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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 Chapel in the Hamlet of Chasseneuil, Vienne

Beautiful Chapel in the Hamlet of Chasseneuil, Vienne

Weekly Rental: EUR to EUR

4 sleeps

The Chapel in the hamlet of Chasseneuil was built in 1107 on land given to the abbey of Montmorillon by the seigneurs of

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Large Duplex Apartment with Ski in/Ski out in Valmorel, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Large Duplex Apartment with Ski in/Ski out in Valmorel, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Weekly Rental: EUR 900 to EUR 1200

6 sleeps

This wonderful 3 bedroom duplex apartment offers ski in/ski out and beautiful views. It is situated ideally, being just

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Elegant Pralognan-la-Vanoise Apartment - Well Located at the Foot of the Jardin des Neiges

Elegant Pralognan-la-Vanoise Apartment - Well Located at the Foot of the Jardin des Neiges

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6 sleeps

The Sonnailles Dome - really at the foot of the Jardin des Neiges, the slopes and the ski lifts. All mod cons, ideal

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45m² Apartment Located on the Foot of the Ski Slopes - Risoul 1850

45m² Apartment Located on the Foot of the Ski Slopes - Risoul 1850

Weekly Rental: EUR 525 to EUR 1480

8 sleeps

45m² apartment located on the 6th floor of a quiet residence classified 4*. Swimming pool, situated on the foot of

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Beautiful 3 Bedroom Renovated Cottage Set In The Countryside - Razac-d'Eymet, Dordogne

Beautiful 3 Bedroom Renovated Cottage Set In The Countryside - Razac-d'Eymet, Dordogne

Weekly Rental: EUR 700 to EUR 910

6 sleeps

A wonderful renovated 3 bedroom cottage set in a peaceful area of the Dordogne countryside. It offers lovely views

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Special Offer !!!! Two weeks commencing 23 June 2018  to 7 July 2018  for just 1200€

Special Offer !!!! Two weeks commencing 23 June 2018 to 7 July 2018 for just 1200€

We are offering the two weeks from 23 June until 7 July 2018 for 1200 € making a saving of 390€.

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

40% off selected dates in July & August

40% off selected dates in July & August

40% off weeks commencing 13th & 20th July and 17th August 2019

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