Everybody has heard of the French Riviera, a paradise for a great vacation in any season, even in Winter. The Mediterranean sea so blue in all seasons, its beautiful light, the atmosphere so pure ... The French Riviera is a sunny region with a mild climate, known all around the world. It was the British who first, made it their favorite residence in winter, by the mid-nineteenth century.
After developing 15 exceptional apartments in the Alsace wine region and villages straight out of fairy tales, we are pleased to present our first holiday accommodations on the French Riviera: at La Napoule (bay of Cannes) and at Port-Fréjus marinas.
|Sandy beach , Near town , Historical city centre , Near the sea , Historical site|
|Our facilities and services|
|Internet , Wifi , Swimming pool , Small grocery store nearby , Public transport nearby|
|Topics and style of your holiday|
|Romantic , Traditions and Culture , Gourmet , Spa , Sports , Golf , Luxury , Elegant|
La Napoule enjoys a privileged location at the south-western end of the bay of Cannes geographers also called the Gulf of La Napoule.
The site is sheltered from the prevailing winds by the Esterel Mountains. In this part of the bay, the sea is almost always calm and offers a safe anchorage for boats as well as easy access to the hinterland. That's why, since the Middle Ages, the lords, pirates and other kings vied relentlessly control of La Napoule site. The turbulent history of the castle of La Napoule is here to testify!
This outstanding strategic location has now become an asset to the quality and enjoyment of your stay and your vacation: sunny location, sheltered from the Mistral but with immediate access to the superb Esterel Mountains; many sheltered beaches and coves; calm sea for a safe swim and enjoyable boat outings.
Icing on the cake: From La Napoule, you are only 7 kilometers from Cannes (TGV) and 35 kilometers from the airport of Nice Côte d'Azur.
It was the British who started tourism on the Côte d'Azur. They began to settle in the winter to enjoy the mild climate and that in the eighteenth century! The phenomenon is greatly amplified in the nineteenth century with the appearance of the train. To recharge first ... The first reason for the popularity of the British for vacationing in the county of Nice and Provence was originally medical! The therapeutic properties of the climate of the Riviera were quickly elevated to "medicine". Spend the winter in the south, in a beautiful natural setting and constantly green, between people of the same condition was imposed gradually for granted in English high society. Two centuries later, it is not necessary to belong to English high society to benefit from the virtues of the mild climate of the Riviera in winter! Only 7 kilometers from La Napoule, in Cannes, there is even a beautiful wellness and thalassotherapy institute. So come and relax!
Mimosa - Acacia Dealbata - is an evergreen tree to 10 m high from the family of acacias. It was imported from Australia in the mid 19th century by the English who made the French Riviera destination fashionable. Mimosa acclimatized very well to Tanneron slopes and now covers all its hills. Bright yellow flowering occurs in winter and transforms the landscape. Mandelieu is specialized in the cultivation of mimosa and became the capital of the mimosa. Every year in February, stands the splendid Mimosa Festival.
This year, the Mimosa Festival takes place from 18 to 25 February 2015
The Mimosa Route is one of the highlights of your stay in winter: 130 km of delightful scenery between Bormes-les-Mimosas and Grasse, via Le Rayol-Canadel, Sainte Maxime, St Raphael, Mandelieu La Napoule, the Tanneron and Pégomas. A must do from January to March.
Mandelieu la Napoule, as a well-known Mediterranean coast resort offers many advantages of a seaside destination first. With 3 km of coastline, the resort offers its visitors seven beaches, sandy beaches and coves of characteristic Esterel Mountains red rocks.
The labelled Nautical Station, Mandelieu La Napoule invites you to the pleasures of water sports in all their forms: boating, scuba diving, windsurfing, etc. These numerous and diverse activities are accessible over a long period of the year thanks to the particularly favorable climate and exceptional waters of the Gulf of La Napoule.
Just out of the apartment, cross the boulevard and you are at the main marina. The ferries from Compagnie Maritime la Napoule are starting there and will take you out for some wonderful cruises and excursions to Sainte-Marguerite island that can be seen in the distance, to the Golden Corniche which will allow you to discover the Esterel from the sea, or to Cannes, St. Tropez and even Monaco!
In Mandelieu-La Napoule was created the first golf course on the French Riviera: the golf course "Old Course" was born in 1891. With the "Riviera Golf Barbossi" created exactly a century later, three courses (two 18-hole and 9-hole) are plotted on the territory of the Mandelieu-La Napoule.
With other courses in the area nearby, Mandelieu-La Napoule is truly a major golf destination on the French Riviera. To be discovered throughout the year and especially in winter when the golf courses of the North of France and Europe are not always accessible.
A small Mediterranean and Provence fishermen and monks village in the beginning, Cannes has become in the nineteenth century a luxury resort frequented by the jet set around the world. Cannes, its shops of luxury, its famous Croisette, restaurants and entertainment is only 7 kilometers from La Napoule. Just follow the shore ...
Whether you are a sports addict or just a quiet walker, the pleasures of adventure in the heart of the primitive Mediterranean forest, creeks of red rocks of the coastline, and trails amid the mimosas are available to you ...
The sites for walks and hiking are plentiful around Mandelieu La Napoule and Tanneron mountains, the Grand Duke forest and county parks of San Peyre, the Esterel mountains without forgetting the Ile Sainte Marguerite (directly accessible from Port La Napoule from April to September with regular sea link) ...
Antibes, Nice, Monaco, Menton, Saint-Raphael, Saint-Tropez … so many familiar and famous names that evoke the most famous seaside resorts of the Riviera and which are easily accessible from the nearby Mandelieu La Napoule station.
The hinterland traditional villages deserve at least a day trip. Here are a few:
Mougins, a medieval village with many workshops of paintings and art galleries; Bar-sur-Loup, medieval village in the hinterland of Grasse; Callian, hilltop village in the country of Fayence. The village is dominated by its castle around which the narrow streets lined with old houses are wound.
Mons, an old Provencal village is located 814 meters above sea level. Belvedere and exceptional view of the French Riviera.
Tourrettes-sur-Loup, fortified village located on a rocky outcrop with a nice view.
Saint-Paul de Vence, known for its many art galleries and the Maeght Foundation is a feudal village that hosted many artists and writers.
To explore the villages of the hinterland, you will need to have a car.
In 2003, more than 10 years ago, we welcomed our first guests in our first bed and breakfast near Paris and the Champagne vineyards. In 2006, we restored our first historic house in the ramparts of Riquewihr in Alsace. Over the years, we have created 15 holiday apartments in Alsace ...
Rosa Gallica is our family business through which we design and operate our apartments.
Our philosophy is that your stay in one of our apartments has to be a highlight of your stay!
We think that - especially for a rather long stay (most of our guests are discovering the slow travel concept and are staying 7 nights and more) - it is not enough to sleep well during the night but it is necessary to enjoy the stay in a place which is somehow of the same level as the historical surroundings, the sea and the mountain: beautiful. We put a lot of effort and care in the renovation and decoration of our vacation rental apartments because we want our holiday homes to be a memorable part of your travel experience to France.