Vence villas with pool, holiday cottages to rent, luxury gites for letting, vacation rentals, homes for hire, self catering houses for family holidays in Vence, Cote d'Azur.
Hand picked holiday accommodation for rental in Vence inspected for quality, ranging from a 3 bedroom villa with pool to let for 6 to a 4 bedroom villa for 8 with private pool and large grounds.
Vence is a very special town and Villas Worldwide have a superb range of villas with private swimming pools in the area. Vence is situated 11km inland from the coastal resort of Cagnes sur mer which in turn is located between the famous Mediterranean resorts of Cannes and Nice. At an altitude of 1050 feet Vence enjoys the pleasant climate that being that bit higher up offers, particularly in the height of summer and it also enjoys magnificent mountain scenery.
This is a paradise for those who enjoy mountain activities as there is a wide range of excellent walks, mountain biking, canyoning, paracending and for the more leisurely inclined a host of pretty hilltop villages with their excellent markets, local produce and delightful restaurants to explore.
Steeped in history, Vence has an old town which is still easily distinguished by its ancient gateways and chateau and the nature of the architecture which has great charm. Within the old town is a myriad of streets with interesting shops, outdoor cafes and restaurants and many pedestrians’ areas.
Traveling to Vence is very easy as the town is just 16km from Nice (NCE) airport and is equally close to the A8 motorway (tolls). You can self drive to Vence though you will probably require an over-night stop hotel.
The climate in Vence is perfect for holidays from early May through to the end of September. Being relatively high the night time temperatures are much more pleasant by than the coast.
There is a strong cultural aspect in Vence reflected in the Matisse chapel and the Chateau de Villeneuve which houses excellent modern and contemporary art and sometimes runs guest exhibitions such as the 2009 Dada showing.
There is also the hugely popular Nuits du Sud program of concerts which take place outdoors in the main square. These concerts often book up early so it advisable to secure a place some time before using the nuitsdusud.com website. Artists vary from African to Jazz and contemporary and they are invariably very good. The atmosphere in the square is excellent and a good time is had by all, families included.
The local market takes place each morning at the place du Grand Jardin. Local antique dealers and second hand book sellers are also present every Wednesday.