Here on HomeAway you can pick out the holiday villa in Plan-de-la-Tour that has all the comfort and luxury you need from a holiday on the Riviera. Just in from the coast, Plan-de-la-Tour holiday homes are set amid the picturesque Massif des Maures. There’s perfect seclusion and privacy here, while luxurious flourishes abound, from pools to barbecues and generous gardens. Your accommodation will be flexible to your plans – hills and woodland are perfect for outdoor adventure; if you want to discover the authentic Provence then traditional villages are minutes away. And if you crave the glamour and style of resorts like Saint-Tropez, then Plan-de-la-Tour villas are within easy reach of pristine Mediterranean beaches.
-Natural scenery. Plan-de-la-Tour is a haven of peace and tranquility with a lovely Mediterranean climate. The backdrop is charmingly rugged in the classic Provençal style– here you’ll be in the hills of the Massif des Maures, with cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves, cicadas, meadows, mulberry trees and timeless villages. If you want to get revitalised on scenic bike rides, hikes and horseback rides then there can’t be many better places to be.
-Beaches. The Mediterranean is close at hand, with the waterfront town of Sainte-Maxime nearest, boasting golden sandy beaches and a pleasant climate, protected as it is from the Mistral wind. From Sainte-Maxime you can catch a ferry over to the famed resort of Saint Tropez, long known for its upmarket character but with an assortment of white beaches that will appeal to all comers.
-Golf. The local 18-hole course at Sainte-Maxime takes advantage of the hilly landscape to offer eye-opening views of the Bay of Saint-Tropez as well as the Massif des Maures, which are particularly visible on the inward nine. The course is equipped with comprehensive facilities, including a driving range, practice greens and a pro shop.
-Food and drink. In both Plan-de-la-Tour and Sainte-Maxime you’ll discover fabulous traditional Provençal restaurants, drawing on the high quality of the locally sourced fish and seafood, including rockfish, octopus and sardines, as well as meat such as lamb, beef and goat. Most fish dishes are grilled, often using the wood from grapevines.
-Excursions. There are plenty of beautiful towns and villages to visit within a short drive of Plan-de-la-Tour. You could make for Ramatuelle, a gorgeous village with stone buildings clad with bougainvillea or Port Grimaud on the coast, where you can see Venetian-style architecture and visit elegant restaurants on the waterfront, with views of the many plush yachts that belong to the rich and famous.
The weather here is just what you’d hope for on the French Riviera, with hot summers that can last for five or six months. July, August and September are the year’s sunniest months and highs at this time of year get well above 25 degrees. Precipitation is minimal until around October, ushering in a mild and occasionally damp winter. If you’re staying at a Plan-de-la-Tour holiday rental in the cooler seasons, a light jacket will normally be enough during the day.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) is the major air destination for anyone flying to their holiday home in Plan-de-la-Tour. Traffic-wise, it’s one of France’s top three airports, and there’s a wide choice of airlines covering Nice from Britain, especially in summer. The drive to Plan-de-la-Tour is simple enough – you can use the A8, which spans southern Provence, for a journey that should take around an hour. Sainte-Maxime is near the town, and has an SNCF station as well bus connections to various cities on the Côte d’Azur.