Plascassier is a charming and friendly “perched” village just 7 km from Grasse. It has several historic houses, a post office, school, supermarket with ATM machine, restaurants and boulangerie. Visitors can pick up excellent wine at the local garage, roast chickens from a shop the size of a broom cupboard and pass the time of day with the local post office clerk.
One of the highlights of Plascassier is the local church dedicated to Saint-Pancrace and Saint-Donat. It was built in the 17th century and has beautiful paintings. Next door is the pretty fountain, Des Dauphins. Just outside the village are fields of roses and jasmine which are cultivated and sent to Grasse to make perfume.Go Hiking
Holiday rentals in Plascassier are surrounded by pleasant walks right on the doorstep. One walk is signposted from Plascassier to Castellaras and has some spectacular views of the surrounding hills. Another interesting walk runs towards Le Roure de la Gache. It goes past an enormous oak tree and on a clear day offers views to the Bay of Napoule.
The River Brag runs through the area and is an excellent source of crayfish, once commercially fished here.
Known for its perfume production, Grasse is within sniffing distance of Plascassier. Visit the perfume factory and museums as well as the local shops in this charming town. Discover the Saracen Tower, the 16th century ramparts and the former Bishop’s Palace as well as the Belle Epoque casino which is now used as a conference centre.Nice
Nice is a popular resort on the French Riviera particularly during the summer months. It is short scenic drive from your holiday rental in Plascassier. The medieval town centre has some grand architecture as well as museums, shops, restaurants and beaches.Sospel
Sospel guards the entrance to the Roya Valley on the scenic River Bevera about an hour’s drive from your holiday home is Plascassier. There are some particularly lovely medieval houses clustered around the Church of St Michael, an 11th century bridge and the ruins of a 14th century castle above the village.
Holiday rental homes in Plascassier 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) in January and slightly more rain.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in Plascassier is Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 18 km drive away. There are many budget airlines serving the Cote d’Azur region making it a cheap and easy destination to get to. Fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London, making the train a viable alternative to flying. A hire car is necessary for exploring the local area.