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La Colombe d’Or – Saint Paul de Vence
La Colombe d’Or – Saint Paul de Vence
La Colombe d’Or – Saint Paul de Vence

La Colombe d’Or – Saint Paul de Vence

La Colombe d'Or is a true masterpiece of the Riviera; it used to be attended by famous artists like Matisse and Chagall in the first half of the 20th Century. Today, the myth is still alive and you will feel the presence of art in every detail. Despite the glamorous reputation of the place, the kitchen serves the best of the simple Provencal specialities. Al fresco lunch and dinner are experiences you will not forget. 20 km away from the hotel – 30’ drive. For further information or to book a table e-mail us.

Le Bistrot d’Antoine – Nice
Le Bistrot d’Antoine – Nice
Le Bistrot d’Antoine – Nice

Le Bistrot d’Antoine – Nice

Le Bistrot d'Antoine is often described as one of the best bistros of Nice. It actually deserves its reputations as the simple yet tasty cuisine never fails, the staff are always friendly in a genuine way and the overall atmosphere is reliably jovial.  Considering its location at the heart of the Vieux Nice (Old town of Nice), prices are very reasonable. 25 km away from the hotel - 45' drive. For further information or to book a table, e-mail us.

Monaco
Monaco
Monaco
Monaco

Monaco

The Principality of Monaco is located between the French towns of Cap d'Ail and Roquebrune Cap Martin. It is one of those magic glamorous places that has a world wide reputation. There is sun here almost all the time, and fabulous parks and gardens have been laid out throughout the city. There are sumptuous boutiques with the latest fashions, palacial luxury hotels, and very chic restaurants. The cultural and sports centers are fitted out to perfection.

Everywhere you look there are long limousines gliding, or little Porsches zipping around the famous curves of Formula One Grand Prix. This is Monaco!

This perfect little Paradise is one of the "IN" places for the international jet set and the very famous. It is also the best place to see and be seen. 46 Km away from the hotel - 45' drive.

La Réserve de Nice
La Réserve de Nice
La Réserve de Nice

La Réserve de Nice

With its wide picture windows overlooking the entrance of Nice harbour, La Réserve de Nice offers an elegant, modern, sophisticated atmosphere where you will discover creative dishes inspired by the rhythm of the sea waves. As soon as the fine weather arrives, its terrace is a delightful place to enjoy the total-blue of the Mediterranean. At sunset, the little tables on the balcony deliver pure romance. 26 km away from the hotel - 50' drive. For further information or to book a table, e-mail us.

La Chèvre d’Or – Eze Village
La Chèvre d’Or – Eze Village
La Chèvre d’Or – Eze Village

La Chèvre d’Or – Eze Village

La Chèvre d'Or is one of the most mythical places of the French Riviera. Perched on a hill top at the heart of the fairytale village of Eze, it offers breathtaking views on the sea, the Cap Ferrat and the Italian coasts. The culinary experience is declined into four different restaurats: at La Chèvre d'Or, awarded with two Michelin Stars, you will find the best France has to offer in terms of quality and service. Les Rempars is the best spot for a classic lunch under the sun of the French Riviera and, last but not least, Le Café du Jardin is the ideal place for a quick lunch in a relaxed, informal garden. 46 km away from the hotel – 45’ drive. For further information or to book a table, e-mail us.

The Italian Riviera
The Italian Riviera
The Italian Riviera
The Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera

La Riviera italienne, mieux connue sous le nom de Riviera des Fleurs, est la terre des couleurs, du soleil, du ciel bleu et du printemps éternel. Des fleurs multicolores décorent les parterres et jardins.

Balzi Rossi est un village près de la frontière française; vous pouvez y visiter des grottes spectaculaires où l'homme paléolithique avait pour habitude de vivre. Non loin de là, vous pourrez trouver les jardins luxuriants de la Villa Hanbury, avec une grande variété de plantes succulentes.

Le passage dans l'arrière-pays vous permettra de visiter plusieurs villages comme Dolceacqua, avec l'ancien château de la famille Doria, et Apricale, un village perché sur le flanc de la montagne, caractérisé par des « carrugi » étroits (c’est-à-dire des ruelles escarpées qui sont typiques de la Ligurie), des ateliers d'artistes et des fresques qui ornent les maisons. Cervo, un peu plus loin, est un beau village perché au sommet d'une colline surplombant la mer. Ne le manquez pas! Dans le village de Bordighera, vous trouverez la palmeraie la plus au nord d'Europe et des villas qui datent de l’époque liberty (XIXème siècle).

Sanremo est certainement l'une des plus célèbres petites villes de la Riviera ligure. Dans le passé, elle été fréquentée par l'aristocratie européenne de la Belle Epoque. Les années d'or ont maintenant disparu, mais la ville reste un endroit agréable, surtout pour le shopping, avec un climat agréable toute l'année. Dans la rue centrale (Via Roma), à proximité du casino, vous trouverez toutes les meilleures marques italiennes. Juste derrière le casino, vous trouverez la vieille ville, nommée "Pigna", en fait un groupement de maisons sur la colline, avec plusieurs petites boutiques typiques.

