Montauroux is set in the Fayence region of the upper Var and is one of the small villages perched on the side of a mountain. Fayence is at a slightly higher altitude in the cooler green hills of the Var than the warmer Mediterranean coastline with its glitzy towns such as Cannes and St Raphael.
Closeby Lake St Cassien is perfect for windsurfing and other watersports, the "Abbaye du Thoronet" a quiet place to visit and hear the monks evensong.
Environment: Peaceful residential area in a country setting. Panoramic views.
PLACES TO VISIT:
St Cassien lake. 5 km. Beautiful lake with clean water and small beaches, and lovely place for windsurfing and other watersports. Ideal to cool off on a hot day!
Fayence. 10 km. Much visited hill top fortified village, between sea and mountains and surrounded by picturesque Provencal countryside. Also renowned for its gliding centre, often considered the best in Europe.
Seillans. 15 km. Delightful hill top village and one of the most beautiful villages in France. Its medieval centre with a maze of narrow cobbled streets, shaded squares and ancient fountains overlooks a wonderful countryside. The village also boasts a castle and lovely church. Home to many artists.
Grasse. 20 km. Fascinating historic town and world''s perfume capital. Explore the delightful narrow streets or go on one of the factory tours offered by some of the most famous perfume houses.