⏬LOCATION ▶Where to Visit
The French Riviera (or Cote d’Azur) becomes the playground of the rich and famous during the Summer, starting from the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix in May through to the sunny and mild early Autumn.
St. Paul-de-Vence is and has been home to many of the world’s greatest artists, with museums displaying their fine works of art. The rear wall of Villa Seburga is shared with the Foundation Maeght museum, hidden behind trees. Stroll through the ‘arty’ world of pedestrian streets in the old town. Take in lunch at the renowned Colombe d’Or restaurant (they offer valet parking), and see how many famous people you can spot in their outside dining area - but book early!
Vence (10 minutes away) has a delightful pedestrian street market every morning except Monday. Across the bridge towards St. Jeannet you will find the Matisse Chapel (Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence).
Walk along the banks of the River Loup (5 minutes away). Its banks are a true oasis of coolness; its peaceful murmuring waters are very popular during the hottest summer periods. Adventure out to the Millionaires' Quay in Antibes (about 30 minutes away), where the largest private yachts in the world are berthed. Play tennis at the Tennis du Cayrons (10 minutes away). There is both horse riding and golf at nearby Villeneuve-Loubet, and numerous golf courses within 30 minutes or so.
If you can bear to leave Villa Seburga for a longer trip, the coast from Cannes to Monaco offers numerous beaches, sailing and other water sports. Larvotto Beach at Monaco is a popular and clean place from which to dip into the Mediterranean, as well as offering underground parking. Consider taking the ‘English Walk’ - the Promenade des Anglais which starts about 15 minutes away, and runs for several kilometres alongside the Bay of Nice. At the end is the old town of Nice - with its flower market and perfume stalls.
You can hire a helicopter from Nice airport to take you to several restaurants further afield, or even to St. Tropez for the day.
There is so much to do, but you will enjoy the return to Seventh Heaven as you relax in the heated pool at Villa Seburga, gazing over the infinity edge at the sea, and watch the sunset over the hills to the west!