MENTON, the “pearl of France” is not in Italy, but looking at the old town, walking the historic streets and its world famous baroque square, you’ll probably consider that it’s the best postal card of Italy you could imagine.

From the Eillen Gray E-1027 villa on the CAP MARTIN, to the Rothschild villa and gardens on the CAP FERRAT, passing by the Kerylos villa in BEAULIEU, the collection of Belle Epoque villas on the CAP D’AIL and in MONACO or the Le Corbusier cabin, you will go through 150 years of architectural history.

« Color is my daily obssession, my job and my torment » – Claude Monet

Archi-tour French Riviera - Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild - E-1027


  • Bordighera
  • Monet painting path
  • Dolceacqua
  • Menton


  • Wine tasting in Dolceacqua
  • Cocteau museum
  • Serre de la Madone garden
  • Hanbury garden


  • Private tour
  • 8 hours
  • Guide-driver
  • Tailor made program
  • All inclusive
  • From Nice or Monaco
  • Cultural tour