Aller directement au contenu

Villa Cabris - Côte d'Azur Guidebook

Calle

Villa Cabris - Côte d'Azur Guidebook

The most beautiful towns of the Côte d'Azur
These towns are full of traditional charm, great food and breathtaking views.
Nice is one of the most beautiful and versatile places to visit on the Côte d'Azur. It has everything from stunning beaches, a pretty old town, fantastic restaurants, to amazing views and rich culture. Start by strolling along the 7-miles long Promenade des Anglais, filled to the brim restaurants, beach clubs, and ice-cream stalls. You will be spoiled for choice of beaches, including family-friendly Ruhl beach. Climb the stairs to the Castle Hill for some spectacular panoramic views of the city. Don’t miss the famed Nice Jazz Festival in July, or join the famous February Carnival, one of the biggest in the world. Nice has no shortage of fantastic museums—Museum of Archaeology, Musée Matisse and Modern Arts Museum among many others—and is famous for its “La Belle Epoque” architecture. While in Nice, try the regional specialty socca at one of the many old town restaurants. Socca is a crispy pancake, made from chickpea flour and olive oil in copper pans over very high heat. Bon appétit! Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
219
habitants recommandent
Nice
219
habitants recommandent
Nice is one of the most beautiful and versatile places to visit on the Côte d'Azur. It has everything from stunning beaches, a pretty old town, fantastic restaurants, to amazing views and rich culture. Start by strolling along the 7-miles long Promenade des Anglais, filled to the brim restaurants, beach clubs, and ice-cream stalls. You will be spoiled for choice of beaches, including family-friendly Ruhl beach. Climb the stairs to the Castle Hill for some spectacular panoramic views of the city. Don’t miss the famed Nice Jazz Festival in July, or join the famous February Carnival, one of the biggest in the world. Nice has no shortage of fantastic museums—Museum of Archaeology, Musée Matisse and Modern Arts Museum among many others—and is famous for its “La Belle Epoque” architecture. While in Nice, try the regional specialty socca at one of the many old town restaurants. Socca is a crispy pancake, made from chickpea flour and olive oil in copper pans over very high heat. Bon appétit! Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
Antibes is one of the prettiest towns on the Côte d'Azur and a must-visit when you are in the region. Antibes offers a perfect combination of quaint cobbled old town and some of the greatest beaches on the Riviera. Follow Picasso’s trail, a walk through the city where each stop was the inspiration for a painting, marked by a copy of the painting and information about the artist who created it. The Picasso Museum showcases more than 250 works of the famous artist who lived here for 6 months in 1946. Don’t miss the Marché Provençal market in the old town (6 am–1 pm daily June–September, and every day except Monday October-May) for fresh local produce: fruits, vegetables, cheeses, olives, and charcuterie. Driving distance from Cabris: 40 min
202
habitants recommandent
Antibes
202
habitants recommandent
Antibes is one of the prettiest towns on the Côte d'Azur and a must-visit when you are in the region. Antibes offers a perfect combination of quaint cobbled old town and some of the greatest beaches on the Riviera. Follow Picasso’s trail, a walk through the city where each stop was the inspiration for a painting, marked by a copy of the painting and information about the artist who created it. The Picasso Museum showcases more than 250 works of the famous artist who lived here for 6 months in 1946. Don’t miss the Marché Provençal market in the old town (6 am–1 pm daily June–September, and every day except Monday October-May) for fresh local produce: fruits, vegetables, cheeses, olives, and charcuterie. Driving distance from Cabris: 40 min
This legendary seaside resort has everything from pristine private beaches, marinas lined with luxury yachts, elegant Belle Epoque hotels, and stylish restaurants. Boulevard de la Croisette is one of the most fashionable streets on the French Riviera, full of opulent villas and upscale boutiques. Le Suquet, the old town, is set on a picturesque hillside. This pedestrian area with its narrow old staircases, pleasant courtyards, and historic remnants, retains much of the old-world charm. The prestigious Film Festival of Cannes has been attracting famous movie stars from around the world ever since 1946. Driving distance from Cabris: 30 min
267
habitants recommandent
Cannes
267
habitants recommandent
This legendary seaside resort has everything from pristine private beaches, marinas lined with luxury yachts, elegant Belle Epoque hotels, and stylish restaurants. Boulevard de la Croisette is one of the most fashionable streets on the French Riviera, full of opulent villas and upscale boutiques. Le Suquet, the old town, is set on a picturesque hillside. This pedestrian area with its narrow old staircases, pleasant courtyards, and historic remnants, retains much of the old-world charm. The prestigious Film Festival of Cannes has been attracting famous movie stars from around the world ever since 1946. Driving distance from Cabris: 30 min
Best of the Côte d'Azur art and culture
Must-see places for the best of art and architecture in the region.
