Montauroux is a wonderful little village, hidden amongst the trees in the hills of Var, southern France. It is a very atmospheric place to stay, with ancient stone buildings barely visible over the tree tops. Although there are not a huge number of attractions in the village itself, a villa in Montauroux is a wonderful place to be when the sun shines, with excellent access to the finest offerings of Var and the Cote d’Azur, miles from any tourist crowd.
Montauroux is a small village, which you will get to know quite well during your holiday. There are a few good shops and pavement cafes in the village centre, which is adorned with wonderful old fountains crafted in stone. The 14th Century village church is delightfully picturesque and hosts a selection of concerts throughout the year.
The much celebrated beaches of the Cote d’Azur are just 30km from a Montauroux holiday rental property, easily reached by road. The exclusive party beach resort of Saint Tropez is easily within reach of Montauroux property, allowing you to nip down to the beach, enjoy all the world class facilities, restaurants, shops and bars then return to the peace and privacy of your holiday home in the hills.
During the winter, you can also take a few days skiing from your villa in Montauroux. It is only 40km to the first ski resort of the Alps, La Condamine.
The closest towns of Var to a Montauroux villa are Fayence and Grasse, both located within 20km. Fayence is a great town, and very much worth visiting from a Montauroux holiday home. It somehow manages to combine a little of every aspect that has made Provence such a popular holiday destination. It is a beautifully preserved medieval town set between beautiful beaches and soaring mountains, making it an adventure sport capital of Provence as well as an excellent place to relax.
Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, is a perfect place to pamper yourself, surrounded by fantastic scenery and fine beaches. There are a number of wonderful walks to be taken on the ‘balcony of Europe’, as well as a handful of excellent golf courses.
Montauroux is blessed with a delightful climate, basking in over 280 days of sunshine every year. During the summer, a Montauroux villa with a pool is a wonderful luxury as temperatures routinely hit 30˚C during the day, with average temperatures of 27˚C for July and August.
The closest airport to a holiday rental in Montauroux is Nice International (NCE), which receives numerous direct flights from all across the UK. All the ‘no frills’ airlines provide cheap flights to Nice, so there should be no trouble in finding a cheap and convenient flight.