Provence & Riviera

From the stunning lavender fields and olive trees, the sparkling blue sea of the South, to the luminous images of this region bathed in sunshine which inspired painters and writers …

Take a deep breath and let your senses run wild as you plunge into this vibrant region and discover a mixture of idyllic villages, luxury villas and exotic gardens. With Découvertes come and explore the beauty of this Mediterranean land, where colours, scents and flavours will leave you enchanted.

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Saint Paul de Vence

Straddled between Vence, and Villeneuve Loubet, St Paul de Vence is located in the countryside behind Nice and Antibes. Many would agree that St Paul is one of the most attractive villages on the French Riviera with its spectacular stone architecture, charming cobbled streets, pretty gardens, and with a vibrant cultural life throughout the summer months. St Paul de Vence is home to a great many artists, writers and musicians, and the Fondation Maeght is one of France's leading centres of contemporary art. The gallery is set in a Provencal park boasting statues, fountains, along with art from Matisse, Braque, Bonnard and Miro. Exhibitions and concerts are organised every summer.




Villefranche-sur-Mer is a picturesque French port
set in one of  the most delightful harbours on the Mediterranean. The town is an intricate labyrinth of petite ruelles and quiet squares with the imposing Mount Boron to the East, and impressive views over the harbour and the Cap Ferrat Peninsula. Steps break up the small windy streets that give tourists that real feel of the French Riviera. The arcaded Rue Obscure is the oldest street in Villefranche where wine used to be stored. Occasional glimpses of the sea and the vast yachts treat visitors as they amble down to the fishing port. Villefranche gives you a real feeling of France; the colourful houses, the impressive walls of the ancient citadel, and busy cafes.




Valbonne is a charming Provencal village on the French Riviera in the countryside behind Antibes and Cannes. Valbonne village is laid out very simply, unlike their complex network of vias, ruelles and cul-de-sacs. The central arcaded square is the heart of the village, with people buying their provisions from boutiques, shop owners bringing in local produce from farms, and busy cafes stretching their tables out into the sun shaded square. The food and flea market adds to the feeling that you have arrived on the French Riviera with sausages, cheeses, vegetables, clothes and all sorts of foodstuffs and objects bartered on classic stalls. There are some tasty local restaurants which serve local delights such as pan fried foie gras, oven roasted sanglier, and a selection of grilled fish; the sea bream and the sea bass.




Mougins is a beautiful hill top medieval village surrounded by pine forests with delightful views over the bay of Cannes. A fortified town, Mougins still possesses traces of its ramparts and a fortified gateway dating back to the 15th Century. Mougins is home to some of the best French gastronomy to be found on the French Riviera, if not the world. Simple but unforgettable Provencale cuisine can be experienced in a number of delightful restaurants in and around Mougins. Once based in Mougins accommodation you can visit local Provencal treats such as the village of Eze with its fabulous views, and the town of Grasse where perfume was 'created'. Mougins makes for a good base for you to enjoy your Cote D Azur holiday with some of the best restaurants and art galleries on the French Riviera, as well as the prestigious Royal Mougins golf course.