Villa Ephrussi from the Belle Epoque period is one of the true jewels of the Côte d'Azur. The villa was built in 1912 for Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. The Baroness filled the mansion with antique furniture, paintings, sculptures, and an extensive collection of rare porcelain. There are nine gardens on the estate, each in a different style. They are classified by the French Ministry of Culture as the Notable Gardens of France. The villa is also the location of the annual summer Opera Azuriales festival. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour
92
habitants recommandent
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
1 Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild
92
habitants recommandent
Villa Ephrussi from the Belle Epoque period is one of the true jewels of the Côte d'Azur. The villa was built in 1912 for Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. The Baroness filled the mansion with antique furniture, paintings, sculptures, and an extensive collection of rare porcelain. There are nine gardens on the estate, each in a different style. They are classified by the French Ministry of Culture as the Notable Gardens of France. The villa is also the location of the annual summer Opera Azuriales festival. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour
Vallauris is a Roman town best known for its famous inhabitant, Pablo Picasso. Picasso lived in Vallauris from 1948-1955. During this time he created numerous sculptures and paintings including the War and Peace mural, one of the major artworks of the period. Picasso greatly contributed to the renaissance of the Vallauris pottery industry. Visit the Picasso museum and admire War and Peace and Picasso's other major works of art from the time he spent in Vallauris. Vallauris also hosts the International Ceramics Biennale, an international contemporary ceramics competition that attracts famous ceramic artists from around the world. Vallauris is the only town in France that still harvests the flowers of the bitter orange tree. The hillsides around the town burst with thousands of orange trees whose flowers are hand-picked in the spring. Visit the Nerolium shop on Clemenceau Avenue and stock up on some bitter orange marmalade and other local produce. Driving distance from Cabris: 30 min
34
habitants recommandent
Vallauris
34
habitants recommandent
Vallauris is a Roman town best known for its famous inhabitant, Pablo Picasso. Picasso lived in Vallauris from 1948-1955. During this time he created numerous sculptures and paintings including the War and Peace mural, one of the major artworks of the period. Picasso greatly contributed to the renaissance of the Vallauris pottery industry. Visit the Picasso museum and admire War and Peace and Picasso's other major works of art from the time he spent in Vallauris. Vallauris also hosts the International Ceramics Biennale, an international contemporary ceramics competition that attracts famous ceramic artists from around the world. Vallauris is the only town in France that still harvests the flowers of the bitter orange tree. The hillsides around the town burst with thousands of orange trees whose flowers are hand-picked in the spring. Visit the Nerolium shop on Clemenceau Avenue and stock up on some bitter orange marmalade and other local produce. Driving distance from Cabris: 30 min
A must-see for art lovers, the Maeght Foundation contains one of the biggest 20th-century art collections in Europe. Established by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght in 1964, it houses modern paintings, sculptures, and ceramics by Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, and many other famous artists. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
21
habitants recommandent
Fondation Maeght
623 Chemin des Gardettes
21
habitants recommandent
A must-see for art lovers, the Maeght Foundation contains one of the biggest 20th-century art collections in Europe. Established by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght in 1964, it houses modern paintings, sculptures, and ceramics by Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, and many other famous artists. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
Best of the Côte d'Azur nature & wildlife
Enjoy the natural beauty of the French Riviera.
