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Valbonne, France

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Valbonne is a pretty little village near Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of south-eastern France. Valbonne means 'the good valley'. The village is situated in a basin, halfway along the Brague river. The Park Departmental de la Brague, provides excellent hiking trails when you rent a self-catering holiday home in Valbonne, France. The trails down by the River Brague are enjoyable in summer as they remain cool and shaded at all times.

The architectural plan of the village of Valbonne differs from that of many other villages located in the South of France which typically spiral around a hill. Valbonne is laid out along a grid pattern; as seen in the Hollywood movie French Kiss – starring Kevin Kline and Meg Ryan! Originally, the grid consisted of ten streets crossing ten streets but the village has progressively expanded around the centre. The construction took over a century, and the village remained untouched until the middle of the 20th century. Although the population of the town of Valbonne has greatly increased in recent years, the village itself has remained intact, retaining its 16th century charm.

The famous Romanesque abbey-church was built in the 13th century by Benedictine monks of the Order of Chalais. It is a perfect example of Chalaisien architecture, which is very similar to primitive Cistercian architecture - and a must see when staying in a Valbonne holiday rental villa or house. The clock tower was added in the 19th century. The religious architecture is supplemented by several chapels and oratories, both in the village and surrounding countryside.

The monastic buildings have been well preserved. Their restoration, begun in 1970, is ongoing. They house the Heritage Museum 'Le Vieux Valbonne' which houses numerous everyday objects representing the rural life of the village. Exhibitions and presentations bring to life the history of the village and monastic order of Chalais.

Nearby Biot is famous for its pottery and glass-blowing, something that has been done in Biot for hundreds of years. The walled town itself is full of quaint streets and interesting nooks.

Travelling to your self-catering Valbonne holiday property is easy.  By car from the A8 exit for Antibes (junction 44) go inland (away from the Carrefour Hypermarket) and follow signs as appropriate. The nearest airport is Nice International. Low cost, scheduled and charter flights from all over the UK fly into this airport throughout the year.

Valbonne enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The summer season lasts from May to October, although April and November often experience temperatures above 20 °C (68 °F). Winters are mild, with average temperatures of 13.4 °C (56.1 °F) during the day and 5.8 °C (42.4 °F) at night in the period from December to February.

 

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Beautiful Charming Cottage in Camaret-sur-Mer, Finistere, Brittany

Beautiful Charming Cottage in Camaret-sur-Mer, Finistere, Brittany

Weekly Rental: GBP to GBP

9 sleeps

This charming cottage is very spacious and accommodating throughout, sleeping up to 9 guests. It is located in Finistere

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Spacious and Comfortable 3 Bedroom Farmhouse in Sarlat, Dordogne - La Ferme

Spacious and Comfortable 3 Bedroom Farmhouse in Sarlat, Dordogne - La Ferme

Weekly Rental: GBP 700 to GBP 1600

6 sleeps

La Ferme is a three bedroom, two bathroom farmhouse full of beams and exposed stone walls, close to Sarlat and in the

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Charming Apartment Located In the Centre of Port Grimaud - Apartment Belina

Charming Apartment Located In the Centre of Port Grimaud - Apartment Belina

Weekly Rental: EUR 1110 to EUR 1350

4 sleeps

This one bedroom apartment is located in the central square of Port Grimaud where the weekly market takes place & a 5

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Delightful Duplex Apartment Overlooking Canals in Place François Spoerry, Port Grimaud - Apartment Madalene

Delightful Duplex Apartment Overlooking Canals in Place François Spoerry, Port Grimaud - Apartment Madalene

Weekly Rental: EUR 855 to EUR 1580

4 sleeps

This south facing bright duplex apartment with large terrace and spectacular views over the canals is located within the

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Holiday Apartment in Marines de Cogolin, Saint Tropez, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Apartment Leala

Holiday Apartment in Marines de Cogolin, Saint Tropez, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Apartment Leala

Weekly Rental: EUR 696 to EUR 1620

6 sleeps

This apartment is located in Marines de Cogolin, in between the beach and the port where there are many restaurants and

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Chill out by our private pool for week 21 to 28 July or 25 August to 1st September.

Chill out by our private pool for week 21 to 28 July or 25 August to 1st September.

Fabulous farmhouse in a peaceful village with all facilities to make your stay a good one.

May Special

May Special

Any available week in May, 2019 for £200 all in.

10% discount for couples during May 2018

10% discount for couples during May 2018

For couples wanting space and comfortable homely stay, during May, I am offering a 10% reduction on available dates.

Very special OFFER !!!!  EASTER  HOLIDAYS  :  -20¨% !!!!!!

Very special OFFER !!!! EASTER HOLIDAYS : -20¨% !!!!!!

from March 21st until April 28th, 2018

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

For guests travelling with Brittany Ferries, please contact us before booking as we have a reference number that should

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