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Domaine de la Giscle

When in Rome, do as the locals do and buy wine en vrac. This is where wine is purchased in huge plastic canisters, and the Domaine de la Giscle is a family-run winery out in the countryside where you can buy amazing wine for around €1.50 a litre (the exact same wine would cost about €30 in a restaurant)

Port Grimaud

If you’re looking for a romantic evening, head to Port Grimaud. Built in the 1960s, this port and residential area combines Venetian charm with French-style ‘fisherman’ housing. Make sure you stop for an apéritif with glamorous local, Fabienne, at the Port Grimaud Yacht Club. Don’t forget your camera.

Gigaro Plage

Ignore the over-hyped beach of Pampelonne in St Tropez. Instead, weave through lavender fields and roadside fruit stalls to get to this picturesque beach, popular with the locals.

  • 83420 La Croix-Valmer

The Matisse Chapel

When flying back from Nice, take a little detour to the Matisse chapel in Vence, just outside of Nice. Still run by the Dominican sisters, the entrance fee (€6) includes a short tour and also an exhibition of sketches, artwork and vestments, all by Matisse. If you recently saw the Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern, then this is a must-see.

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  • 466 Avenue Henri Matisse
    06141 Vence

Domaine de la Giscle

Port Grimaud

Gigaro Plage

The Matisse Chapel

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