Whistle-Stop Tour from Grasse

The hilltop village of Cabris (tourist office website; tel. 04-93-60-55-63) is one of the back-country's hidden gems. This immaculate village is bursting with places to feast on Provençal cuisine, as well as dramatic Riviera panoramas. For the best views, climb up to the cypress-shaded gravel courtyard beside the 10th-century château ruins. From here, you can see all the way from the jutting coastline of Cap-Ferrat to the St-Cassien lake. For a simple room with a view, you'll find no better place on the Côte d'Azur than L'Horizon Hotel, 100 promenade St-Jean Cabris (tel. 04-93-60-51-69; fax 04-93-60-56-29; www.relaisdusilence.com). From here, you can gaze down upon the memorable vista between sea and sky, as the young Antoine de Saint-Exupéry did during his childhood holidays in Cabris.

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