From Nice Airport
(106 km away)
you can take a taxi to get to Le Preverger, but we would recommend hiring a car at the airport. The drive is about 1.5 hours depending on traffic. Alternatively, you can fly into Toulon airport which is around a 1-hour drive from Le Preverger.
We recommend hiring a car when visiting Le Preverger to enable you to explore the beautiful area surrounding the Estate. There are plenty of options at Nice Airport and the approximate cost for 3 days in October is £100.
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Fort Freinet is an old fortified village from the late twelfth century, perched on a rocky mountain overlooking the current village of La Garde Freinet. The Fort Freinet is registered as an environment exceptional site. From the top of Fort Freinet (450m) you can marvel at the panoramic views from the Mediterranean Sea to the Alps. Roughly thirty houses, steps, a chapel and a moat were cut into the rock face to make it fit to live in. The moat surrounding the fort is 8-10 meters deep and entirely cut into the rock. The trail up the mountain is sign posted, take some water and wear some walking shoes, the views from the top are not to be missed!
(40 minute walk, with a lovely market on Wednesdays and Sundays)
La Garde Freinet Fort Freinet is an old fortified village from the late twelfth century,
perched on a rocky mountain overlooking the current village of La Garde Freinet. The
Fort Freinet is registered as an ‘environmentally exceptional’ site.
At the top of Fort Freinet (450m) you can marvel at the panoramic views from the
Mediterranean Sea to the Alps. To make it fit to live in roughly thirty houses, lots of steps,
a chapel and a moat were cut into the rock face.
The moat surrounding the fort is 8-10 meters deep and entirely cut into the rock. The trail
up the mountain is signposted, take some water and wear some walking shoes, the views
from the top are not to be missed!
Located in the nearby village of La Garde-Freinet on a quaint pedestrian street, this
friendly restaurant boasts beautiful decor and delicious dishes.
Monday – Tuesday 12:00 – 15:30PM, 19:00 – 11:45PM | Wednesday 7 – 11:45PM
Thursday – Saturday 12:00 – 15:30PM, 19:00 – 11:45PM | Sunday 7 – 11:45PM
14 Pl. Vieille, 83680 La Garde-Freinet, France
La Tarte Tropezienne is the most famous dessert known to St. Tropez, consisting of a pie with 2 creams layered with strawberries between a gourmet bun and sprinkled with grains of sugar. The most famous shop is situated in Places des Lices, St. Tropez but they have expanded to 20 cities in France now. This pie became a favourite of Brigitte Bardot while shooting And God Created Woman and she proposed the name to be La Pie Tropizienne. You simply can’t visit St. Tropez without stopping by La Tarte Tropizienne to try the famous pie or other mouth-watering pastries.
A beautiful village (only 15 minutes by car) which has charming old streets, stunning
views and a chateau at the top.
Restaurant Chateu des Launes, also in La Garde-Freinet, is located in a beautiful chateau
with stunning views from the terrace – a lovely spot for lunch and a glass of rosé.
Open daily, except Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:30 – 16:00PM, 19:00-22:00PM
7270 Route du Luc, La Garde-Freinet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
(50 meters from the resort)
La Garde-Freinet village dates back to the 8th century and is the very essence of Provence. You can still see the ruins from a medieval village and a fort on the hilltop. The big cross erected on the slope is a famous landmark in the region, and the view from its foot is breath-taking. The charming village is just the right size, with narrow streets and tiny stone houses. There’s always something to see, do – or eat! The village has two bakers, two butchers, two small grocers’, antique shops, art galleries and a select handful of restaurants and bars.
Auberge de la Mole is near to the private airport and includes a set meal offer for just €19.
The experience is so great that people fly by private plane just to have lunch!
25 mins from Le Preverger
Tuesday – Saturday 09:00 – 13:30PM, 19:30 – 21:30PM | Sunday 09:00 – 13:30PM
22 Pl. de l’Église, La Môle, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
Restaurant La Table du Mareyeur, in Port Grimaud, is a waterside restaurant with a stunning
terrace that is often referred to as one of the best seafood restaurants specialising in grilled
Mediterranean fish, shellfish and crustaceans.
Open daily for dinner 10 &11 Place des Artisans, Port Grimaud.
Restaurant La Verdoyante is located in the classic Provencal countryside – The garden
terrace has stunning, panoramic views of Gassin. The dishes are famed for being refined
and southern French. 25 minutes from Le Preverger.
