Walk down the hill for a meal
Peymeinade is blessed with several restaurants and a good range of shops. A weekly market is held on Monday morning so you can stock up with fresh produce for the week. It is walking distance (approx 1.2km), remembering that it is uphill on the way back!
Anyone for tennis?
There are tennis courts in Peymeinade so don't forget to pack your racquets if you are keen tennis players.
Other sports activities nearby...
include horse riding and golf. In fact golfers are spoilt for choice, with four superb courses in the Grasse area.
Day at the beach
The nearest beaches are at Mandelieu la Napoule, which are great family beaches with plenty of amenities on hand. Or you could try Théoule sur Mer and the surrounding area, which offers smaller and usually less busy beaches. Water skiing is on offer at Théoule.
Perfumeries and Perfume Museum
Grasse is internationally renowned for its perfume production, and offers ample opportunity to sample and buy perfumes and a wide variety of fragranced goods as well as discovering the origins of perfume making at the Fragonard, Molinard or Galimard perfume factories or at the fascinating Musée International de la Parfumerie.
Art and History Museum
Discover the local history of the Provence region through everything from faïence pottery to toys, furniture, costumes and paintings, at the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire in Grasse.
Lac de Saint-Cassien
Take the Draguignan road south-west from Peymeinade, then left onto the Route du Lac for a scenic drive along the shore of Lake St Cassien. Stop off for lunch at a lakeside restaurant, and for an active afternoon hire a canoe or pedalo and go out on the water.
Family day out
Espace Marineland, just outside of Antibes, is a marine park with over 4000 animals, including a tropical reef aquarium, a shark tunnel, polar bears and penguins, and shows of sea lions, orcas and dolphins. On the same site, there is also the Aquasplash water park, the ‘Far West’ theme park and Adventure Golf. Plus plenty of play areas, picnic spots and restaurants.
at the Cours Honoré Cresp in the centre of Grasse, every Wednesday morning throughout the year.
Parc Zoologique de Fréjus
Built in 1971, this Zoological Parc stretches over a vast 20 hectares, which can visited either by foot or in the car. It boasts over 110 different species of mammals, reptiles and birds, and is a fantastically entertaining and educational day out for all the family.
One of the most luxurious and prestigious destinations on the Côte d'Azur, Cannes is easily accessible at about 35 minutes' drive from Peymeinade, and offers a wide variety of activities for everyone. It is best known for its fashionable designer boutiques and being home to the famous annual Film Festival, which brings an influx of stars and celebrities every May. However, venture deeper into Cannes' older quarters to discover an area teeming with character, a labyrinth of winding cobbled passageways and tiny streets leading down to the Old Port, whilst enjoying the beautiful Mediterranean climate, dominated by sea, sand and sun.
Tour of the 'villages perchés'
Enjoy a drive via the hilltop villages of Cabris, Valbonne, Vence, Eze, La Turbie
Check out the yachts at Mandelieu, Cannes, Juan les Pins or Antibes.
Children (and energetic adults) may like to tackle a treetop adventure course of rope swings, nets, bridges etc. There is one in St Cézaire, next to the caves, or 'Canyon Forest' on the coast at Villeneuve-Loubet.
Many famous painters and sculptors have been inspired by the light and landscape of this region, so it is no surprise that it is blessed with art galleries and museums. To name a few: the Matisse Museum and the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Nice, the Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer, the Fondation Maeght in St-Paul-de-Vence and the Picasso Museum in Antibes.
Take to the air!
The adventurous among you may like to try gliding at the nearby Aérodrome just south of Fayence - a unique way to enjoy the mountain and sea views of the Côte d'Azur.
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