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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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                                                                                                      Fabulous days in Nice

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                                                                                                      We had an amazing time in Nice, staying at the Dalpozza apartment, which was everything it said it was and more. Very spacious and clean and having two bathrooms was a plus. The beds were amazingly comfortable - we slept liked logs. Perfect location and so convenient for everything - a little supermarket across the road, which had everything you needed and lovely reasonably priced restuarants on the street. It was only two minutes to the promenade and the tourist information office, where you could pick up bus timetables, maps etc.and general information. We only had four full days in Nice, but visited lots of places. We spent one day wandering around the old town and harbour and along the beautiful promenade and other days spent visiting Monaco, Antibes and the village of Eze - all a must to do and very easy to get around on the buses, which were very cheap. We must return to see more of this spectacular area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Great property, great location

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                                                                                                      The apartment was a perfect choice for us. It is the perfect size for a family with kids, and the garden and the upstairs pool gave our kids the opportunity to have areas where they could "Escape the parents" and we could relax knowing they were in a secured area. It was clean, roomy, lots of light and enjoyable. Everything is a quick walk, the sea, the supermarket, the old town and restaurants. The owner was very helpful and accommodating. Always a quick response to emails. It was our first time in Menton, and we really loved the area, you are in the cote d' azur but don't feel like your in a holiday resort. Everybody is very friendly and the town is very well connect with transport. All in all a great property and a great location, we highly recommend this property and Menton. We will be back, Johanna
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Cosy and comfortable

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                                                                                                      Six very comfortable nights just before Christmas in Alan and Ciaran’s beautifully fitted out apartment. Could not be more centrally located, in a pedestrianised area, close to old town shops, outdoor food market and right next door to very pleasant restaurants. Comfortable bed, good bed linens and towels and pillows OK. A tip: if you need to find a hot dryer to dry your washing quickly, there is a self-service launderette 5 minutes walk away just up the Rue de la Boucherie, towards Place Centrale.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016