Discover Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, its history and its particular landscapes. Located 15 kms north of Cannes, its atmosphere is very different from the Côte d’Azur. This trip uncovers the charms of the Regional Natural Park of the Prealps d’Azur, a mix of wild fauna, ancient villages and panoramic views towards the Mediterranean Sea.
|From 6 persons
|From 10 persons
|From 15 persons
|Trip organization and all reservations
Professional guide (French: Accompagnateur Moyenne Montagne), 15 persons maximum per group
Bus transfers for the hikes
Bus transfer to and from Nice airport
4 days of hikes
A visit of a perfumery
Half-board accommodation in double room
Lunches from Day 2 to Day 6 with local fresh food
Buffet dinners from Day 1 to Day 6
Professional civil liability insurance
|Transportation to the meeting point*
Lunches of Day 1 and Day 7
Personal snacks and drinks, wine at the restaurant
Extra drinks at the bars
Supplement for a single room
Personal expenses and tips
Tickets to monuments, touristic sites and villas (all of them are optional)
Personal civil liability insurances
Everything that is not indicated in the section “What’s included in the price
*We can organise your flight and your transfer to the meeting point
You will like…
- The hotel near the town in the nature and the exotic plants
- The history of Grasse, the perfumery and the famous visitors
- The hikes with panoramic views towards the sea
- The wildness of the plateaus
- The food of Provence, the olive oil and the rosé!
- Flora: Mediterranean and Alpine, at the same place!
Day 1 Welcome to Grasse
Arrival in the afternoon in Grasse in your accommodation. After your installation in your room, we will have a briefing on the trip followed by a welcome drink near the swimming-pool.
Day 2 City Trek of Grasse
A grand tour of Grasse and its beautiful neighbourhoods: we will use many stairs and hidden narrow streets to discover the medieval city. The views are magnificent and we will tell you all about the stories and the history of this area, on the footpath of Alice de Rotschild, Queen Victoria and Napoleon Bonaparte.
The walk ends up in the city centre with a visit of a perfumery.
No bus transfer.
Elevation 600 m, walking duration: 5h30
Day 3 The “real” Napoleon road
Starting from the nice village of Saint-Vallier, we will walk on the “real” Napoleon road, a famous page of the French history, which put an end to the Royalty.
Bus transfer 30 minutes. Elevation 580 meters, walking duration: 6 hours
Day 4 Free time or Hike in Esterel
You can spend your day on the Côte d’Azur (Monaco, Antibes, Cannes, Iles de Lerins) or we can organize a cultural visit (village, museum), tourism (Valbonne, Tourrettes-sur-Loup…) or a completely different hike in the middle of the red rocks of volcanoes in the Esterel, a balcony above the sea.
You might also enjoy a day of rest and some swimming at your hotel.
Day 5 The Plateau of Caussols and its bories (stone huts)
We will walk in a typical landscape of this karstic area, full of geological and archaeological sites, inhabited since Neolithic, 6000 years ago. When the sun warms up the cliffs, the big vultures take off and look for food… a superb show for us!
Bus transfer 20 minutes.
Elevation 600 meters, walking duration: 6 hours
Day 6 Gourdon and the Plateau of Cavillore
Gourdon is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Overlooking the Côte d’Azur, it is known as ‘the eagle’s nest’. During the cold season, the flocks of sheep spend their days in the grassy fields, well protected by the patous and the shepherds. In this region, the return of the wolf in the 90’s is quite an issue!
Bus transfer 20 minutes
Elevation 500 meters, walking duration: 6 hours
Day 7 It's only an au-revoir...
After a last breakfast on the terrace, it is time to make the last pictures and say good-bye. We are quite sure you will love the authenticity of this trip.
Please note: hikes may be re-arranged by the guide depending on weather conditions.
A holiday village located between the mountains and the sea. The ideal holiday destination, located between the Mediterranean and Provence. Traditional buffet restaurant, picnics for more freedom, restaurant and terrace. Possibility of outdoor swimming pool heated to 26°C from April to October, according to the accommodation chosen.