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Living in the hinterland of Cannes and Nice
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Living in the hinterland of Cannes and Nice

The hinterland of Cannes and Nice is a veritable treasure trove nestled in the heart of the Côte d'Azur, offering the perfect combination of natural beauty, tranquility and luxurious properties. This exclusive area includes many picturesque towns and villages, such as Auribeau-sur-Siagne, Cabris, Châteauneuf-Grasse, Grasse, La Colle-sur-Loup, Le Rouret, Peymeinade, Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Valbonne, Vence, Gilette, La Gaude, Peille, Roquefort-les-Pins, Saint-Jeannet, and many more.

The landscape is dominated by rolling hills, verdant forests, vineyards and olive groves, creating a calm, natural environment. Luxury real estate in this region is characterized by a variety of architectural styles, including Provencal houses, bastides, traditional mas, contemporary homes and private estates.

Homes and properties in this region offer breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, the surrounding mountains, or the picturesque villages that surround them. Gardens are often beautifully landscaped, with swimming pools, sun terraces and citrus groves.

What's more, this hinterland is renowned for its quality of life, with top international schools, local markets, cultural festivals and a vibrant art scene. The region also attracts residents looking for relaxation, privacy and serenity, while remaining close to the glamour of the Côte d'Azur.

In short, the hinterland of Cannes and Nice is a paradise for nature lovers and luxury real estate enthusiasts, offering a unique blend of Provencal charm, natural beauty and tranquility.

The fragrant sweetness of the Mediterranean: Grasse, Chateauneuf de Grasse, Auribeau sur Siagne, Opio, Le Rouret, Valbonne, Mouans Sartoux, Roquefort les Pins, Biot, Cabris, Tanneron, Magagnosc, Tourrettes sur Loup.... The hinterland is the charm of small Provencal villages where time seems to have stood still, old stone houses surrounded by oleanders or bougainvillea, cobbled streets, shady squares where old-timers play pétanque. The hinterland is authenticity and tradition, just a few kilometers from the hustle and bustle of the Côte d'Azur, its beaches, luxury boutiques and seaside palaces. The hinterland is a succession of enchanting landscapes, rivers, waterfalls, valleys and mountain passes, in absolute calm. Here, you can discover the local heritage and traditional Provencal gastronomy, and take your time to stroll... and live.


Grasse, the city of perfumes since the 17th century and today the world capital of perfumery, has a long-standing reputation. Its rare scents - lavender, myrtle, jasmine (totally dedicated to the composition of Chanel's N°5), rose centifolia, orange blossom, iris and mimosa - have benefited the development of the perfume industry, and three of them - Fragonard (1926), Galimard (1747) and Molinard (1849) - open their doors to the public and offer free guided tours to explain the perfume-making process. Visit the old town and discover the Place des Aires, with its arcaded houses and Louis XV fountain, winding alleys, often with staircases, a square Saracen tower, remains of 16th-century ramparts, singing fountains and picturesque squares. Grasse boasts a veritable architectural collection: in addition to the town hall housed in the former episcopal palace, you'll find medieval houses built in the 17th and 18th centuries, superb private mansions and beautiful 18th-century luxury villas, as well as the Belle Époque casino.

Auribeau sur Siagne

This pretty little medieval village, perched on the foothills of the Tanneron massif, takes on a golden hue in February when the mimosa blossoms.

Its narrow streets, home to 14th-century houses, lead down to the Siagne river, where women came to draw water until the 1850s. Created in the 11th century, the village still retains some of the fortifications of yesteryear, such as the Soubran gate at the top of the village and the Soutran gate at the bottom, which closed off access with heavy gates.


Set in a natural environment planted with Mediterranean species such as olive, pine, cork oak, arbutus and heather, Opio is a charming little Provencal village where roses and jasmine are grown for the Grasse perfume industry, while the Grande Bastide olive grove, one of the largest in the department, produces a delicious olive oil that you can pick up at the 15th-century Moulin d'Opio. Opio nestles in a tranquil setting, ideal for long walks, amid its 450 hectares of forest.

Le Rouret

Planted with olive, pine and cypress trees, Le Rouret is a true Provencal village that has preserved a few old stone houses, a plane-tree-lined square featuring a superb church with a bell tower, a fountain built in 1851 and a pretty chapel. Here, you'll find numerous villas perched on the heights, authentic Provencal farmhouses sheltered by high walls, and luxurious new residences hidden behind cypress hedges.


A small, ancient town nestled in a valley of Mediterranean vegetation, Valbonne is known for its old town center with its unmistakable cachet, sheltered by rampart houses: ochre stone facades, porches surrounded by vines or bougainvillea, doors with lintels adorned with emblems, historic old houses ... Valbonne has an incredible charm! Don't miss a visit to the Romanesque-Gothic monastery, founded in 1200, where you'll discover a Romanesque portal and altar, reliquary busts (18th century), a chapter house, a treasure room and the monks' dormitory.

