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Issue No. 17

Packed with fabulous features: Carcassonne, Nimes, Orange in Provence, Nice Carnival, Paris at Christmas, Laval in Mayenne, absinthe, the fashion district of Paris, recipes, guides and more. Our secret ingredient is passion!

Close to Cannes and top

Close to Cannes and top locations What I love about Mimozas Resort is not just the fact that its great value, but you feel like you’re in the countryside, just 20 minutes from Cannes by taxi or the No. 20 bus that stops outside. Plus you’re within easy walking distance of Mandelieu la Napoule a picturesque and floral town with sandy beaches, loads of cafés and restaurants and the Château de La Napoule art centre. From here you can take a ferry to the pretty Isles de Lerin. It’s also a short walk in the opposite direction to the shops and markets of Mandelieu in the other. There’s a superb choice of scenic walking and cycling trails close by. Activities at Mimozas Resort There's a spa on site which is popular. It gets very booked up so if you want a spa treatment - book in advance, especially at weekends as Mimozas resort is a favourite destination for Parisians. If you like to jog, there are paths around the resort or outside on the quiet roads. There are less activities in the winter months, the pool is closed as well as the barbecue area. You can take excursions from the hotel or via the tourist office in Mandelieu La Napoule and one of the best in the winter months is the Mimosa trail and Fragonard perfume tour. The thought of all that beautiful yellow mimosa persuaded me to tear myself away from the relaxing and scented environs of the Mimozas Resort and head to the hills - defiinitely worth it.

But the famous golf courses of the area are right on the doorstep in fact, you’re right beside the legendary golf ‘Old Course’ at Cannes-Mandelieu. Founded by Grand Duke Michael of Russia in 1891, it was the first golf course under Mediterranean skies. It has 18 holes and spans 74 hectares plus a ferry between holes across the Siagne River.The perfect place to enjoy a glass of rosé and a spectacular sunset from the clubhouse terrace after your round. I found that the resort made for a great base. There's a train station in Mandelieu La Napoule) about a 15-minute walk) and from there you can travel round the coast to Cannes, Nice (about 40 minutes), Juan les pins, Antibes, Monaco, Villefranche du Mer and more. Be warned, taxis are expensive in this area, take the bus or the train to avoid clocking up the Euros. As I sat on my balcony overlooking a lake at 10 o’clock at night I felt blissfully charmed by the beauty, and warmth, of this place. On the phone to my sister in London she moaned “it's sleeting here in London". “I'm outside in shorts and a t shirt” I told her, and I can't tell you what's she said next. It's surprisingly reasonable to stay here, in fact I'd go so far to say that a winter break is positively cheap. I could have been happy there for several weeks, it’s an inspiring sort of place, you could spend tie on hobbies, painting, writing, diet, work on your fitness regime, sight see, tour or simply relax and get to know the area. Details: