Vinon sur Verdon is an undeniably Provencial town deep in the countryside of Var, between the awe-inspiring Gorges du Verdon and the Lake of Sainte-Croix. Whilst the area is almost impossible beautiful and highly cultural, holiday rentals in Vinon sur Verdon are the target for adventure sports enthusiasts from around Europe, who descend on the village to enjoy the magnificent natural sporting facilities in the area.
The old town of Vinon sur Verdon is wonderfully scenic. The majority of buildings in the old town are from the 18th century, and there is a wonderful air of peace in the centre. The tree shaded squares are great for slow afternoons enjoying a coffee in one of the pavement cafes. The Church of St Sauveur, Clock tower and ancient castle are all worth investigating from a Vinon sur Verdon villa or apartment.
Vinon sur Verdon is known as an excellent flying and gliding destination in France. The Vinon sur Verdon airfield has hosted the World Gliding Championships, and if you would like to glide over the Cote d’Azur or learn to fly, a holiday rental apartment in Vinon sur Verdon is the ideal base. If you would like to experience the feeling of flying without a glider, there is a huge bungee jump to be conquered from the huge bridge at Artuby, but it is certainly not for the timid!
The countryside surrounding Vinon sur Verdon is excellent for more grounded sports too. There are a range of magnificent cycle ways, foot paths and rock climbing routes, especially towards the Gorges du Verdon, which cut through the hills just outside the town. The gorges are well worth visiting from Vinon sur Verdon accommodation, dropping 700m almost vertically, and providing a natural barrier between Var and Alpes de Haute, and the views from the ‘Corniche Sublime’, or ‘Sublime Ledge’, are staggering.
The town of Salernes is both a rock climbing stronghold and a timeless Provencial town. The famous red roofs of Salernes provide a wonderful contrast to the deep greens of the surrounding pine forests, and visitors from around Europe descend on the town throughout the year to enjoy magnificently peaceful walking, riding and climbing.
During the summer months, Vinon sur Verdon is blessed with around 11 hours of sunshine a day, and average monthly temperatures of over 20˚C from the end of April until the end of September. During July and August, temperatures can get extremely hot, occasionally reaching 40˚C during the heat of the day. Even during the coldest month, January, temperatures remain above 10˚C during daylight hours.
Nice International Airport (NCE) and Marseille International Airport (MRS) are both around 70km from a holiday rental in Vinon sur Verdon, and both receive regular flights from across the UK. Taking a hire car from the airport is advised due to the rural location of Vinon sur Verdon and the huge number of places worth visiting in the vicinity.