Over the past decade, France has increasingly become known for the options available in terms of gay holiday resorts throughout the country.
But alas, not all resorts are the same. Some are located in a specific area with a very limited number of activities and resources both in and out of a resort.
Of late though, it has been brought to my attention, a beautiful, reasonably priced resort that offers a myriad of options for its guests, that being, La Connexion. Ideally based in the commune of Peymeinade close to the perfume capital of Grasse.
This vacation resort is 100% gay owned and operated by Ömer and Mark, an enterprising couple of Dutch and Turkish origins who have set up this gorgeous boutique property that caters to a variety of international guests offering an unlimited amount of amenities available.
Set in the relaxing countryside surrounded by olive groves, forests, and rivers, this is your chance to retreat to a peaceful environment and start that novel you’ve always wanted to write, mingle and entertain with others or even enjoy your honeymoon with your loved one.
At La Connexion you are free to be yourself and have the perfect vacation as you wish it to be.
And whatever you have always wanted to experience in the French Riviera, is all within reach with La Connexion being your home base.
Ömer and Mark’s property can host up to 16 guests in 5 self-catering apartments and studios, each with its own private entrance and terrace. And since the resort is private with no prying neighbors, there is the magnificent heated and clothing-optional swimming pool to enjoy which is also lit up at night for those seeking the opportunity to also swim nude under the moon and the stars.
Each of the rentals has a TV with Netflix, Gay & Gay Adult TV, and WiFi. Three of the apartments contain a living room, bedroom, and bathroom. There is also a comfortable sleeping sofa in each apartment's living room for two extra guests so bring some friends. And they have two studios available with private bathrooms.
Have a dog? Bring your pet along! Mark and Ömer also have a friendly dog and understand that pets are like family and your dog will be safe while being able to exercise on their fenced property of 7500 m2 behind the villa with no traffic to worry about or you can also head to one of the hiking trails in the forest.
Ömer and Mark and no strangers to the hospitality world as they also operate GaySail, a gay sailing company offering worldwide gay nude sailing cruises, and they have also previously owned a gay B&B in Amsterdam but prefer the lifestyle of the Cote d’Azur.
When it comes to food and drinks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are on offer. Along with delicious drinks and snacks by the swimming pool. Ömer is a great chef and has many years of experience as one of the onboard cooks for their GaySail Cruises. If it is local cuisine you are after, fine dining suggestions are available in the area for your convenience.
And as they say, one of the best parts of a holiday is the new experiences. During your stay at the serene La Connexion, you will find that throughout the nearby picturesque villages of Grasse, Tourrettes, and Le Bar-sur-Loup, you can explore the local flea and food markets, and do some shopping. For nature lovers, you can hike, swim, and even go rafting at Les Gorges du Loup, La Siagne, Lake Saint Cassien, and Les Gorges du Verdon.
To add even more sparkle to your trip, the city of Cannes with its luxury shopping, sandy beaches, and that clear blue Mediterranean Sea is only a 35-minute drive away, with the city of Nice just up the coastline with its nightclubs and cruising bars. You’ll also find that the Nice International Aiport is only a 40-minute drive to La Connexion.
If skiing is your sport of choice, the Isola 2000 ski resort is only a 2-hour drive away.
Now is the best time to plan your next holiday so make sure to check out the La Connexion website and book early!