MOUGINS. As soon as you arrive in the village, you will succumb to the charm of its small, carefully flowered streets lined with beautiful old village houses. Beautiful doors, stones restored with taste, windows cleverly highlighted … wherever your gaze will be, the wonder of detail will follow! The imprint of the past subtly preserved, the harmony of colors and the quality of light have attracted many artists and celebrities who chose to stay in Mougins, including Picasso (who spent the last 15 years of his life), Man Ray, Winston Churchill, Christian Dior , Edith Piaf.
Guided tour of the historic village of GRASSE. Since the seventeenth century, the city has been considered the world capital of perfume. You will love the winding alleys, often in staircase, and you will also come across singing fountains and quaint squares with inviting café terraces, vaulted passageways, freshly painted red ocher or yellow facades . We will not miss the Cathedral Notre-Dame du Puy, Romanesque-Provencal style: built in the 13th century, and often reworked. Inside, three canvases by Rubens.
GOURDON village: Ranked one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France and true medieval fortress, Gourdon overlooks the lush Valley of the Wolf.
Place Victoria, listed in 1940, unfolds an exceptional panorama of 80 km of coast unveiling the Mediterranean, from Nice to Theoule! On the road of flavors and scents, the village has kept an authentic charm with its 12th century Romanesque church and a 9th century castle. In its heart, the lively streets, the Provencal houses, the numerous craftsmen and the quality of its reception make it one of the most appreciated places of the region.
After lunch the picturesque panorama continues with a stop in a lavender field, and your trip will take you through a scenic route in the Gorge du Loup featuring canyons, and other stunning natural features of the region.
ST PAUL DE VENCE, the pearl of Provence . Is one of the most-preserved and prettiest medieval villages in the region. The quality of life, (art of living) and exceptional light has inspired many famous painters, writers and poets… You will stroll through picturesque narrow streets which are lined with flowers of jasmine roses and many other natural beauty, plus 40 art galleries as well as typical shops with traditional products of the region.
The French and Italian Riviera in one holiday may sound decadent, but the Italian border is only 40 minutes from Nice so it would be a shame not to indulge ! Most visitors head to Ventimiglia or San Remo to see the basic markets, but they generally miss the Italian Riviera’s true gems.
You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning in mini air-conditioned van and leave the frenetic city for the hills of the Provencal countryside. We will cross the famous village of Grace capital of the world of perfumes to continue on the famous road Napoleon in direction of the village of Castellane for our first stop.
Typical architecture of Provencal Romanesque art the monastery of Saint Paul, appears in the landscape thanks to its beautiful Romanesque bell tower with two floors of square plan topped with a pyramidal roof.