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Make an apartment in Golfe-Juan your home away from home

Golfe-Juan's primary claim to fame is it is where Napoleon came ashore after escaping the island of Elba. But this is far from all the resort has to offer – Golfe-Juan holiday villas lie in the gentle coastal foothills of the Alpes-Maritimes, meaning guests have competing access to Alpine slopes and trails, and the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean. It's not unheard of for guests staying at Golfe-Juan accommodation to spend the morning on the ski slopes and the afternoon on the beach. Most Golfe-Juan rentals also have convenient access to fishing and golfing facilities; some, vineyards.

Most offer parking, for guests looking to hire a car, and around half of the properties offer private gardens – perfect for that lazy afternoon in the sun. Inside, holidaymakers will find everything they need for a comfortable and convenient stay: dishwashers; washer/dryers; satellite TV; tennis courts – ok, so they don't all have tennis courts, but a select few offer incredible luxury features and fittings.

Things to do

Outdoor pursuits: Golfe-Juan villas provide a great base for active guests. The mountains of the Alpes-Maritimes provide skiing and boarding in the winter and hiking and biking in the summer, while the Mediterranean coast, of course, is a hive of watersport activity.

Beaches: The nearest beaches to Golfe-Juan apartments are typically private affairs belonging to restaurants or bars, but can be booked for the day, the price usually including sundries or special offers to entice the punters in. There is a public beach about a mile to the northeast, however, for those who understandably baulk at the prices.

Nightlife: The seafront promenade is the place to see and be seen in Golfe-Juan. Lined with restaurants and bars, during the summer throngs of holidaymakers congregate here to party. For a quieter time, the watering holes and eateries in the hills of Vallauris provide a more peaceful retreat.

Shopping: Local crafts of glass, ceramics and olive-wood carving can be found in the pretty hillside town of Vallauris immediately inland of Golfe-Juan, which makes for great browsing and gathering of nick-nacks. If tastes can stretch to the scandalous markups in pricing, the amazing shopping town of Antibes is nearby, as is Cannes, where a further selection of luxury holiday homes is available.

Culture: The former Vallauris Castle is now a museum in three parts: the National Picasso Museum, the Magnelli Museum and the Ceramics Museum. Vallauris' history as a pottery town meant many ceramic artists as well as craftsmen plied their trade here, establishing its reputation as a centre of excellence.

Weather in Golfe-Juan

The climate on the Cote d'Azur is characterised by long, hot summers and mild winters. Being adjacent to the warm Mediterranean means cold winter weather is the exception rather than the rule, with temperatures rarely approaching freezing. Typical winters will bottom out at around 6°C, while the summers can reach the 32°C. Most rain falls in October and November.

Travel to Golfe-Juan

Golfe-Juan is only 13 miles away from the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport, which is the major air travel hub in the region, and the second-busiest airport in France. Every major airline connects to Nice, including budget options like Monarch, easyJet and Jet2.com. Buses run regularly to and from the airport, but guests miss out a lot if they don't take the opportunity to drive through the James Bond country of the French Riviera themselves. Indeed, driving to Golfe-Juan from the UK is quite doable in two days, as is taking the train down in considerably less time.

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                                                                                                      VERY NICE APPARTMENT

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                                                                                                      Just returned from a very pleasant stay at this very clean modern and comfortable Appartment , it's the perfect base to explore all the surrounding areas and having the parking space saves you a lot of money compared to staying in one of the cities. I would certainly stay here again and wouldn't hesitate recommending the Appartment to friends and family. Keep up the good work Barbara and Pascal.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Beach appartment with huge sofa bed!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed in this apartment with my 3 year old son and my parents. we loved the location - just across the road from the sandy beaches and stunning marina, with lots of bars and restaurants. My parents appreciated the privacy of the sunny double bedroom and then my son and I had one enormous bed settee - EACH! in the big front room. He loved sleeping in a massive grown up's bed to himself!! the apartment is a 20 minute drive from Nice airport. and Golfe - Juan is right next to Cannes and Juan-les-Pins - you can walk to each, but as the apartment is also right next door to the train station we hopped on and went the one stop into Cannes and then went the two stops into Antibes for the beautiful morning market there on the Thursday. Loved it and we will be back again soon. Rachel and Charlie x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017