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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Villars-sur-Var, Cote d’Azur your home away from home

The delightful village of Villar-sur-Var winds its way up the vineyard-covered hillside just off the RN202. The quiet village has beautiful old houses, a mairie, church, post office and a café. The former railway station now houses a small chocolate factory and an excellent restaurant which makes its own pasta. The shady square has a fountain where locals gather to chat on the old stone benches. The Var River runs below the village along the valley which is lined with fig, maple, acacia and poplar trees.

Things to Do in Villars-sur-Var, Cote d’Azur

Hiking
The village is on several good hiking trails including the Grande Randonnee (GR) trail. Local hikes are signposted from the town square to Chapelle St Jean, Sarzit, Thiery, Suyet and Massoins.

Wine Tasting
There are plenty of local wineries in the Villars-sur-Var holiday area and wine tasting is almost obligatory! These are the only vineyards in the département to be awarded the coveted "appellation d'origine contrôlée" (A.O.C.) of the "Côtes de Provence". 

Outdoor Activities
The area around your holiday rental in Villers-sur-Var is perfect for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, kayaking, fishing and canyoning. Nearby are the lovely beaches and classy towns of the Cote d’Azur.

Places to Visit Around Villars-sur-Var, Cote d’Azur

Mescla Caves
Pot-holing or spelunking is popular in this mountainous area. One of the best spots is the Grottes de la Mescla near the village of Malaussene, 6km east of your holiday cottage in Villars-sur-Var.

Sospel
Sospel stands at the entrance to the beautiful Roya Valley on the scenic River Bevera. It has a stone bridge which was originally built in the 11th century linking the two sides of the town. Above the village are the tower and ruins of the 14th century castle. The medieval houses have beautiful frescoes and there are some particularly lovely houses clustered around the Church of St Michael.
 
Nice
Nice is a popular resort on the French Riviera particularly during the summer months. It is an easy 50 km drive from your holiday rental in Villars-sur-Var. It has a medieval town centre with some grand architecture as well as museums, shops, restaurants and beaches. Highlights are the port, the Palais de Justice and the domed Cathedral of Sainte-Reparate.

Weather in Villars-sur-Var, Cote d’Azur

The climate in the Cote d’Azur has mild temperatures and warm sunny weather in the summer with average temperatures reaching 26°C (79°F). The Alpes-Maritime climate means that winters are mild with daytime highs of 11°C (52°F).

Travel to Villars-sur-Var, Cote d’Azur

The nearest airport to your holiday rental in Villars-sur-Var is Nice (NCE) Airport, 50 km away. The fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London and run down to Nice, making this an easy way to reach the area by train in less than 5 hours. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great location in the heart of the old town. Perfect for exploring Nice and surrounding area

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The flat is on the top floor and although a bit of a climb still doable by an unfit over 50s. The living area is open and spacious with well fitted out kitchen lots of light and air from the three large windows. Bedrooms are good size. We did not make use of balcony which is off one of the bedrooms as it is small and overlooked although that adds to the charm of the old town but maybe more for Summer. Your day would start with the church bells and watch out for 12 o clock gun which is not for the faint hearted. If you want to experience the vibe of this wonderful city then this apartment is perfect. Martin and Chloe were excellent hosts very informative and accommodating in terms of a later checkout. Look forward to visiting Nice again as 4 days was not long enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Super Apartment in a super city

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We feel very lucky to have stayed in Laura's apartment which we found ideal from every aspect. It was spotlessly clean, spacious enough for 2, 4 could easily be comfortable there. It was quiet at night but literally 50 yards from the old town action. Great shower, comfortable bed, reliable and fast wifi, large screen TV, you couldn't fault it. Laura was a very friendly host who gave us guides and tips on how to make the most of our visit. Nice is wonderful, what a beautiful city. We were there for a week and made the most of the old town, the port area, the magnificent Massena Square, the promenade, the Russian Cathedral, the shops ..... best holiday we've been on. Also we visited Monaco and Monte Carlo, Cannes and Ville France. We really didn't want to come home as there were so many other things we wanted to do but didn't have the time for. It could be pricey, a pint is about 7 Euros and you will struggle to get a meal in a restaurant for under 15 Euros. However Laura's tips of buying lunch in supermarkets, taking advantage of the many happy hours there which generally run from 5pm to 9pm when a pint is reduced to 4 Euros made it more affordable for us. We are a couple in our mid 50s, reasonably fit so we walked everywhere in Nice. However there are very reasonable bus and tram services that can be used. I just want to thank Laura again for the use of her apartment, in a word, magnifique.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017