Wednesday – Sunday 12:30 – 13:45PM, 19:30 – 21:00PM / Tuesday 19:30 – 21:00PM /
866 Chemin Vicinal de Coste Brigade, 83580 Gassin, Saint-Tropez France
Vidauban is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur région,
lying on the bank of the River Argens. The commune is protected by the Ste Brigitte chapel,
built on top of 180 meters of high, rocky outcrop; and the former Vidauban volcano spreads
out into the eastern part of the Maures plain. There is so much to do in this area, including
a number of beautiful XVIth century relics in the village (including Saint Pons the Aille),
waterfalls (magnificent pink sandstone), walking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
(40 minutes’ drive from Le Preverger )
People are often drawn to this idyllic part of the peninsula. There’s the emblematic purple and gold clock tower; the domes of the Miséricorde and convent chapels; fortification towers; and the elusive lighthouse flashes at sunset, over a bay that disappears into the open sea against a backdrop of snowcapped peaks in the Southern Alps.
(50 meters from the resort)
‘French Venice’ also has a taxi boat shuttle to St. Tropez harbour.
(30 minutes drive from Le Preverger)
Sainte-Maxime with its marina, is a popular seaside resort that is locked into the Massif
des Maures by a vast area of woodland; which extends well beyond the surrounding hills.
Being the most populous town in the Gulf, it is very welcoming and one of the liveliest in
the area. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the boutique shopping and water sports available
(weather dependent) – From sailing and diving, to jet-skis and water skiing! There are also
the options of golf, tennis, mountain biking, horse riding or taking a stroll with your family
in the Myrtes botanical garden.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the south of France. Walk alongside untouched
beaches, with clear turquoise water, to the Cap Taillat – An island which is protected by
Conservatoire du Littoral (30 min walk)
There are many wineries in this region boasting stunning glasses of local wine! Most believe it would be wrong to go to the land of rose and not have a cheeky glass or two. There are so many incredible wineries that offer tastings but there’s a couple below for inspiration to get you started and then you can follow your nose…
Château Minuty – Discover the three cuvées in their home setting, a stunning coastal property covering an immense 70 hectares. Open Monday to Friday all year round, and Saturdays in the summer months. Closed between 12 -13:30pm. 40 minutes’ drive from Le Preverger.
Château Saint-Maur – This gem in the heart of Provence offers tours their cellar and impressive vineyard and tastings of their wines paired with their own range of selected meats and ripened cheeses. Enjoy views of the impressive cork oak trees, vineyards and hillside whilst relaxing with a lovely drop of wine in the sunshine! 25 minutes’ drive from Le Preverger.
Domaine Sainte Marie – Located between Bormes-les-Mimosas and Saint-Tropez, in the Dom forest is this treasure of a winery. They offer tastings, tours and even mountain bike tours with tastings. Not one to miss! 45 minutes’ drive from Le Preverger.
Europe’s largest canyon is an unforgettable and spectacular experience – Just 1.5 hour drive
from Le Preverger.
(75 minutes’ drive from Le Preverger)
Cannes is a city which simply sparkles with glamour, whilst the grandeur of the coastal promenade (La Croisette) and the belle epoque buildings reflect an aristocratic history. Behind the glitz there is a softer side to Cannes – the district of Le Suquet is the heart of the old town and is filled with little lanes, ancient buildings and the old harbour (home to traditional fishing boats and luxury yachts). The old town of Cannes, Le Suquet dates back to the 10th century when it was a little fishing village serving the castle of Cannes (home to the abbots of Lerins). Charming little streets lead on to picturesque squares and at the top of the hill lies the ruined 12th century castle – now host to the Museum of La Castre. For foodies, Meynadier Street is an absolute must.
This pedestrianized street will have your senses buzzing as you wander past enticing windows displaying the best of Provencal local produce. Wine, olive oil, honey, meats, cheeses, breads and exquisite macaroons are just a few of the delights you will see in some of the longest established delis of Cannes. There are also a few clothes boutiques and bookshops along this enchanting road on the way out of the Suquet area.
Plage de Port Grimaud – 22 minute drive (15km)
Plage Marines de Cogolin – 23 minute drive (16km)
Plage de Pampelonne, St. Tropez – 35 minutes (25km)
Island of Porquerolles – 2 hours drive (90km)
(110 minutes’ drive from Le Preverger)
Monaco is the second smallest nation in the world (after Holy See), and the second most densely populated. You’ll know you’ve arrived from the moment you enter the impressive, elegantly appointed destination. Visit the Prince’s Palace set high upon the rock of Monaco, and toast to the good life!
Golf Club De Beauvallon is the nearest golf club to Le Preverger
(closed 13th – 17th of Oct).
A lovely little wine store in the village of La Garde Freinet, stocked with an array of Provencal wine and local and gourmet products such as locally made olive oil, sausage, cheese and jams. They offer fantastic wine tastings for groups or couples with plenty of wine and an array of olives, sausage, cheese and tapenade.
Le Cellier is a lovely little wine store in the village of La Garde Freinet, stocked with an array
of Provencal wine and locally-made products. They offer fantastic wine tastings for groups or
couples with plenty of wine and a delicious selection of olives, sausage, cheese and tapenade.
40 minutes walk from Le Preverger.
