The small provincial village of Roquefort-les-Pins is well located between Grasse andNice, making it the ideal base for exploring the French Riviera. It is actually a series of hamlets set in beautiful pine forested mountains. It has something for everyone from shopping and sports to hiking trails and local restaurants.
Explore the Local Town
There are many historic remains in the area. Flints, spearheads, pottery and prehistoric jewellery found here are now on display in the museum at Grasse. Visitors can explore the 19th century church of Notre Dame and the Chapel of Sacré Coeur as well as enjoying the historic architecture in the charming village.
The area around your holiday rental in Roquefort-les-Pins is perfect for hiking in the mountains, cycling, horseback riding, tennis, swimming, kayaking and fishing. It is also close to the lovely beaches of the Cote d’Azur, where there are a boat trips and a host of things to do.
There are plenty of local wineries at chateaux in the Roquefort-les-Pins area and wine tasting is almost obligatory! Take a tour to learn how the grapes are grown and harvested and how the wine is fermented and stored.
Pot-holing or spelunking is popular in this mountainous area. One of the best spots is the Grottes de la Mescla near the village of Malaussene or visit the local Lauron cave, Beaume Granet cave, Chèvre d'Or and Tramway caves.
Known for its perfume production, Grasse is just 13km from your Roquefort-le-Pins holiday rentals. There is a perfume factory and museums as well as plenty of shops in this charming and historic town. Discover the Saracen Tower, the 16th century ramparts and the former Bishop’s Palace as well as the Belle Epoque casino which is used as a conference centre.
Nice is a popular resort on the French Riviera particularly during the summer months. It is an easy 22 km drive from your holiday rental in Roquefort-les-Pins. It has a medieval town centre with some grand architecture as well as museums, shops, restaurants and a pebbly beach. Highlights are the port, the Palais de Justice and the domed Cathedral of Sainte-Reparate.
The climate in the Cote d’Azur has mild temperatures and warm sunny weather in the summer with temperatures reaching an average 26°C (79°F). Winters are mild with daytime highs of 11°C (52°F) and there can be some showers in all seasons.
The nearest airport to your holiday rental at Roquefort-les-Pins is Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 20 km away. The fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London, making this an easy alternative to get to Nice by train. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area.