Apartments in Theoule-sur-Mer allow guests to enjoy views across the Golfe de la Napoule to Cannes, from a peaceful hillside-village vantage point. Just a picturesque view away, therefore, Theoule-sur-Mer villas make a great alternative to the bustle of the famous town – but they also offer close proximity, being only 12 minutes away on the St Raphael train. There are a mass of trails and paths to explore throughout the headland, all convenient from Theoule-sur-Mer rentals, as well as superb public beaches, serviced by a number of relaxed cafés and restaurants.
Theoule-sur-Mer holiday rentals are also well sited for tennis and golf fans, and the majority have access to a swimming pool. The interiors of Theoule-sur-Mer villas are particularly well equipped, with almost all having fully fitted kitchens and laundry facilities. Many also are outfitted for in-home entertainment, including features like internet access, satellite TV, and DVD players.
Outdoor pursuits: Theoule-sur-Mer's pervasive beach access means watersports are popular here, and picnics on the beach are almost a tradition. There's also a marina for those keen on boating, with boat hire and the usual watersports enjoyed on this stretch of the Med.
Beaches: The beaches are sandy, which is unusual on the Cote d'Azur, as the majority of seafront is rocky or pebbled. Cannes, of course, ships in its own sand every year to replace any washed away by winter tides – HomeAway has a selection of Cannes apartments for those looking to sunbathe with one eye open for celebs. There are several public beaches in Theoule-sur-Mer, however, and one private stretch: the Magellan.
Nightlife: There are plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants to satisfy every taste, but the overriding mood is relaxed. Theoule-sur-Mer is quieter and more restrained than more well-known areas of this stretch of coast, so is much more suitable for families, though it does get extremely busy in the summer.
Shopping: For a self-catering holiday, Theoule-sur-Mer is hard to beat with its propensity for public markets. There's one in the middle of the village every Friday, which also sets up in the Figueirette Port on the other side of the headland every Thursday and Sunday morning. There's also an additional farmers' market in Theoule every Wednesday evening.
Culture: Theoule's proximity to Cannes means museums, theatres and galleries are within easy reach. Of particular note is the Musee de l'Enfance, which features a collection of dolls and toys. The Chateau de la Napoule is along the way, with its exquisite gardens and architecture.
With over 300 days of sunshine per year, the Cote d'Azur unsurprisingly experiences a Mediterranean climate, which manifests itself as long, hot summers and short, often warm winters. Frosts are almost unheard of, with perhaps one really cold spell a decade. Typical daytime highs in the summer top out around 30°C, with low-teens during the winter.
The Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is the most convenient international hub, at 17 miles away. Cannes, just across the bay, does have a private airport for the high-rollers, but this only caters to charters. The airport is accessible by bus and taxi, but why pass up the chance to drive through James Bond country in a hire car? The Cote d'Azur can be reached by road if guests want to drive themselves, with France taking a couple of days to drive across. Trains are also plentiful and convenient, and it's possible to get to Nice in nine hours from London with good connections."