Welcome to All Things French. I'm Louise Scott

I'm Louise Scott

Editor, Photojournalist & Tour Director at All Things French

I host 10-day retreats in the heart of the beautiful French Riviera staying in the fabulous Villefranche sur Mer.

 

Fly into Nice International Airport or arrive at Nice Ville. You will be met and driven along the French Riviera.

Stay in your *own room* in beautiful, quiet, well-appointed apartments with several other ladies. Unpack, relax, create and share meals, and discover this fabulous region together with our small group of 8 women (including moi! X).

Stellar restaurants are a feature of this small, private, shopping precinct which lines the shores of this breathtaking harbour.

Our itinerary includes 5 days of 'out and about' on the Côte d'Azur and 5 days of 'relaxation-mode' in Villefranche, with selected day trips to *spectacular* local highlights.

We'll share our first breakfast at the celebrated 5-star Welcome Hotel.

Watch a few sportscars cruise past on the harbourside. Take in the views from this iconic spot. Many artists have stayed here - in particular Jean Cocteau who spent 'the best years of his lifetime' here. Some drawings are displayed in the hotel, and his pretty Chapelle de Saint-Pierre des Pecheurs is just across the road...

Down by the Harbour, La Dolce Vita, Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French
Jean Cocteau. Villefranche sur Mer. 10 Day Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French.
Breakfast at the Hotel Welcome, Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French

Arrive early to beautiful Eze and get it all to ourselves. Climb up to the ancient château footings and wonder at the Jardin Exotique d’Eze. Meander along the paths and delight at the extensive collection of desert and Mediterranean plants and sculpture. Enjoy coffee and croissants at the Chateau Eza, with panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

Enjoy coffee and croissants at the Chateau Eze with panoramic views of the Mediterranean
Eze, Cote d'Azur, Riviera | All Things French
Eze Village, Cote d'Azur, Le Jardin Exotique | All Things French

Delight in the little-known village of La Turbie. See the ancient ruins of the Trophee Auguste, the spectacular testament to the pinnacle of Roman occupancy in France. 

Travel along the Moyenne Corniche and soak up unparalleled views of the Mediterranean, feeling like a movie star, sister…

Visit La Turbie on the Riviera with All Things French. 10 Day Women's Tour
Trophee d'Auguste La Turbie, Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French
Visit Monaco on the Riviera with All Things French. 10 Day Women's Tour

Visit Menton on the Italian border and enjoy it at its finest. Then it's off to the medieval villages of Apricale and Dolceaqua in Italy. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at a stunning restaurant. It's one of the prettiest villages in the region.

Come home, drink a glass of wine, cook dinner with fresh produce, or choose to dine at any of the numerous local and *fabulous* restaurants.

Jean Cocteau, The Wedding Room, Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French
Visit Menton on the Riviera with All Things French. 10 Day Women's Tour
Visit Apricale from the French Riviera. Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French

See the breathtaking Villa and gardens Eprussi de Rothschild and watch the dancing fountains. I was literally brought to tears the first time I came here ...

Marvel in the incredible detail of Villa Kerylos, a residence faithfully dedicated to the ancient Greek style of living. After 6 visits to Villefranche, I finally saw this harbourside residence for the first time in 2017 ... Unbelievable mosaics ...

Visit elegant Beaulieu sûr Mer for lunch. Take a walk along the incredible St Jean Cap Ferrat and marvel at the distinguished residences there. Cap Ferrat is said to be the most expensive real estate in the world after Monaco. See David Niven's pink 'La Fleur du Cap' Villa sitting luxuriously on the water's edge. Oh! The stories...

"Louise is a gracious, funny, caring lady who went out of her way to make all the ladies on her tour to Villefranche so welcome. Everything was wonderful, I couldn't fault a thing. The villages we visited, the food (OMG), the walks, Loïc our driver, all absolutely amazing. I would go again in a heartbeat!!! Well done Louise".

Carolyn Jones

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Visit Villa Kerylos, Beaulieu sur Mer. Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French
Fort du Mont Alban Views, Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French

"I knew, quite a few years ago, I would be taking a trip to France. I explored many, many options. When I came across Louise Scott's 10 Day French Riviera Tour, I knew this was the trip for me! This was Louise's inaugural tour and what a tour it was!!!!!

