Regional Information

The Cote d'Azur is superbly located in one of the most appreciated regions of Europe. Besides being home to dozens of quaint villages, it includes world class shopping in Monaco and Cannes, internationally acclaimed outdoor markets, 5 star rated ski resorts and yachting clubs, and numerous Michelin rated restaurants. The islands of Corsica and Sardinia are just a ferry trip away from the Port of Nice, and the Italian border is a mere 40 minutes drive from the villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Annual Events

Month Event Location
April Carnival & Flower Festival Nice
International Tennis Tournament Monaco
Grand Prix Monaco
May International Film Festival Cannes
Rose Festival Grasse
July World Jazz Festival Juan-les-Pins-Antibes
Classical Music Festival Vence
August Pottery Festival Vallauris
Chamber Music Festival Menton
September Royal Regattas Cannes


  • Fondation Maeght (St.-Paul-de-Vence)
  • Musée d’Anthropologie Prehistorique (Monaco)
  • Musée d’Art Contemporain (Nice)
  • Musée des Art Asiatiques (Nice)
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts (Nice)
  • Musée Chagall (Nice)
  • Musée Ephrussi de Rothschild (Cap Ferrat)
  • Musée International de la Parfumerie (Grasse) 
  • Musée Masséna (Nice)
  • Musée Matisse (Nice)
  • Musée Mossa (Nice)
  • Musée Océanographique (Monaco)
  • Musée de la Photographic (Mougins)
  • Musée Picasso (Antibes) 
  • Musée Picasso (Vallauris)
  • Musée Renoir (Cagnes-sur-Mer)
  • La Verrerie de Biot (Biot)
  • Villa- Musée Fragonard (Grasse)

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