Just a short distance inland from the beaches, nightlife and tourist crowds of the south-east coast, the village of St-Paul-en-Foret is an altogether more serene holiday destination in the Var department of France. Var is known for its luscious green landscape, and St-Paul-en-Foret does not disappoint, with mountain ranges, lakes and dense woodland all to be found nearby. Holiday rental villas in St-Paul-en-Foret offer visitors a true Provencal experience for the duration of their stay.
If your idea of the perfect vacation is exploring traditional French towns and villages, walking and hiking in the countryside, sampling local produce and enjoying the benefits of a Provencal villa, St-Paul-en-Foret may just be the perfect holiday rental destination for you.
With an excellent location close to both sea and mountains, the village of St-Paul-en-Foret is a highly recommended destination for those seeking a relaxing break. Walking and hiking in the pine woods that surround the village are extremely popular pastimes, and more outdoor pursuits, such as fishing and sailing, can be enjoyed along nearby Lake Riouviard. The Lac de Saint Cassien is also just a short distance away, and a designated area of natural beauty. Here you will find an abundance of walking, horse riding, hiking, canoeing and kayaking opportunities.
All of the basic amenities required for a self-catering holiday can be found in the centre of St-Paul-en-Foret, though there are more in the way of supermarkets, shops, cafes and bars to be found if you are prepared to venture just a short distance away from your base. A visit to the market at Fayennce is a must for picking up high-quality local produce, such as cheeses, wines, fish and fruit and vegetables at bargain prices.
Visitors to St-Paul-en-Foret are spoilt for choice with regards to other places to visit during their stay. Nearby villages such as Seillans (12km), Callian (14km) and Bagnols en Foret (6km) have well-preserved medieval buildings and interesting stories to tell regarding their histories. The ever-popular Cote d’Azur (also known as the French Riviera) can be reached within little over half an hour’s drive, and brings with it all of the glamour, beaches, fine restaurants and top shopping associated with the coast.
St-Paul-en-Foret experiences a sunny, Mediterranean climate, with a visit during any time from April to October likely to be rewarded with warm temperatures and dry weather – ideal for those looking to make the most of exploring countryside. The average temperature during winter months is a mild 10C.
Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (NCE) is 65km away from St-Paul-en-Foret – a journey that should take less than an hour. This represents the best option for getting to your destination, as a number of well-priced flights can be found from the UK. Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (CEQ) is nearer, but direct flights are not as easy to come across.