On arrival at Marseilles International airport, a representative will be there to meet you to hand over the keys to your Mini Cooper Convertible. Take to the roads and head 100km east along the coast towards Le Lavandou. Less well known than St Tropez or nearby Bormes Les Mimosas, Le Lavendou has been gaining in popularity in recent years as a more chilled out resort. It is popular with those seeking a more low-key destination yet it is only 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of St Tropez.
Your hotel is overlooking the Mediterranean and set amidst exotic gardens, as well as its own private beach. The rooms are sophisticated and charmingly decorated and there is also a very good mini spa and excellent restaurant.
Enjoy breakfast in your room or the terrace of the hotel. Why not take a walk along the beach or go for a swim before you take to the road heading east to St Tropez. It is approximately 45 minute drive from the hotel to St Tropez. Your hotel this evening is situated in the historical village with its own small sandy beach. The rooms are homely, light and spacious and there is a fabulous restaurant serving Provencal inspired food. The best bars in St Tropez are just a moments walk away as well as some fabulous shops! A drink in one of the port side bars offers a great spot to admire the super yachts and watch the world go by.
Enjoy breakfast this morning at your leisure and the rest of the day to explore your surroundings on foot or by car. Grand Tourist would be happy to make recommendations for restaurants and sightseeing.
Enjoy breakfast at leisure this morning. When ready, take to the road and head east again to St Paul de Vance. Situated just behind Cannes, it is approximately 100 km from Le Vavandou to St Pau de Vence. Spend the day strolling around St Paul de Vence - the streets are narrow but very picturesque. Loose yourself in the maze of charming streets, the wonderful floral gardens, the little shady squares and ancient fountains. Grand Tourist could also arrange a vineyard tour and tasting.
This evening your hotel is hidden away on the edge of the village. The hotel has been home to some of history's greatest artists. Picasso and Matisse lived at the hotel, settling their bills with art. The dinning room houses a gallery including a Picasso; the setting is fabulous and inspiring.
After breakfast, you may wish to take the final plunge in to pool before the short drive to Monaco. A Monaco holiday should include a visit to Larvotto with its deightful beach and of course the stylish town of Monte-Carlo located at the very heart of Monaco. Monte-Carlo is synonymous with beautiful people, glitz and glamour, casinos and its famous Grand Prix.
Culture enthusiasts relish the old town quarter, where there are magnificent walks, parks and gardens all within easy reach. The hotel we recommend is contemporary, ultra sleek and maintains a high level of service. The feeling is exclusive but laid back. Grand Tourist would be happy to arrange a panoramic tour of Monaco and surrounding areas - what better way to see the city than by helicopter. Alternatively, you could take a half day excursion on a boat and travel along the Cote d'Azur.
The Monte-Carlo casino is well worth a visit and right next to the casino is the Cafe de Paris where you can enjoy a drink and watch the world (and supercars) go by in Casino square.
Enjoy breakfast in bed or by the poolside before heading off into the hills. Leaving the Mediterranean behind today, you will have fantastic views of the coast as you head north west up into Provence - possibly the most beautiful and picturesque area of France. The drive will take approximately 3 hours and Grand Tourist would be delighted to offer suggested routes and stop off locations along the way.
This evenings accommodation is charming and set among the vineyards and peaceful villages east of Avignon. Perched above the village roof tops, the hotel welcomes you to a green haven behind tall ocre walls. The hotel is dedicated to relaxation achieved through the enjoyment of the finer things in life. The agenda of a holiday here is gourmet food, good wine and lounging around the outside pool.
If you can manage to tear yourself away from the terrace, hop in the car and take to the road. Provence is a picturesque area of green rolling hills, beautiful villages and outstanding beauty. From the hotel it is a scenic drive down to the village of Sault, a town in the Vaucluse and one of the main stops on the lavender tours. Here you will be able to taste the local produce - nougat, macaroons and lavender honey.
On return to the hotel, why not treat yourselves to a massage in the mini spa before heading off to supper.
If time allows, this morning you may wish to enjoy one final swim before heading to catch your return flight.
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Marseilles, Bormes Les Mimosas, Le Lavendou, St Tropez