Production : © 2019
Production : © 2019
The French Riviera is a beautiful area that is anything but undeveloped and empty. Its beauty has been attracting vacationers, second home owners and new arrivals for more than 100 years, resulting in an enormous amount of new construction. The changes are noticeable from year to year. Nevertheless, the beauty of nature, the climate and the radiant light are something special, from which, I think, no one can escape. And this is only the beginning, because there is so much to love here.
But: with the rapid spread of urban life, can there really still be secret places? - Villages that the tourist masses have not yet discovered and yet are only a few kilometers from the coast?
The answer is a clear yes.
We visited the village and take you on our short walk through La Colle sur Loup.
It's not on any tourist map, but it's not off the beaten path either. In fact, it's the same distance to Nice or Grasse, and it's right next to Cagnes sur Mer. That's important for campers with caravans or motorhomes larger than "huggies." The back roads leading here from Grasse are definitely too narrow! Camping Les Pinèdes is a four-star site that we looked at and will probably be our domicile on our next visit to the Côte d'Azur.
The village is honestly not so spectacular that if you stay only a few days here, you must not necessarily come here. However, a highly interesting aspect, especially for campers, is the proximity to the sea, the proximity to places like Grasse, Nice, Antibes, etc. and then it is also worth taking the time to stroll for a while on the village's pedestrian streets and enjoy the tranquility of a charming, truly authentic Provençal village and get to know the new for-a-while-neighbors closer.
Between Nice and Cannes is the resort town of Antibes, known for multi-million euro mega yachts and a maze-like old town.
The place is not listed on any tourist map, but it is not off the beaten tourist path and has some surprises hidden.
Favorable climate, lavender and roses in abundance make the city the world center of the perfume industry since the Middle Ages.
The «Fressgass» is worth a visit, castle and the modern green building behind it contain highly recommended contemporary art.
Picasso discovered the medieval village in 1935 and lived here with his last love, Jacqueline Roque, from 1961 until his death in 1973.
Born in Grasse, he grew up in the world of flowers and fragrances as the son and grandson of perfume plant manufacturers.
He began his creations in Salons en Provence later in Paris and is now a recognized and well-known "nose" in Grasse.
Here you can discover how the beauty of antiquity has influenced neoclassical, modern and contemporary art.
Two lovers of soil and fragrances open the doors of their eighteenth-century family mansion.
Founded in 1989, the International Perfumery Museum is located in Grasse, the cradle of luxury perfumery.
Since 1989 she has been creating her own exclusive collections - hats, women's wear and perfume creations, which she presents not only in Grasse.
Shortly before the World War 1, Eugène Fuchs, entrepreneur and succumbed to the magic of perfume, decided to create his own company.
Inaugurated on May 29, 2015 and is a library and source center aimed at the general public as well as schools and professionals.
The development of the city since the Middle Ages is inextricably intertwined with the emergence and development of fragrances.
Opened in 2015 in the historic center of Grasse, the House Duplanteur unfolds all the luxury of chocolate.