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Make a holiday apartment in Besse-sur-Issole your home away from home

HomeAway has a range of holiday homes in Besse-sur-Issole, found in an enviable location in rural Provence, but only half an hour from the Côte d’Azur’s beaches. Besse-sur-Issole holiday rentals are classic rural stone buildings, enclosed by spacious gardens and boasting delightful original features like fireplaces, wooden shutters and wooden beams. Complementing the relaxation and calmness that this pristine rural setting affords, many apartments in Besse-sur-Issole offer the comfort of private pools and useful facilities like Internet access.

Things to do

-Local history. Besse-sur-Issole is a charming village and well worth a stroll. There are many old fountains on the streets here, as well as a belfry and chapels, all clustered around a small lake and overlooked by a castle. The area is known for its Cistercian Abbeys, and there are three beautiful examples within an easy drive – Thoronet, Sénanque and Silvacane.

-Activities. In the vicinity there’s an exquisite landscape of terraced vineyards, olive groves, rocky hills and pine forest. There’s a stables and equestrian centre in Besse-sur-Issole offering horseback trips. On foot there’s lots to discover – you could follow the route to the chapel of Notre Dame du Glaive or explore the nature reserve around the Escarcets Lake, which is known for its excellent water quality and is popular with fishers.

-Food and drink. Var is a department of France that has a strong reputation for its Rosé wine, but also produces red and white varieties. Three wines in this area have an AOC label – Binse de Bandol, Coteaux Varois and Côtes de Provence. Food here features lots of tomato and herbs, and the fish is superb this close to the coast. Olive oil is also an important local product – in the summer months you could make the trip to Sainte Maxime for tours and tastings at la Domaine de la Piere Plantee olive groves.

-Verdon Gorge. To the north is this river canyon, considered to be one of the most impressive in Europe. It draws visitors for many different reasons – climbers can scale the canyon’s limestone walls, with 1,500 courses to choose from; hikers come to admire the immense beauty of the gorge, especially the view from the north rim, and it’s also possible to kayak or raft along the Verdon for an unforgettable adventure.

-Coast. The Mediterranean is around half an hour from the village of Besse-sur-Issole. The nearest beaches can be found at Hyères, which has a 20-kilometre coastline comprising all varieties of bays and coves, with pebbles, white and golden sand, and offering superb conditions for activities like windsurfing. For families the best choices are Bergerie à l’Ayguade, L’Almanarre, l’Alycastre and La Courtade.

Weather in Besse-sur-Issole

Besse-sur-Issole holiday apartments are in a Mediterranean region. If you holiday here between May and October then hot weather is on the cards, with very little rainfall. In May temperatures will hit the mid-20s and continue to climb through the season, rising to highs touching 30 degrees in July and August. Late-summer means more rain, and temperatures that peak in the low-20s in October. Winters are consistently mild in this part of France, with daytime highs that normally get up to double figures in December.

Travel to Besse-sur-Issole

If you’re heading to a Besse-sur-Issole holiday home from Britain then you could fly via Toulon-Hyères Airport (TLN), which is on the coast to the south. There are summer and year-round connections to the UK and a number of major cities around Europe. To get to Besse-sur-Issole from here you just need to join the A57 at La Garde and head north before turning off at Carnoules. The village has a quiet rural location, so you may need a car to reach your accommodation.

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La Bastide des Oliviers is a stunning villa situated a short walk from the pretty village of Plan de la Tour. Every detail has been considered to ensure guests have a relaxing and fun holiday, it's a blissful retreat. Thanks to Liz and Ken for an unforgettable visit to the Cote d'Azur.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Fantastic place! Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay.

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The house is brilliantly presented and well equipped with everything you can think of. Perfect for us and our two young children (3 years old). The pool is great and is cleaned regularly, the position of villa is quiet whilst being close enough to the town of La Crau. Claude and Titaïna were very friendly and welcoming, always available if necessary. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and will be returning next year.
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  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017