Situated 25 km from Cannes and Antibes, Le Rouret is a friendly Provencal village between Nice and Grasse, in a wooded area, close to the golf courses of Biot, Opio and Mougins. It is an ideal base to discover the region. Environment: In a peaceful residential area, close to the village. PLACES TO VISIT: St Paul de Vence. 10 km. One of the most beautiful and most visited villages in France which has attracted many artists due to its great natural beauty. Also home to Fondation Maeght, Frances most important modern art museum with a remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other graphic works from the 20th century.Grasse.... 10 km. Fascinating historic town and world''s perfume capital. Explore the delightful narrow streets or go on one of the factory tours offered by some of the most famous perfume houses.Tourrettes sur Loup. 12 km. Charming hill top medieval village known as the Violet village and surrounded by superb landscapes. Well worth a detour.Vence. 15 km. Very attractive and picturesque village where the rich and famous can be spotted.THINGS TO DO: Golf d''Opio Valbonne, Opio/Valbonne. 7 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 73 - 5785m. In the heart of a vast and splendid natural estate, nestled between sea and mountains, one of the French Riviera''s jewels. Canyon Forest, Villeneuve Loubet. 12 km. Tree top adventure park/Canyoning. Acrobatic adventure park for the young (8 yrs old+) and not so young. Discover at your own pace the 4 trails on offer after an enjoyable 10mn bike ride along a river. Going from tree to tree, balance yourself through an assortment of games such as rope bridges, tarzan swings and giant zip lines, including for the bravest, the longest zip line in France (331m) where you can expect to reach a maximum speed of 70 km/h! Canyoning also available. For the little ones, Pitchoun Forest is a more accessible course for children aged 3 to 10. Larger, more secure and more amusing with an easier access.Antibes Land, Antibes. 20 km. Theme park. Many thrilling rides! Over 30 attractions and international side shows for both children and grown ups. La Jungle des Papillons, Antibes. 20 km. Tropical greenhouse with reconstructed jungle with butterflies, ant farm, reptile house, sea turtles... Not to be missed: the parrots show. FURTHER AFIELD: Antibes-Juan les Pins. 25 km. Two towns in one! Antibes with its vibrant historic centre with narrow winding streets, a good choice of restaurants, cafés, theatres, piano bars, chic hotels, private clubs and Picasso museum, and Juan les Pins renowned for its gorgeous beaches, exciting nightlife with fashionable night clubs, casino and even night shopping. Also Cap d''Antibes, a small piece of paradise, home to a number of millionaires.Cannes. 25 km. Beachside resort with its large promenade, chic boutiques, restaurants, bars, shops and festivals including the famous Cannes film festival in May each year. A walk along the Croisette, harbour and sandy beaches is a must.St Cassien lake. 25 km. Beautiful lake with clean water and small beaches, and lovely place for windsurfing and other watersports. Ideal to cool off on a hot day!Nice. 30 km. Fashionable and unmissable seaside resort with its wonderful Promenade des Anglais, a long boulevard along the seaside dotted with palm trees, its old town with pretty colourful architecture and narrow streets. Take a stroll along the flower market in the Cours Saleya, restaurants serving Mediterranean and sea food and bars. Nice is cool in winter and hot in summer!!!HOW TO GET THERE: Low cost flights from UK to Nice (30mn), Marseille (2 hrs).Read more
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