The Riviera

French Riviera

The Delisa Retreat is based in Provence Cotes D'Azur, also known as the French Riviera. For those of you who are not familiar with this 'jewel in the French crown' here is some information about some of the surrounding towns. As a whole, it's known for stunning views, warm climate and mega wealth.


The most renowned Film festival in the world takes place in Cannes which has a reputation for attracting the worlds film industry's elite every May, along with stars of film and TV. Home to the worlds most luxurious brands, luxury super yachts and the rich and famous.

Take a stroll along the famous 'Rue d'Antibes' - pop into Prada, Louis Vitton, Yves St Laurent or simply take a seat at one of the many beach side bars and restaurants, sip cocktails, admire the view and spot celebrities!

Dip your toes in the warm sea, take a stroll along the beach or head into the old town and explore the shops along the cobbled streets. Head to the famous 'Marché Forville' to buy local produce, from freshly caught fish to freshly baked bread and pastries. Cannes has it all.

Your stay will include an afternoon shopping in Cannes. 


 In the forties, Picasso developed a special place in his heart for the chic and understated French Riviera coastal town of Antibes. He was offered space in the medieval castle of the Musée Grimaldi in 1946 – where his paintings still hang to this day.

There are plenty of ancient streets to wander around, filled with colourful boutiques, quaint cafes and unique art studios. Home to the largest marina on the Mediterranean, the seemingly endless rows of super yachts is a spectacle that will probably take your breath away. The general vibe in Antibes is rather chilled compared to its neighbours.

St Tropez

St Tropez was the first area to be liberated in the French Riviera, allowing creatives to flock to Saint Tropez in the years after WW2 – screenwriters, artists and actors embraced their newly won freedom.

In still later years, the resort became known for a flashy jet-set lifestyle, although this smalltown has held on to its secluded charm in the midst of all the extravagance.

People Sip champagne and snack on sushi next to the crystal clear sea. St Tropez allows  you to party and relax, in abundance.


Covering 200 hectares, this principality is the world’s second-smallest country, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in attitude. It has proven to be a magnet for the super rich since the early 20th century. It's also one of the world's best known tax havens (residents pay no income tax),and famous for its annual Formula 1 Grand Prix, held every year in May since 1929.

Your stay will include a visit to this iconic principality.


Delisa is based in the old town of Grasse. It enjoys an international reputation in the perfume industry and is home to dozens of fragrance companies. The flowers used for making the world-famous Chanel N°5 are grown and harvested here. In addition to the perfume industry, Grasse also offers a break from the crowded Riviera coastal towns with a glimpse of the real Riviera away from the tourist route.

Your stay will include a visit to the famous Galimard workshop where you'll create your own unique perfume to take home.