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Cabris:an old Provencal village steeped in tradition – a village perché – overlooking the grand panorama of the Cote d’Azur, from Cap Ferrat to Toulon, the Lerins Islands, the Esterel, Lake Saint-Cassien and, on very clear mornings, Corsica. The population was wiped out by the plague, and repopulated a few hundred years ago. Cabris has many lovely restaurants to suit all budgets, and there's fantastic views on the drive up! The other pictures on this page are of parts of Lac Cassien, an ideal place if you need to wait for a few hours before arriving the villa, safe swimming, dozens of snack bars dotted all along the road (and invisible from the lake), including a proper restaurant and cafe right next to the bridge.

Saint Cézaire-sur-Siagne: Perched on a rock high above the Siagne River, Saint Cézaire offers peace, quiet and magnificent panoramic views, which sweep from the massifs of the Esterel and Maures on one side, to the summits of the Pre-Alps of Grasse on the other. The caves of St-Cézaire were discovered by accident by a French farmer who was clearing his field and whose spade hit the entrance of the caves. Open everyday, times vary.

Lake Cassien: This beautiful long lake is only 9km away and very easy to get to from the Villa and from the A8 autoroute. It is a lovely natural environment, the lake is bordered almost completely by forested hills of oak and juniper, and the shoreline is undeveloped, leaving its beauty for all to enjoy. There are beaches for swimming, picnic tables, and boat, sailboard and canoe rental, and the lake is famous for its carp and pike. There are lots of trails for hiking, and many wildflowers in the early summer.

The Beaches at Cannes: From the Palais des Festivals and west to Mandelieu, the beach at Cannes has real sand, not pebbles as at Nice. This beach resort offers a movable feast of high-fashion swimsuits. Along the famous promenade, La Croisette, the white sands are littered with sun beds and parasols rented at the beach concessions. The beach is actually divided into 32 sections,: favoured ones are Plages Gazagnaire, Le Zénith, and Waikiki. Some of the beaches are privately run, but the best public beach is in front of the Palais des Festivals, with its permanent red carpet…

Biot and Mougins
Valbonne and Vence
Further afield
Lake Cassien