The beautiful, medieval village of La Garde Freinet lies in the wood carpeted hills of the Var department of Provence, France. With excellent access to the beaches of the St Tropez region and surrounded by the hills of the Maures Massif, there are few places as relaxing as a La Garde Freinet villa. The undeniable Provencale charm of the village stems from the winding, cobbled streets and beautiful town houses, which stand in the imposing shadow of the medieval fortress at the top of the village.
La Garde Freinet is a village oozing with Provencale charm, and all you could need to enjoy a wonderfully comfortable holiday can be found in the centre of the village, with family run bakeries, a handful of excellent restaurants and enough cafes and bars to keep you entertained during the long, balmy evenings that the region enjoys during the summer months. The first thing to do upon your arrival at a La Garde Freinet property is to take a walk to the top of the hill, where the large fortress stands proudly. Not only is the castle interesting to explore, but the best views from the village are found here. Throughout summer, La Garde Freinet hosts a great range of festivals and summer events too.
The wooded countryside that surrounds La Garde Freinet is perfect for walking. Vineyards of the highest quality pop up between the woods, giving those interested in wine ample opportunity to enjoy vineyard tours and wine tasting sessions. The region is fantastically peaceful, offering visitors a blissfully peaceful spot from which to walk, cycle or ride horses.
There are a great number of charming medieval village to explore in the area, but it is the golf courses that really get visitors exploring the local region. There are more than 20 excellent golf courses within a short drive of La Garde Freinet accommodation, the closest of which is just 10 minutes away. With luxury courses ranging from taxing mountain courses to wide, scenic coastal courses, every golfer should be able to find a rewarding course to play.
Just 20km from a self catering La Garde Freinet villa are the beaches of the St Tropez area. These beaches are known throughout the world as the playground of the rich and famous, not only due to the stunning beaches covered in soft, white sand, but also due to the famous shopping, restaurants and nightlife of St Tropez and the other world class beach resorts that line the coast. Water sports absolutely thrive in the region, especially sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing, but for those who would prefer to enjoy sports from water skiing to surfing, kite surfing to banana boating, there are no shortage of facilities from a holiday rental property in La Garde Freinet.
The weather in La Garde Freinet is exceptional all year round. Summers are amazingly hot, with long, hot days throughout July and August and regular Indian summers. The summer last for many months though, lasting from May until October. Even in winter, temperatures remain exrtaordinarily mild, meaning you can explore from a La Garde Freinet holiday rental in comfort throughout the winter months too.
The closest airport to a holiday rental apartment in La Garde Freinet is the bustling Nice International Airport (NCE), which receives a great range of flights from the UK throughout the year, especially during the hot summer months. There are many airlines offering flights to Nice, and from the airport, the best way to reach a villa in La Garde Freinet is by taking a hire car.