Hey guys, my name is Sophie, I am 53 and i am a private tour guide on my wonderful French Riviera. I was born in Monaco where i lived during 6 years. My parents decided to move to Nice to be closer to my grand ma (the worst idea they could have… avoiding me to meet the Prince…) So, I grew up in Nice, thinking one day i will spend my time in Monaco again…
I became tour guide when i was 30, alone with my three kids, it was first for money, but very quickly i found in that job more than a job… Every morning, day after day, doing private tour and shore excursions, i learnt to rediscover my place, my city, my area, things i forgot to see, the different blue of the medierranen sea, the unique color of the sunset, the Cornice that goes from Nice to Monaco, the incredible landscape that shows some parts the snow kissing the sea, mediaval perched villages where time seems to stop… My boss was not from France and i did not like the way he wanted us to work (in private tour , he understood expensive tour)… I missed something, like giving my heart to people coming to visit Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Saint Paul, Eze, Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer… My goal was to let to each tourist i went with in a private tour, a piece of my love for my place, an unforgatable memory.
So i left and i took the risk to open my own Private Tour company, Azur Connection, nobody to tell me how to do, just me and Greg to do like we wanted.
I want to share with you the best of The French Riviera in a private tour or a shore excursion, to make you smell the fragance of the flower market in the old Nice, to tell you about the salade Niçoise and la Socca, to drive with you on The Promenade des Anglais and tell you why it gets this name, to show you Eze like an eagle nest on the top a roc upon the sea, to explain you how and when Nice became French, to dream with you in Monaco and Monte Carlo counting you the fairy tale of the Grimaldi’s, I want to laught with you about the whim of stars coming in Cannes for the film festival, to see your amazed look in Saint Paul, to explain you why Grasse became the world capital of permume… I could write so many reasons to make you share my real passion for my job.
No matter if you stay few hours in a shore excursion or few days, you will see the best of the French Riviera, in our private tour with friends from Nice and Monaco, friends and real guide!