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.
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.
One of the most luxurious and prestigious destinations on the Côte d'Azur, Cannes is easily accessible at only 30 minutes drive from Spéracèdes, 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.
Venture to Nice
A 45 minute drive will take you the capital of the French Riviera, the city of Nice, a veritable goldmine for lovers of culture, art, retail and cuisine. As well as offering a wealth of culinary delights at the many restaurants and cafés that line the sun-soaked streets, Nice is a feast for the senses with its daily markets offering an abundance of flowers, local produce and Provençal crafts. In addition, the city is a must-visit for cultural enthusiasts, with over twenty museums and galleries, and was home and inspiration to the world famous modernist artist Henri Matisse for over 30 years.
Anyone for golf?
For the keen golfer, there is plenty to keep you happy, with three golf courses all between 10 and 25 minutes drive away. Golf du Claux Amic and Golf de la Grande Bastide are both situated around the Grasse area. If you want to indulge in the very best golfing experience, the tree-lined fairways and sweeping velvet greens of the Golf de Saint-Donat provide high quality golfing in a beautiful location, and is only 20 minutes drive from Spéracèdes.
Monaco is a city in the fast lane, literally. Hosting one of the most famous race tracks in the world, Monaco is a hub of life and colour. Whether you choose to amble down the decking of the dockside, where hundreds of shining white yachts bob in the sparkling blue water, or stroll down the shop filled streets, you're sure to feel like a star. Monaco is most famous for both its celebrity status and its glamorous Monte Carlo Casino. With palm trees and tinkling fountains dotted everywhere you look, it's as close to a metropolitan paradise as you could hope to be.
Lac de Saint-Cassien
Take the Draguignan road south-west from Spéracèdes, 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.
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 Cote d'Azur.
Take cookery lessons
at Les Apprentis Gourmets in Cannes. Learn to cook authentic cuisine française!
Family day out to Espace Marineland
This massive marine park just outside of Antibes has 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.
The walled city of Vence
This medieval hilltop village is popular with visitors due to its largely intact city walls. It is also famous for its spring water, which can be collected from numerous fountains in the town. The cathedral was built in the 4th century on the site of a Roman temple, and a mosaic by Marc Chagall in 1911 is a notable later addition.
Chapelle du Rosaire, Vence
This Chapel was designed by renowned artist Henri Matisse and was completed in 1951. Its fairly simple forms and white walls allow the beautiful stained glass windows to take centre stage and vivid yellow, green and blue light streams across the interior. Three large tile murals adorn the walls and the priests' vestments were also designed by Matisse.
at the Cours Honoré Cresp in the centre of Grasse, every Wednesday morning throughout the year.
Keep the children occupied
with a morning's tennis or horse riding, both available nearby.
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.
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