Gorges du Loup is a fantastic natural spot close to Cabris that you don't want to miss. Spend the day exploring waterfalls, rivers, and canyons. You can take a swim, go hiking on one of the well-marked trails, or have a picnic—the possibilities are endless. Be sure to visit the Cascade de Courmes waterfall. It is a spectacular sight: the water comes down over the rocks and spills into the pool 40 meters below. The small town of Gourdon on top of the hill above the Gorges is a great place to stop for lunch and breathtaking views of the Côte d'Azur. Driving distance from Cabris: 30 min
6
habitants recommandent
Loup
6
habitants recommandent
Gorges du Loup is a fantastic natural spot close to Cabris that you don't want to miss. Spend the day exploring waterfalls, rivers, and canyons. You can take a swim, go hiking on one of the well-marked trails, or have a picnic—the possibilities are endless. Be sure to visit the Cascade de Courmes waterfall. It is a spectacular sight: the water comes down over the rocks and spills into the pool 40 meters below. The small town of Gourdon on top of the hill above the Gorges is a great place to stop for lunch and breathtaking views of the Côte d'Azur. Driving distance from Cabris: 30 min
The Mercantour National Park is a heaven for nature lovers. You can hike the 1700 km of trails, stroll through the meadows and enjoy the incredibly rich flora and fauna of the region. If you are more adventurous, you can go rafting and even conquer one of the many peaks in the park. The highest one is 3,000 meters! The journey to the park is an adventure in itself: the road to Mercantour will take you through dramatic mountains, isolated hilltops, pretty villages, river valleys, and steep cliffs. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour 30 min
93
habitants recommandent
Parc national du Mercantour
93
habitants recommandent
The Mercantour National Park is a heaven for nature lovers. You can hike the 1700 km of trails, stroll through the meadows and enjoy the incredibly rich flora and fauna of the region. If you are more adventurous, you can go rafting and even conquer one of the many peaks in the park. The highest one is 3,000 meters! The journey to the park is an adventure in itself: the road to Mercantour will take you through dramatic mountains, isolated hilltops, pretty villages, river valleys, and steep cliffs. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour 30 min
Massif de l’Esterel, a coastal volcanic mountain range of red-ochre rocks, is one of the most stunning natural places of the Côte d’Azur. The Massif has lots of good walking trails and is also perfect for cycling and mountain biking. Along the coast road, you can visit small towns and resorts such as Agay, with its sheltered bay and a lovely beach, Le Trayas, and Mandelieu-la-Napoule with its harbor and 14th-century castle. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
94
habitants recommandent
Massif de l'Esterel
94
habitants recommandent
Massif de l’Esterel, a coastal volcanic mountain range of red-ochre rocks, is one of the most stunning natural places of the Côte d’Azur. The Massif has lots of good walking trails and is also perfect for cycling and mountain biking. Along the coast road, you can visit small towns and resorts such as Agay, with its sheltered bay and a lovely beach, Le Trayas, and Mandelieu-la-Napoule with its harbor and 14th-century castle. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
The most picturesque villages of the Côte d'Azur
We've rounded up the loveliest hilltop villages in the region, with authentic French countryside feel and fantastic views.
Peillon is one of the most beautiful perched villages of the French Riviera. This tiny village, with less than 1,500 inhabitants, is entirely pedestrian. Spend the day wandering through the narrow cobblestoned streets and vaulted passages, and soak up the local life. Unlike most other villages in the area, Peillon has no gift shops, cafés or tourist restaurants, which makes the visit of this lovely village wonderfully authentic. The parish church of the Transfiguration at the top of the village dates from the 18th century and includes an old Romanesque chapel from the 12th century. Peillon hosts a small market every Sunday in the square of the church in Ste Thècle, and the feast of the St Sauveur the 1st weekend of August. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour
7
habitants recommandent
Peillon
7
habitants recommandent
Peillon is one of the most beautiful perched villages of the French Riviera. This tiny village, with less than 1,500 inhabitants, is entirely pedestrian. Spend the day wandering through the narrow cobblestoned streets and vaulted passages, and soak up the local life. Unlike most other villages in the area, Peillon has no gift shops, cafés or tourist restaurants, which makes the visit of this lovely village wonderfully authentic. The parish church of the Transfiguration at the top of the village dates from the 18th century and includes an old Romanesque chapel from the 12th century. Peillon hosts a small market every Sunday in the square of the church in Ste Thècle, and the feast of the St Sauveur the 1st weekend of August. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour
St Paul de Vence, a tiny medieval village and one of the best-preserved villages in France, is famous for its unique setting that has been attracting artists for over a century. Miro, Chagall, Modigliani and many others were inspired by this picturesque setting. The village is known for its numerous art galleries. Dating back to the 16th century, the village’s ramparts are one of the highlights of the visit. They offer magnificent views of the region, with its olive groves, fig trees and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see. Don’t leave without trying some delicious traditional French food in the village. The elegant La Colombe d’Or, was frequented by Picasso and Matisse. Its founder Paul Roux, would let the artists stay rent-free in the auberge in exchange for paintings! Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
302
habitants recommandent
Saint-Paul-de-Vence
302
habitants recommandent
St Paul de Vence, a tiny medieval village and one of the best-preserved villages in France, is famous for its unique setting that has been attracting artists for over a century. Miro, Chagall, Modigliani and many others were inspired by this picturesque setting. The village is known for its numerous art galleries. Dating back to the 16th century, the village’s ramparts are one of the highlights of the visit. They offer magnificent views of the region, with its olive groves, fig trees and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see. Don’t leave without trying some delicious traditional French food in the village. The elegant La Colombe d’Or, was frequented by Picasso and Matisse. Its founder Paul Roux, would let the artists stay rent-free in the auberge in exchange for paintings! Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
