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Make a villa in Grasse your home away from home

Grasse villas and apartments are located on the cusp of the Alps' southern tail, where the majestic mountains step down into the Mediterranean sea. But the cathedral city of Grasse wasn't always a dreamy holiday spot – it began life as a leather tanning town. The appalling smells once associated with the process led to the development of perfumes, and today, Grasse is regarded as the perfume capital of the world. The pleasant aromas from the industry's flower fields augment the views and attractive architecture, to make Grasse holiday homes one of the sweetest options around.

Most holiday rentals in Grasse have access to a pool and BBQ area, come with fully equipped kitchens (including washer/dryers and dishwashers) and serve as a great base for walking in the surrounding hills. If visitors don't fancy stretching their legs, no problem – most properties offer parking and gardens, so holidaymakers can drive out for the day, or simply kick back and relax in the sun.

Things to do

Outdoor pursuits: The location of Grasse apartments on the beginning slopes of the Alps means there are plenty of hiking and biking opportunities. Grasse also has two scenic golf courses, and skiing is always convenient in the winter. For the more adventurous hiker and climber, the Alps proper are literally minutes away.

Beaches: The famous beaches of Cannes and Antibes, as well as a further range of excellent holiday homes can be found within nine miles of easy driving. Guests at Grasse rentals can choose between the exclusive but expensive shores of Cannes, or the more reasonably priced, but prettier, Antibes. Indeed, the latter is considered to have the best beaches on the Cote d'Azur – a no-brainer!

Nightlife: Grasse tends to be a quiet, reflective town with hidden squares and winding roads, though the number of restaurants and bars may belay that idea. For a quiet drink or dinner with a tremendous view, Grasse is hard to beat. For more energetic entertainment, however, Cannes may be a preferable option.

Shopping: For dried flowers and scented products, Grasse is the go-to place, probably in the entire world. Of course, Cannes is nearby with its exclusive boutiques and designer chic, which is definitely worth a trip, even if just for the people watching and window shopping.

Culture: Grasse was a favourite haunt of Queen Victoria, who would stay with the Rothchilds while in town. It doesn't get much more cultured than that. To see what caught her fancy, one can't go far wrong by visiting the splendid cathedral, and various other historical and cultural sites, including the 30-metre-high Saracen Tower, and the International Museum of Perfume.

Weather in Grasse

While it gets year-round sunshine, Grasse's location set back from the coast means it doesn't get the same moderation from the sea as Cannes and Nice, so while seasonal temperatures track similarly, they can get more extreme. The summers, for example, can top out a little hotter than the coast's 32°C, and the winters a little colder than 5°C with more common frosts. Rainfall is about the same, however, concentrated in the months of October and November.

Travel to Grasse

The international Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is 25 miles from Grasse, and the best option for flying in. Buses do run to and from the airport, but having a hire car is a huge boon in this part of the country, so guests can get to the Alps and the coast with similar ease. Driving to the south of France is quite doable as is taking the train, with the French TGV high-speed trains making the journey in only six hours from Paris.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect location for 2 families

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent one of our best holidays ever in Villa Dusett. We were 2 families. Each family occupied one of the houses, which gave us plenty of privacy. At the same time the fantastic outdoor kitchen with its big table, seating 10 people, was our constant meeting point. After breakfast the parents still sat at the table, whilst the kids jumped already in the pool. From the table we were able to have an eye on them, talking and relaxing. This is the best setup ever! The houses are furnished very tastefully. A lot of effort has been put into them, which gives the interior a very personal and cosy impression. It's like staying at friends, not like staying in an hotel. Plenty of kitchen untensiles. Great beds! Little troubles that we had, have always promptly been taken care of, by the property manager. If in trouble, just give them a short note and they will turn up within the next hours and sort it out. The location is in a good and quiet neighbourhood. The noise from the road, mentioned in an earlier review was only due to the roadworks during their visit. When we where there, the road was finished and no trouble at all. The surrounding area has plenty to offer. Normally we love the sea, however, compared the the beautiful, heated private pool, the sea around Antibes and Cannes had little to offer. More attractive for us was the back country towards the mountains, with beatiful old cities like Grasse or Valbonne, the gorges, the medieval villages, ... and a lot more to do. Marineland in Antibes, with its dolphin and orca shows was a highlight especially for the kids. ( One day advanced booking on the internet saved us 30% of the ticket price.) Altogether, it is a place, we love to come back to!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Ideally situated in a quiet area close to NICE, Cannes and surrounding areas. Ideal site to relax.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Villa is ideally situated and within easy reach of Nice airport. The stunning views from all the rooms and pool area are South facing and stretch for miles. Amenities are as described, with even an exercise/gym area. The pool area is clean and of a good size and there are plenty of loungers, chairs and tables for relaxing, along with a good charcoal burning BBQ. Close by there is a very well stocked "Casino" (supermarket) and a variety of restaurants within a 15/30 minute drive. Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo are within a short driving distance and there are plenty of amenities in the area. A car is a requirement and we would certainly recommend the villa and area to our friends and family. From being greeted by Magnus on day one to leaving our visit was of a high standard and very enjoyable.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Scenic views and charming, spacious accommodation.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We went as a family and had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. A car is essential but there is a very good bus service from the village which is very reasonably priced (1.5 euros regardless of the journey length). The location of the villa high up on the hillside provides spectacular views of the valley below. we enjoyed our evenings spent on the balcony watching the sunset.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016