The charm of the Côte d’Azur

The village of Grasse,

yours to explore from our luxury hotel

Nestled in the hills above Cannes in the Alpes-Maritimes department, the world capital of perfume Grasse shines brightly with all the colours of Southern France, standing tall over the fields of lavender, roses, jasmine, mimosas, and olive trees. 

Set off around the medieval town of Grasse, following the brass emblems which mark the route around the historic centre. During your stroll along the winding roads, you can admire the Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Puy, the Palais de l’Evêque and the remains of a feudal dungeon, all 13th-century buildings, as well as the superb villas and townhouses. Take the time to relax in one of Grasse’s picturesque squares. From the Cours Honoré-Cresp and the Jardins de la Princesse Pauline, there are splendid views over the coast and the Massif de l’Esterel. Grasse also lies on one of the greatest roads in France, the Route Napoléon, which starts in Golfe-Juan and ends in Grenoble.

To find out more about the history of perfume, visit the Musée International de la Parfumerie before visiting some famous perfume houses - Fragonard, Galimard and Molinard.


The Côte d'Azur

A place in the sun

From the Bastide Saint-Antoine, Cannes is only a 10-minute drive away. Famed for its cinema festival and its famous Boulevard de la Croisette on the seafront, Cannes is also a place where you can discover Provençal traditions in the neighbourhood Le Suquet. Opposite the bay of Cannes and the Massif de l’Estérel, the splendid Lérins Islands are an idyllic setting to discover an untouched slice of nature.

Just a few kilometres from Cannes, you can visit the charming city of Antibes, known for its fortifications built by Louis XIV’s military engineer Vauban, as well as the famous Picasso museum in its château. Then visit Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur. Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and admire the façades of its beautiful villas, and wander the narrow streets of Old Nice, shining like a piece of Italy.

Just one hour from La Bastide Saint-Antoine, you can also visit Monaco, the famous city-state, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a peninsula off the coast of Nice, as well as Villefranche-sur-Mer and its magnificent harbour, one of the most beautiful on the Mediterranean.

The hinterland

Truly authentic villages

The iconic medieval village of the Côte d'Azur and built atop a rocky peak, Mougins stands tall over the Bay of Cannes and the Lérins Islands. It’s a real delight to walk through this busy and flower-filled town centre. Stroll along the streets home to creative boutiques and art galleries. Peymeinade is just 6 km from Grasse, a real jewel on the Côte d’Azur. Famous for its jazz festival, you’ll find real pleasure in visiting the old village and admiring its old washhouses, fountains, and various monuments.

Just 10 km from La Bastide, discover Valbonne. In this authentic village constructed in a grid plan, you can admire the magnificent Place des Arcades. Perched at an altitude of 550 m, the villages of Cabris and Gourdon provide a grandiose panorama over the Côte d'Azur. You’ll be able to enjoy the shaded terraces, then admire the ruins of the château, the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption church, and the various chapels. Famous for its flowers, ceramics and its bubble-effect glasswork, the charming village of Biot is just 5 minutes from the sea. After visiting a glass workshop, visit the Musée National Fernand Léger, which houses over 450 paintings.

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