FRENCH RIVIERA

The sensual je ne sais quoi of France is equally profound in the south, where flowering lavender fields infuse the Provence countryside with their overpowering perfume. Dreamy hill towns overlook the glistening blue seas. The Cote d’Azur is brilliant, with blue skies, warm sandy beaches and sparkling vistas. Whether you want to shop for antiques on the side streets of Vieux Nice or goat cheese at a hilltop village market in Provence; the home base of Nice will provide a wealth of diversions.

 

As you take a in the French Riviera you will find a land of abundance. Sea, mountains, nature, art and culture -- there is something for everyone. Arrive in Nice to the town’s broad palm-fringed avenues, of fine restaurants and outstanding museums; its spectacular quality of light has long been an inspiration for artists and musicians.  Find out for yourself why the town so enchanted so many artists.

 

Five-night accommodations in Nice overlooking the Riviera.

Welcome bottle of wine from Provence and bouquet of roses in the room upon arrival  Also visits to: Vineyard of St Jeannet, Maeght Foundation the museum of modern art at the foot of St. Paul. Do not miss Villa Ephrussi de Rotschild in St. Jean Cap Ferrat. Plus, we will provide admittance to the Matisse Chapel and  the Villa Le Rêve both in  picturesque Vence.

Don‘t leave the Cote d‘Azur without:

  • Strolling along the Promenade des Anglais; sipping an aperitif or snacking on peppery socca the food markets are irresistible: the Cours Saleya in old Nice.

  • Perched on a rocky spur near Vence, Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a fortified village renowned for its cultivation of violets.

  • Pressing your nose against pastry-shop windows or breath in the freshly made chocolates at Joel Durand Chocolatier.

  • Visit nearby Eze, a hamlet clinging to the rocky coast of the French Riviera.

  • Try a succulent Nicoise salad with a bottle of Rosé to wash it down.  Wines are fresh and fruity Côtes de Provence, Bandol, Cassis, and the rare Bellet from near by Nice.

  • Biot and Vallauris are renowned for pottery and glass. Grasse has perfume.

  • Matisse, Soutine, Chagall, Dubuffet and many other artists all had their own way of seeing and portraying its beauty and the riches it contains.

  • Dine at La Colombe d’Or — a famous artist haunt in Saint-Paul.

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