The Riviera – its evershining sun – its enchanting beaches, and most of all, its hinterland – all this combined, make a true place of well-being, authenticity, tastes and smells which keep attracting visitors.
Whether you come to Provence Côte d’Azur for tourism or for business, for the Cannes Festival or for Conferences such as the MIP, or the Cannes MIDEM, do not miss the visit of ancient villages around Auribeau s/Siagne, Grasse and its exquisite perfumes, Tourettes sur Loup and its sweet violets, Pont du Loup and its world-renowned FLORIAN sweetshop – or still Sophia Antipolis and Saint Paul de Vence –
If you are the sporty sort, numerous golf courses and trekking outings are also available.
A few minutes’ from your guests’ house, you can spot many villages perched on the Esterel Massif – among which Mons, a XIth century belvedere village, Tanneron, and its February-blooming mimosa forests, Fayence with both its market and its European gliding center, St Paul en Floret and of course the world-renowned Gorges du Verdon – for a day’s outing.The Generous breakfasts are frequently served on the vast sunny terrace above the pool, overlooking the panoramic view over the Esterel and the Tanneron Forests, or in the charming dining room.
With some 100 museums and monuments, 500 music festivals, over 3700 cultural shows, the Riviera invites you and seduces you round the year. For nature and history lovers, remember the Mercantour Park, the Vallée des Merveilles, Cagnes Castle, Antibes Fort, the Napoleon Road, Valbonne Village and Abbey, the Church at Notre-Dame de Eze, or St Michel Basilica in Menton.
150 galleries, the potters from Vallauris or the glass-blowers from Biot are expecting art and crafts lovers – while the Marineland Sea Park in Antibes, the oceanographic museum in Monaco or such festivities as the Nice Carnival just enchant families.
Ranging from bio inn-farms, to restaurants specialized in typical Provencal tables or to high-ranking tables – all sorts of palate subtleties are available. Better still, subscribe off season, and with Chef Philippe especially coming to the Mas to teach you how to cook, take some Provencal cooking lessons.