Join us for a wonderful journey as we share our passion for the beauty, the culture and the rich gastronomic traditions of the French Riviera, with many delightful and delicious moments along the way.
The French Riviera is known for its captivating scenery, Provençal culture and cuisine, charming villages and overall joie de vivre. It’s the perfect destination for extraordinary food and wine combined with fascinating history and culture. We will settle in a local villa around Nice, it will be our nest for the duration of the trip, and will give you the opportunity to live just like a local!
Take a stroll on the Promenade des Anglais, wander historic old villages, enjoy top-notch meals with a view, and browse local markets and antiques. Embrace the passion for fine food and great wines that are such an important part of the local way of life by learning how to prepare iconic local dishes, while sipping the best regional wines.Walk the streets of Monaco and escape for one day in Italy -it’s only 30 minutes from Nice!
Since 2008, we have excelled in crafting unique, personally escorted, small group, journeys and experiences with the promise of unforgettable sensory delights. Our French Riviera journey has it all… and a little more, and will have you live like a local for 10 days! Check our French Moods Facebook page for our reviews.
Your journey is personally accompanied by Huguette Marsicano and Sunshine Dunning.
Chef Sunshine is a professionally trained Chef, she has worked all over the world as a private Chef and in renowned restaurants. Huguette is a gastronome and an event consultant. She owns French Moods, a French lifestyle company. She knows French Riviera best stories and addresses, having lived in the region for over 40 years !Delicious food and wines are an integral part of this journey, from finest gourmet cuisine to delicious home-cooked fare, our meals are always colorful, authentic a
DAY 1 : SATURDAY
Arrival at Nice airport or train station, and transfer to the villa. Meet & greet and welcome dinner.
DAY 2 : SUNDAY
After a home-made breakfast,let’s head for the medieval village of Eze. Stroll the historic streets and discover the trade secrets of perfumes in a guided visit of Fragonard laboratories. Lunch in a gourmet restaurant. Afternoon in Ville Franche-Sur-Mer, a charming village on the water. Home-made dinner.
DAY 3 : MONDAY
After a home made breakfast,visit of Nice, its famous flower market and the Castle Hill for impressive views of the city. Lunch in a typical restaurant.Free afternoon to peruse the popular weekly antique market. Home-made dinner.
DAY 4: TUESDAY
Home-made breakfast and your first hands-on cooking class based on what we found at the market the day before, followed by a lovely lunch. In the afternoon, visit of an 11th century Franciscan monastery and its stunning gardens over looking the city. Visit of Matisse Museum. Aperitif and dinner at a gourmet restaurant.
DAY 5 : WEDNESDAY
Home-made breakfast and let’s go for a wine and foodie day! Discover the olive mill for niçoise olives, taste all their products; Then wine tasting at a Bellet vineyard where we will also share a yummy picnic. Last, visit of the factory and degustation of local candied fruits. Home-made dinner.
DAY 6 : THURSDAY
Home-made breakfast before playing the movie stars in Cannes! Visit the city, tour the Film Festival Palais, a mythical place to be seen from inside and hop on a boat to reach the Lerins Islands for a leisure lunch, and visit and tasting of the wines made by the monks of Lérins Abbey. Home-made dinner.
DAY 7 : FRIDAY
Escape to Italy today! After a home-made breakfast, drive to Ventimiglia, visit the city and its famous market. Lunch in an authentic Italian restaurant. Head home after lunch for our second cooking class, aperitif and dinner.
DAY 8 : SATURDAY
Home-made breakfast and head to Monaco for a royal kind of day! Visit of the Palais and of the Oceanographic Museum. Lunch with a view. Afternoon in Monte-Carlo to see mythical Monaco spots. Home-made dinner.
DAY 9 : SUNDAY
Home-made breakfast. Choice of a leisure day next to the pool or choice of excursions,one is visit to the renowned Chagall Museum. Home-made farewell dinner.
DAY 10 : MONDAY
Home-made breakfast &transfers to Nice airport or train station.
Early birds: €2,500
After September 30: €2,995
• Lodging: 9 nights
• 9 breakfasts • 9 dinners • 7 lunches
• 3 cooking-classes • Aperitifs and all amenities, drinks etc.
• Tickets for planned attractions
• Private transportation with driver for planned activities
• Planned tastings • Wi-Fi connection
Please note that this trip involves quite a bit of walking.
Although airfare is not included, we offer assistance to book your flights.