Anchored right in the port of Saint-Tropez, this sophisticated restaurant prides itself with high quality organic and local produce and serves mouth-watering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
This 19th century castle is steeped in history and located within the heart of a vineyard –
Which extends over three plots: that of Saint-Maur, that of Clos Saint-Vincent, and that of
Clos de Capelune. The different plots allow the team to cultivate several grape varieties
adapted to the terroir.
An incredible seafood restaurant in the port of Saint-Tropez with floor-to-ceiling windows offering breath-taking views so you can watch the world go by as you enjoy your meal, and of course a glass of wine! (Open daily from noon – midnight)
An eco-friendly vineyard with reputed terroir! Syrah grapes thrive here, curated by the
teams into expressive and delicate wines.
The church is home to a very curious bust of a pope’s reliquary, an 18th century baldachin polychrome marble altar and a listed painting (dated 1702), representing Saint-Bernard and Saint Jeanne de France kneeling at the feet of the Virgin Mary. The porch was reworked in 1789 in Renaissance style. Dedicated to Saint-Clement, the bell on the clock tower is richly ornamented with garlands of Acanthus and fleurs de lys.
Located between Bormes-les-Mimosas and Saint-Tropez, in the Dom forest is this treasure
of a winery. They offer tastings, tours and even mountain bike tours with tastings. Not one to
miss! 45 minutes’ drive from Le Preverger.
This is a fantastic market which sells a huge range of foods including breads, pastries, cheeses, sausages, flowers, olives, spices, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Locals head to the market early to secure the freshest produce. There are also stalls for the souvenir hunter with good quality home accessories, antiques, mirrors, vintage posters, paintings and arts & crafts.
Discover the three cuvées in their home setting, a stunning coastal property covering an
immense 70 hectares. Open Monday to Friday all year round, and Saturdays in the summer
months. Closed between 12 -13:30pm. 40 minutes drive from Le Preverger.
The mythic Pampelonne beach is St-Tropez’s crown jewel of beaches, even if the actual location is Ramatuelle. Nearly five kilometers of fine, white sand separate the Mediterranean Sea from acres of scrub-covered dunes. It’s a site of remarkable natural beauty that offers a rural backdrop to the world’s most glamorous beach party scene. At the same time, there’s a bohemian side to St-Tropez that dates back to the 1950s. Juliette Greco and denizens of Paris’s Left Bank postwar scene turned St-Tropez beaches into their summer headquarters.
With the recent closing of the celebrated (some would say infamous) Voile Rouge, there are now 26 beach- restaurants where you can contemplate the waves, dine, drink, show off or sleep from a comfortable lounge chair and/or mattress. Most of the “beach clubs” where celebrities, oligarchs, princes, presidents and models come to relax were constructed during the 50s and 60s and are still going strong. Although called “beach clubs”, there’s no membership required, only the price of lounge chair/umbrella rental (about €30, depending on the season).
Each establishment has its own ambiance. The queen of the clubs is undoubtedly Nikki Beach with its own pool, normally ringed by young clubbers recuperating from the night before. Technically, Nikki Beach is not a beach club as it is installed a few dozen meters away from the beach. Also well-known is Club 55 which manages to be hip, relaxed, chic and welcoming at the same time. It’s a good place for celebrity-spotting. At the other end of the spectrum and at the southern end of the beach is the funky L’Esquinade beach with a low-key ambience and modest prices. Generally, the beach-restaurants at the southern end are more informal and slightly cheaper.
The restaurant is renowned for its wonderful atmosphere, charming staff and delicious
dishes at great prices.
La Colombe d’Or started life in 1920 as “Chez Robinson”, a café bar with an open air-terrace
where people would dance on weekends. Over the years it has transformed into the reputable
restaurant we see today with a splendid art collection.
Any seafood lover and connoisseur will feel at home in this restaurant. Sitting on wooden
benches, in a genuine ambience, discover a corner of Brittany, right below the Prince’s Palace!
Simplicity and authenticity. This spot has had its own philosophy since its creation in 1955:
“The customer is not king here … because he is a friend”.
Saint-Tropez Market at ‘Place de Lices’ – Tuesdays and Saturdays only. A fantastic market
which sells a huge range of foods including breads, pastries, cheeses, sausages, flowers, olives,
spices, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Locals head to the market early to secure the freshest
produce. There are also stalls for the souvenir hunter with good quality home accessories,
antiques, mirrors, vintage posters, paintings and arts & crafts.
Tahiti Beach remains a secret, exclusive and peaceful garden. More than 60 years after its
creation, this unspoilt paradise is an institution; a legend that continues to attract a demanding
clientele who come to enjoy a private beach that is amongst the most superb to
be found on this most beautiful of coastlines.
With subdued lights, refined Art Deco decor, an English mahogany Bar and its models of
boats, the restaurant oozes relaxation and cosiness.
Mmersed in lavender and jasmine, this ambient restaurant prides itself
in delicious traditional French cuisine. Opening Times for dinner from 6:45pm