Treetop Fun at Le Bois des Lutins

What a great find this place was. Son picked up a leaflet when we were out and about, they had him at the first picture and he lobbied hard for a visit. Not in our plans and having found nothing about it in my pre-planning trawls of the internet, Husband and I agreed it looked…

Exploring St Paul de Vence

Just ten minutes drive from Vence is the equally gorgeous but far more touristy St Paul de Vence. Tourists flock here and crowds are so not my thing but I have to say, despite all this the ancient charm of St Paul de Vence is not lost in any way. This is a gem, surely…

Exploring Vence

We were heading to St Paul de Vence later in the day but decided first to make a stop en route in the smaller and less well known little town of Vence – a good call. Just an easy thirty minute drive from Cannes, it was just gorgeous. We all loved this old town, nestled in…

Exploring Mougins

Recommended by the lady who owned our holiday apartment, we had not heard of Mougins and were surprised to find it was just five miles north of Cannes. She recommended a visit, we took the advice and found like so many other places just slightly away from the Riviera coast, it felt like a different world. We…

Exploring Tourettes sur Loup

Our final stop on the Gorges du Loup explorations and it was definitely a case of saving the best for last – Tourettes sur Loup. Such a gorgeous little place, perched 1,300 feet up with sheer drops all around it is stunning even as you approach and we all were completely in agreement that the…

Exploring the Gorges du Loup

Heading out of Grasse we decided not to return to the coast but to drive into the hills further and explore the Gorges du Loup – first destination being the hilltop village of Gourdon. Spectacular scenery, the village is perched atop a cliff with rocky mountains all around. Great views from this little place, we…