Famous for both its annual film festival and its beautiful harbour full of impressive yachts, Cannes is today's destination. We will enjoy a guided tour of the old port and town as well as exploring the modern district and the famous Promenade de la Croisette, soaking up the atmosphere of the chic Mediterranean town.
Oct 2022 - After some free time for lunch at leisure, we will board a boat to sail to the island of St. Honorat. Once the home of the monks of Lérins Abbey, the gardens they developed for medicines and perfumes were quite famous in the region. In the central part of the island, the vineyards planted by the monks are still in use today and we will relax here and enjoy some wine tasting. We will return to Cannes by boat, board our coach and head back to the resort for the evening.
Mar 2023 - After time for lunch at leisure in Cannes, we reboard our coach and head inland to the hills of Provence. Our destination is the Château Ste Roseline, a country château with the the 11th century chapel and cloisters of Ste Roseline, whose body lies in the chapel. Designated a historic monument by the French government in 1980, the site is full of much history and home to one of Provence's first vineyards. Here we will enjoy a tour and tasting as we learn about the famous Provençal rosé wine, and the estates 110 hectares of vines. There will of course be a chance to purchase some of the produce before we head back to the resort for the evening at leisure.
Accommodation: Le Club Mougins by Diamond Resorts