A RETREAT FOR GARDEN AND NATURE LOVERS
28th April - 3rd May 2020
May is the month of the Rose in the French Riviera and there is no better place to celebrate this delicate, often fragrance filled gift of nature than in the perfume capital of the world in Grasse which just so happens to sit on our doorstep. We have put together this beautiful sensory retreat that will appeal to all garden and nature lovers and which is a unique opportunity to experience three very contrasting French Gardens fully escorted by us and hosted from our lovely home in the South of France.
A visit to the exotic gardens of Eze that are set in an absolutely stunning location overlooking one of the prettiest villages in France. The gardens are devoted to huge cacti, succulents and xerophytes, but you will also discover agaves, aloes, euphorbia, cereus, grusonnii and lots more. There will also be plenty of time to stroll around the cobbled streets of the medieval village of Eze where time simply stands still.
Experience the world famous Rothschild Gardens that sit perched above Cap Ferrat enjoying an unparalleled panoramic view of the whole of the coastline of the French Riviera. Sit and listen to the mesmerising musical waterfalls, stroll through ornamental ponds and flower beds and spot rare species of trees including some magnificent 100 year old olive trees.
A picnic and visit to the International Perfume Garden which is a sensory garden in which you will find over 1000 different species including the legendary Centifolia rose otherwise known as the May Rose, used for perfume making and which will be out in full bloom. These are gardens where you are encouraged to touch, smell, see and taste what you discover and are an absolute delight. Afterwards we shall visit the Molinard Perfumery where you can learn about the true history and heritage of French perfume making.
This is a beautiful retreat style holiday for people who are passionate about nature and gardening and includes optional meditation and relaxation sessions.
• Chauffeured pick up and return from Nice Airport. (subject to agreed timings)
• Our special rose themed cocktail reception.
• A decadent five course dinner served on fine white bone china accompanied by our vintage gramophone
• Bath robes, fluffy towels, quality bed linen and our own handmade signature chocolate in your room.
• Accommodation in our beautiful villa.
• All entrance fees and experiences as described above fully escorted door to door
• All meals, soft drinks, coffee and teas. (limited wine with evening meal)
For a reasonable additional charge, there is also an option to book a massage which you may take in your room, by our private pool or other location in our beautifully landscaped mediterranean gardens.
per person depending upon room occupancy