What better way to spend your vacation than relaxing in your own private villa while having access to all the conveniences and excitement of a busy seaside resort or charming village. The following five villas are within walking distance to a town, a rare luxury on the French Riviera.
Domaine du Village
Domaine du Village is situated in the heart of Mougins village. This exceptional property offers six bedrooms, five of them en suite, a fully fitted kitchen, living and dining areas, a heated pool, a pétanque court and stunning views of the hillsides. The beautifully terraced gardens are designed around flower beds, fresh herbs and mature olive trees. Step outside your door and you’re just a minute from all the restaurants and galleries that make Mougins so irresistible.
For a travel itinerary of the area, check out our guide for a one-week stay in Mougins.
Villa Lauder is a spectacular Belle Époque villa built in 1920 and purchased by Estee Lauder in 1963. She made this her home until she passed away in 2004. This estate offers three en suite bedrooms and two bedrooms that share a bath in the main house, as well as a fully fitted kitchen, two living areas and dining areas both indoors and out. The guest house contains an en suite bedroom and kitchenette. With just a 5 minute drive to Cannes and a 20 minute walk to the beaches, guests will have plenty to do. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the heated saltwater pool offers a refreshing break from exploring the town or the beaches.
For a travel itinerary of the area, check out our guide for a one-week stay in Cannes.
Just a few minutes walk from the medieval town of Mougins is Villa Candille. With five en suite bedrooms, two living rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, an indoor as well as outdoor dining area, a heated saltwater pool, a tennis court, landscaped gardens and stunning views of the valley, this luxurious villa comfortably accommodates up to ten guests. Home to many artists, including Picasso and Jean Cocteau, Mougins is not only a charming town with delightful restaurants but also boasts a multitude of galleries representing artworks from artists past and present.
Villa du Pré
Located within walking distance from the medieval village of Grimaud, Villa du Pré is set on four acres of private land with a swimming pool and beautifully manicured gardens containing ancient olive trees, fragrant lavender and flower beds. This stunning villa has been renovated to the highest standards and comfortably accommodates twelve guests. There are four bedrooms in the main house and two bedrooms in the guest house. The interior is designed around a fairly open living plan with a living and dining area as well as a fully equipped kitchen.
Guests visiting Villa Jade can enjoy a fifteen minute stroll to the charming village of Valbonne. With beautifully landscaped gardens, a swimming pool, and expansive terraces with enchanting views, Villa Jade offers guests their own personal paradise not far from the amenities of Valbonne. The villa offers four en suite bedrooms and two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Designed around a fairly open living plan, the spacious living and dining rooms open onto the fully equipped kitchen. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining while admiring the views. For a change of pace, they can explore Valbonne as well as enjoy the market that is held every Friday.
For a travel itinerary of the area, check out our guide for a one-week stay in Valbonne.
Whichever villa you choose, you can be sure to enjoy a luxurious retreat from which to explore all that the Riviera offers, including the convenience of walking access to one of its charming towns.