The charming village of Roquette-sur-Var is perched in the mountains on a sharp hairpin bend. It has stunning views across the Var Valley which can be enjoyed on rambling hikes, horse rides or on scenic drives. The town has narrow streets lined with 17th century houses which wind upward to the viewpoint of the Belvedere du Portalet.
The best way to explore the locale around your holiday home in La Roquette-sur-Var is on foot. Take time to visit the church of Saint Pierre which has beautiful inlaid wood on the altar depicting St Peter, Saint Martin and Saint Barbara. The village is 529 metres above sea level and below it is the Romanesque Chapel of Notre Dame de Bosco, beautifully decorated with murals.
This broad and elegant promenade runs along the seafront from Nice for about 11km (7 miles) offering great views of the famous seafront.
The area around La Roquette-sur-Var is perfect for hiking in the mountains, cycling, and horseback riding. Take a walk to the nearby ruins of Castel Vieil, marking the original site of the village. It is close to the lovely beaches of the Cote d’Azur, where there are boat trips, swimming and a host of things to do.
Breil-sur-Roya is a lively village in the olive growing area of the French Riviera, about an hour’s drive from holiday rentals in La Roquette-sur-Var. Take a walking tour of the town to discover the “trompe l’oeil” paintings which decorate many buildings. There is a medieval bridge, historic washing places, communal ovens, hidden chapels and lookouts on the old city walls.
The Matisse Museum in Nice stands on Cimiez Hill and has black and white photographs of the artist, paintings and drawings and some of his sculptures. The French Riviera is said to have good natural light which attracted many famous painters to the area, including Chagall and Matisse who made his home here.Nice
Nice is a popular resort particularly during the summer months. It has a medieval town centre with grand architecture as well as museums, shops, restaurants and beaches. Highlights are the port, the Palais de Justice and the domed Cathedral of Sainte-Reparate.
La Roquette-sur-Var has 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 and slightly more rain.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in La Roquette-sur-Var is the Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 31 km drive away. There are many budget airlines serving airports in the Cote d’Azur region, making it a cheap and easy destination to get to. The Eurostar connects with fast TGV trains to Nice providing an easy and speedy way to reach the Cote d’Azur. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area.