Figanieres is a delightful little village, fantastically easy on the eye, nestled among the dark pine trees in the countryside of Provence. Set 20km inland from the famous beaches of the Cote d’Azur, Figanieres is a delightfully peaceful, rural village, surrounded by vineyard covered hills and miles of thick forests.
The old centre of the village is amazingly picturesque, with tall, ancient buildings nestled together, peeping out above the tree line. The imposing façade of the Church dominates the skyline from its prominent position in the Place Saint-Michel, which is a wonderful place to simply sit and watch the world drifting by with the sun on your face and the sound of gently gurgling fountain waters filling your ears. The walled gardens of Jardin des Senteurs are absolutely wonderful, filled with aromatic plants of all varieties.
Surrounding Figanieres are some of the region’s finest vineyards and olive groves. Provence and Vinicole wines are produced on the south facing slopes of Figanieres, with vineyard tours and wine tasting holidays hugely popular.
Although there is little walking through the vineyards and olive groves surrounding Figanieres, there are a couple of fantastic trails to take to the west, into the beautiful woods of Vallon de la Cassade, or southeast into the Foret du Rouet, where you can join the national walking trails of the GR51. The Verdon Canyons are of huge appeal to activity seekers staying in self catering Figanieres accommodation, offering sensational walking and climbing.
The beaches of the Cote d’Azur are just 15 minutes from a Figanieres villa, which is a huge attraction during the summer months. The world famous beaches of Les Issambres and Frejus are within easy striking distance, allowing to nip home for lunch or pop down to the beach for an afternoon swim before your evening meal. The beaches are stunning, famous with beach lovers and serious sunbathers, who flock to the soft sands to soak up the Provencial sun. Those looking for a little more activity are extremely well catered for too, as water sports thrive in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, from sailing to surfing, scuba diving to seep sea fishing.
The climate of Figanieres is fantastic. Hot and dry during the summer months and amazingly mild during the short winter, there really never is a bad time to take a self catering Figanieres holiday rental. Temperatures from May until September usually hit upwards of 30˚C daily, remaining easily warm enough to eat outside long into the evening.
The huge Nice International Airport (NCE) is just 100km from a holiday rental property in Figanieres. There are a great range of flights arriving into Nice direct from airports throughout the UK, provided by the whole spectrum of airlines from luxury airlines to budget, ‘no frills’ airlines including Ryanair.