This 15th-century hilltop village with its narrow streets lined with flowers and clay pots gives you plenty of unique photo opportunities on every corner. Biot used to be an important pottery-manufacturing center specializing in earthenware oil and wine containers. It is still active in handicraft production, especially glassmaking. You can see the blowers in action at the renowned glass factory, Verrerie de Biot, at the foot of the village. South of Biot, there's a famous museum devoted to the experimental cubist artist Fernand Léger, who was a major inspiration for pop art. Biot has also some fantastic restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Les Terraillers. The Creperie du Vieux Village, serving delicious Provencal style crepes, is also a favorite. Driving distance from Cabris: 40 min
91
habitants recommandent
Biot
91
habitants recommandent
This 15th-century hilltop village with its narrow streets lined with flowers and clay pots gives you plenty of unique photo opportunities on every corner. Biot used to be an important pottery-manufacturing center specializing in earthenware oil and wine containers. It is still active in handicraft production, especially glassmaking. You can see the blowers in action at the renowned glass factory, Verrerie de Biot, at the foot of the village. South of Biot, there's a famous museum devoted to the experimental cubist artist Fernand Léger, who was a major inspiration for pop art. Biot has also some fantastic restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Les Terraillers. The Creperie du Vieux Village, serving delicious Provencal style crepes, is also a favorite. Driving distance from Cabris: 40 min
Best family-friendly places of the Côte d'Azur
Places where a day of fun for the whole family is guaranteed!
Not only is this lovely city filled with historical monuments—one of the largest amphitheaters from Gallic times, an aqueduct, and a Roman theater, among others—but there are a ton of other fun sites for kids of all ages. Fréjus zoo houses more than 100 species of wild animals and organizes children's games, treasure hunts, and make-up workshops. Have some family fun at Aqualand Water Park Fréjus, the largest of its kind on the Côte d'Azur. It offers around twenty pools and attractions. The park is open from mid-June to mid-September. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
68
habitants recommandent
Fréjus
68
habitants recommandent
Not only is this lovely city filled with historical monuments—one of the largest amphitheaters from Gallic times, an aqueduct, and a Roman theater, among others—but there are a ton of other fun sites for kids of all ages. Fréjus zoo houses more than 100 species of wild animals and organizes children's games, treasure hunts, and make-up workshops. Have some family fun at Aqualand Water Park Fréjus, the largest of its kind on the Côte d'Azur. It offers around twenty pools and attractions. The park is open from mid-June to mid-September. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
This picturesque little town is a must-visit for families. Grasse has had a prospering perfume industry ever since the 18th century and is known as the world's perfume capital. There are three “perfumeries”—Fragonard, Molinard and Galimard—all of which offer free tours. To learn more about the history of perfume, head to the International Perfume Museum. The museum also has lovely botanical gardens outside of town which are worth visiting. Take part in a perfume-making workshop to create your unique scent. All perfumeries in Grasse offer classes, but make sure to book well in advance as they are very popular. Driving distance from Cabris: 15 min
163
habitants recommandent
Grasse
163
habitants recommandent
This picturesque little town is a must-visit for families. Grasse has had a prospering perfume industry ever since the 18th century and is known as the world's perfume capital. There are three “perfumeries”—Fragonard, Molinard and Galimard—all of which offer free tours. To learn more about the history of perfume, head to the International Perfume Museum. The museum also has lovely botanical gardens outside of town which are worth visiting. Take part in a perfume-making workshop to create your unique scent. All perfumeries in Grasse offer classes, but make sure to book well in advance as they are very popular. Driving distance from Cabris: 15 min
The Oceanographic Museum was inaugurated in 1910. Jacques-Yves Cousteau served as its director for more than 20 years. The museum houses collections of diverse sea creatures—starfish, seahorses, turtles, jellyfish, crabs, lobsters, rays, sharks, sea urchins, cuttlefish, etc.) Other exhibits include sea-related objects, like model ships, sea animal skeletons, weapons, and collection of ritual objects made from pearls and molluscs. The shark lagoon – at 6 meters high, holding 450,000 liters of seawater, with 30 cm thick glass, and containing a coral reef is the museum’s main attraction. And that's not all. Don't miss all kids' favorite, stroking a live shark! When visiting the museum, don’t skip a tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. They are well worth a day trip. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour
105
habitants recommandent
Musée océanographique
105
habitants recommandent
The Oceanographic Museum was inaugurated in 1910. Jacques-Yves Cousteau served as its director for more than 20 years. The museum houses collections of diverse sea creatures—starfish, seahorses, turtles, jellyfish, crabs, lobsters, rays, sharks, sea urchins, cuttlefish, etc.) Other exhibits include sea-related objects, like model ships, sea animal skeletons, weapons, and collection of ritual objects made from pearls and molluscs. The shark lagoon – at 6 meters high, holding 450,000 liters of seawater, with 30 cm thick glass, and containing a coral reef is the museum’s main attraction. And that's not all. Don't miss all kids' favorite, stroking a live shark! When visiting the museum, don’t skip a tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. They are well worth a day trip. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour
Best French Riviera beaches
Sandy beaches? Crystal-clear water? Great views? Côte d'Azur has it all.
