Cultural Sites and Attractions in the Region
Workshop and program participants are welcome to take the guided tour of the Henry Clews Museum and to attend, free of charge, any of the public cultural events that occur during their stay at the Château. There are also many museums, historic sites and cultural attractions nearby.
LA NAPOULE – Rising just behind the Château is Mt. San Peyre with its Roman ruins and spectacular view of the Iles de Lerins, where the Man with the Iron Mask was imprisoned. A boat docked next to the Château will take you to these fascinating islands.
CANNES – Site of the famous Film Festival, Cannes has a two mile seafront promenade, a charming Old City, designer boutiques, Saturday Flea Market, engaging nightlife, and fabulous beaches.
NICE – Nice has the Chagall, Matisse, Modern & Contemporary Art, and Fine Arts museums. Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and enjoy an espresso or a glass of wine at the world famous Hotel Negresco.
ANTIBES – The Château Grimaldi is the site of the Picasso Museum. Antibes also has the History and Archaeology Museum, sandy beaches and a daily market.
BIOT & VALLAURIS – These hill towns have long been centers for glass and ceramic artisans. They also feature the Museums of Leger and Picasso, and a Castle which is open to the public.
ST. PAUL DE VENCE – This spectacular perched village has long been known for its art and artisans. Shopping is au courant, while the atmosphere is medieval. The Maeght Foundation, which features the finest of modern art, often shown in its delightful sculpture garden, is just down the hill. A couple of miles away in nearby Vence is the renowned Matisse Chapel.
GRASSE – For centuries Grasse has been the world center of the perfume industry. Free tours show you the painstaking, ancient processes for creating these seductive fragrances.
VILLEFRANCHE & CAP FERRAT – Here you will be dazzled by the majestic gardens, the fine art, and superb furniture collections of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Nearby Eze is noted for its Château and the Exotic Garden. Spectacular views and scenery await as you travel the high, middle, or low Corniche route between Villefranche and Monaco.
MONACO – Try your luck at the elegant Monte Carlo Casino, view Prince Rainier’s Palace, and see the impressive cliffhanging aquarium at the Jacques Cousteau Oceanographic Museum. Centrally located on the French Riviera, the Château de La Napoule is also within two hours of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, & the Italian border.