Brignoles, France is the capital of the Var department of Provence in the South of France. The ancient wealth of Brignoles is apparent throughout the area, with impressive palaces, castles and villas in Brignoles still dominating the skyline. The Brignoles region of Var is wonderfully peaceful, surrounded by dramatic, rugged scenery, perfect for relaxing, active breaks in the south of France.
The rugged hills of the Brignoles area, especially those towards Gareoult make excellent terrain for walking holidays. There area many fantastic walks to do from a Brignoles property, many of which lead through the old bauxite mining areas of Brignoles, or to the pre-historic dolmen sites scattered throughout the area. Brignoles is an area steeped in history, from the dolmen sites of Les Adrets to the medieval churches of Brignoles or the Roman villas along the Via Aurelia.
There is a huge amount of climbing to be done in the Brignoles area. The famous rock climbing centres of Les Calanques are renowned worldwide, drawing climbers from acrossEuropeto self catering Brignoles properties throughout the year. For those who wish to learn or improve their climbing techniques, there are some excellent climbs for the less experienced as well as a good selection of rock climbing schools.
There are also some wonderful lakes in the Brignoles area, which are a perfect place to relax and swim if the beaches of the Cote d’Azur seem too far. Water sports including sailing, fishing and windsurfing can all be enjoyed in the region.
The city of Cotignac stands at the foot of a huge rock, with a majestic waterfall cascading down into the town. In the shadow of the cliff face lies the old town, which dates back to the 16th century, and is scattered with ancient fountains gurgling throughout the day. There are some fantastic walks to be done, especially the hour long walk around the waterfall. The large open air theatre at the base of the cliffs is one of the most spectacular theatres you can find.
The old city of Brignoles is a real treat to explore. Whether you decide to take a bird’s eye view of the centre of town by walking the ancient ramparts or actually getting in amongst the old squares, defensive towers and beautiful chapels, the old town cannot fail to engross and endear. Wherever you decide to take a holiday rental in the Brignoles area, a visit to the Brignoles market is great fun, allowing you to buy the finest peaches, olives and honey produced in the area.
The town of Entrecasteaux brims with Provencial charm, nestled in between the forests of the Bresque Valley. The castle which stands in the centre of the village is a huge attraction in the town, having been perfectly preserved.
The Brignoles region of Provence is fantastically sunny, with over 3,000 hours of sunshine beaming down each year. June, July and August are the warmest months, with temperatures reaching into the low 30’s (°C) on an almost daily basis. Even during the depths of winter, daily temperatures are rarely below 10°C.
The closest airport to a holiday rental villa in Brignoles is Nice International Airport (NCE). There are a vast range of flights from the UK to Nice, including flights from some extremely small British airports, so you should be able to find a suitable flight with great ease. easyJet provide a great selection of flights. Taking a hire car is recommended, although not essential, when you take a self catering Brignoles holiday rental.