In collaboration with the local guide service Art and Tours, we are pleased to offer a selection of afternoon explorations of the region in the company of your conference colleagues. Tours are open to registered participants, guests, and plus-ones.
Your private van (max 25 people) accompanied by a personal tour guide will leave from the conference site on Sunday at 2pm and return by 7pm. Tour participants can leave their luggage at the Maison Baldwin welcome center in the village.
Walking Tour of Nice: discover the rich cultural heritage of "Nissa la bella," including the historic Old Nice and its charming alleyways; the flower market; the Promenade des Anglais bordering the azure Mediterranean; and the Palais Lascaris at the top of the hill. ($79 per person)
Antibes and Its Museums: A visit to the Picasso Museum and his residence the Chateau Grimaldi; tour through Old Antibes and its ramparts, marina, artisans' workshops; medieval fort and view of the Cote d'Azur; visit to the superb private collection at the Mougins Museum of Classical Art ($89 per person, museum admissions included)
Wine Aficionados Tour: This wine-soaked tour includes conversations with growers and enthusiasts for an in-depth look at local winemaking. Tastings on balconies overlooking the Mediterranean in the perched mountainside villages of Saint Jeannet and Tourettes-sur-Loup. ($119 per person, includes tastings)
Perfumes of Grasse: Visit to the village of Grasse, known as the perfume capitol of the world. Tour the Parfumerie Molinard and create your own custom fragrance in their workshop. Walking tour of historic Grasse, where perfume has been made since the 17th century. ($119 per person, includes custom fragrance to take home)
All proceeds from these tours will benefit La Maison Baldwin writers in residence program.