Le Cannet des Maures is perfectly positioned for you to explore the nearby hillside villages as well as take day trips to the coast. This area is famed for its vineyards, and you’ll find lots of wineries where you can arrange some tastings. The town itself has a good selection of modern amenities including restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. Take a picnic up to Le Vieux-Cannet where you can admire the stunning views. Our villas in Le Cannet des Maures are set in the surrounding countryside, ideal for a relaxing holiday.
Local Markets and Shopping
Le Cannet des Maures hosts a weekly Provencal and flea market every Saturday morning, as well as some larger supermarkets for stocking up your villa. The nearby village of Le Thoronet is home to a weekly market every Tuesday morning, ideal for picking up some local produce.
Bars and Restaurants
You’ll find a good choice of restaurants in Le Cannet des Maures. From traditional French cuisine to international menus and pizzerias, there is something to suit all tastes. In Le Thoronet there are a couple of local cafes dotted along the winding streets, as well as a good winery where you can sample the local vintage and maybe pick up a bottle or two to take home.
The closest beach is Plage de Grimaud, a long sandy beach with sunbeds and parasols available to hire 23 miles away. Plage Frejus, 27 miles away, is a wide sandy beach lined by a promenade with some restaurants and cafes. Sunbeds can be rented from the private beach club or you can take a picnic and just kick back on the sand. You’ll find plenty more sandy beaches and private beach clubs along the coastline.
ZooParc du Cannet des Maures is a small petting zoo, ideal for keeping younger children entertained. There are bags of food available so you can feed the animals too. In nearby Vidauban you’ll find Provence Aventure, an aerial adventure park where the you can try zip lining, canopy walks and high ropes.
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not opt for canoeing or kayaking on the River Argens? It’s a great afternoon activity for children aged 12 and over. You can also organise horse riding and hiking in the nearby countryside.
Places of Interest
Take a trip to Le Vieux-Cannet, one of the oldest villages in Provence with panoramic views. Set on a hilltop, this village has no amenities so be sure to pack a picnic and enjoy the scenery. Just outside of nearby Le Thoronet you’ll find L’Abbaye du Thoronet, a 12th century abbey with beautiful Romanesque architecture. The village itself is a quaint collection of traditional stone houses and winding streets dotted with cafes.
Salernes, 30 minutes’ drive away, is known as the tile-making capital of Provence. Tiles have been made here for centuries and there are still a number of workshops open today. Or, head to Tourtour, a medieval town known as the ‘village in the sky’ with vaulted passageways and spectacular views. There are lots of art galleries dotted around the town, and many cafes line the main square Place des Ormeaux.
Further afield, the glamorous resort of St. Tropez is 24 miles away. Well-known for its designer boutiques and glitzy nightlife, you’ll also find a town steeped in history with cobbled lanes and a 17th century La Citadel, a nautical museum offering stunning sea views. Visit on a Tuesday or Saturday to browse the local market awash with local produce, clothing and souvenirs.