Costa del Sol
Steeped in history, the charming town of Les Arcs-sur-Argens, is the perfect choice for your next villa holiday in France. The historic old quarter, La Parage, is home to the ruins of a castle as well as an impressive 13th century Saracen tower that overlooks the town. Due to its proximity to River Argens, the surrounding area is renowned for its vineyards and wineries, so be sure to sample the local vintage!
In Les Arcs-sur-Argens you’ll find a handful of shops including a bakery, butchers and pharmacy. There is also a larger supermarket on the outskirts of town, perfect for stocking up your villa. Many of the surrounding towns, such as Taradeau and Vidauban, are home to a weekly Provencal market, where you can pick up some great local produce. Head to the larger town of Draguignan for a wide selection of clothing shops and souvenirs.
You’ll find a good choice of restaurants and cafes in Les Arcs-sur-Argens, many of which offer a traditional French menu. This area is full of wineries – be sure to visit the Chateau Sainte Roseline, one of the best-known vineyards in Provence, located just 10 minutes’ drive away from Les Arcs. Many of the surrounding towns offer a small selection of restaurants and the larger towns of Lorgues and Draguignan have plenty of eateries. Once on the coast you are never too far from a seaside restaurant or bar.
The French Riviera is famous for its stunning coastline, with plenty of beautiful beaches for you to explore. Plage Frejus, a wide sandy beach, is located 29 kilometres from Les Arcs-sur-Argens. Here you will find a promenade with some restaurants and cafes, and sunbeds can be hired from the private beach club. Further along the coast, Plage d’Agay is located between Frejus and Cannes, where you can rent stand-up paddleboards and boats. Or ty the large sandy beach of Saint-Maxime next to the port.
If you’re looking to cool down, you can try your hand at canoeing or kayaking on the River Argens - a great activity for children aged 12 years and over. Or, why not head to Provence Aventure in Vidauban? An aerial adventure park with zip lining, canopy walks and high ropes.
For some evening entertainment, Azur Park, just outside of St. Tropez, has over 30 rides and attractions including a crazy golf course to keep the whole family occupied. The park is open from 8pm in the summer months.
Le Parage, the old quarter of Les Arcs-sur-Argens, is well worth a visit. This area is home to charming cobbled streets, traditional stone houses, a 17th century clock tower and a 13th century Saracen tower.
Although famed for its glitzy nightlife and beautiful coastline, the French Riviera is full of pretty French towns and villages that are well worth a visit. The nearby town of Le Thoronet, is a charming town with an impressive 12th century abbey. Here you can also visit the olive press and cellars where the monks made oil and wine. Or head to Salernes, known for its pottery and terracotta tiles.
For a day trip, the glamorous resort of St. Tropez is 40 kilometres away. Here you spend a day celebrity spotting amongst the designer boutiques or admiring the superyachts. Head to the old quarter and wander around the cobbled lanes before visiting the 17th century La Citadel, a nautical museum offering stunning sea views. Visit on a Tuesday or Saturday to browse the local market.
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