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A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

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UNVEIL THE MAGIC OF THE

FRENCH RIVIERA

Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Théoule-sur-Mer and so many other magical places and city. The French Riviera is one of the most incredible destinations in Europe when we know where to look.

Ariodante has created a truly remarkable travel experiences catalogue to show you what no other travel agency or guide can.

From private and VIP visits to the most famous landmarks in the Riviera, countless incredible cultural institutions locals don't even know they exist to amazing closed places such as private properties in Nice or even some government palaces. 

Experiences about great artists or to explore parts of history. Backstage visits and meetings with incredible people or breathtaking hidden natural landscapes. Surely the French Riviera will never be the same once we've taken you into some of our travel experiences.

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A FEW OF OUR UNIQUE

CREATIONS

Here are just some ideas of the type of experiences we can create for you in the Riviera. Tell us more about your passions and your dreams (even the craziest) and we will then create something exclusively for you with our high luxury standards.

THE COLOURS AND INSPIRATION OF HENRI MATISSE

Matisse is one of the most important artists of a generation and the Riviera was his home. The light, the Mediterranean and everything around him provided him with the inspiration of his countless masterpieces.

We have designed an exquisite experience to discover the man behind the legend and what inspired him.

Starting in the house where he lived in Nice guided by an unusual and colourful guide knowing all the secrets of the master while he was living there, we will then open for you the doors of the Matisse Museum for an incredible private visit to see some of Matisse's greatest masterpieces.

For those who want to go even further, we will take you on a helicopter ride above the region to reach one of the most charming villages of the Riviera where Matisse created some of his most famous masterpieces. There you will be able to enjoy a private visit to the chapel he created and, most of all, have access to his villa 

Just a few miles from Cannes there are two superb jewels: Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat Islands and this will be our main destination.

 

An experience to solve one of the most famous legends of all times while will enjoying also an exclusive visit of the roman Abbey where monks still live and work and even do their own beverage that you will be able to taste.

THE SECRET OF THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK AND THE MONKS OF THE LERINS ISLANDS

Who was he really? Who is that mysterious prisoner arrested in 1669 and held in the Bastille and other French jails for more than three decades, until his death in 1703 and always was always kept with an iron mask to hide his face from everyone, even from his own guards?

Was he really Louis XIV twin brother as Voltaire and Dumas claimed? Or the illegitimate son of King Charles II of England? or even an Italian diplomat? We will take you behind the legend on a quest to find how his legend shaped history.

 

 

WHEN QUEEN VICTORIA FELT IN LOVE WITH THE RIVIERA

The Queen loved the French Riviera. She came nine times, especially to Nice and somehow, this is when the reputation of the riviera started.

After Menton, Cannes and Grasse, Queen Victoria settled in Nice in 1891 and since then came back every year from 1895 to 1899. The royal suite included many people, her Indian guards, furniture and even Jacquot, her donkey.

 

We will show you all the places she loved and most of all, make you discover some of her little weaknesses.

 

After meeting with a writer specialised in Queen Victoria at the Regina Palace we will take you on an incredible journey with private visits to places like the Victoria Chapel, the Marble Palace, the Opera House, the Cougourdons museum, one of the Penitents Chapel and even private visits to one of the biggest art collections in the region, and/or a private visit to discover and taste the Queen's favourite wine.

 

DINING IN FRONT OF A MASTERPIECE

Art isn't just paintings, concerts or novels, art is also Gastronomy and what could be better than an incredible dining experience in an extraordinary place or in front of a masterpiece?

This is what we can arrange for you in the French Riviera. An unforgettable dinner prepared by a Michelin star chef inspired by the local traditional cuisine in one of the museums in the region. Or perhaps you would like something even more exclusive? 

How about having the most spectacular villa in the region to have a private dinner like a Head of State?

Of course, we have almost limitless options for you to choose from. Fancy mixing sailing, cooking and skiing for example?

Unless you prefer exploring instead some of the best vineyards in the region and have access to all backstages while tasting the wines of the domain.

 

SOME MORE

INSPIRATION

Some other of our experiences in the French Riviera to give you more ideas of what we can create for you.

All you need is to tell us what you want to do, what you like or the kind of things you would like to discover and we will take care of everything, creating for you something tailored with the best we can offer.

 

Grasse-Eze-Nice: In the footsteps of Suskind

In the footsteps of Louis IX in Paris for a visit of all the emblematic places of his reign still visible today. From his castle in Vincennes to his tomb in St.Denis basilica we will open for you all the closed doors of those places.

Becoming a Conductor

In the footsteps of Louis IX in Paris for a visit of all the emblematic places of his reign still visible today. From his castle in Vincennes to his tomb in St.Denis basilica we will open for you all the closed doors of those places.

Operation "Dragoon". Provence, August 1944

In the footsteps of Louis IX in Paris for a visit of all the emblematic places of his reign still visible today. From his castle in Vincennes to his tomb in St.Denis basilica we will open for you all the closed doors of those places.

Ever wanted to peek behind the theatre curtains? Unlock the door to a spectacular castle? Or unravel the mysteries behind a magnificent masterpiece? Now you can...
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LONDON - PARIS - MONACO - CANNES - GENEVA - MADRID

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