Discover Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, its history and its particular landscapes. Located 15 kms at the North of Cannes, its atmosphere is very different from the Cote 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.DOWNLOAD THE FULL DESCRIPTION
|From 6 persons
|From 10 persons||855 €|
|From 15 persons||790 €|
|Trip organization and all reservations
Guiding by a Professional Moutain Guide (Accompagnateur Moyenne Montagne) 15 persons per group max.
4 days of hiking
Half board with accommodation in double bed rooms
Lunches are prepared with local food from Day 2 to Day 6
Buffet dinners, home-cooked from Day 1 to Day 6
Civil responsibility insurances
|Not included||Transportation to the meeting point
Lunches for Day 1 and 7
Personal drinks and food
Extra drinks and food ordered at bars and restaurants
Extra cost for single rooms
Personal expenses and tips
Tickets to monuments, touristic sites and villas (all of them are optional)
Insurances for individual responsibility
Everything that is not indicated in the section “What’s included in the price
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
The arrival will be in the afternoon in Grasse in your accommodation “AEC Les Cedres”. After unpacking in your room, we will have a briefing on the trip followed by a drink.
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 this very ancient city. The views are magnificent and we will discuss about the stories and the history of this area, on the footpath of Alice de Rotschild, Queen Victoria and Napoleon.
The walk ends up in the city center with a visit of a perfumery.
No bus transfer.
Elevation 600 meters, walking duration: 5.5 hours
Day 3 The “real” Route Napoleon
Starting from the nice village of Saint-Vallier, we will walk on the “real” Route Napoleon , a famous page of the French history, which would 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 Cote 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 among the volcanic red rocks of the Esterel and the panoramic views of 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 Neolitic, 6000 years ago. When the sun warms up the cliffs, the big vultures take off and look for food… a superb spectacle 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 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.
LES CEDRES in Grasse, between the mountains and the sea
A holiday village located at the heart of stunning flower-filled grounds. The ideal holiday destination, located between the Mediterranean and Provence, Les Cèdres will awaken your senses and boasts a pleasant climate all year round.
· Traditional buffet restaurant
· Picnics for more freedom
· Air-conditioned restaurant and terrace
· Panoramic views on the gardens
Outdoor swimming pool heated to 26°C from April to October
From 7 persons you choose the date!
From 6 persons the trip is confirmed!
Rates/ persons/ double room / adult
September to June 990 €
Decreasing rates : 6 / 10 / 15 persons
990 € / 855 € / 790 €