The village of Chateauneuf de Grasse is listed as one of the finest historical sites of the Alpes Maritime department of southern France. The twisting, narrow streets of Chateauneuf de Grasse hide a wealth of historic houses, chateau and little parish churches, the majority of which are decorated with the ornately sculpted windows which have made Chateauneuf de Grasse famous.
Waking up in a holiday rental in Chateauneuf de Grasse is always a pleasure. With views over the unspoilt countryside of Alpes Maritimes stretching all the way to the Bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean 18kms away, even the most seasoned of travellers will be impressed. Walking through the village itself is like taking a step back in time to a simpler time when bakeries exuded the smell of fresh bread every morning and the sun was the only thing up at dawn. The sight of the ancient chateau and the Parish Church are some of the most picturesque sights welcoming you back to your holiday rental after a day walking in the countryside or exploring the coastline of the French Riviera.
The countryside which surrounds Chateauneuf de Grasse is a magnificent setting for walking, riding and cycling holidays. There is a riding centre on the outskirts of Chateauneuf which provides horses and guides to tackle some of the most entertaining rides in the area. Mountain bikes can also be rented from within the village. There is a brilliantly challenging 18 hole golf course in very close proximity to a villa in Chateauneuf de Grasse too.
A Chateauneuf de Grasse holiday rental is just 20 minutes from the centre of Cannes. Famous for the annual film festival, Cannes is a luxury resort of fashionable shops, restaurants and nightclubs where Europe’s rich and rare amalgamate during the summer.
The medieval town of Mougins is just 15 minutes from a Chateauneuf de Grasse property too. Mougins is a wonderful destination for a day trip, filled with marvellous viewpoints, fantastic art galleries and some world class restaurants.
Chateauneuf de Grasse has a delightfully warm Mediterranean climate meaning that it benefits from long, hot summers and short, dry winters. In the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 44˚C, although temperatures of around 34˚C are far more normal. In winter, snow is not unheard of, but temperatures rarely drop below 10˚C.
Chateauneuf de Grasse is excellently located just 35 minutes from Nice International Airport (NCE) which receives almost all visitors to the French Riviera from the UK. There are numerous direst flights from across the UK which land in Nice, and from the airport, you are spoilt for choice for transfers from hire cars to local busses.