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Côte d’azur Shopping spree

Côte d’Azur Shopping Spree: Memories Tour Day 3

When twenty ladies gather together, you know they’re going to shop. It’s only natural. That’s why the South of France Memories Tour, with best-selling author Patricia Sands and the Barefoot Blogger, planned a whole day for a Côte d’Azur shopping spree.

Côte d’Azur Shopping Spree


The “shop til you drop” agenda for Day 3 started with a visit to the town of Grasse and the Fragonard perfume factory.

Fragonard is one of the leading perfumeries in the world. Before the area became famous for perfume, the primary industry was glove-making. When clients complained about the gloves’ foul smell, perfumes were introduced into the production process. Years later, when gloves went out of fashion, the perfume company remained.

Côte d’Azur shopping spree
Choosing a favorite fragrance when there are so many is never easy

Tourettes Sur Loup

The tiny village of Tourettes Sur Loup was a surprise stop on our way to St. Paul de Vence. The small town, known for violets, made a perfect setting for lunch under a chestnut tree and browsing through many little shops.

Côte d’azur Shopping spree


Côte d’Azure shopping

Côte d’Azure shopping

Côte d’Azure shopping

St. Paul de Vence 

One of the oldest medieval towns along the Côte d’Azur, St. Paul de Vence became a haven for starving artists in the early 1900’s when a simple guesthouse, now the La Colombe d’Or hotel, welcomed unknowns such as Picasso. In return for room payment, the artists would leave paintings. While the hotel’s reputation spread and more artists visited, the whole town benefited. Today, St. Paul de Vence is filled with galleries, and the hotel family owns one of the finest contemporary art collections in the world.

Côte d’Azur shopping spree

Enjoy the day along with us … 


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