Perched on a ledge beneath the gigantic rock outcrop known as Baou de Saint Jeannet, the village of Saint Jeannet looks out across the Provence countryside towards Vence. The village is truly beautiful, and brilliantly, never overrun with tourists. The town has been the haunt of artists and painters for centuries, and you will know why as soon as you arrive at your Saint Jeannet property.
Wandering the streets of Saint Jeannet is a wonderfully calming experience. The narrow, twisting streets are timeless, with ancient stone buildings separated by ornate arches and small viewing terraces overlooking the sea. The village is known as a ‘witchcraft’ centre, and you can often see women using herbs and unorthodox methods to cure various ailments, which is fascinating to watch if nothing else! For the best views it is necessary to climb the Baou de St. Jeannet. It is quite a testing walk, but the hidden caves create a great excuse for a quick rest!
The Baou de St. Jeannet is great for climbing. There are around 160 routes up the rock possible, ranging across all levels of difficulty. Beginners can have a hugely enjoyable climb whilst their more experienced counterparts can really test their abilities, all meeting at the top for a well earned drink. In the other direction, pot holing is also extremely popular from Saint Jeannet accommodation, although a steady nerve is certainly required! The largest cave in the Baou de Saint Jeannet plunges over 350m.
A holiday rental villa in Saint Jeannet is a fantastic base for walking holidays in the sun of the Cote d’Azur. There are a huge range of national footpaths that pass the village on their way to either the Cote d’Azur or back towards the Balcony of the Cote d’Azur. Most of the walks in the region are between 45 minutes and 2 hours, although there are some national trails which head further inland.
Nice, one of the most popular international tourist destinations is just 20km from a holiday rental villa in Saint Jeannet. There is a huge amount to explore within the city, from the glorious white pebble beaches to the international fashion houses and restaurants. There are also a great range of museums, galleries and theatres in which to get your share of culture.
Nowhere is the Mediterranean climate more suitable for year round holidays than in the Saint Jeannet region. Summers are almost impossibly long, with monthly average temperatures of over 26˚C lasting from early May until late September. The winter months are still gloriously mild, allowing walking, climbing and sightseeing holidays to be taken from Saint Jeannet accommodation throughout the year.
You can be settling into your self catering Saint Jeannet holiday rental within half an hour of leaving Nice International Airport (NCE). Ideally located within 20km, Nice International is a major transport hub on the Cote d’Azur, receiving a huge number of daily flights from airports across the UK.