Mouans Sartoux

Mouans-Sartoux is a highly sought-after residential village with a superb old town center and a marvelous château built in the 16th century in the middle of a large park. Since 1990, the château has been home to the "Espace de l'art concret", devoted to contemporary art. Today, the "château" organizes a remarkable series of high-caliber temporary exhibitions curated by artist Gotffried Honegger.


This perched village dating back to 154 BC overlooks hills covered with mimosa and olive trees and the Mediterranean. A visit to Biot is like embarking on a Provencal journey steeped in history: la Calade, le Portugon, le Cul de sac, la Calade des Migraniers, Lei Croûtons, place de l'airette, le Rondon, rue des Orfèvres, place de la Catastrophe (where 2 houses collapsed on the evening of June 12, 1898), place des Arcades...

Admire beautiful doorways, vaulted ceilings, street-to-street perspectives, half-arch staircases, sculpted stonework, sundials, pebble paving... Known as "The City of Glass", Biot has been home to the world's greatest master glassmakers for over half a century, creating a veritable artistic and craft movement that has contributed to the town's worldwide renown. Rich in artistic and cultural creativity, Biot is home to more than 80 artists and craftsmen, not to mention the famous Fernand Léger national museum. Biot is also home to a nature park offering beautiful walks along the Brague river, and several golf courses including Le Golf de Biot and Le Provençal Golf.


A veritable Provencal paradise, with its shaded café terraces, little squares and narrow streets, surrounded by lush green meadows, Cabris offers exceptional panoramic views over the Mediterranean, the Gulf of La Napoule and as far as Lake Saint Cassien.
Narrow streets, little staircases surrounded by succulents and lavender, Cabris radiates the charm of Provence in every corner.
The village, like many on the Côte d'Azur, has been home to many writers, including Antoine de St-Exupery, André Gide, Paul Claudel, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Today, as a nod to these unforgettable authors, the Fondation Vienot - La Messugière is still dedicated to the work of writers. Cabris is also home to landscape gardeners, olive artisans, stained glass artists and decorators of the famous santons.
Natural caves and a prehistoric park will delight history buffs.


Situated between the sea and Lac de Saint-Cassien, Tanneron is a charming, peaceful village on the border between the Var and Alpes Maritimes, perched on the massif of the same name known for the quantity and quality of its Mimosas, and just 9 km from Auribeau sur Siagne.

Chateauneuf Grasse

Listed as a historic site in the Alpes Maritimes, this pretty village overlooks the surrounding countryside as far as the Bay of Cannes. At an altitude of 413 m, discover a village steeped in history, with its narrow streets, sculpted windows, wide staircases and 16th- and 17th-century houses.

Tourrettes sur Loup

Ten kilometers from the sea, between Cannes and Nice, Tourettes sur Loup is a charming medieval village well worth a visit. Constructed of tall Provençal houses set in ramparts, this inland village is surrounded by exceptional Mediterranean vegetation - known as the City of Violets, which has been cultivated here for over a century. In the Gran'rue, you'll find around 30 artists' studios, then discover the 15th-century Château de Villeneuve.

Saint Jeannet, La Gaude

Located in the exclusive Côte d'Azur area, the villages of Saint-Jeannet and La Gaude offer an exceptional living environment for those seeking luxury real estate in a quiet, natural setting. Both towns are emblematic of the Provencal region, where authentic Provencal charm blends with the sophistication of the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Saint-Jeannet, perched on a hilltop, captivates with its breathtaking panorama. In the heart of this picturesque village, traditional Provencal houses nestle among cobblestone streets. Saint-Jeannet's architecture is a blend of rustic elegance, with stone facades, colorful shutters and terraced gardens. The bastides and mas provençaux, symbols of the southern art of living, blend harmoniously into the landscape, offering prestigious residences to those seeking a refuge from the urban hustle and bustle.

La Gaude, on the other hand, stands out for its rural character. The homes in this commune are set in an unspoilt natural environment, bordered by hills, forests and verdant valleys.


Located in the exclusive Provencal region, Gilette is the epitome of luxury real estate. Nestled among sun-drenched hills, this hinterland village of Provencal houses, bastides and traditional mas offers an incomparable living environment.

Noble materials such as stone, tile and wood, as well as La Turbie stone, have been used to create living spaces that are both elegant and warm.

The environment surrounding Gilette is one of exceptional natural beauty. The calm of the Provencal countryside, punctuated by olive groves and vineyards, creates a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere. The picturesque landscapes are a call to serenity, offering the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Luxury real estate reaches new heights here, offering an exquisite blend of tradition, modern comfort and harmony with nature in an unspoilt corner of Provence. A rare opportunity to experience the elegance and tranquility of the South of France at its best.


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