A 55/75 km de l’hôtel - 50'/1h15' en voiture.

Sporting Summer Festival – Monte Carlo – July and August

The Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival is one of the highlights of the summer months on the French Riviera. The programme is always ultra rich, with the most celebrated stars performing on the stage of the famous opened-roof ballroom.

The Program:

  • 4th of July: Charlie Winston
  • 5th of July: Vanessa Paradis
  • 11th of July: Seal: The Australian Pink Floyd Show
  • 12th of July: Mélodie Gardot
  • 13th of July: The Beach Boys - Soirée Fight Aids
  • 26th of July: John Legend
  • 27th of July: Kirkorov
  • 1st of August: Ragheb Alama
  • 2nd of August: Sting
  • 9th of August: Loboda
  • 10th of Augusts:  Enrique Iglesisas
  • From the 15th to the 19th of August: Cirque du Soleil
For further information on the concerts or to book your tickets, e-mail us.
Belles Rives “Become an Artist” Experience
Belles Rives “Become an Artist” Experience
Belles Rives “Become an Artist” Experience
Belles Rives “Become an Artist” Experience
Belles Rives “Become an Artist” Experience

Belles Rives “Become an Artist” Experience

BE PICASSO FOR A DAY

With this activity, you will become Picasso for a moment and get into his head with the help of a local artist, teacher and creative guide. The guide will take you on this authentic creative journey of the Picasso Museum in Antibes and will help you to see it differently. The visit lasts approximately two hours. One hour discovering the art and views in the Museum. The other learning how to draw and paint in Picasso's style. You will be immersed into sketching and drawing with the unique view of the Sea and the Medieval atmosphere of the Châteeau Grimaldi (former house of the Grimaldi noble family - now Picasso Museum. Through looking and making connections using found materials, you will be encouraged to discover your inner artist whilst having a whole lot of fun at the same time. You will be able to take your work of art away with you. A memory of Antibes!

PAINTING WONDERS IN RENOIR’S GARDEN

The Renoir museum is placed in the heart of a beautiful estate in Cagnes sur Mer, planted with olive and citrus trees offering a breathtaking view down the Cap d'Antibes called “Domaine des Colettes”. In the morning, you will be able to take a lovely creative pause with an art instructor, who will  show you the basics of acrylic technique. You will be painting the surroundings of the beautiful Renoir's garden with the guidance of local artist. After the morning session, you will be able to enjoy a tasty picnic, made by Provencal flavors and specialties. After that,  you can even go into Renoir's studio and see his brushes and the colors that were the last on his pallet.

For further information, write us an-email.

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE AT THE VILLA EPHRUSSI

Step inside the magnificent gardens for a leisurely stroll and awake your inner artist! Inspiration abounds in every detail of the neat landscape design and intriguing sculptures. Your art instructor will help you capture some of the magic through sketching and watercolour painting. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is also called villa Île de France. It was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah and built between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Beatrice de Rothschild. She filled the mansion with antique furniture, old master paintings, sculptures, artworks and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain. The villa is surrounded by nine gardens, each on a different theme: Florentine, Spanish, Garden à la française, exotic, a stone garden, a Japanese garden, a rose garden, Provençal... The garden was conceived in the form of a ship, to be viewed from the loggia of the house, which was like the bridge of a vessel, with the sea visible on all sides. It was inspired by a voyage the Baroness made on the liner Île de France, and the villa was given that name. The thirty gardeners who maintained the garden were dressed as sailors, with berets with red pom-pom.

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – September 28th to October 6th

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – September 28th to October 6th

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez is the major sailing event of the French Riviera and it will take place in Saint Tropez from September 28th to October 6th. You will be able to find a selection of the finest traditional and modern yachts in the world. A number of top-flight skippers and racers, from the offshore racing scene to the America’s Cup, will be competing in Saint-Tropez. The "Village des Voiles" is open to racers and to public everyday from 9 am to 9 pm.

Anthéa, the theatre of Antibes and Our Highlights
Anthéa, the theatre of Antibes and Our Highlights
Anthéa, the theatre of Antibes and Our Highlights
Anthéa, the theatre of Antibes and Our Highlights

Anthéa, the theatre of Antibes and Our Highlights

Since some years, the town of Antibes - Juan-les-Pins has a beautiful new theatre, named Anthéa. During the year, you will be able to enjoy a variety of shows that combines drama, comedy, opera and musical. Among our favorites, this season we suggest:
  • Gad Elmaleh - D'Ailleurs - 6th and 7th of July
  • Depadieu chante Barbara - 3rd and 4th of November
  • Macbeth - 12th and 14th of March
  • Patrick Bruel - Acoustique - 16th and 17th of March
To download the full programme of the theatre click here. To sererve your tickets or for further information, e-mail us.
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