La Rouret is a classic Provincial village, agricultural in origins and laid back in atmosphere. In recent years, Le Rouret has started to feel the benefits of increased income as discerning travellers begin to look for peaceful, private villa rentals for their holidays on the glorious beaches of the French Riviera. Whilst Le Rouret is still very much off the beaten tourist routes, the village is well loved by everyone that knows it, and every year brings more cultural events that act as a showcase to a very receptive travelling public.
Life in the village is firmly centred around the church Saint Pons in the centre. Here lively games of boules are played long into the evening whilst market stalls trade their wares every Wednesday. There are plenty of atmospheric little pavement cafes in which to sit and watch the world drift by here too, and many hours can be spent sitting around the central square during your stay in Le Rouret villas. The main attractions in the village are the magnificent Caves of Beaume-Robert, just a couple of hundred metres from the village centre. They are incredibly beautiful, and with the guidance of a local guide, you can still explore the caves for yourself.
A holiday rental villa in Le Rouret is a fantastic base for exploration of the French Riviera. Located equidistant from Cannes and Nice, and set to a backdrop of the dramatic Gorges du Loup, the village of Le Rouret couldn’t be better connected for a first time visitor to the south coast of France.
In the immediate vicinity of the village are some wonderful monuments too. Artefacts dating back from the Bronze Age can be found, from the Dolmen at Clamarquier to the Roman bridge found in the village. The church Saint-Pierre in Le Rouret is also well worth investigation from a Le Rouret property rental, even if only for the views across the Gorges du Loup.
The Fete de la Truffle in January has become hugely popular since it started in 2004, with visitors coming from around the world to stay in Le Rouret property and enjoy the festival atmosphere.
The proximity of Grasse has had a huge influence on Le Rouret. As the perfume capital of the world, Grasse consumes almost all of the agricultural roses, jasmine and orange blooms grown on the slopes around Le Rouret, although some can still be bought in the shops and market stalls of Le Rouret. A perfumery tour of Grasse is well worth taking, especially when staying in Le Rouret, as you will discover a huge amount about the village too.
During the summer months, it is hard to resist the beaches of the Cote d’Azur as temperatures soar into the mid 30’s with staggering regularity daily from June until September. Even during winter, you would be very unlucky to experience temperatures of less than 10˚C during the day.
Nice International Airport (NCE) is just 26km from a holiday rental property in Le Rouret, making your Riviera exploration commence with ease. There are regular flights from across the UK on both ‘no frills’ airlines and the more comfortable (and expensive) airlines. Although you can reach a Le Rouret property by public transport, taking a hire car from the airport is advised.