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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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                                                                                                    Understated outside. Modern & perfect inside

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The first thing is to say that the owners are so friendly and welcoming. Several emails were exchanged, and they provided photos of the route, as this little gem is not on the beaten track. Bottles of beer and other cold drinks in the fridge to welcome us. Thanks to the photos, we found the property with little difficulty. Do not be put off on arrival by the plain, windowless wall adjacent to the entrance door. The studio has a window at the rear with panoramic view across a deep valley to a few neighbouring houses on the other side. We spent much of our time on the deck chairs and patio set on the decking outside the entrance door. A sunny but shaded spot. This abuts a narrow gravel driveway past the property to a scattering of other owner occupied residences, but is very quiet, with vehicles passing only occasionally as resident families go about their business. The inside of the studio and all of its equipment and furnishings are only a few months old, and everything from kitchen to shower is pristine. Everything was provided, from hairdrier to iron to poker dice, packs of cards and everything in between. TV is French only, so I suggest you download movies or TV series to phone or tablet and connect via a suitable HDMI cable for some evening viewing. The studio is a lesson in how to maximise the available space and fit it out with everything a travelling couple or small family needs for a pleasant break. If you are looking for low cost and compact, but beautifully appointed self catering accommodation, relatively close to the expensive French Riviera resorts of Monte Carlo, Monaco, Nice and Cannes, this is the place for you. We have very few words of French, and the owners just a little more English. This was disappointing only because it would have been nice to talk about our backgrounds and to engage more with them and their two delightful young sons. My only reservation would be that the studio is 10 miles into the hills. Roads are narrow and windy, but just take it steady and enjoy the view. I came here on a "road trip", so it was perfect for me. You will need your own transport to make the most of this hideaway location
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    La Petite Maison Blanche

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                                                                                                    Charming little house set in stunning landscape, beautiful countryside, villages and towns nearby as well as trips to the Côte d'Azur. We were very happy with our stay and with all the help and information provided by the owner.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2015
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2015