The bloom­ing south­ern val­leys of Mou­g­ins... a place we’re sure beauty be­gan.

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on a dress­ing gown, tested out the walk-in shower and had a boo­gie to some French clas­sics on the ra­dio – with an­other glass of cham­pagne, of course – and watched the sun set on our own pri­vate ter­race.

The next morn­ing, as the pierc­ing sun shone, we arose. A less Snow White and more ugly step sis­ter sort of mo­ment; break­fast, a quick splash of cologne and we’re off. Where? For a jour­ney to the lo­cal mar­kets to taste the fresh pro­duce. Af­ter a mas­ter­class in cook­ing from David Chau­vac, we put our own skills to the test. But af­ter a rather clumsy hour in the kitchen, we could only pro­duce a dish that re­sem­bled gruel than any form ho­tel is your de­sire. As our fi­nal day came, we headed to Pont-duLoup to visit Con­fis­erie Flo­rian; a lo­cal jam, choco­late and sweet fac­tory for an over­dose of sugar. With pri­vate tours and classes avail­able, we learned first­hand how Willy Wonka be­came such a pop­u­lar man.

Soak­ing up the last few rays of sun­shine beach­side in Cannes, at the Le Goé­land restau­rant, we waved a tear­ful good­bye to our French ad­ven­ture and our lit­tle bub­ble of per­fec­tion.

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