Valbonne, Biot, Mougins, St Paul de Vence, Grasse and Bar-sur-Loup are local to the area and within easy reach. Nice, Cannes, Juan-les-Pins and Cap Ferrat are within thirty minutes and Eze, Monaco and St Tropez are within 90 minutes.

There are numerous other medieval towns in the area. A visit to the Friday local market at Valbonne is a must, but equally appealing is the market in Nice and Cannes and the truffle festival at Le Rouret is a mecca for truffle lovers.


Michelin-starred restaurants in the area include Le Clos St Pierre in Le Rouret, Lou Cigalon in Valbonne and Bastide St-Antoine in Grasse.

Le Colombe d’Or in St Paul de Vence is immensely popular.

For classic French food but not so formal, the local L’Oree d’Opio comes recommended and the new Bistro du Clos (sister restaurant to Le Clos St Pierre) in the village is excellent.


The local tennis club, Le Vignal, has 6 hardcourts and 5 clay courts that can be used at a nominal charge.

There are numerous high quality golf courses, the closest being just ten minutes away at Opio. The Royal Mougins course is some fifteen minutes away.

Jet and water skiing is available at Juan-les-Pins and Cannes, some thirty-five minutes away.


Closest beaches are at Juan-les-Pins and Antibes, some thirty-five minutes away (depending on the season).

There are some good restaurants at the beach in Cannes. Vega Luna is a favourite.


Cannes Seafront 26 kms
Nice 28 kms
Mougins 12.9 kms
Valbonne 6.3 kms
St Paul de Vence 8.6 kms
St Tropez 98.4 kms
Antibes 22 kms
Grasse 10 kms
Monte Carlo 52 kms