What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare

No time to stand beneath the boughs, and stare as long as sheep or cows

No time to see when woods we pass, where squirrels hide their nuts in grass

No time to turn at beauty’s glance, and watch her feet, how they dance

No time to wait till her mouth can, enrich that smile her eyes began

A poor life this is if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare

(William Henry Davies)

EASTER RETREAT  -

ROMANCING THE FRENCH RIVIERA

Dates:        9th April to 14th April 2020 (Five Nights)

 

Cost:          from £850 per person depending upon room occupancy

Easter or “Paques” in French is widely celebrated throughout France. It’s a time for family and friend get-togethers, sharing food and getting outdoors.  In Cannes, Nice and Antibes shop owners go to a lot of trouble to decorate their shops with beautiful chocolate eggs, rabbits, chickens and fish.  It’s a delight to stroll along their streets where you can indulge in some tasting experiences and so we take you door to door to one of these lovely coastal towns. 

 

Easter is also a stunningly beautiful time of year in the French Riviera which is characterised by clear blue skies and sunny temperatures. Waterfalls after the mountain snow melts, are at their most beautiful and powerful and everywhere seems to  have come alive with wild spring flowers and chirping birds and so the focus of this experience is all about getting outdoors again and enjoying the lovely Spring sunshine. It's about rejuvenating your mind and body, enjoying healthy locally produced food and stopping to take "a moment in time" for yourself.  Think picnics accompanied by our old gramophone player, wildflower woodland  and coastal walks, visits to local fresh food markets,  strolling medieval hill top villages  or maybe you fancy swimming or paddle boarding in open water fresh from the mountain streams -  reawakening of all of your senses. 

 

What’s Included

 

Chauffeured pick up and return from Nice Airport (subject to agreed timings)

Easter themed cocktail welcome reception

Decadent five course dinner with a lovely spring flower theme

Bath robes, fluffy towels and hand made chocolate in your room

Nostalgic afternoon tea by the pool 

Accommodation in our beautiful villa

All excursions and experiences on which you will be fully escorted door to door

Use of all amenities including our  hot outdoor forest shower - a delightful experience

All meals, soft drinks, coffee and herbal teas (limited wine with evening meal)

Easter egg treasure hunt with a twist