Local Activities

Many of our guests like to just laze by the pool and just pop into town for supplies, however, there are a wealth of things to do all year round, whatever your favourite pursuits are. Of course, when you stay in our Guest Villa you will find lots of up-to-date information and addresses for activities for all age groups.


Take a 15 minute walk to Grasse town centre. There are lots of local shops and cafés, and of course, the perfumeries - perfect for a morning's browsing followed by lunch near the fountain in the square

Nearby Grasse

In the Hills

In the summer heat, it is often cooler in the hills. Half a dozen charming villages dating back to medieval times are within 20 minutes’ drive - Valbonne, Gourdon, Cabris, Bar-sur-Loup and Tourettes-sur-Loup.

There are often markets with local produce

The Coast

There are fantastic beaches all along the coast, with Cannes 30 minutes away and La Napoule or Théoule sur Mer only 45 minutes away. Recommendations available.

The beach at Antibes

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Many hiking trails for country walks in beautiful hillsides and woodland. For example, Nietsche's Path from Gourdon to Bar-sur-Loup (2.5 hours). Walking guides and maps are available.

Pony Trekking

The Circus of Arlette Gruss visits the area every August.

The Circus of Arlette Gruss

There are wonderful art galleries nearby - Fondation Maeght at St. Paul de Vence; Museum of Art Deco at Chateau de Gourdon; Musées Matisse and Chagall in Nice.

Fondation Maeght

For Gardeners & Botantists

La Mouissone is the home of Lady Lockett, a trained and experienced horticulturalist with a special interest in gardening in the Mediterranean.

A personally guided tour to local botanical sites and gardens, tailor-made to client's interests, can be arranged. Such a tour is particularly pleasurable outside the main summer season - even February can be great! For more information, have a look at our Visit Us section.

Garden visits

There are interesting Mediterranean gardens on Cap Ferrat and at Menton, also some very beautiful gardens in Grasse to view in Spring/early Summer - lots of information available.

Edith Wharton's garden, Castel Sainte-Claire, Hyères

Examples of gardens:

  • Hanbury Botanical Garden, at La Mortola, Italy
  • La Serre de la Madone, Val Rahmeh, or Clos du Peyronnet at Menton
  • Domaine du Rayol, Edith Wharton's Garden, and Jardin Noailles around Hyeres
Irises & snapdragons

Examples of plant interest:

  • February/March - Mimosa, Aloes, Euphorbia
  • April/May - Spring bulbs: irises, scillas, species tulips, flowering meadows
  • June/July - Roses, lavender, jasmine
  • September/ October - Salvias, grasses