The coastal town of Golfe Juan can be found between Cannes and Juan-les-Pins on the French Riviera. Boasting magnificent beaches and less tourist traffic than its more famous neighbours, Golfe Juan, France, is one of the hidden treasure of the Cote d’Azur.
You will spend much of your time on the beaches during your stay in holiday rental accommodation in Golfe Juan. Unlike with much of the Cote d’Azur, the beaches remain relatively uncrowded, even during peak periods, and the private beaches are much cheaper than those further along the coast. Behind the beach, the promenade is lined with holiday villas and exquisite restaurants, and the main shopping district is to be found running parallel to the seafront.
The beach area is not just a place to relax and soak in the considerable hours of delightful sunshine. Water sports are an important leisure possibility, with water skiing, scuba diving and sailing trips being taken all throughout the summer.
The old town of Golfe Juan, known as Vallauris, is set a mile inland from the coast, and will not only charm you with its Mediterranean atmosphere, but also tempt you into buying a collection of ceramic items for which Vallauris is famous. If you are looking for bargains, the Provencal market is the perfect place to start. It is a highly jovial event, where the highly skilled craftsmen of Golfe Juan sell their wares for hugely marked down prices.
Within a 10km radius of an apartment in Golfe Juan are the famous holiday destinations of Cannes, Mougins and Antibes.
Antibes is the nightlife centre of the Cote d’Azur, with 25km of sublime beaches and a dramatic, mountainous skyline completing the picture of Antibes as a genuine contender for the most beautiful, exclusive and luxurious resort on the infamous French Riviera.
Cannes, although the majority of its fame derives from the annual film festival, is a great holiday destination in its own right. The city has a wealth of top class restaurants, theatres, galleries and exhibitions to sample too.
Mougins is a small, but deeply picturesque village in the countryside of the Cote d’Azur. Mougins is one of the finest examples of a medieval village in the region, although there is a huge amount of competition, and is well worth visiting from a Golfe Juan villa.
Taking a holiday rental in Golfe Juan means that there is little chance of having poor weather. The summer season is blessed with very warm weather, reaching around 38°C on most days, and from early May until late October, temperatures remain remarkably warm. Even in winter, temperatures very rarely dip below 10°C.
Nice Airport (NCE) services the majority of the French Riviera, including the area around Golfe Juan, just 20km away. easyJet provides many cheap flights to Nice, especially during the summer, and local bus services and taxi firms all provide transfers from the airport.