Located in the heart of the French Riviera, Villeneuve-Loubet is a village tucked away in the hills between Antibes and Nice, just 2km from the glorious beaches of the Cote d’Azur. Villeneuve-Loubet, France has managed to keep its village character, sitting proudly on a hilltop overlooking the coast and the new town which stretches down towards the Mediterranean.
There are over 4km of Blue Flag beaches lying at the foot of Villeneuve-Loubet, perfect for soaking up the sun during the long summer months. The beaches are a haven of activity, especially during the summer, with windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing, banana boating and sailing centres all along the beach. Deep sea fishing and scuba diving trips can also be easily arranged from a Villeneuve-Loubet villa, letting you explore the very best of the Mediterranean.
There is an amazing amount to discover within the village from a Villeneuve-Loubet villa. The climb to the old village is quite strenuous if your Villeneuve-Loubet villa is located in the new town, but upon your arrival, you will immediately be certain that the effort was worth it. The medieval castle at the very top of the village is a crowning glory, surrounded by two layers of defensive walls, with 10 hectares of tropical gardens in which to walk. The picturesque Church of St Marc, the remains of the 7th Century temple and the Roman bridge over the River Loup also make for essential viewing from a Villeneuve-Loubet villa.
There is a huge range of sporting facilities available from a self catering Villeneuve-Loubet villa rental, including a 9 hole golf course, huge tennis centre and equestrian centre which provides hirelings, riding lessons and guided rides out into the lesser known rural areas of the French Riviera. There are 6km of footpaths leading directly from the village, ideal for a leisurely stroll after a long lunch in one of Villeneuve-Loubet’s top restaurants.
It would be almost unforgivable not to make a slight detour into Nice on your way to or from the airport to your Villeneuve-Loubet villa. Flights to Villeneuve-Loubet usually land in Nice, and there is so much to see and do in the Riviera’s most luxurious and famous city that it would be a real shame not to have a quick examination.
A Villeneuve-Loubet villa is an idyllic getaway at any time of year. During the summer months, daily temperatures soar past the 30˚C mark is extraordinary regularity between May and September, often hitting 40˚C during July and August. If you are trying to escape the British winter, you can bathe in temperatures of around 15-20˚C on most days.
The proximity of Nice International Airport (NCE) to a holiday rental villa in Villeneuve-Loubet makes taking a holiday here from the UK extremely straight-forward. There are regular flights to Nice from 17 airports throughout the UK, with cheap flights provided by easyJet and British Airways.