Key Dates:

Call for Papers
Summer 2008

Abstract Submittal Deadline
3 October 2008

Authors Notified,
Student Travel Grant Recipients Notified
December 2008 

Schedule Posted
January 2009

25-30 January 2009

Local Tours

Booking by you as an individual.  All tours run daily and are booked directly with Tour Azur and/or offered as information for conference participants. Refer to the ASLO Congress to receive discounted  fees.

Booking Conditions: 

Driver guided tours as described in an 8-seater, air conditioned minbus.  Door to door service as contracted.  Tour Azur cannot be responsible for weather conditions and customers lateness. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused and cannot be held liable for delays.  In the event of the driver guide not showing up 10 mins after your agreed pick-up time, please call Tour Azur standard + 33-4 93 44 88 77.  Frequent stops at panoramic sites on routes taken.  Free time to visit the site.  The drops at each site are made the nearest to the monument or pedestrian villages.  Limited walking on tours.   Tours are adapted for disabled persons where appropriate. 

Payment:  A confirmation deposit must be paid in advance. 

Contact:  Tel: 33-4 93 44 88 77
Fax:  33-4 97 07 10 22
E-mail at:

Tour 1: 

Departs from Nice at 9:00 am.  Panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron, On the Middle Comiche stop at Eze-a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama.  Guided tour of a traditional perfumery Fragonard, the true essence of Provence.

Visit the Old Town of Monaco. Time to visit the Palace – open June/Oct  7€ - the Cathedral, Cousteanuâ  Oceanographic Museum – 12.50 € pp – and see the Changing of the Palace Guards at 11:55 am.

Tour of Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit.  Free time at Casino Square: enjoy yourselves with luxurious shopping, strolling along stunning gardens, mega yachts, and chic casinos.  Drive along the spectacular coastline Lower Comiche between Nice and Monaco, which harbours typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas.  Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche. 

Tour 2:  Monaco & Monte-Carlo – 4 hours every afternoon – 49 €

Departs Nice – at 2:00 pm

Enjoy the panoramic view from Villefranche over Cap Ferrat, the Bay of Billionaires and its famous villas.

Drive along the Lower Comiche to the Old Town of Monaco.  Free time to visit the Palace – open June/Oct; the Cathedral, stunning gardens, see the Changing of the Guards at 11:55 am, Tour of the Principality following the amazing Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit!

Stop at Monte-Carlo and its luxurious casino, mega yachts, chic boutiques.

Return by Middle Comiche road and visit of the charming medieval village of Eze.

Tour 5: Panorama – 9 hrs – 75 €

Departs Nice – 9:00 am

View the whole Rivera in one day.

Travel by the seacoast road, enjoy the sea views from Cannes to Monaco, see the famous towns of  the Rivera, the designer shops of Cannes, the trendy boutiques of Juan-les-Pins, the fortified walls of Old Antibes, the colorful flower market in Nice, the fortified rock of  Eze and the glamour of the Principality of Monaco and Monte-Carlo. 

Cannes – La Croisette, Film Festival Palace and stars handprings
Antibes – Old town and Billionairs wharf and mega yachts
Nice – flower market
Eze – Medieval perched village and Gallmard perfumery
Monaco/Monte-Carlo – Palace open June/Oct, Cathedral, Old Town, Casino, Grand Prix circuit

Tour 6: Great Houses, Gracious Living – 4 hours – 53 €

Departs Nice 9:00 am & 2:00 pm

Panoramic view from Mt. Alban overlooking the bay of Villefranche 20 minute stop in the old town of Villefranche.  Drive by famous houses of celebrities in Cap Ferrat, home of kings, film stars and magnates.  Wander through the exceptional Renaissance style Rothschild Villa, entrance included, and its seven romantic gardens from French to Japanese style.  Follow the tour to Beaulieu to visit the fantasy of an aristocrat, an incredible recreated 500 BC Greek Villa Kerylos, entrance included, unique in the world!  Return by middle Comiche Road.

Tour 7: City tour of Nice – 3 hours 39 €

Departs Nice at 9:00 am

Visit the Castel Park overlooking the Bay of Angels and Old Town, site of the trading town founded by the Greeks 2700 years ago.  Drive along the harbour and admire the Genoese buildings, Comtemplate the Old in Place Garibaldi and the New along Promenade des Arts (Modern Art Museum, library, Acropolis Congress Center). Arrive in Cimiez winter home of Queen Victoria.  Stop at the Roman Arenas of Cemenelum.  Enjoy Matisse Museum, entrance not included, or walk among the olive trees, garden of the Franciscan Monastery.  Visit the extraordinary Russian Cathedral, entrance not included, the largest and most beautiful one outside Russia.  Return by Promenade des Anglais passing its famous landmarks and buildings.  End the tour with a visit to the flower market in the Old Town. 

Tour 10: Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night – Sunday-Monday – 5 hours – 49 €

Departs Nice at 7:00 pm
Departs Cannes at 6:15 pm

We drive along the seacoast road with its Medieval villages, marinas and panormanic viewpoints. Includes a drive through the medieval town of Monaco.  Drop at the Palace and free time to wander around.  Then tour the Grand Prix circuit. Stop in Monte-Carlo, free time for dinner and enjoy the chic atmosphere of Casino Square and maybe try your luck at the tables or at the slot machines!