Cultural Activities

Nice and Cannes have their own magic, especially the wonderful shops along La Croisette in Cannes and the amazing flower market in Nice. As we are less than an hour from Monaco, it is worth spending a day there seeing the palace and the beautiful Princess Grace Gardens or the oceanographic museum and you can not leave without going to the casino!Along the coast are the lovely Esterel hills, and the Lerins Islands close to Cannes and the Levant Islands near Hyeres have a very typical provencal landscape. The lovely old village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence and the Maeght Arts Foundation there are worth a visit. Boit, famous for making glass is also worth a detour and Antibes has the famous Picasso museum. And let’s not forget the Cannes Film Festival and the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix in May or early June.

After having emptied the shops in Antibes or Nice you can go lunch in one of the charming restaurants on the port. After an excursion to Italy, so close, let yourself be tempted by a restaurant in Ventimille, just across the French/Italian border, and San remo, only an hour and a half drive in the summer (or even less). And do not forget to take a swim at one of the nearby beaches … a treat!!! Then you can return to your bed and breakfast the Mas de Frayère for a last sunbath poolside or a nap before choosing to spend your evening out,with a large choice of festivities as our region is rich in choices of entertainment whether it be in the village, at a casino in Monaco, or perhaps the one in Juan les Pins, or perhaps Cannes with the “Croisette” or Nice with the “Promenade des Anglais”? Or you could choose to stay close to home with the casino in Grasse. You might prefer one of the numerous restaurants in the old town of Nice, the “vieux Nice” so picturesque with an Italian flavor in the streets around the cathedral, streets always bustling with life and animation no matter what the season. Whatever your choice you will spend a marvelous evening, calm and romantic or dynamic and in music… up to you to choose!

Here is a list of provincial markets where you can spend your liesure time enjoying a portion of “socca”, a culinary specialty from Nice while shopping and the musuems as well.

Markets

Antibes -Veil Antibes
parking lot at the main post office Thursday mornings
Biot
Place de gaulle on Tuesdays and Fridays
Mouans Sartoux
Esplanade de l’école Tuesday and Thursday mornings
Nice
Marché aux fleurs (flower market) on the Cours Saleya daily except Sunday and Monday
Puces Flea Market
Place du palais de justice daily all day long
Valbonne
Friday morning
Italy:Vintimille
Friday morning
Italy : San Remo
Tuesday and Saturday
Italy Bordigheera
Thursday morning

Musuems

Antibes – Musee Picasso
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 18:00
Beaulieu sur Mer – Villa Grecque Kérylos
Rue Gustave Eiffel, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer
04 93 01 01 44
Biot – Musée National Fermand Léger
255 Chemin du Val de Pôme, 06410 Biot
04 92 91 50 30
Cagnes sur Mer – Musée Renoir
19 Chemin des Collettes, 06800 Cagnes-sur-Mer
04 93 20 61 07
Grasse – Musée International de la Parfumerie
2 Boulevard du Jeu de Ballon, 06130 Grasse
04 97 05 58 00
Grasse – Musée Jean Honoré Fragonard
23 Boulevard Fragonard, 06130 Grasse
04 93 36 01 61
Mougins Musée Jean Cocteau
2 Quai de Monleon, 06500 Menton
04 89 81 52 50
Nice – Musée Alexis et Gustav-Adolph Mossa
59, QUAI ETATS UNIS, Nice
08 99 02 58 91
Nice – Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (palais Masséena)
65 Rue de France, 06000 Nice
04 93 91 19 10
Nice – Musée d‘Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain
Place Yves Klein, 06000 Nice
04 97 13 42 01
Nice – Musée des Arts Asiatiques
405 Prom. des Anglais, 06200 Nice
04 92 29 37 00
Nice – Musée des Beaux Arts
33 Avenue des Baumettes, 06000 Nice
04 92 15 28 28
Nice – Musée Dufy
33 Avenue des Baumettes, 06000 Nice
04 92 15 28 28
Nice – Musée et site archéologique de Cimiez
160 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice
04 93 81 59 57
Nice – Musée International d’Art Naif Anatole Jakovsky
Château Sainte-Hélène, 23 Avenue de Fabron, 06200 Nice
04 93 71 78 33
Nice – Musée Marc Chagall
36 Avenue Dr Ménard, 06000 Nice
04 93 53 87 20
Nice – Musée Matisse
164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice
04 93 81 08 08
Nice – Palais Lascaris
15 Rue Droite, 06300 Nice
04 93 62 72 40
St Jean Cap Ferrat – Musée Ephrusi de Rothschild
1 Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
04 93 01 33 09
Saint Paul de Vence – Fondation Maeght
623 Chemin des Gardettes, 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence
04 93 32 81 63
Vallauris – Château Vallauris
Place de la Libération, 06220 Vallauris
04 93 64 16 05
Vallauris – Musée National Picasso et Musée Magnelli
Vallauris – Musée de la Céeramique
Vence – Galérie Beaubourg
2618 Route de Grasse, 06140 Vence
04 93 24 52 00
Vence – La maison Lacordaire et la Chapelle Matisse
466 Avenue Henri Matisse, 06140 Vence
04 93 58 03 26