Haunt of artists Nice "Le Contadour"
Hanging between mountain and sea, the medieval village of Gattieres stands, perched at 300 m. overlooking the Var River. Amazement and wonders are waiting to be seen everywhere, at a corner of a street, or behind an ancient olive tree!
By: W Gross
Visitors to the area, have the advantage of being close to all the major tourist activities along its famous coast - the Cote d'azur, and yet can profit from the extraordinary beauty of the landscapes surrounding the village of Gattieres. Many beautiful walks have been created linking neighbouring villages, offering breathless panoramic views of both the Mediterranean Sea and the peaks of the snow-capped Alpes.
Throughout the year, many cultural events take place, from the open-air opera, boasting a professional orchestra, to numerous art exhibitions and demonstrations. The natural beauty of the light, drew many famous artists, such as Matisse, Chagall, and Monet, to its doors. Discover the art of silk, wood, glass and icon painting, plus trying your own hand at the skills offered by the numerous workshops in the area.
Nice itself is a draw, the fine dining, varied shopping, deep blue-green sea and attractive art-deco facade. But there are quite a few spots that a holiday-maker plainly must see, such as the, the Matisse Museum, Cours Saleya Flower Market the Russian Cathedral and ancient Roman ruins plus more. Nice is second only to Paris in the amount of galleries and museums. Be sure you know which spots have the most appeal before you visit.
If food is your big draw, then you need go no further! Sample the delicious regional, home cooked specialities at the Hostellerie Provencal, such as ravioli de daube, a wild boar dish served with mouthwatering home made ravioli, or legumes farcies, fresh, local vegetables stuffed with delicious herbs. All this washed down with a superb red wine from St Jeannet, the local vineyard. If you would like to travel to Nice and are looking for a Villa to enjoy your next vacation you can find it here, http://www.myholidayrental.com/
Come and discover the beauty of this hidden village, a different way to enjoy the French Riviera with its open welcome and smiling faces. Gattieres is a very special hideaway for discerning travellers."
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