A historic establishment in Nice, the Hôtel West End was the first to be built on the Promenade des Anglais in 1842, initiating the Belle Epoque architectural movement throughout the Côte d’Azur.
Behind its majestic listed facade, it hides 121 rooms, most of which offer a panoramic view of the entire Baie des Anges, 7 meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 110 people, a restaurant with Mediterranean flavors, and two bars, one of which overlooks the sea. The promise of an unforgettable stay facing the big blue and a stone’s throw from the town center.
Start by driving down The Promenade des Anglais, The Port, The Garibaldi Place, and Cimiez with several stops to discover The Capital of The French Riviera. The city is called “Nice La Belle’’ which means The Beautiful Nice. The area of today’s Nice is believed to be in the center of the oldest human settlements in Europe.
The perfect introduction to Nice.
You will explore the beauty of the Villa & Parks Ephrussi de Rothschild. French seaside palazzo constructed between 1905 and 1912 with its rose-colored villa on a promontory over the isthmus of Cap-Ferrat overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Reveal its bright rooms decorated with antique furniture, Old Masters paintings, and sculptures and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain, and its remarkable gardens classified as one of the Notable Gardens of France.
After a fabulous lunch, your journey will continue until you reach Cimiez Hill passing through the residential area of Queen VICTORIA to attain to Matisse museum, situated on the Hill of Cimiez not far from Franciscan Monastery with its wonderful Gardens The Palace Regina where Matisse used to reside.
Then you will visit the Chagall National Museum, you’ll discover the artist’s exhibition with its paintings, drawings engravings.
Enjoy a lively lunch in the exclusive Dauphin lounge opening onto breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea and offers a private bar and dedicated barman.
Today you will discover San Remo, best known as one of the most eminent touristic destinations on The Italian Riveria. In San Remo, we’ll see the famous Casino, an example of liberty style building, and The Ariston Theatre, which is well known for its pop song festival with plenty of time for shopping around in San Remo’s famous Markets.
San Remo is the most favorable city where Russians are used to spend their holidays as an example: Maria Alexandrovna, consort of Alexander II of Russia, preferred to spend her winter time in San Remo and as a gift to the city she donated palms along the seaside walk of Corso Imperatrice.
You’ll come back passing by Menton, nicknamed “La Perle de la France” or “Pearl of France”.
Château de la Gaude, an 18th-century Provençal bastide nestled in a green haven in the heart of Aix en Provence, is opening its doors in 2019. The man who dreamed of reviving this sleeping beauty of an estate has successfully transformed it into a unique place of life and conviviality, promoting a certain “art de vivre” around the worlds of wine, art and gastronomy.
Located in southeastern France, the town of Hyeres has a startlingly beautiful geographical diversity that combines the charms of old-world Provence with an unparalleled suburban landscape. In the center of town, you’ll find a cozy maze of cobblestoned streets filled with cafés, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries. Heading southward, Hyeres’ urban make-up falls away, opening up to 24 miles of scenic coastline which wraps around the Giens peninsula and skips over to the Ils d’Or—three stunning Mediterranean islands accessible by ferry from the port of Giens.
The Provence area of the South of France has long been known for its lavender industry, with beautiful, fragrant fields from Valensole plateau lavender farms, to the most secrets spots of the Luberon Valley. . Today you will get the opportunity to visit the French lavender fields, and a local lavender museum along the way.
The most beautiful lavender fields are located in the Luberon valley and in the Valensole plateau. Surrounded by lavender fields and farms, the village of Sault, Provence’s capital of lavender, is settled at 1000m high in the north of the Luberon valley.
You will not only discover the famous Luberon valley but its medieval hilltop villages. After exploring some secret spots of hidden lavender fields you will also stop at the Senanque abbey in Gordes, where Cistercian monks are growing lavender to produce essential oils for decades. This tour will finally lead you to the village of Sault, where you will visit a family-owned lavender farm and distillery.
Luxury 5-star hotel & gastronomic restaurant in Avignon – Provence
“Staying at La Mirande is a journey back through two centuries
of exquisite French decorative arts.” DEPARTURES Magazine
“La Mirande is like a grand and gracious private house, but one with a deliciously exotic edge. Originally the palace of a 14th-century cardinal, it feels like something out of “Dangerous Liaisons” thanks to its beautiful 17th-century façade and the horde of 18th and 19th-century treasures within.” TATLER
Classic old town Avignon from the Romans to the Pope’s. Today you will see the iconic sights of Avignon, a historic city best known for the impressive Palais des Papes – one of Avignon’s best known. There are many landmarks & buildings to discover across the city, elegant squares to sit & watch the world go by.
The history of Avignon has a lively, modern feel with shops, bars, and restaurants. The visit is a mix of it all including the renowned market hall. Finally, Pont Saint-Bénézet one of Avignon’s most iconic sites – the bridge, much was washed away in the 17th century, is a nod to the history of the city Highlights:
Wander & discover the old town of Avignon. Visit the gardens of Palais des Papes overlooking the town with a guided visit of Palais des Papes. Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the town’s squares, historic buildings, panoramic views. Visit the Pont Saint Bénézet – the famous Pont d’Avignon. Experience the bustling vibe of a busy local indoor food market.
Live the story of Van Gogh on this tour of historic Provençal landmarks from Avignon. Journey to beautiful seaside Arles, where the tortured artist was inspired to create famous works such as ‘Le Café de Nuit’ and ‘La Maison Jaune’.
With an expert guide, see where Van Gogh lived — including the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum — and learn about his sometimes tragic life. Conclude with visits to the ancient Roman sites of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the UNESCO-listed Arles Amphitheatre.
If you aren’t a religious art fan, the place for you is Musée Angladon. It’s a small and unassuming museum but contains fabulous pieces from artists like Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, Manet, Sisley, and Picasso. If you love impressionist art, it is worth the visit.
Behind the elegant 19th-Century facade reveals a hotel with a contemporary design in a chic and refined atmosphere faithful to the identity of Nice.
Located in the heart of the old town of Nice, between the Cours Saleya with its thousand colors and the Promenade des Anglais dominated by its shades of blue, Le Beau Rivage, one of the first hotels in Nice, has been able to adapt to the times and has seen famous intellectuals and artists such as Henri Matisse and Tchekhov pass through its doors. Today it continues to attract the great names of music and cinema who find refuge there during their escapades in the Côte d’Azur.
Take advantage of the private Beau Rivage beach, to relax and enjoy a meal facing the Mediterranean. The only seaside restaurant open 7 days a week all year round!
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Enjoy your last day at leisure.