Hiking the South of France with Via Nissa

Have you considered hiking in the South of France?  While natural beauty can be found throughout the French and Italian rivieras, Via Nissa suggests you might want to consider two hiking trails which offer a unique historical perspective.  The first is the crossing the French – Italian border, using the same trail as todays illegal African migrants and  historically, the …

The Culinary tradition of the South of France

The South of France is famous for its gastronomique cuisine, the Mediterranean Diet and is known for using the highest quality, variety and freshest ingredients chosen from the market each day.  Via Nissa will be taking you to the source of the freshness, the vegetable gardens where the most reknown chefs  choose their produce.  This “potager” or vegetable garden, located …

Other

The region is filled with local festivals which can celebrate a variety of activities. While many visitors enjoy attending festivals on their own, they miss the sense of what is going on and why as well as feel like outsiders. This is particularly important in smaller communities and local festivals. Via Nissa takes our guests into the middle of the …

Current France

The region is filled with local festivals which can celebrate a variety of activities. While many visitors enjoy attending festivals on their own, they miss the sense of what is going on and why as well as feel like outsiders. This is particularly important in smaller communities and local festivals. Via Nissa takes our guests into the middle of the …

Festivals

The region is filled with local festivals which can celebrate a variety of activities. While many visitors enjoy attending festivals on their own, they miss the sense of what is going on and why as well as feel like outsiders. This is particularly important in smaller communities and local festivals. Via Nissa takes our guests into the middle of the …

Culinary And Wine

Via Nissa provides both wine and culinary tours to whatever expertise is desired. Often the best time to visit wineries is during the grape harvest when all of the production is in use and we can go far beyond just looking at unused equipment or wine stored in barrels. Our winery visits can be presented by the domain owners or …

Religion

The region holds many important religious treasurers from the Sanctuary of Sainte Baume, the cave where Saint Mary Magdalene spend her final 30 years and from the first century of Christianity, penitents, saints, kings, and popes came to carry out their pilgrimage. There are also a large number of relics, which consist of the physical remains of a saint for …

History

The South of France and the Italian riviera are rich in history going back to the Roman times and even before. It is the viewpoint of the historian that Via Nissa often seeks. Someone who know the background and context and can explain it in a way that makes sense, often to those with limited historical knowledge or that long …

Eva-Marie Lind

Eva-Marie is a perfumer, sensory designer and concept formulator. She has a specialty in the field of sensory perception, scent and aromatic/medicinal agronomy for over 30 years. Eva-Marie has worked within all facets of sensory research and development and has been a primary and visiting educator and curriculum developer, expanding from middle school to university and is a published author. …

Gilles Bouis

Gilles Bouis is an archivist and a librarian of the diocese of Nice since 2003. Since 2011, he chairs the Association of archivists of the Church of France which has nearly 400 members. He has written 2 books: “The diocese of Nice. History and identities of a land of contrasts” and “The Church of Grasse. From Concordat to Vatican Council …