The itinerary was such that we had day trips to different places (all beautiful) with Loïc, our local tour guide (also beautiful), and had time to just explore Villefranche, either alone or with a buddy. The food! The wine! The views! The sea! The architecture! The history! Louise gave us a marvellous experience. We saw amazing things, people, and places. She was as attentive as she could possibly be, to all of us.

I can honestly say, this trip was the best 10 days of my life!

I'm so grateful that I found her!
Thank you, Louise ... for everything! I'm so hoping to go on another tour with you!"

Jayne Hayden XOXO

Decisions...to drink wine at the funky bar with cool music, eat at the go-to French restaurant, or dine luxuriously on the harbour amongst the spellbinding lights and luxury yachts?

 

Drive westward along La Provençal to the market town of Antibes. Shop in the daily undercover markets and local boutiques, stroll deliciously quiet, prettily-paved rues, visit Absinthe Bar, or meander along the harbour.

Discover Antibes. Jean les Pins. Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French
Discover Beautiful Antibes. Jean les Pins. Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French
Beautiful Antibes. Jean les Pins. Villefranche sur Mer. Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French

Up early for this one, ladies! Discover St Paul de Vence, located on a rocky outcrop, this village was a royal fortress. Listed as one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, best get there early ... Experience utter silence (is it even possible as a tourist?) in my particular favourite, Tourrettes-sur-Loup

See Vence. Villefranche sur Mer. 10 Day Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French.
Visit Vence. Villefranche sur Mer. 10 Day Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French.
Visit Tourrettes sur Loup. Villefranche sur Mer. 10 Day Tours for Women, May and September. All Things French.
Villefranche Harbour by Night. 10-day Women's Tour May and September with All Things French

Meander through Villefranche's small but delightful food and brocante markets, feel the history in the Rue Obscure, or tour the Citadel Saint-Elme

 

Relax on the beach, cook some food, or dine at your leisure in any of the superb and numerous harbourside restaurants. Hire a sun lounge and live the life.

The trip includes ...

 

  • Comfortable, *return* private transport from Nice Airport or Nice to our beautiful apartments.
  • 10 nights - in your *own room* in a modern apartment with excellent facilities.
  • All breakfasts. 5 at local restaurants, and 5 with ample provisions (and fresh croissants daily, bien sûr...) for breakfast at home.
  • 5 lunches (main course) and 5 evening meals (main course + dessert).
  • Morning tea at Chateau Èza.
  • Lunch at the iconic Negresco Hotel in Nice.
  • All organised tours and transportation.
  • Entrance to all organised venues.
  • Concierge service.
  • Fluent English-speaking tour guide.
  • Plus ... I speak French, and I'll be with you all the way!

... but does not include...

  • Transport to Nice - airfares or train. 
  • Wine or any alcohol unless stated in the itinerary.
  • Any meals not specified above

*10 nights*in sensational Villefranche-sur-Mer

$5550 Australian Dollars 

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TOUR DATES FOR 2020

June 5th - 15th

September 18th - 28th

"I have been to the area several times before, but this tour was on another level!

 

I have just returned from a wonderful 10 day tour to Villefranche-sur-Mer and the surrounding areas, with Louise Scott of All Things French. I was able to totally relax and immerse myself, as Louise has put together a great tour programme which - for me - included new places and some much-loved ones. The experience was further enhanced by Loïc our wonderful driver - a fountain of knowledge, charm, and fun all delivered in his gorgeous French-accented English.

Our group of 7 (including Louise) came from quite diverse backgrounds, but by the end of the trip we were new friends having fun together. The success of this tour is a tribute to Louise’s very impressive organisational skills and her attention to detail. We had nothing to worry about - other than making the most of each experience - with the spectacular views, picturesque villages, delicious food and wine, great accommodation, lovely company and fabulous quaint Villefranche-sur-Mer as our base.

Louise is just lovely - warm, outgoing, kind, and thoughtful. Nothing gave her more pleasure than seeing us enjoy the experiences she had planned for us. I highly recommend this trip to Francophiles and those new to France. I can’t wait to see what Louise comes up with for her next tour!"

Julia Bates