These twin emerald islands are only 15-min ferry ride from Cannes. They boast unspoiled nature and pristine beaches. The largest of the two islands, Île Sainte-Marguerite, harbors hidden coves, tidal pools, and beaches and several well-marked walking trails. Île Saint-Honorat is an interesting place too. It is home to the Abbaye de Lérins, where 20 Cistercian brothers live a life of solitude, tending acres of vineyards from which they make award-winning organic wines. You can easily spend an entire afternoon strolling through the monks' vineyards and olive groves. There are several great dining options on the islands, from sandwich shops to fine dining. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min and an additional 15 min by ferry
225
habitants recommandent
Îles de Lérins
225
habitants recommandent
These twin emerald islands are only 15-min ferry ride from Cannes. They boast unspoiled nature and pristine beaches. The largest of the two islands, Île Sainte-Marguerite, harbors hidden coves, tidal pools, and beaches and several well-marked walking trails. Île Saint-Honorat is an interesting place too. It is home to the Abbaye de Lérins, where 20 Cistercian brothers live a life of solitude, tending acres of vineyards from which they make award-winning organic wines. You can easily spend an entire afternoon strolling through the monks' vineyards and olive groves. There are several great dining options on the islands, from sandwich shops to fine dining. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min and an additional 15 min by ferry
Situated right next to the charming old port area, and just a few minutes walk from the old town, the beaches of Villefranche-sur-Mer are some of the locals’ favorites. Unlike most other Riviera coastal towns, there are no private beaches here and the entire beachfront is free and open to the public. Marinières is one of the Riviera's best beaches. It is especially popular with families: the small bay is protected by rocks on either side, making it easy to keep an eye on small children. The beaches are surrounded by luxurious villas like Keith Richards’ old mansion and the Villa des Cedres, where King Leopold II of Belgium used to spend his summers. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour
130
habitants recommandent
Villefranche-sur-Mer
130
habitants recommandent
Situated right next to the charming old port area, and just a few minutes walk from the old town, the beaches of Villefranche-sur-Mer are some of the locals’ favorites. Unlike most other Riviera coastal towns, there are no private beaches here and the entire beachfront is free and open to the public. Marinières is one of the Riviera's best beaches. It is especially popular with families: the small bay is protected by rocks on either side, making it easy to keep an eye on small children. The beaches are surrounded by luxurious villas like Keith Richards’ old mansion and the Villa des Cedres, where King Leopold II of Belgium used to spend his summers. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour
Just outside Antibes, the sandy beaches of la Garoupe are filled with locals and tourists alike. It is not surprising: the sea is warm, beaches boast soft white sand, and the views are absolutely breathtaking. Note that until mid-October, most of the beaches are private, with a few free public ones. There is plenty of free parking in the streets around la Garoupe, however, it can get very busy in summer. Fun fact: taking selfies is not allowed at Garoupe Beach in order to encourage visitors to enjoy the moment. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min
51
habitants recommandent
Plage de la Garoupe
51
habitants recommandent
Just outside Antibes, the sandy beaches of la Garoupe are filled with locals and tourists alike. It is not surprising: the sea is warm, beaches boast soft white sand, and the views are absolutely breathtaking. Note that until mid-October, most of the beaches are private, with a few free public ones. There is plenty of free parking in the streets around la Garoupe, however, it can get very busy in summer. Fun fact: taking selfies is not allowed at Garoupe Beach in order to encourage visitors to enjoy the moment. Driving distance from Cabris: 45 min