The small village of Pierrefeu has around 250 inhabitants, making it a quiet place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Nestled in the hills within easy reach of the beaches and the town of Nice, it makes the ideal base for exploring the Alpes-Maritimes.
The area around your holiday rental in Pierrefeu is perfect for hiking in the mountains, cycling, horseback riding, fishing and other pursuits. It is also close to the lovely beaches of the Cote d’Azur, where there are boat trips, watersports and a host of things to do.
The French Riviera is said to have good natural light which attracted many famous painters to the area, including Chagall and Matisse. Bring your watercolours with you to your holiday rental in Pierrefeu or enjoy browsing the Musée Marc Chagall, the Musée Matisse or the Musée des Beaux Arts Jules Chéret in Nice.
The magnificent casino at Monte Carlo is 63 km from Pierrefeu and it is a beautifully scenic drive along the coast. Even if you do not wish to gamble, the opulent casino building is well worth a visit, although there is a small charge for entry.
Antibes is about 56 km from your holiday cottage in Pierrefeu. Wander around the harbour or browse the designer shops lining the old winding streets. It is one of the most attractive towns along the French Riviera with many historical buildings, museums, cafés and a traditional market.Sospel
Sospel guards the entrance to the Roya Valley on the River Bevera and is a scenic 84 km drive away. It has a stone bridge which dates back to the 11th century but was rebuilt after World War II. There are some particularly lovely medieval houses clustered around the Church of St Michael and above the village are the tower and ruins of the 14th century castle.Nice
The famous resort of Nice offers excellent shopping, restaurants and attractions within the medieval old town. There is some grand architecture including the Palais de Justice and the Cathedral of Sainte-Reparate, easily spotted with its domed roof.
Holiday rental homes in Pierrefeu have 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) and slightly more rain.
Holiday homes in Pierrefeu are served by the nearby Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 25 km drive away. There are many budget airlines serving airports in the region making it a cheap and easy destination to get to. TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London, making the train an easy alternative and a hire car is necessary for exploring the local area.