The studio is in an ideal location right in the centre of the hill village of Fayence. It is on the ground floor in the Rue du Chateau, a quiet street which goes from the bell tower at the top of the village down to the Place de la Republique. This square, only 50 metres away from the studio, has a bar, 4 restaurants and a snack bar. Although Rue du Chateau is a pedestrian street the studio is easily accessed by car for unloading etc. as it 's opposite an archway which leads into the Grand Rue du Chateau, where there is vehicle access. When you have unloaded you can continue up to park in one of the many car parks. When you are sitting on the patio outside the studio you look directly on to this very attractive archway (see one of the photos).
Renovation work, to a very high standard, was finished at the end of 2010. The well thought out floor plan and tasteful decoration make it a perfect place to stay.
Perfect studio in a perfect place: It's great being in the centre of everything, which is why when we first saw the studio we could see it's potential. We knew it would be somewhere where we'd like to stay ourselves, and where we could be proud to put family and friends. For this reason we made sure everything was well thought out and to a high standard. Although we could probably make more money by letting it year round we couldn't bear the thought of signing it over to someone else!
Although many people would have maximised rental potential by putting in a sofa bed so that 4 people could be accommodated, we preferred to make it more comfortable for a couple.
There is good storage space, and things like vacuum cleaner, brooms etc. and clothes drying rack are located in the adjoining corridor.
Cheap transport: The Fayence area has a lot to offer. It is 45 minutes from Nice Airport, 30minutes from Cannes and St Raphael. The Pays de Fayence is a very beautiful and sought after area, the scenery is breathtaking and all the villages are well kept and have free parking.
There is a new scheme to encourage the use of public transport, so you can go anywhere in the Var department for 2 euros on the bus, and a bit more to get into the Alpes Maritimes - only just over the departmental border.
However, there is all you need in the village itself, and interesting walks in the environs. The Tourist Office in the village can provide you with leaflets and information on what's on in the area.
Life in the village: One of the reasons that make the studio such an enjoyable place to stay is the proximity of shops, as well as the good restaurants (15 in the village and many more in the surrounding countryside). The village restaurants are all very close (the nearest, La Strega, is only about 25 metres away in the grand Rue du Chateau), Equally, for breakfast you can buy your croissants at the baker's, and then take them to one of the bars to enjoy whilst having your 'café crème'. In France it's quite usual to do this, although some bars do their own breakfast, which includes juice, baguette and jam as well as the hot drink and croissant. Not far away, along a narrow pathway which joins the Grand Rue du Chateau to one of the the car parks, is the well stocked and friendly Casino supermarket, which also stocks bakery products and international newspapers.