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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Contes, Cote d’Azur your home away from home

Contes is one of the larger towns in the Alps-Maritimes Valley, within easy reach ofNice and the beautiful French Riviera coastline. This mediaeval town produces olive oil in the winter months which makes a great souvenir. Well located between the sea and the mountains, holiday homes in Contes are ideal for exploring the region.

Things to Do in Contes, Cote d’Azur

Explore the Town

Contes is well worth strolling around to see its picturesque church and Renaissance fountain dating back to 1587. The houses along the winding streets have decorative friezes, stone lintels and wrought ironwork. Pay a visit to the fascinating olive oil mills which produce oil from December to March each year.

Visit the Wine Museum

There is a Museum of the Vineyard in Contes which tells the story of local winemaking in the region. It is located along the Paillon.

Outdoor Activities

The area around your Contes holiday rental is perfect for outdoor activities in the scenic countryside. Go hiking in the mountains, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, kayaking and fishing. It is also close to the lovely beaches of the Cote d’Azur, where there are a boat trips and promenade walks to be enjoyed.

Places to Visit Around Contes, Cote d’Azur

Nice

Nice is a popular resort on the French Riviera, particularly during the summer months. It is 18 km from your holiday rental in Contes, along the D15. It has a medieval town centre with grand architecture as well as a pretty port, the Palais de Justice and the domed Cathedral of Sainte-Reparate.

Monte Carlo Casino

The world-famous casino at Monte Carlo is just 25 km from your holiday rental in Contes. Even if you do not wish to gamble, the magnificent building and surrounding gardens are well worth a visit, although there is a small charge for entry.

Grasse

Grasse is known for its perfume production and is 30 minutes drive from Nice. There is a perfume factory and museums as well as plenty of shops in this charming town. Discover the Saracen Tower, the 16th century ramparts and the former Bishop’s Palace as well as the Belle Epoque casino.

Weather in Contes, Cote d’Azur

Holiday rental homes in Contes enjoy dry sunny summers with average temperatures reaching 25°C (77°F) in July and August. Winters are mild with daytime highs averaging 10°C (50°F) in January, when there may be more rain.

Travel to Contes, Cote d’Azur

The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in Contes is the Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 19 km away. There are many budget airlines serving airports in the Cote d’Azur region making it a cheap and easy destination to reach. The fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London, making the train an easy way to reach the area.

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                                                                                                    Fantastic holiday house for a family vacation

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We are very happy, that we had a chance to stay at this house. It was well equipped, everything was as described, and as well as a lovley area outside where we could spend our free time at. When we arrived the owners were very friendly and helpful, and they even gave us information about the local area in regards to; transport, supermarket location and attractions which were in the city. When we arrived there was a lot of food, fruit and drink in the house. Thank you so much for that. The location itself was lovley, as there was a supermarket (well suprised with the number of grocery choices!) nearby, which was very convinient for us. A definately recommend this lovley property! Thank you so much Sylvie!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Perfect!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Fantastic property - all as advertised. Excellent location at the top of Col d'Eze with a lovely sea view and generally a nice breeze. Short distance to Eze village and La Turbie for shops, restaurants and boulangerie.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    Gorgeous French villa with Pool on edge of town

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                                                                                                    This gorgeous house is in a terrific location on the edge of a great small village within 20-30 minutes drive of Nice, Monaco, Cannes etc. It is a beautiful house, decorated with great taste, and with superb facilities. Our family (parents and two teenage daughters), rated our holiday gems to be: The Pool The outdoor pizza oven/bbq area 4 outdoor eating areas (and one great indoor one) Boules area at the back of the house - for great competitive laughs Proximity to the village - which during July/August hosts a six week music festival (we attended a number of free concerts). Things you need to bring: insect repellant if you are prone to bites - the area is very forested a car - you would be missing a lot of touring opportunities here without one good walking shoes for some of the steep local hill walks A good appetite for home cooked pizza with local produce (see pizza oven above!) Merci Nathalie et Regis! We will definitely return!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016