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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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                                                                                              Beautiful property

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We stayed for 9 nights in September at Barbara's house in Ste-Anastasie-sur-Issole as a couple and had a wonderful break! The house is as beautiful as the pictures show, equipped with everything we needed to self-cater for our stay as well as being clean and well looked after. The swimming pool was lovely and clean (although it wasn't quite warm enough to get in more than a couple of times due to the weather not being as good as the week before our arrival) and the jacuzzi was amazing - we spent almost every evening in their enjoying the view of the stars! Barbara is a fantastic host, who lives in the main house on the property so is available to answer any questions, pass on her knowledge of the surrounding areas and have a chat and share some local foods with you. She is friendly and quick to respond to any messages before we arrived. Overall, a nice, relaxing break in a beautiful area. Thank you Barbara and we wish you all the best!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                              The best in Bormes

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We have stayed at several villas and apartments in Bormes les Mimosas in the past and we think this is the very best. The villa has everything one needs for a perfect holiday with pool and a large garden, and it is so well situated just a few minutes walk from the old town. Carine is the ideal villa owner welcoming us when we arrived, showing us around and giving us updates on the restaurants, beaches etc.. She was also extremely helpful with advice when we needed some medical attention. We would thoroughly recommend this villa. Sue and Richard
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                              Great

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              Lovely villa and beautiful surroundings and location. Would definitely recommend visit to the nearby reservoir and gauge as it is stunning. We walked to villecroze for an evening meal approx 20min walk and the restaurants were lovely and it is a special village-if you do decide to walk take torches or ensure phones are charged fully (to use as torches) as its very dark on the walk home! Gardens were quite untidy and could do with a good sorting out and outside was a little like a building site round the back but it didn't effect our stay. Contracts that David insisted on was a little confusing as was in French. He did send translation but I still had to sign the French version so felt it was pointless as I signed a document that may or may not have been altered. Was a little disappointed that there is a final cleaning fee of €70 which I felt was a very steep and if required should be included in the total cost when booking. We decided to clean ourselves which took approx 2hours but we only used one bedroom. Overall lovely place to stay but felt a little cheated by cleaning cost and garden. Sounds a little negative but overall we had a great week and would return!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016