Glass, Grasse and Caves


8 o’clock – slip out to the boulangerie for bread or croissants

9 o’clock – time to leave for Biot and the hinterland behind Cannes

Half past ten – La Verrerie de Biot to see glass blowers at work,  creating Biot’s bubbled glass. Maybe drop in to the Musée Fernand Léger to see the collection of this Cubist painter and forerunner of Pop-Art.

1 o’clock - Lunch in elegant Grasse

Half past 2 – time to visit one of Grasse’s perfume factories, such as  Molinard or Fragonard and see a “nez” at work, and purchase a fragrance for the loved one in your life

If you skipped the Musée Fernand Léger there’s probably time to visit the spectacular Grottes de Saint Cézaire 15 km west of Grasse on the D613 at St Cézaire sur Siagne

Then wind your way home to Les Cantalus on the inland road via Callian, Fayence, Figanières and Chateaudouble.

6 o’clock – time for a Pernod then and dinner washed down with La Chapelle St Jean rosé.


The view from the sky