Peymeinade Just 3 kms away from the villa on the Grasse-Draguignan Road is the Restaurant Chantegrill. Excellent provencal food and service, friendly, a la carte and menus at different prices to suit all pockets. You could stroll down and taxi back the best of both worlds. Tel 04 93 66 12 33. There are several pizzerias and restaurants in the town, but at the other end of the high street is our favourite family restaurant with excellent foie gras, Le Paradisio. Ask for Magno and say Bev recommended - he used to run restaurants in Covent Garden, has excellent English, French and Greek and will give you a very warm welcome! Tel 04 93 66 22 88

Auribeau sur Siagne La Table du Village, 06810 Auribeau-sur-Siagne 04 93 60 06 45: Only 10 minutes from the perfumeries of Grasse and 15 minutes from the beaches of Cannes, the Nossi-Bé Restaurant and Hotel is situated in the heart of the medieval village of Auribeau–sur–Siagne. Imaginative and beautifully presented Table d'Hote and A la Carte dishes are created by award winning chefs, with Terrace dining providing breathtaking views across the valleys to the Villa des Sapins!

Auribeau sur Siagne Vignette Haute 370 route du Village Auribeau sur Siagne 04 93 42 20 01 Expensive 'themed' restaurant with gastronomic menus. Silverware, jugs, tumblers, table sets are made of pewter. The tables are exclusively lit by oil–lamp. Choose to dine in la Bergerie (Animal Barn), la Grange (Barn), la Tour (Tower), by la Piscine (Pool), or on the Terrace, which is lit by torches, each dining area has its unique character. Roman pool, terraces, and a 'love museum'!

Grasse Grasse is home to a wide variety of restaurants to suit all budgets, ranging from simple brasseries and pizzerias, up to the elegant XVIIIth century La Bastide Saint–Antoine 'Relais Gourmand' restaurant just outside the town. This overlooks the Bay of Cannes in the shade of its thousand–year–old olive tree park, and has an extensive wine list. See grasse– for more information.

Cannes The Riviera Gastronomie Maritime, Gare Maritime, jetée Le Albert–Edouard, Cannes 04 93 68 98 98: This massive ship is now a great place to see Cannes from the water during a fun lunch or dinner cruise. For one fee, guests can board The Riviera, enjoy a great meal along with a tour, and listen to live music. In the summer, theme nights and fireworks add to the experience.

Bar: Les Coulisses 29 rue de Commandant André, Cannes  04 92 99 17 17. A popular and stylish pre–club haunt of the twenty and thirtysomething crowd. Try to grab one of the high tables outside – great for people–watching – where they serve tasty snacks.

Bar: Le Blitz 22 rue Macé, Cannes 04 93 39 31 31 Fun, relaxed bar features DJ's spinning disco as well as occasional live music. One of the most reasonably priced clubs in the expensive area, this bar also has a more friendly, laid–back atmosphere than many of the others.

Mougins Mougins is the gastronomic capital of the South of France. Check out Le Moulin de Mougins located in an old oil mill just outside the village, regarded as one of the best, or its cheaper sister, L'Amandier, Le Mas Candille, the Cote Mougins – the list is endless! Wander round this lovely roman village where Picasso, Man Ray and Yves St. Laurent once lived, and you'll be spoilt for choice, remember that you will definitely need to book in advance for the more expensive ones.

Nice Le Safari Nice 04 93 80 18 44: This ever–-popular, ever–crowded brasserie overlooking the cours Saleya market soaks up every ray of Riviera sun. This place makes one of the best salade Nicoise concoctions in town, as well as a drop–dead spring lamb roasted in a wood–fired oven.

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