Inspiration may strike at any moment. As you hike on majestic Mont Sainte-Victoire. As you stroll from one picturesque village to the next. As you lounge in luxury by the Mediterranean Sea. Picasso and Cézanne felt it. So did Matisse and Renoir. Even Bardot met her match as a muse. Maybe it's the sun-kissed palette, the soft light or the coastal joie de vivre. There's just something about the French Riviera.
1-2 Begin just outside of Aix-en-Provence, an artists' paradise and classic Provençal town | Walk through the landscape that inspired Paul Cézanne | Admire vistas of Zola Lake and grand Mont Ste-Victoire | Amble up the mountain for panoramic views of the valley below | Relax at our charming hotel in Aix while taking in the sunset.
3 Welcome to the French Riviera! | Follow a gently rolling panoramic route above the coastline through lush vineyards and green forest | Walk past belle epoque villas en route to Gassin, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France | Discover picturesque perched hamlets like medieval Ramatuelle.
4 Discover a pristine Mediterranean landscape at a coastal nature preserve | Hike along Le Sentier du Littoral, one of the world's most scenic footpaths | Admire the sea's azure color from trails along Cape Lardier and Cape Taillat | Explore rocky outcroppings with unique flora and fauna, including nearly 80 different species of bird.
5-6 Be captivated by classic scenes of Saint-Tropez: brightly-colored parasols, luxury yachts, chic beach-goers and sensational natural wonders | Take a private charter boat ride along the coast to Cannes, the Côte d'Azur's glamorous and star-studded town | Learn about Cannes' history on a walking tour or spend a final morning on a private beach à la Brigitte Bardot.