La Bastide Saint Christophe
- English, French
I moved with my husband Art to the south of France with the idea of staying for a couple of years but we fell in love with the area and its amazing climate. We were lucky enough to find "La Bastide Saint Christophe" and to make it our home. I hope to offer our guests a sense of the beauty and tranquility that enchanted us when we moved here more than 20 years ago!
Milly purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Milly chose Le Bar-sur-Loup
We were actually looking for what seemed like the impossible property! A characterful house big enough for us to live in and rent out holiday apartments somewhere in the Grasse area or a village nearby. To top it all it had to be south facing, not on a main road, and walking distance to the local boulangerie.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our initial reaction after the first viewing was a great big headache.........Maybe it was the wallpaper and crépi (all now thankfully removed!) or it was just too much to take in, but it was scarily perfect for us! Gorgeous authentic village, lovely views, beautiful old olive grove, characterful architecture, place for a pool and walking distance not only to the boulangerie but to excellent restaurants as well!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Perfect location for exploring Provence
La Bastide St Christophe is a lovely house in the countryside that provides an authentic taste of Provence. The setting is beautiful, tranquil and ideally located on the edge of the lovely village of Bar sur Loup. The house and apartment has a comfortable homely feel and we were made very welcome by our host Milly. We spent our days visiting beautiful towns and villages in the local countryside. Vence, Valbonne and Grasse are just a few minutes away but Antibes is on the coast and still only a half hour drive - well worth a visit. When you stay here you should also visit some of the smaller local villages such as Tourettes sur Loup (our favourite), Gourdon and Cabris. Milly will point you in the right direction and also give you excellent advice about local markets and places to eat.
If the weather had been just a little sunnier or warmer we would have enjoyed spending time later in the day by the pool or sitting on our balcony. However, we were just as happy to spend a quiet cosy evening in the Garden Apartment with some of the local wine and cheese!
Mike and Linda Willshare
Everything was wonderful!
La Bastide Saint Christophe is the perfect place to stay. We cannot fault it. We just didn't stay there long enough :)
Friendly, efficient, clean, comfortable, spacious... and great location to experience the joys of the French countryside and mountain villages, with Nice and the dazzling coastline within an hour away.
Thank you Milly and family!
beautiful apartment with incredible view
We had a great stay in la Bastide. The apartment, the garden, the view and the swimming pool are simply fabulous. Perfect for relaxing, and great starting point for exploring the wonderful Alpes Maritimes. Communication with Art and Milly was great, and they were so helpful. Can't wait to go back next year.
Our stay at La Bastide Saint Christophe exceeded our expectations! We stayed in the Top Apartment, which allowed us to awake each day to opening the french doors in the living area and enjoy the beautiful view beyond. The visual inspiration that view provided, had us walking into the wonderful village of le Bar sur Loup just about every morning. In fact, we walked all over this lovely and authentic village often at various times of the day.
The apartment itself was lovely, spotless and appointed in traditional Provence fashion. The provisions provided, be it in the kitchen, sitting area, bedrooms and on and on, were meticulously thought out. Every single question that might arise for the guests have been addressed and answered in a binder for everything from wifi, the pool, local referrals for restaurants, medical, etc. We were very impressed with how detailed and accommodating the hosts have prepared the apartments for their guests stay. It was effortless, allowing for all our attention to be focused on enjoying our stay.
Our trips to Grasse (perfumeries), Gourdon, Tourettes sur loup, Nice, Eze, were wonderful and close enough to enjoy the beautiful routes to get there. The hosts/owners, Art and Milly could not have been more helpful or available and we look forward to our next trips to this magical area of France.
Cheryl and David
Superb location in Alpes Maritime
We have been here several times but the quality of the facilities remain at the same level; excellent!
The place is very well maintained and very clean. The owners are always available and very friendly. You are not in a "Ikea environment" but in a real Provencal house.
We really recommend this property
A great find!
We stayed in the top apartment for 3 nights in late June, we were fortunate enough to be there the weekend of the Fete de la St Jean, which is a major weekend long event with bonfires, dinners, traditional music and dancing. The apartment is well equipped, has a gorgeous panoramic view and the pool was just fantastic. There are a few restaurants nearby within walking distance and it is a great location for touring Grasse, Gourdon and surround villages. Make sure you take free Florian confectionery tour just a few minutes drive.
Art and Milley were great hosts and very helpful, they live on site and are available if you should need assistance.
Although the top apartment has 2 bedrooms, the 2nd bedroom off of the kitchen is quite small (perfect for kids) with 2 small twin beds, so for 4 adults you should consider one of their larger apartments. Also note the 5th bed is in same bedroom as the double bed. But we loved it and it was so much nicer than being in a cramped hotel room or B&B.
The perched village of Le Bar sur Loup is located between Grasse and Nice at the beginning of the picturesque Gorges du Loup. Here, the best of both worlds exists with the peace and beauty of the countryside and the excellent proximity to the towns on the Riviera.
The village itself has good facilities, including numerous restaurants, several bakeries, general store, pharmacy and post office.
Other Activities: go-karting, wine tasting