Tourrettes, or Tourrettes sur Loup, lies just 14km from the beaches of the Cote d’Azur, perched high on a rock outcrop in the Var countryside. The undeniable medieval heritage of Tourrettes, France, makes the village hugely worth visiting. There are some beautiful villas in Tourrettes, build along the ancient ramparts that once defended the village. During the spring and summer, Tourrettes is particularly beautiful, as the village becomes coloured by the rich purple of violets throughout, gaining it the nickname ‘the Violet Village’.
Many hours can be spent quietly wandering the streets of Tourrettes, discovering the infinite little gems that hid among the ancient walls, buildings and houses of Tourrettes. The vaulted streets have been beautifully restored, and there is always something to see. The Chateau des Villeneuve, St Gregoire Church and 11th century belfry always dominate a list of attractions in Tourrettes, and rightly so. The Grand Rue is especially worth exploring from a self catering Tourrettes property, as it is lined with some 30 galleries, craft shops and workshops, where painting, sculpting and jewellery making still occupies the inhabitants. Who knows, a memento from a Tourrettes holiday could soon become an heirloom!
Tourrettes is perfectly situated, 20km from the sea and 20km from the mountains, meaning that there is never any shortage of entertainment possibilities. Tourrettes is home to an internationally recognised gliding centre, which makes it a perfect base from which to fly in the Mediterranean sun. The fantastic climate and hugely varied height of the surrounding countryside means that Tourrettes villas are always in high demand, as the town is an excellent gliding centre throughout the year. Walking, horse riding and mountain biking holidays also thrive in the vineyard and orchard strewn countryside.
The nearby Lac de St Cassien is very close to a holiday rental villa in Tourrettes. The lake is a wonderful place to relax, whether you are walking in the peaceful woodlands that surround the lake, go fishing or row on the glass like water. The waters are fantastically clean and clear too, so anyone needing a refreshing dip after a long walk can happily join the locals in a quick dip.
Golf is great in the Tourrettes region. There are a huge range of golf courses, both 9 and 18 hole, throughout the region, so as long as you remember to pack a handicap certificate, there will be no problem in arranging a tee off time. The closest two courses, St Endreol and Terre Blanche both offer fantastic challenges to any budding golfer.
With the beaches of Frejus just 25km from a self catering Tourrettes holiday rental, you are sure to spend at least one of your days holiday stretched out in the soft sand, with the warm sun on your face and the unbeatable sound of a gently lapping sea in your ears. Regardless of your taste in beaches, from silent, secluded beaches surrounded in trees to busy, vibrant beaches surrounded by water sports centres, bars and seafood restaurants of the highest quality, you will be spoilt for choice within just half an hour of leaving your Tourrettes villa.
Nice International Airport (NCE) is the closest airport to a Tourrettes holiday rental property, located within 55km. There are a huge range of direct flights to Nice from the UK, with flights arriving from airports across the country. A hire car is recommended when you are staying in Tourrettes accommodation, and are readily available from the airport.