This house is located in the heart of the Cote d'Azur, mid-way between Nice and Cannes and five minutes from Antibes. It is ideal for those seeking to combine the attractions of the Riviera with the space and comfort in the sun. It is an ideal base for touring in Southern Europe. Nice airport is 15 minutes away. Antibes has a superb marina, provencal market,restaurants, cafes, bars and shops in the winding streets of the medieval old town. Great night-life in Antibes and Juan les Pins. The charming perched villages of Biot, Cagnes, St. Paul de Vence, Tourettes sur Loup, have museums featuring Picasso, Renoir, Chagall, Matisse and Dufy. Nearby Grasse is the centre of the French perfume industry. NICE, with its world-known Promenade des Anglais and CANNES with its elegant Croisette, MONTE CARLO are all easily reached by road and rail. ITALY is less than an hour away : SAN REMO, IMPERIA, the Friday food market in VENTIMIGLIA. Go for lunch in Italy!
Golf: Fourteen of the Riveria's famous golf courses are within an easy 20 minute drive of the villa, providing a range of facilities for low handicap players and beginners alike. Just five minutes away is 'La Bastide du Roy', a charming old course suitable for all players, with a quaint little club-house. At Mougins, the 'Golf Country Club' is truly one of France's best : designed by Dave Thomas and Peter Allis and winding through wooded hills and lakes. For a course requiring accuracy with interesting water hazards, try 'Royal Mougins' : the club has a wonderful restaurant and has hosted the French Open. Inland, along the banks of the River Siagne, the 'Old Course Cannes-Mandelieu' was created in 1891 by Grand Duke Michael of Russia : a great course in beautiful countryside. At 900m above the principality of Monaco, the redesigned 'Monte Carlo Golf Club' provides spectacular views of Monte Carlo and the beautiful coastline. Golfing groups are most welcome at Villa Mediterranee and neighboring villas on the same domain can be available for larger groups : please ask for further details.
Ski: At the entrance to the wonderful Mercantour National Park are the ski resorts of Isola 2000 and Auron, a 60 minute drive. At 2000m, Isola has 120km of pistes: a total of 45 (4 black, 14 red, 20 blue, 7 green). Purpose-built in the 70s, there are ample ski-lifts and one rarely has to queue. For a panoramic view of the resort, take the cable-car to the cafe at 2300m. Auron is a picturesque alpine village at 1600m, with 132 km of pistes. Both have restaurants on the edge of the slope and you can easily rent skis, snowboards, snowkarts and other equipment. The 'Ecole de Ski Francais' runs classes in several languages, including English, with 110 instructors ; prices start at 18 Euros for group lessons, 35 Euros for individuals. A magical place at Christmas : the nativity scene is set up on the piste and Santa visits in a sleigh. At midnight on New Year's Eve, champagne and hot chocolate are served under the Christmas tree accompanied by skiers descending the slopes with flaming torches.