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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Castellane, Provence your home away from home

Castellane is a charming old city which makes an excellent base for holiday rentals in Provence. It is considered the gateway to the Verdon Canyons and is within easy reach of the French Riviera coast. Highlights of this gorge town are the historic ramparts, the Museum of Arts and Traditions, Chapel Notre Dame du Roc and the Pentagonal Tower. The town has a large outdoor market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Things to Do in Castellane, Provence

Explore the Old Town
Start your walking tour of Castellane in Marcel Sauvaire Square, the center of local activity. Stroll the narrow streets admiring the local shops and restaurants. If you enjoy history, walk along the 14th century city walls to the terrace of Notre Dame du Roc for great views of the Napoleon Bridge and the Verdon Canyons. The church was built on the site of a Roman fort.

Outdoor Activities
Castellane holiday homes offer plenty to see and do in this lovely area. Go hiking, mountain biking, climbing, boating, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, rafting, canyoning, hang gliding and windsurfing on the lake at Castillon.

Golf
Golfers will enjoy playing at the Chateau de Taulanne which is at Le Logis du Pin. The 18-hole signature course by Gary Player is at 1000 metres elevation and is just 12km from Castellane.

Places to Visit Around Castellane, Provence

Nice
Nice is a popular resort on the French Riviera, particularly during the summer months. It is an pleasant 90 km drive from your holiday rental in Castellane. It has a medieval town centre, grand architecture, museums, shops, restaurants and a gravel beach. Highlights are the port, the Palais de Justice and the domed Cathedral of Sainte-Reparate.

Gorges du Verdon
The Grand Canyon of Verdon is about 10km from Castellane. The turquoise Verdon River flows through the bottom of the gorge which it has carved over time through the limestone mountains. The walk between the Point Sublime and the Chalet de la Maline has fantastic views for those not afraid of heights.

Grasse
Known for its perfume production, Grasse is just 63km from your Castellane holiday home. There is a perfume factory and museums as well as plenty of shops in this charming and historic town. Visit the Saracen Tower, the 16th century ramparts and the former Bishop’s Palace as well as the Belle Epoque casino, now a conference centre.

Weather in Castellane, Provence

The Mediterranean climate in the Cote d’Azur has mild temperatures and warm sunny weather with temperatures reaching an average 26°C (79°F) in the summer. Winters are mild with daytime highs of 11°C (52°F) and there can be some showers at any time of year.

Travel to Castellane, Provence

The nearest airport to your Castellane holiday rental is Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 90 km away. The fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London, making this an easy alternative to get to Nice by train. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area.

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                                                                                                      The best location in the village.

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                                                                                                      Excellent, quality accommodation with outstanding views of the village and a super location. The garden was a bonus. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Secluded mountaintop retreat with stunning views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The house was in a lovely quiet location at the side if the village overlooking the mountains. The spot was the perfect location to explore the gorge, walking or rafting. The house itself was clean spacious and had a lovely new kitchen. The host was welcoming and easy to contact when making arrival arrangements. The views from the terrace were the amazing and it was a great place to relax.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely house, wonderful town

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                                                                                                      We have been to Castellane several times before. This is a lovely town surrounded by hills/mountains, perfect for touring the Gorge of Verdon. I think not too many people know of this spectacular gorge, but it really is astounding. Castellane has several businesses that specialise in rafting trips down the Verdon river - a really exciting white water trip! There are many other places to visit, including the Castillon lake, just a short drive outside Castellane - we spent many hours basking in the sun and swimming in the lovely turquoise water (no charge to access this relaxing area). Phillipe and Francoise were very welcoming, and the house was very clean with all one would need, including a barbecue area on the patio. We took our dog, and the garden was spacious and secure. Non-dog-owners and non-smokers please note that there was no evidence of dog or smoking smells at all in this stylish house. There is WiFi available in the house. We could park right outside the gate, and a walk to town is an easy10-15 minutes. Castellane has many outside cafes, on the town square or shaded back streets. The outstanding feature is the lovely Dame du Roc chapel that oversees the town - a dramatic illuminated site at night. This is a gruelling walk to get up to, but the view high over the town is well worth the effort! We thoroughly recommend this place… many thanks Francoise & Phillipe!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016