In one of the sunniest regions of France, our beautiful, recently-built apartment is the perfect base for a great holiday in Cavalaire-sur-Mer and the Gulf of St. Tropez. The apartment is part of Cap Marine, a small new development with a shared swimming pool. The development is situated on the edge of a natural conservation area and is just a 10 minute walk from the main beach at Cavalaire, marina and resort and there are tennis courts nearby. It is just 45 minutes drive from the airport in Hyères (40km) and less than 2 hours from Nice (70 km).
We have furnished and equipped our spacious apartment to a high standard to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Wi-fi is installed -so bring your laptop. It has air-conditioning for the summer and heating for the winter. The large balcony area looks-out onto eucalyptus trees. It catches the sun until about 2pm but from then provides welcome shade from the heat of the day - a perfect place to enjoy the local rosé after a hot day at the beach!
More about Cavalaire and the Corniche des Maures: Cavalaire is situated on a stretch of the Mediterranean coast that receives more sunshine than anywhere else in France -- more than 3000 hours a year! It has a large marina and plenty of water sports including scuba diving, sailing, deep sea fishing and water skiing. There are plenty of excellent restaurants and bars - many with live music. The beaches are sandy and glitter from the mica crystals in the sand. There are also local tennis courts and a casino.
The area has tall dark pines, oaks and eucalyptus trees. There is a secluded sandy beach (Bonporteau) and lovely coastal walks along the famous Corniche des Maures just 10 minutes walk from the apartment.
There is an excellent scenic cycle route through the Corniche des Maures just close to the apartment – heading West along the coast out of Cavalaire. It follows the old railway line so is mostly flat and nearly all off road – ideal for families. Hire a bike for the day from the shops either in Cavalaire or at Wapiti Plage. See: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2857235
The Gulf de St. Tropez and the Iles d'Or: Several larger, well-known beach resorts are close-by and can be reached easily by local bus. These include St Tropez (17km), Ste Maxime (21km) and Le Lavandou (20km). The recently-developed marina towns of Port-Grimaud (15km) and Cogolin (16km) are now major tourist destinations. Catch the ferry from Cavalaire to visit the famous 'îles d'Or': the Levant islands, Porquerolles and Port Cros. These small islands are protected National Parks which have something for everyone: sandy beaches, signed paths and trails, extraordinarily clear waters with a signposted underwater 'nature' trail and ancient forts.
The Var region: The Var region is famous for its vineyards and many within easy reach of Cavalaire are open to visitors. Take note of those that you would like to visit as you pass them on the roads into Cavalaire! Exploring inland, the hills, valleys, vineyards and pine forests of the Alpes de Haute Provence provides varied and fascinating destinations. Visiting the old villages perched high in the mountains are a great way to cool down on a summer evening. The extensive forests in the region are popular with walkers especially the Gorges du Verdon, Artignosc and Artigues. The many lakes, rivers and waterfalls are great for swimming, canoeing and fishing.