The village of Cogolin in the Var department of Provence, is an amazing destination, where local crafts are still as important for income as tourism. Located between the world famous beaches of St Tropez and the dramatic landscapes of the Maures Mountains, Cogolin attracts and enthrals visitors all year round with its combination of beautiful medieval atmosphere and proximity to the beach. The village is well spread out across the coastal plain, with huge shopping areas and plenty of luxurious villa rentals to choose from.
Cogolin is a village shrouded in history, providing a huge range of attractions to explore. The 14th century clock tower dominates the skyline, and is the only real remnant of the old castle. The churches of St Sauveur and St Roch are well worth exploration, and for those interested, the ancient windmill just outside the village makes for an excellent place to walk, picnic or simply enjoy the scenery. The Musee des Templiers (Templar Knights Museum) and local crafts and traditions museum are both fascinating places to visit from Cogolin accommodation too. The shopping in Cogolin brings in visitors from many miles, as the craft skills in the village are second to none. Rugs, pipes, ceramics, wrought iron and musical reeds are among the most highly valued items produced in Cogolin.
A holiday rental in Cogolin is just 4km from the Marines de Cogolin marina. The marina is home to 1,500 berths, surrounded by some fantastic shops and waterfront restaurants. There is always something going on at the Marines de Cogolin during the summer, and fishing, sailing and diving trips can easily be arranged. The beach is just a short walk from the marina for those wishing to spend the day stretched out in the Provencial sun. Water sports are available from the beach at Cogolin, and there will always be a spot on which to relax. Port Cogolin lies a little further along the coastline, and is the old seaside centre of Cogolin. It is a beautiful little port, with room for just 180 vessels, but a visit is well worth it from Cogolin accommodation, especially if you want a relaxing drink by the seaside.
A Cogolin apartment or villa is an excellent base for walking holidays into the Maures hills. There are many miles of blissfully isolated trails running into the hills starting just a few miles outside Cogolin across the plains of the Mole River. There is also an excellent bicycle shop in Cogolin for anyone wishing to explore the region on a mountain or road bike.
The nearby resort of St Tropez is known around the world. St Tropez is a town of international fame, known for its sensational beaches, endless water sports and vibrant nightlife which lasts long into the small hours. The shopping and restaurants of St Tropez are of the highest quality, selling only the very best of produce.
Visitors flock to Cogolin accommodation throughout the year, but it is the period from June until September that draws the largest crowds. During this period, daily temperatures can be almost guaranteed to be in the 30’s (˚C), and during July and August, temperatures can soar even higher. Those who prefer to enjoy the best of the region whilst temperatures are more bearable are advised to travel during spring or autumn.
The closest airport to a holiday rental property in Cogolin, France is the tiny Toulon-Hyeres Airport (TLN), just 45km away. Ryanair and Air France both offer direct flights to and from London, but for a greater range of options, both Marseille (MRS) and Nice (NCE) International Airports are within easy driving range of a self catering Cogolin villa.