: Grasse - Le Claux-Amic
Grasse is a medieval town set in the foothills of the Alps overlooking the Cote d'Azur. Being set back slightly from the coast, it overlooks the Mediterranean sea from Nice to the gulf of Mandelieu and into the mountains of Esterel with a wonderful panorama.
Grasse is well-known as the world's capital for perfume and houses the 3 large perfumeries: Fragonard, Galimard and Molinard, all of which can be visited and all offer visitors the chance to create their own perfume.
There are numerous activities available in the area:
* Cycling, diving, fishing, golf, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, canoeing, roller blading, sailing, ski, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, water skiing, wind-surfing
* Art Galleries, Museums, Opera, Theatre, Music, Festivals, Regional Foods, Regional Wines
* Festivals in Grasse include the 'Fete des Jasmins' in August and the 'Expo Rose' in May.
* Cannes Film-Festival, Monaco F1 Grand Prix
Other Activities: Nearly all sports and activities are available within half an hour of driving
The French Riviera is the ideal destination for golfing ethusiasts who like a Mediterranean backdrop to their swing. There are 19 courses near the Villa, including:
10 minutes drive: Saint Donat Country Club: 18 hole (6031m par 71 and its 9-hole course are set in a typically natural decor combining trees, fragrances and flower beds. A fine American-style course, beautiful sculpted, it easily accommodates all levels of play. It owns all the triumphs of a big golf centre.
5 minutes drive: Clauxamic Golf Course - 18hole course (6021m par 72 lies on a superb hillside estate above Grasse. The quiet and serene atmosphere, encourages relaxation and concentration. A fine day's golf under the shadow of an oak forest and the smell of Grasse's perfumes.
The skiing-region of GREOLIÈRES-LES-NEIGES is a 45 min drive awain from the house. Cross-country-skiing is very popular in the PREALPES DE GRASSE, it is about 30 min away.
Even the Alpine top-resorts like VALBERG, AURON, ISOLA etc. are less than 2 hrs driving away.