Of course we are dedicated to the regional, southern French way of life. Almost every week we open our little »Bistro« and celebrate Provençal cooking (most of the time). Together with Gert Wiescher our font-designer friend who is a dedicated cook we try to introduce you to the regional delicacies. In hot summer evenings on the big terrace and on cooler evenings in our little »Bistro« with its open fireplace we often feast together.
Come and join us at our home, make it your home for 2 weeks or 12 months, what- or however you want it. You are always welcome.
Jochem & Cornelia Fränznick, your host family
Between Easter and the end of October, if you want a fresh baguette, croissant or pain au chocolat for breakfast, we’ll get it for you. Just tell us what you crave and we will fetch it from our favorite baker in Vence. In our little shop you will also find delicious honey from Provençe and homemade marmalade.mo
We are always hunting for regional delicacies and offer them to you in our little shop. Apart from fine olive oil and wine you can also find jams, lavender honey, olives and olive pastes as well as homemade sauces. We even offer a small selection of Bassetti bed- and household-linen, selected ceramics and French bric-a-brac for your own use or as a nice souvenir for your loved ones at home.
Usually on Thursdays (during peak season every week) we open our Bistro-Restaurant for you. Relax on our big terrace and savor a delicious 3-course-dinner with accompanying wines. Together with our cook Gert Wiescher you celebrate the regional kitchen, meet with our other guests and have an unforgettable evening. Please don’t forget to reserve a seat with us by Tuesday morning.
Experience the luxury of your private Hatha-Yoga-session or enjoy a relaxing massage! Sandra Fejer de Haralyi helps you to escape into hours of calmness and relaxation. Just ask for an appointment, we will arrange wonders for you.
We offer free wifi on the entire grounds, but because of thick stone walls and very weak French internet connections reception can not be guaranteed in all apartments..
All apartments are equipped with a TV set and a satellite receiver. Our receivers are set to a German satellite, but some English news channels can be received as well. All apartments are also equipped with radio and cd-players.
All apartments have their own free-of-charge parking spot on enclosed grounds.
If you need to do your laundry, we offer a washing machine and dryer for a small fee.
Whatever you need or want, just ask us during the general opening time of our reception.
Every Thursday we convert our private Bistro or our terrace for the pleasure of our guests. That’s when we start cooking, celebrating regional delicacies, just for your enjoyment, just for you to take part in our culinary discoveries.
We cook delicious regional dishes and take you with us on a culinary journey.
For many years Marianne Couteller – our beloved neighbor – supported us in these endeavors. Since two years we enjoy the knowledge of Gert Wiescher, a good friend, well known type-designer and talented chef, connoisseur of French cuisine and French kitchen-secrets.
For two years you and we enjoy the support from Gert Wiescher – a good friend, excellent cook and conaisseur of french cooking secrets.
After many enquiries for recipes he started to publish our/his menus and some recipes on the internet. www.gertkocht.de
For athletes –
Mountainbiking, hiking, Col Du Vence (15 min.),
Climbing at Baou de St. Jeannet (15 min.),
Sailing in Villeneuve-Lobet (20 min.),
Golfing in Villeneuve or Opio-Valbonne (15 – 30 min.),
Skiing in Gréoliéres sur Neige (45 min.),
Jogging, Inline skating at Promenade in Cagnes-sur-Mer
Great cycling and hiking paths in the upstate of Vence
Riding on the way to Coursegoules (25 min.),
Paragliding on various slopes along the coast
for excursions –
Gorges du Verdon (day trip)
Isles des Lérins (from port in Cannes)
Tourettes-sur-Loup (15 min.)
Cap d`Antibes (30 min.)
Cap Ferrat (40 min.)
Menton (45 min.)
Monaco (45 min.)
Cannes (40 min.)
Esterel-Gebirge (45 min.)
For children –
Ravine of Cagnes (10 min.)
Ozeanographic Museum of Monaco (45 min.)
Marineland in Biot (30 min.)
Bike rental in Cagnes sur Mer (20 min.)
Riding in Coursegoules (20 min.)
Stone skipping at the beach (20 min.)
For art lovers –
St. Paul de Vence (15 min.)
Fondation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence (15 min.)
Matisse Chapel, Vence (5 min.)
Matisse Museum, Nizza (30 min.)
Picasso Museum, Antibes (30 min.)
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice (40 min.)
For Connaisseurs –
Alain Llorca – for very special occasion
(St. Paul de Vence, 20 min.)
Bistrot de la Marine – for small special occasions
(Cagnes sur Mer, 30 min.)
Le Bistrot de Sophie – wonderful for a sunday lunch
(Coursegoules, 25 min.)
Le Hamac – small and very relaxed beach bar
(Villeneuve-Loubet, 25 min.)
We will be pleased to provide you with the right directions.
General information –
Radio for regional news
Newspaper(german) for regional news & tips
Current events & regional tips –
Events in the region
Getting there & Mobility –
Flights to Nice
Google Flight search
Rental cars airport
Rental cars – E-Cars
Please call us or send us an email. We will help you and try to fulfill all of your wishes and desires. We are looking forward to meeting you – you will enjoy your stay with us and have a relaxed holiday. Your hosts Cornelia & Jochem Fränznick
Cornelia & Jochem Fränznick
985, Chemin Celestin Freinet
Tel: +33 49 3589483
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