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Discovery Holidays

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Take a winter break and get back to nature in the "backcountry" of the French Riviera.

Plan your family reunion, anniversary, special celebration, or take a winter break, in this unspoiled region above the French Riviera in the South of France. Custom design your holiday with outdoor activitiesworkshops and  stay in one of the accommodations below, all within easy walking distance of the local village. No need to rent a car. We can arrange to pick you up at Nice International Airport, or local train stations. Weekly bike rentals are also available.

By renting a villa for your group directly from one of our owners, your holiday in the South of France becomes affordable. Outback holidays are memorable and bring your family and friends closer. Most villas are located within easy walking distance to a village, and can sleep up to 10 guests. To accommodate larger groups, we can arrange for several villas to be booked simultaneously. We organise all activities for you, around local activities with experienced local bilingual professionals.

Themes include:

Select from:  Hiking the Valley of the Siagne, Hiking the Saint Cassien Lake, A Week of Well-Being, Discover the Scents of Provence, Tennis Workshops, Voice Workshop, Yoga Workshop, Food & Wine Appreciation, and Winter Skiing in the Southern Alps.  Contact us for details and dates.

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Photography & Painting Holidays

Vésubie village  The Esterel Mountains

If you enjoy nature photography, painting or sculpture, the outback of the French Riviera is the perfect destination for you. The region offer spectacular scenery from medieval villages, underground caves, forests, and mountain ranges. Day trips organized and led by a licensed mountain guide. Contact us for a full itinerary.

The Olives of Provence

picking olives in Provence  picking olives in Montauroux olive grove Montauroux

Our region is known worldwide for its "caillotier" olives, Each year around mid-December olive harvesting begins. Spend a week hiking through olive groves, learn about this ancient culture first-hand, and learn the production techniques of olive oil in the "Moulin a huile" as it has been for centuries. Experience the camradery of harvesting olives (in December) or in learning the art of pruning the olive tree (Spring). Great fun for the kids!  Contact us for a full itinierary.