Villa for Sale in Valbonne. REF: 022020-009. Charming villa for sale in Valbonne, within walking distance of the village. The villa is composed of 3 ensuite bedrooms (one being on the ground floor), a large living room and newly renovated kitchen, as well as an exterior laundy and multiple parking places.
Surrounded by lush gardens and palm trees, the pool is 14m in length, with lovely adjacent entertaining spaces, including an outside bar, summer kitchen, shaded eating area and pavillion, enjoying views of the Esterel hills. Within walking distance of the village, this property offers a quiet location in a sought after area.
The centre of this medieval village of Valbonne with its pretty cobbled streets is mainly traffic free. There is a Friday morning market, numerous restaurants, and a large central square with shops and cafes, making it a village not to be missed. Situated 10k from the sea, there are numerous local activities, walking, cycling in the Valmasque forest, canyoning and rock climbing in the Gorges as well as 6 excellent golf courses within 15 min drive. The ancient villages of Mougins and St Paul de Vence are also a short drive away. Nice airport is 20 min drive, St Tropez is 1hr 15 and Monaco is 1hr away.
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Valbonne Real estate
Situated fifteen minutes from the sea and forty minutes from the nearest ski resort, Valbonne is an ancient Provencal village with its origin dating to the 16th century. Located in south-east Provence, 10 km from Cannes, Valbonne is just a stone’s throw from the leading European Technology and Science Park in Sophia Antipolis. With its numerous architectural highlights and a convenient location at the crossroads of the Alpes-Maritimes, the city offers plenty of possibilities for cultural discovery and outdoor activities.
What to do in Valbonne
Unlike most medieval Provencal villages, Valbonne’s original feature is its unique design of the streets. Set by the monks of Lerins, the city is built in a grid pattern with streets intersecting at right angles.
The best way to absorb the atmosphere of the old town is to stroll through its ancient streets with historic pastel houses. Want to relax your feet and refresh on a hot day? Have a glass of wine on one of the sunny terraces of cosy restaurants based around the Place des Arcades, busy square dating to the 17th century.
If you are into historical heritage, you might like Romanesque abbey church from the 12th century, which is considered as a classic example of Chalaisien architecture. From 1993, the Abbey of Valbonne houses local heritage Museum displaying 2,000 exhibits - old furniture, tools, utensils and clothes - from past and recent times.
If you would like to learn about the technique and process of glass blowing and see an amazing result of this work, visit gallery Ada Loumani exhibiting beautiful glass art pieces of all colours and shapes.
Bring an unusual gift from the market
Local cheese and wine from Servan grapes, perfume from Grasse, and olive oil from Opio...Make sure you don’t miss the traditional market! All kinds of stall holders sprawl their way not just in one place but throughout the village every Friday morning. You will find everything from artists' paintings, hand-painted ceramics, jewellery, clothing, lavender cosmetics.
As well as an excellent selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, high-quality olive oils, local spices, sausages, yummy cheeses and great tapenades. It's a great way to taste all the amazing local products and practice your French by chatting with the seller; you can even try to bargain and get a better price! Remember that a smile and basic French such a “bonjour”, “merci” and “au revoir” can make a big difference while talking with the locals. The best way to relax after the market is to have a lunch in one of the cosy restaurants located near the square.
Get active around Valbonne
If you prefer exploring outside the city walls, you will find numerous occasions to spend some time in a wonderful environment. Within an easy drive, you'll enjoy the pleasures of the beach as well as canyoning, climbing and a superb walk in the Mercantour national park.
Valbonne features two great golf courses - Opio - Valbonne golf course (18 holes) and Victoria Golf Club (9 holes).
Visit aquapark in Sophia Antipolis
On more than 3700 m2, Nautipolis is a new, large multi-complex with an aquatic, wellness and fitness area, built in Sophia Antipolis. You can relax in a spa, swim or take a group fitness class.