From its location high in the Plan de Provence hills, the beautiful village of Cabris offers some of the most spectacular views across the Cote d’Azur you can find. The narrow, medieval streets are flanked by huge stone villas, and almost corner affords a breath taking view.
Cabris is filled with ancient treasures, from the 17th century Church de Notre Dame at the top of the hill to the remains of the imposing Chateau des Marquis de Clapiers-Cabris. Much of the accommodation in Cabris has been beautifully restored from the ancient stone houses originally built on the site, giving the village a wonderfully historical, authentic atmosphere. Many hours can be spent happily relaxing in the terrace cafes or picnicking along the shaded green, Le Grand Pre. Artists and craftsmen line the streets of Cabris, as the scenery cannot fail to inspire.
There are many historic sites of note in the area immediately surrounding a Cabris villa. The bronze aged tombs and dolmens at Clauds and Stramousse are well worth exploring and within a 1km walk of a holiday rental in Cabris. There are also a great selection of Roman relics to be explored in the region.
Walkers are always delighted by the prospect of staying in an apartment or villa in Cabris. The national walking route GR51 runs directly through the village, leading walkers up along the Balcon de la Cote d’Azur. The route can be walked for many, many miles in either direction, providing plenty of opportunities for long hikes or short, post lunch strolls. There are also a huge range of local walking routes to explore too.
The perfume capital of world, Grasse, is just 6km from a Cabris villa. The city is awash with historical monuments famous art galleries, many of which can be explored on the self guided tours of Grasse. Grasse is known as the gateway to the mountains and forests of Provence, with a huge number of walking trails into the countryside originating from the outskirts of the city. If you would like to organise white water rafting, canyoning, paragliding or rock climbing expeditions into the Pays de Grasse, there are ample opportunities in the city.
Cabris is an excellent retreat all year round. During July and August, the beaches of the Cote d’Azur are highly alluring, as temperatures can routinely reach the mid 30’s (˚C) during the middle of the day. Spring and autumn are fantastic times to take walking holidays in Cabris, as the sting is taken out of the heat of the day, yet skies remain clear and temperatures blissfully warm.
A holiday rental in Cabris can be reached in just half an hour from leaving Nice International Airport (NCE). There are endless flights arriving into Nice on a daily basis from a vast range of British Airports, from Exeter (EXE) to Edinburgh (EDI) on a great range of airlines. Taking a hire car is advised, if only to ensure that you can get the very most out of the whole region during your holiday, as there is simply so much to see and do along the Cote d’Azur.