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,
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
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
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
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
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.