The Côte d'Azur area
The Côte d'Azur has been known since the early nineteenth century as Europe's leading playground. As a holiday destination it is unsurpassed in the world, offering a beautiful stretch of coastline backed by the jagged peaks of the Alps, superbly maintained top class resorts, magnificent promenades and gardens, as well as a plethora of historic towns and ancient hilltop villages amid fabulous countryside …and all of this with an exceptional climate, cuisine and wine.

The coastline is an ever-changing series of glimmering bays interspersed with rugged rocky peninsulas and dramatic cliffs falling straight into the sea. The coastal towns - Cannes, Nice, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Monaco, St. Raphael, St. Tropez - are renowned the world over, while the coastal drive on the famous "Corniche" roads or through the Esterel National Park will have you gasping at the spectacular views around every bend.


Our local area
Our properties are all located in the Var (the "département") which boasts some of the finest scenery Provence (the region) has to offer. The Var countryside is predominantly wooded hillsides dotted with picturesque, perched villages and interspersed with luxuriant valleys and deep gorges sparkling with fast flowing rivers and crystalline rock pools. You will find mile after mile of totally unspoilt pine and olive groves, vineyards, châteaux and villages untouched by the passing of time. Quite incredible when you appreciate how close we are to the sophistication of the coastal resorts.
There are numerous interesting local villages such as Seillans and Bargemon, voted amongst the most attractive in France, Fayence with it's famous gliding club, Montauroux and Claviers, unspoilt and typical of the area or Callian, ancient and very pretty.


The scenery must be amongst the most varied in Europe and it's perfect hiking and biking countryside. To the North-West of our villas you will find the renowned Canyon du Verdon, Europe's answer to America's Grand Canyon, and there are also a number of spectacular gorges which are even closer to our villas.


The area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. For swimming, watersports or fishing, Lake St. Cassien is just a short drive away and you can also visit the Lac St. Croix when you take a trip to the Gorges du Verdon. For golfing enthusiasts, there is new course near Tourrettes de Fayence. While, for the less energetic, you can take a trip around our local vineyard circuit, the "route des vins", where you can sample some of the excellent local Côtes de Provence.