The Alps-Maritimes Valleys are a spectacular region of soaring peaks, lush valleys and idyllic mountain villages, squeezed between mountain lakes and the sides of soaring Alpine valleys. Peaceful escapes and exceptional outdoor activity holidays go hand in hand from Alps Maritimes properties, providing visitors with a sensational taste of rural southern France.
The Alps-Maritimes are a walking haven of the highest quality. This is one of the most remote corners of France, one which is often ignored by tourists as the flock blindly to the famous beaches of the Cote d’Azur just a short drive to the south. Walking, mountain biking, horse riding and rock climbing holidays absolutely thrive from rental accommodation in the Alps-Maritimes Valleys, with sensational views around every corner, whether they be through tight gorges, dramatic cliffs or down into lush valleys which plummet beneath the soaring peaks of the Alps.
The Alps-Maritimes Valleys are actually fantastic skiing destinations during the winter months, despite their proximity to the sun soaked beaches of the Cote d’Azur. The Alps-Maritimes Valleys skiing season in fact lasts right through until April due to the altitude, with serious skiers and snowboarders flocking to Alps-Maritimes Valleys accommodation in resorts including Auron, Beuil, Valberg, Roubion and Isola 2000 for both downhill and cross country skiing holidays.
Within around 20kn of an Alps-Maritimes villa are the glorious beaches of the Cote d’Azur, which are impossible to resist during the summer months. The short drive to the coast is spectacular, and once you arrive on the beaches of the Mediterranean, the options for beautiful spots on which to sunbathe are endless. Water sports of all varieties thrive along the coast, from deep sea fishing to scuba diving, windsurfing to sailing.
Contes is a beautiful mountain village on the southern edge of the Alps-Maritimes Valleys, with sensational views all the way to the coast as well as Nice, 20km away.
The village of Greolieres is a fantastic little getaway in the hills, where children can happily and safely play in the streets and couples can enjoy fantastically romantic strolls through the picturesque landscape. Access to the best walking, riding and climbing routes is fantastic too.
The location of the Alps-Maritimes Valleys deep in southern France, just miles from the Cote d’Azur means that the weather is extremely pleasant almost all year round. The spring and summer months are wonderfully warm, with gentle mountain breezes creating the perfect conditions for walking, climbing, mountain biking and horse riding holidays. The winter months see reliable snow fall in the mountains, meaning that Alps-Maritimes Valley accommodation is always in high demand.
The closest large international airport to a self catering holiday rental in the Alps-Maritimes Valleys is Nice International Airport (NCE), just 60km away. There are a huge range of daily flights arriving into Nice direct from the UK, provided by a great range of airlines, and hire car facilities are in plentiful supply.