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"OUTBACK": of, relating to, or located in the back country

OUTBACK RIVIERA is a non-profit organization promoting small group travel & year-round activities and workshops in the backcountry in the South of France. Plan your holiday around local activities and events and help support our local businesses and community.

...Take a short break from your routine to experience rural life in one of our charming medieval villages...Plan a cultural or exploration tour...Hike through Provençal olive groves along the banks of the Siagne River...Learn the history of Provençal olive cultivation. Travel from village to village on mountain bike and learn more about the local history and architecture. Improve your French with an initiation to French cooking by a real French chef.

We can custom-design a multi-activity holiday for you, your friends, a club, company or family including yoga, personal training, relaxing massages, and a certified guide to lead you through the local hills.

No place to stay? Rent direct from owners and save! Check out our selection of holiday villa direct from owner rentals. Contact us now!



Outback Riviera is currently raising funding for the children on the Island of Du Vinh Vietnam. Your small donation or sponsorship will enable a young child to continue school under better conditions.


Please follow this link to read about the children of Duy Vinh.

They need our help.


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Some upcoming events in the region...


Saint Cézaire Lbrary Workshops, Municipal Library in the village of St Cézaire

Next workshops:

Wednesday, Mai 18, 14:30 create and artist's book with Audrey Garnier, for children 7 and up.

Places limited, so reserve early!

-Amateur photo contest  « des femmes et des hommes passionnés de nature »

Photograph of local agriculture and nature (apiculteur, agriculteur, naturaliste, pêcheur, randonneur, botaniste, éleveur, cavalier, cueilleur, oléiculteur, jardinier, chasseur, paysagiste, chercheur, guide). Submit photos (format 20x30 cm ou format jpeg by mail) to the municipal library of St Cezaire until Saturday April 23r. An exhibition will be held in the library until May 21.

Conferences :

Wednesday April 20, medicine in the Middle Ages by Elisabeth Atlan

Wednesday, April 27 Medicinal plants in the Middle Ages by Elisabeth Atlan

Free entry, spaces limites


For information and reservations contact:

Bibliothèque municipale de St Cézaire

04 93 60 29 92




Saturday, April 30, St Cezaire, Trocs aux Plantes, for more information contact: lesfignasses@orange.fr or call 04 93 60 24 83


Sunday, May 1, ASTL Tennis Club, St Cezaire Tournoi Ping Pong 10h-12h,, Double Surprise 10H-12H30, Tournoi de la Vache 14H-16H30.

Prises awarded at 16H45. Sign up before April 23, telephone: 06 58 08 08 23

May 20-21, St André des Alpes

"For 70 years Secours Catholique, has organized a “brotherly hike” on 20 and 21 May from St André les Alpes to Castellane, through Courchon, the Baume and the Chapel of Our Lady of the ROC. The disabled can join us Courchon for the picnic, a guided tour of the site and can taste the pissaladières, pizzas cooked in wood fire in the communal oven on again for the occasion. Those who wish can sleep at the cottage of Baume, or join us to walk to Castellane via the chapel of Notre Dame du Roc " The association "Friends of Notre Dame du Roc" join in the march and is committed to support and guide the walkers group Baume in Castellane and organizes a snack with cold and hot drinks: coffee, tea and pastries . Mark these two dates in your schedule, spread the word you so that we are many and that this walk a success. The climb to the chapel of Notre Dame is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the new scenery of the 14 chapels of the Cross. Our association has appointed a potter artist from CABRIS to create a commemorative plaque in Volvic lava, of the 14 scenes,with polychrome decoration on baked enamel.

Please contact the organizers for further information:

Anne-Marie Guenebeaud

Chemin des Vertus

04170 Saint-André-les-Alpes (little consultation!)


Colette Vincent President of Roc ND Friends

Boulevard St Michel

04120 Castellane







Les Heures Musicales, Pays de Grasse 2016: Calendar et 2016 program:

-Wednesday 1 june in the "église de Saint Vallier de Thiey" 20h30:  Ensemble vocal « Ristretto »,

Direction Errol Girdlestone.

-Thursday June 2 in the "salle des fêtes de Spéracedes" 20h30 :  Ensemble choral « Arioso »,

Direction Francesca Tosi.

Friday June 3 juin in the "salle des fêtes de Spéracèdes" 20h30 : récital de piano avec


Saturday, June 4 Place Charles de Gaulle à Spéracèdes 20h30 : Quintet de Jazz « Marco VEZZOSO »,

avec Marco VEZZOSO, Philippe COCOGNE, Jean-Marc BACCARINI, Jean-Luc DANNA, Sofiane EL

Sunday June 5 10h30 « Aubade » with the « JazzBandMéditerranée », direction Olivier MAUNY,


11h Apéritif d’Honneur,

17h Concert  « JazzBandMéditerranée »  Place de l’Évêché à Grasse.

This region of the South of France, above the French Riviera coast offers B&B's & self-catering holiday villassports activities for all ages, music & theatre workshops, activities for children.  Visit our

natural parks

 and enjoy the natural beauth of the Riviera Outback. Book an organized tour, or plan your visit around local events & festivals including 

Cello-Fan, Callian July 11th, Rencontres des Laureats de Conservatoire (chambre music) Saint Cézaire sur Siagne 

July 9-14, Festi-Jazz Saint Cézaire August 4-11, International Festival of Guitar Montauroux August 9-12. Travel responsibly and help support our local communities!