Located between Nice and Cannes, Antibes is a picturesque town that hugs the shores of the Mediterranean. The town has inspired artists, writers from Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst to Graham Greene, as well as Stein Study students. Once a Greek trading port, Antibes’ Port Vauban is now the largest marina in the Mediterranean ocean, home to some of the world’s most lavish yachts. Within the 16th Century ramparts, the historic old town of Antibes has retained its original charm with small winding streets, little cafes, boutique shops and Le Marché Provençal. The path around the town’s ancient fortress, Fort Carré, on Saint Roch peninsular, is ideal for enjoying panoramic views of the coast.
Loches, the beautiful gem of the Loire Valley in Central France, is a town as rich in ancient history as it is steeped in scenic beauty. The town is located 29km from the vibrant cosmopolitan centre of Tours. The main attractions include the impressive 12th century Keep which looms over the town and the massive 52 metre tall Tour St Antoine. Here in Loches, the winding medieval streets and Renaissance meet busy cafés, Restaurants and shops. For the adventurous, there are plenty of activities, such as walks into the breathtaking countryside, cycling excursions, horse riding and watersports.