Contes is one of the larger towns in the Alps-Maritimes Valley, within easy reach ofNice and the beautiful French Riviera coastline. This mediaeval town produces olive oil in the winter months which makes a great souvenir. Well located between the sea and the mountains, holiday homes in Contes are ideal for exploring the region.
Contes is well worth strolling around to see its picturesque church and Renaissance fountain dating back to 1587. The houses along the winding streets have decorative friezes, stone lintels and wrought ironwork. Pay a visit to the fascinating olive oil mills which produce oil from December to March each year.
There is a Museum of the Vineyard in Contes which tells the story of local winemaking in the region. It is located along the Paillon.
The area around your Contes holiday rental is perfect for outdoor activities in the scenic countryside. Go hiking in the mountains, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, kayaking and fishing. It is also close to the lovely beaches of the Cote d’Azur, where there are a boat trips and promenade walks to be enjoyed.
Nice is a popular resort on the French Riviera, particularly during the summer months. It is 18 km from your holiday rental in Contes, along the D15. It has a medieval town centre with grand architecture as well as a pretty port, the Palais de Justice and the domed Cathedral of Sainte-Reparate.
The world-famous casino at Monte Carlo is just 25 km from your holiday rental in Contes. Even if you do not wish to gamble, the magnificent building and surrounding gardens are well worth a visit, although there is a small charge for entry.Grasse
Grasse is known for its perfume production and is 30 minutes drive from Nice. There is a perfume factory and museums as well as plenty of shops in this charming town. Discover the Saracen Tower, the 16th century ramparts and the former Bishop’s Palace as well as the Belle Epoque casino.
Holiday rental homes in Contes enjoy dry sunny summers with average temperatures reaching 25°C (77°F) in July and August. Winters are mild with daytime highs averaging 10°C (50°F) in January, when there may be more rain.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in Contes is the Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 19 km away. There are many budget airlines serving airports in the Cote d’Azur region making it a cheap and easy destination to reach. The fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London, making the train an easy way to reach the area.