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Bastide Filomena: Last lost paradise of the Cote d'Azur

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,121 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

XVIIIe Bastide: 6 bedrooms, big pool, beautiful views and gardens, absolute calm

Choose to discover the hidden charms of the Cote d'Azur by staying at Segolene and Christophe's family home. Our XVIIIe century Bastide for which the legend says it belonged to Napoleon's surgeon is full of charm and history. It is secluded on the edge of a village, on a hill side, at the feet of the Mercantour National Park and 20 kms away from Nice, Monaco and all the beautiful beaches from the Riviera. Enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature, the stunning views on the mount Macaron and the mediterranean gardens (1 hectare) with its exotic flowers, palm trees, olive trees and cactus. Relax and enjoy the charm and the tranquility only disturbed by the birds in the morning, the frogs in the evening and the splashes in our beautiful and big swimming pool. From here, discover the medieval villages of Nice "arriere pays", trek or cycle in the mountains of the Mercantour, enjoy the warm and clear waters of the mediterranean see on the Riviera beaches or visit and spend the evening in the animated and beautiful "vieux Nice". There are so many paces to visit.

The house sleeps 12 people with 6 bedrooms, there are different areas with big tables outside to share a meal. You can also enjoy a barbecue and a pool bar. There is a vegetable garden and a few hen to provide for the brunch. The swimming pool is big so you can swim and play all together. You can also enjoy "une partie de boules" with a glass of pastis.

Some say it is the last lost paradise of the Cote d'Azur ... it is at least our paradise.. we leave you to discover and enjoy it.

More Details

Segolene Chambon
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Segolene Chambon


We are a french couple but we lived in London for 14 years so we speak english. We still spend some time in London as Segolene is running a relocation company for the french expats going to London and Christophe is a part time pilot for British Airways. We have a 7 years old son Max, a cat born in Birmingham called George, a rabbit called Coquinette and quite a few hen all with a nice name. in 2009, we were not looking to come back to France from London but we came across this only house by luck and fell in love. We bought it straight away and then had to adapt our lives. We have no regret except maybe for Max who lost his perfect Londoner accent despite going to a bilingual school in Nice.

Segolene Chambon purchased this house in 2009

Why Segolene Chambon chose Contes

We just fell in love with the unique atmosphere. It is a lost paradise, totally secluded in a beautiful nature. The gardens with the palm trees, the bougainvillaea and other exotic flowers give a tropical feeling. The charm of the old house with the french style gardens send you back in history. It is just beautiful: calm and serenity.

You are also very close to Nice who is a vibrant and beautiful city, close to skiing, close to the beaches and the weather is great. You spend your life outside.

What makes this house unique

Character, charm and tranquility: the perfect place to rest. The surrounding nature and views are beautiful: totally lost 20 mns away from Nice, Monaco and the busy Riviera. Enjoy the gardens and the big swimming pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Contes in Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3121 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • family bathroom with balcony. Bath.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , balcony and adjoining family bathroom with balcony.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Child Bed , en suite bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Child Bed , small bedroom with a basin
  • 1 double bedroom with balcony, beautiful view and next door a family bathroom with balcony
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Bastide Filomena: Last lost paradise of the Cote d'Azur
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Le Paradis !

  • 5 of 5

Nous venons de passer 15 jours à 13 dans cette merveilleuse bastide. La maison est magnifique, le jardin splendide, la piscine immense, les divers endroits pour déjeuner, diner, le bar de la piscine, la table de ping pong, le jeu de fléchettes ... bref d'excellentes vacances pour petits et grands. Un accueil charmant par le jardinier, toujours discret, des contacts avec la propriétaire toujours extrêmement sympathique, c'est vraiment un petit coin de paradis !

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
89 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Eze - Saint Jean Cap ferrat
Car: necessary

Our bastide is on the edge of a charming village at the feet of the Mercantour National Park and 20 mns away from Nice, Monaco and all the beautiful coast and beaches in between.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Contes, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £150
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,500
Cleaning fee £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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