Taste of Life on the French Riviera
Creative workshops take place in the mornings from
8:30am till 12:30pm allowing participants
afternoons and evenings free to experience the
sensations of France’s southern coast. Half-day
optional visits are available for those who want
to optimize their time while here. Participants
are also encouraged to discover the captivating
nuances of the coast on their own. The French
Riviera is very tourist-friendly and provides
excellent facilities in English.
City of Nice, home to Esprit Seminars, is in the
heart of the French Riviera. Many consider it to
be a paradise on earth with its temperate climate,
enchanting coastline, and many leisure options.
Once a makeshift shelter for Greek sailors, Nice
has become a mecca for visitors around the world.
Whether strolling through the narrow and animated
streets of the Old Town, or sipping the local rosé
wine as the sun sets on the Baie des Anges (Bay of
Angels), the color-drenched coast stirs unique
emotions in everyone.
Within 30 minutes to 1 hour from Nice, the
neighboring jewels of the Cote d’Azur (Blue Coast)
can be reached: Antibes with its ancient ramparts
and yacht-speckled harbor, Monaco the fairytale
Principality where American actress Grace Kelly
became a princess, and innumerable medieval
villages perched on hilltops. Further down the
coast past Monaco, lies the Italian Riviera,
offering its version of the “good life”.
For those of you who want to experience the solace
and energy of the Mediterranean, footpaths hug
rugged coastlines where one can take leisurely or
energetic walks and get lost in the moment.
has a population of approximately 350,000 people,
representing an international mix of French,
Italians and other Europeans who have made this
coast their home. People are generally relaxed,
compared to their compatriots in big cities, and
never take for granted the quality of life and
beauty of their surroundings. The French Riviera
inhabitants boast one of the highest life
expectancies in the world.
Niçois (natives of Nice) thrive on the
Mediterranean diet. Many sumptuous dishes that
permeate the area share recipes in common with
their Italian neighbors. The cuisine of the
Riviera combines the best of both lands offering
refined taste experiences.
over 300 days of sunshine a year, Nice and the
surrounding areas offer a typical Mediterranean
climate of mild winters and warm but breezy
We warmly welcome women traveling alone. We would
like to reassure you that you will feel anything
but “alone” when you get here. Apart from the
morning workshops and the afternoon optional
tours, you will find yourself enjoying meals and
other activities with us and other workshop
participants. For those of you who prefer some
down-time, you will feel very comfortable
strolling through the city and taking walks along
the Mediterranean on your own. The Hotel Vendome
was chosen for the Esprit Seminar participants
since it is privately owned and provides a warm
family atmosphere. The manager Jérémy and his
staff all speak perfect English and look forward
to making you feel at home. In addition, the Nice
airport is small, very modern, and user-friendly.
It is approximately a 20 minute taxi ride to the
hotel. Taxi drivers speak English too. Please feel
free to contact us for any questions.
are held at the Hotel Vendome, a charming Belle
Époque hotel in the center of Nice.
Single and double occupancy available with special
rates for Esprit Seminar participants.
has a modern international airport connected to
major cities around the world with direct flights
from N.Y. daily. The airport is located 20 minutes
from the center of Nice.
The Esprit team in
Nice look forward to making your stay a rewarding