Le Clos St Paul

Côte d'Azur

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Web Ref: 3205
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Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Living room (TV, DVD, CD) with patio doors to garden and swimming pool terrace. Open plan kitchen/dining room (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with patio doors to pergola covered dining terrace and swimming pool terrace. Cloakroom (WC, washing machine). Double bedroom with en suite shower room (no WC), and patio doors to garden. WiFi.
  • First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom.
  • Outside: Pergola covered dining terrace. Lawned garden. Barbecue. Private parking. Vineyards alongside the rear border of property.
  • Private swimming pool (9.5m x 4m with corner Roman steps).

From the immaculate swimming pool terrace and lawned garden of Le Clos St Paul, vineyards sweep upwards towards the alluring village of St Paul de Vence, renowned throughout France as a fabled artists’ haven. With chic boutiques lining its cobbled streets, and plentiful restaurants enjoying impressive views across the surrounding hills and valleys, this delightful corner of Provence will no doubt seduce as it has done countless times before.

Set at the very foot of this most appealing of villages, this magnificent property has been newly built in the style of a traditional Provençal villa and offers supremely comfortable and stylish accommodation close to the glittering beaches of the Côte d’Azur.

Its setting is delightful, framed on one side by rows of orderly vines and on the opposite by a neat lawn offering children ample space to roam. From here a short yet steep walk uphill brings you to the entrance to the village where your efforts will be rewarded with stellar views. Linger over delicious meals at one of the many restaurants here or dine at the house where a pergola covered terrace, accessed from the dining room, enjoys an enviable location from which to gaze across the swimming pool and gardens to the luscious tree covered hills beyond.

Stepping inside to a large open plan dining and kitchen area, you will find clean lines and polished surfaces creating a sleek, modern interior. One conveniently located double bedroom complete with well-appointed en suite shower room opens out onto the front garden area and offers an ideal sleeping option for those who enjoy an early swim! Upstairs a further two bedrooms decorated in contemporary style complete the picture and make this property an ideal choice for a small family or group of friends.

Once the delights of St Paul de Vence have been fully appreciated you may well wish to explore further afield and this area lends itself perfectly to that endeavour – the beaches of Cagnes sur Mer beckon just 6km away from the house, whilst just a little further south the dazzling resorts of Antibes (16km) and Cannes (27km) are within easy reach for a day’s sun worshipping and people watching. The town of Menton, famous for its annual lemon festival, and the Italian-French border both lie within an hours’ drive, providing excellent options for a day out and ensuring that your first visit to this area will certainly not be your last!

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Great Things to Do Near Le Clos St Paul

Musée Renoir

This museum dedicated to the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir is just 4km away in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Once his family home, it had many famous visitors including fellow artists Rodin, Matisse and Modigliani. Extensively renovated in 2013 there are now additional spaces open to visitors and an extended collection of works on display, both sculptures and paintings.

Wander round 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. Modern and contemporary art is on display in the Fondation Emile Hugues housed in the former chateau.

Matisse Chapel

The Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence 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.

Markets

A market is held every morning in Vence's place du Grand Jardin, the perfect opportunity to buy fresh locally produced ingredients, and on a Wednesday second hand book and antique dealers also gather to trade. Or head for the old town of Nice where the daily flower market in the charming Cours Saleya square is a fragrant sight to behold.

Pamper yourself...

Why not book in for a massage or a pampering day at the small Spa & Beauty Salon in St-Paul, 'Le Mas de Pierre', or in one of the larger thalassotherapy centres along the Cote d'Azur.

Grasse's perfume houses

A chance to visit the historic premises of the famous Parfumeries of Grasse should not be missed - see how perfume is produced and have a go at being a 'nose'!

Visit Cannes!

One of the most luxurious and prestigious destinations on the Côte d'Azur, Cannes is easily accessible at only 30 minutes drive from St Paul, and offers a wide variety of activities for everyone. It is best known for its fashionable designer boutiques and being home to the famous annual Film Festival, which brings an influx of stars and celebrities every May. However, venture deeper into Cannes' older quarters to discover an area teeming with character, a labyrinth of winding cobbled passageways and tiny streets leading down to the Old Port, whilst enjoying the beautiful Mediterranean climate, dominated by sea, sand and sun.

Antibes

Relax on the white sandy beach of Juan-les-Pins or explore the the little streets of the Vieux Ville (old town). Here you will discover the impressive cathedral and the Picasso museum, housed in the Chateau Grimaldi.

Venture to Nice

A 30 minute drive will take you the capital of the French Riviera, the city of Nice, a veritable goldmine for lovers of culture, art, retail and cuisine. As well as offering a wealth of culinary delights at the many restaurants and cafés that line the sun-soaked streets, Nice is a feast for the senses with its daily markets offering an abundance of flowers, local produce and Provençal crafts. In addition, the city is a must-visit for cultural enthusiasts, with over 20 museums and galleries, and was home and inspiration to the world famous modernist artist Henri Matisse for over 30 years.

Monaco

Approximately 45 minutes drive will take you to the principallity of Monaco, famous for its casinos and the Grand Prix motor racing circuit.

Walk up to the village

It is a steep walk but well worth the effort... the lovely walled village of St Paul de Vence is packed with numerous cafés, boutiques and art galleries, and there is a superb view of the surrounding countryside from atop the walls.

Go horse riding

...at the stables virtually opposite the house!

Tennis courts

are available in Vence.

Water sports and activities

including jetskiing, parasailing and banana boats/rubber rings are at Cagnes-sur-Mer or Villeneuve-Loubet.

Keep the children entertained

Have a fun family day out down on the coast near Antibes, where you can choose from the Espace Marineland marine park, the Aquasplash water park, the Far West theme park and also a mini-golf course.

Parc Zoologique de Fréjus

This zoological park stretches over a vast 20 hectares, which can be visited either by foot or in the car. It boasts over 110 different species of mammals, reptiles and birds, and is a fantastically entertaining and educational day out for all the family.

‘Fondation Maeght’ Modern Art Museum

Set on the hill just above the village of St-Paul, the museum and its grounds house many interesting paintings, sculptures, mobiles, and mosaics including works by artists such as Bonnard, Braque, Kandinsky, and Chagall.

Nearby

Towns

Vence 10 mins
St-Paul-de-Vence 12 mins
Nice 20 mins
Antibes 25 mins
Grasse 35 mins
Cannes 35 mins

Beaches

Cagnes-sur-Mer 15 mins
Villeneuve-Loubet 20 mins
Juan-les-Pins 30 mins
Antibes 30 mins
La Croisette (Cannes) 35 mins

Airports

Nice 15 mins
Toulon 100 mins
Marseille 120 mins
Times are approximate

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