Mandelieu La Napoule, France

Self Catering Mandelieu-La Napoule  Holiday Homes, Villas and Gites 

Mandelieu-La Napoule is a town in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur region in southeastern France. When you visit Mandelieu-La Napoule you’ll discover it’s located on the French Riviera just to the southwest of Cannes and northeast of Théoule-sur-Mer.

When you rent a holiday home in Mandelieu-La Napoule a visit to the Château de la Napoule - a fortified castle of the 14th century – is essential. In the 20th century, Henry Clews Jr entirely renovated the chateau which they then inhabited. Clews was a painter and sculptor whose work still fills the castle, which is now run as a non-profit arts foundation by his descendants. The chateau was once an ancient foundation, then a medieval fortress of the Counts of Villeneuve.

Mandelieu-La Napoule actually has two parts to its town - the seafront at La Napoule itself and the town a little way inland. There are numerous ports along the sea front, from the small port at Riou de l'Argentiere to the larger ones at Port de la Rague and Port La Napoule. The beach areas, are sandy and have been awarded a'blue flag' for cleanliness.

When you stay in self catering holiday accommodation in Mandelieu-La Napoule ensure you have time to visit the local markets, which are held in Mandelieu four times a week - but not always in the same place. Wednesday and Friday mornings the market is in the Place des Combattants in the town centre, Thursdays it is in La Napoule at Place Saint-Fainéant, and Saturday mornings in Place Jeanne d'Arc in the Capitou region.

When you stay in a Mandelieu-La Napoule Holiday Villa take advantage of the many boat trips which can be arranged from the harbour area to see the nearby coast and islands. Away from the Med, allow time to explore the surrounding hills. The Mont San Peyre is a volcanic dome to the south while the open wooded slopes of Mont Turney are also close.

To get to your Mandelieu-La Napoule Holiday gite: The nearest major airport is Nice Cote d'Azur Airport – it’s a 30 minute drive from the airport to the town. all of the low cost airlines fly to from the UK. There are also scheduled flights with Air France, British Airways and Aer Lingus throughout the year. From France’s northern ferry ports and the Eurotunnel it’s a 10 ½ drive – without breaks. The nearest train station is at Cannes and TGV services to Paris Gare du Lyon station are approx 5 hours.

The Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region is renowned for its hot temperatures and pleasant climate throughout the year and especially for its sunny and dry weather during the summer months. The region benefits from 2835.5 sunshine hours a year and is the hottest place of France.