Glamour on the French Riviera – Côte d’Azur

The French Riviera, home of the jetset, was made famous in the 19th century by royalty, then by the artists in the 20th century and remains glamourous today due to showbiz and the festival of Cannes.

A couple of days or a week in this region with it’s splendid mediterranean climate is well worth your while. To create your custom built bespoke holiday in the French Riviera, there is a vast range of excursions and activities to choose from such as :

Cannes Beach

  • A gala dinner at the casino of Monte Carlo
  • A day or more in the picturesque hillside village of Saint Paul de Vence where you can:
  1. Learn how to play the provençal game of ‘Pétanque’ with an apertif of ‘pastis’ or
  2. Follow in the footsteps of Marc Chagall who lived there for nearly 20 years and is buried there
  3. Visits and degustation( tastings) of Saint Paul wines in the vineyards, olive oils from Olive & Co, chocolates from the chocolatier of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence – Joël Durand
  4. Participate in a cooking class
  5. Visit nearby hill-top villages such as Tourettte-sur-Loup or Gourdon
  • Visit the historical medieval village of Eze
  • Create your own perfume, visit the historical town of Grasse and its famous perfume factories – Fragonard, Molinard & Galimard
  • Visit the ‘Domaine de Manon’, which cultivates the May rose and jasmine grandiflorum used for the creation of the Dior perfumes.
  • Visit the old town of Cannes with the district of Le Suquet and the gourmet food shops on the pedestrian street of Rue Meynadiere
  • Go shopping on ‘La Croisette’ in Cannes where you will find the cities haute couture boutiques
  • Take a boat ride to the Lerin islands opposite the bay of Cannes
  • Go out and enjoy the nightlife in St Tropez
  • Visit the hill-top villages of Ramatuelle and Gassin and one or two of their vineyards