La Ginestière

Côte d'Azur

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Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD/CD, A/C) with French doors to partially covered dining terrace. Double bedroom. Shower room. Double bedroom (or twin on request). Garage (washing machine). Central Heating. WiFi.
  • Outside: Table Tennis. Lawned garden. Partially covered dining terrace. Barbecue. Private parking.
  • Private heated* swimming pool (10m x 4m) with corner Roman steps.

This simple yet chic Provençal style bungalow located only ten minutes’ walk away from the delightful town of St Cézaire will provide a comfortable base for those wishing to explore the stunning countryside around the perfume capital of Grasse.

Painted in warm orange hues, and set in a wooded residential area, this unpretentious property will no doubt prove popular with small groups and young families alike.

The living areas are bright with clean lines, and a partially covered dining area extends from the living room, offering a convenient spot for alfresco meals with views of the neatly tended garden and heated* swimming pool.

Just a short stroll away beckons the town of St-Cézaire-sur-Siagne, where you will no doubt while away some time eating in one of the traditional cafés or restaurants, or drinking in magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

A well stocked supermarket is handy for essentials, whilst slightly further afield the towns of Peymeinade (7km) and Grasse (16km) offer more amenities and the Lake of St Cassien is a wonderful option for a day out on the water.

  • * Pool heating, air conditioning and central heating are payable locally.
  • The owners of La Ginestière live adjacent to the property in a separate house. They do not use the facilities and your privacy will be respected at all times.
  • One double bedroom can be made up as a twin on request - please specify at time of booking.

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Great Things to Do Near La Ginestière

Relax!

Splash in the heated pool, enjoy a game of table tennis, or perhaps pour a drink and catch up with your reading on the terrace whilst everyone else does the energetic stuff!

Walk into St Cézaire

Explore the picturesque hilltop town, stop for a café au lait or a leisurely lunch on the square, meet the locals playing boules, and soak up the Provencal atmosphere.

More hilltop villages nearby...

Take your pick from several picturesque 'villages perchés' in the region, so called because they perch precariously on the hillside; Callian, Fayence, Seillans and Mons would make a pretty circuit for a leisurely afternoon's drive.

The Verdon Gorge

Head northwest into the Var region to see the spectacular gorge, 25km long and 700 metres deep, formed by the Verdon river whose mineral deposits turn it a startling turquoise. Take a day to drive around the hairpin bends above the canyon, go walking or climbing in the National Park, or even hire kayaks to explore the waterways.

The Riviera

The beaches, marinas and chic boutiques of the French Riviera are easily accessible, around half an hour's drive away, with the nearest resort being Cannes-Mandelieu. The breaktaking scenic drive along the beautiful Estérel coastline is also a must-do.

Day out in Nice

Explore one of the oldest human settlements in Europe taking in the sights of the old quarter, Place Rossetti, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and Place Massena which is the main square of the city. Held in the Cours Saleya, the daily morning Marché des Fleurs is a riot of colour and fragrances.

Family day out to Espace Marineland

This massive marine park just outside of Antibes has over 4000 animals, including a tropical reef aquarium, a shark tunnel, polar bears and penguins, and shows of sea lions, orcas and dolphins. On the same site, there is also the Aquasplash water park, the ‘Far West’ theme park and Adventure Golf. Plus plenty of play areas, picnic spots and restaurants.

Take cookery lessons

at Les Apprentis Gourmets in Cannes. Learn to cook authentic cuisine française!

Grasse

Grasse Cathedral, dedicated to Notre Dame du Puy and founded in the 11th century, is the town's most notable landmark and contains three works by Rubens and one by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a painter who came from Grasse. Considered as the perfume capital of the world, scents waft from the prolific boutiques around town selling fragrances from Grasse's established perfumeries.

Follow the Siagne

As well as exploring the attractive St Cézaire on your doorstep, you could follow the river Siagne downstream to Auribeau, another pretty village which clings to the hillside. The Siagne meets the Mediterranean ocean at Mandelieu-la-Napoule, with its beach and marina, and a 14th century fortified castle which was renovated in the 1920s by an eccentric American couple - the sculptor husband renovated the interior whilst the architect wife applied her talents to the gardens. The castle and gardens are open for view every day, as well as hosting regular music and arts events.

Lake Saint-Cassien

Kayak and pedalo hire are available to explore the lake, but a drive around is also very rewarding for its ever-changing views from different angles, with the opportunity to stop off for lunch at a waterside restaurant en route.

For art lovers....

.... take a trip to nearby Mougins which has become a draw to both artists and celebrities over the years. The artist Picasso also lived and painted here with the tourist office once being his studio. There are now many galleries to visit with the museum of classical art also being present.

Chapelle du Rosaire, Vence

This Chapel was designed by renowned artist Henri Matisse and was completed in 1951. Its fairly simple forms and white walls allow the beautiful stained glass windows to take centre stage and vivid yellow, green and blue light streams across the interior. Three large tile murals adorn the walls and the priests' vestments were also designed by Matisse.

Gliding

The adventurous among you may like to try gliding at the nearby Aérodrome just south of Fayence - a unique way to enjoy the mountain and sea views of the Cote d'Azur.

Les Grottes de St Cézaire

Take a tour of the caves in the village, and marvel at features including draperies, stalactites and stalagmites, many with a lovely rose colour. At the bottom you'll reach the 'Gouffre Béant' (the yawning chasm!) where a underground river flows past. A good choice of excursion for on a hot day!

The walled city of Vence

This medieval hilltop village is popular with visitors due to its largely intact city walls. It is also famous for its spring water, which can be collected from numerous fountains in the town. The cathedral was built in the 4th century on the site of a Roman temple, and a mosaic by Marc Chagall in 1911 is a notable later addition.

Nearby

Towns

St-Cézaire-sur-Siagne 3 mins
Peymeinade 15 mins
Grasse 25 mins
Fayence 40 mins
Antibes 45 mins
Nice 50 mins
Cannes 50 mins

Beaches

Mandelieu-La Napoule 40 mins
Juan-les-Pins 50 mins
Saint-Raphaël 55 mins
Théoule-sur-Mer 55 mins
Cagnes-sur-Mer 60 mins

Airports

Nice 60 mins
Toulon 100 mins
Marseille 120 mins
Times are approximate

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