A look through the door

We are excited to be able to tell you that we will soon be publishing an interactive look at Domaine des Fleurs.  We have been experiencing some beautiful weather and some changes throughout the grounds that we are keen to share.  Keep your eyes peeled and make sure you follow us on our social media platforms (Google+ and Facebook) to be the first to view our video!

History of Festival De Cannes

History of Festival De Cannes

“The Festival de Cannes is a celebration of cinematographic art. We exist to showcase the new writing, new genres and new visual innovations of our time. Every year in May, Cannes gives a sort of snapshot – both ephemeral and lasting, when one adds up the years – of what constitutes the art of cinema.” Thierry Frémaux Thierry Frémaux and Pierre Lescure speaking before the French National Assembly’s Commission for Cultural Affairs on 1 April 2015.   The International Film Festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival. The first edition of the Festival was originally set to be held in...

What’s on in Cannes 2015

What’s on in Cannes 2015

You may be wondering what’s on in Cannes in 2015.  Well Cannes, Cote d’Azur on the French Riviera, is a thriving, beautiful City, a mere few kilometres away from us.  Below is a list of events, exhibitions and festivals on throughout the year. Festival of Games, 27 February to 1 March MIPIM 10-13 March MIPTV 13-16 April Shopping Festival 17-20 April Cannes 678h Film Festival 13-24 May MIDEM 5-8 June International Show Jumping 13-16 June Lions Advertising 21-26 June Fireworks Competition not confirmed July JAZZ A JUAN 10-19 July 2015. (Europe’s oldest jazz festival) Plages Electroniques 17 July Flamenco Festival 18/19 July Musical Nights at Le Suquet 17 – 30 July Fireworks Competition not confirmed August Plages Electronique 8/9 August...

Places to visit in Grasse

Places to visit in Grasse

Domaine de La Royrie This beautiful venue provides all year round tasting of estate oils, oil sessions and estate tour (Gold Medal for AOP olive oil). It is open all year round for groups or individuals by appointment only.  At time of writing, there is no cost for these tours. Domaine de La Royrie are Olive oil producers AOP , Bio and gold medalists in Grasse.  Le Domaine de la Royrie offers high-end olive oils directly from the property.  They also create “auxiliary taste ” gastronomic products designed from organic products grown on site. More information can be found on Domaine de La Royrie’s website.   Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation La cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation du Puy-en-Velay is a major monument of...

Museums to see in Grasse

Museums to see in Grasse

The Musee Fragonard IN 2015, FRAGONARD museum is celebrating Jasmine – the flower of Grasse; the flower of desire; the perfumer’s flower. A queen among perfumery flowers, together with the rose, jasminum grandiflorum, known commonly as Spanish Jasmine, has been grown in Grasse since the 16th century, where generations of growers and perfumers have since nicknamed it simply the Flower! A symbol of beauty and seduction, jasmine has been associated with love from time immemorial. In Tunisia, the blossoms are plaited together and offered as a love token. In India, Kama, the god of love, tied jasmine flowers to his arrows. And legend has it that Cleopatra went to meet Mark Anthony on a ship whose sails had been coated in jasmine essence. Sensual, floral, heady,...