Like so many places in Provence, La-Cadiere-d’Azur has retained its medieval character. It is popular with artisans who produce fine hand-made provençal pottery which make great souvenirs. The 16th century church with its hexagonal clock tower makes a beautiful focal point to this charming village. The nearby town of St Cyr Sur Mer has a weekly market on Sundays which sells fresh vegetables, fruit and local produce. With the beautiful beaches just minutes from your villa in La-Cadiere-d’Azur, this makes a great place to unwind in the sun.
The best way to discover Provence is on foot or by bicycle. Enjoy the beautiful countryside in the area around your La-Cadiere-d’Azur villa. Water sports and golf are also popular in the area. The La Fregate golf course is nearby and has a world class golf course and the perfect weather to enjoy it.
The local area is known for its pleasant Bandol wines. Wine tasting visits can easily be arranged to taste the cellared wine before buying it.
Your villa in La-Cadiere-d’Azur is perfectly located for visiting the beaches along this stretch of Mediterranean coastline. The famous ‘Calanques’ are dramatic limestone cliffs with hidden bays and idyllic private beach coves which are accessible only on foot or by boat.
Known for its organic produce and also its French cuisine, Aix-en-Provence offers a great day out just 63km from your La-Cadiere-d’Azur villa. Farmers markets, fromagerie, bakers and wineries make this a gourmet heaven. Cookery courses are also popular in this area to make the most of what is available in this food paradise.
The historic port town of Marseille is just 46km drive from your La-Cadiere-d’Azur villa. The Old Port is an interesting place to explore with the famous Abbeye Saint-Victor looking down from the south bank. You can explore the catacomb and crypt which hold some ancient sarcophagi and its acoustics make it the perfect venue for musical concerts which often take place here.
The Monument aux Morts de l’Armee d’Orient is situated on the Kennedy Promenade. Modeled on the Arc de Truimphe, it was designed by architect Castel as the ‘Gateway to the East’ which Marseilles is often called. Checkout the wonderful view of the Chateau d’If and the Frioul Islands.
The area around La-Cadiere-d’Azur in Provence rarely sees temperatures below 10C (54F) and enjoys glorious summer sunshine. Cadiere-d’Azur enjoys daily summer temperatures averaging 28C (82F). It has very little rain which falls mainly from October to January. Summers in Provence are gloriously sunny and dry.
Your villa in La-Cadiere-d’Azur is just 70km from Marseilles airport which has many daily flights from all over Europe.