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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

A week of September warmth.

5 of 5
We went for a one week break at the end of September. The house was very cosy and had all the facilities that we needed. It was very warm once the sun broke over the top of the hill at 9.20am! We were able to swim in the plunge pool, which was a good temperature.(Robbie went in the river which was freezing!!) We barbecued most nights. Lovely week. Robbie and Helen Swales
  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

Walkers' will enjoy.

5 of 5
Comfortable property well equipped inside and out (except for drying cloths!). We had an excellent 12 days using the villa as a base. The village is quiet at night in late summer but is an excellent base for walkers as there are many marked paths in the area and wider region. For us Bouyon was central to visiting places as far afield as Castelanne and Gorges du Verdon to Menton and Antibes on the coast.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016