This ground floor apartment is ideally situated in the heart of the village just 2 steps from a pizzeria, restaurant, hairdresser and the village general store. The entrance door leads out onto a wide pavement where it is possible to sit under the plane trees and listen to the waters of the nearby stone fountain. In the Summer it is refreshingly cool, and of course, the trees lose their leaves in the winter so it's good then too.
The oak beamed interior has been recently renovated (2012) and equipped with a new washing machine/dryer, fridge, microwave/grill, 2-ring hob and bedroom furniture It is a very comfortable and pleasant place to stay, and is well placed as a base for exploring the local area.
The apartment sleeps 4, with one double bedroom, plus a sofa/bed which also opens out to sleep 2.
Our studio is situated in the church square in the center of St Paul en Foret, a charming village, in the middle of wooded hills . The peacefulness, the luxurious vegetation and the strategic geographical situation (sea and mountains) make St. Paul an ideal place to sample the relaxed lifestyle of the region. This is one of the 8 hill villages in the Fayence area, and is about 30 minutes from St Raphael and Cannes. It is an ideal area for walking, with many tracks leading into the surrounding countryside, through the pinewoods, vineyards and olive groves. Lake Rioutard is nearby with a walk around the perimeter and signs explaining the indigenous plants. There is also another lake, much larger, called le Lac de St Cassien. This is about 20 minutes away and has water sports such as windsurfing, rowing, pedalos and canoeing.
St Paul en Foret is close to the other hill villages such as Fayence, Seillans, Montauroux and Callian, as well as all the shops, markets and facilities that this sought after area has to offer. It has two very good yet reasonable restaurants, a bar which does lunchtime menus, and a pizzeria. There is a general store, a butcher’s and a hairdresser’s as well as a post office, library, cinema and community centre. St Paul en Foret has its own tennis courts, which are a ten-minute walk away, past the Mairie and a small chapel and there is also an equestrian centre.
It is only ten minutes from the very prestigious Terre Blanche golf resort, and also about ten minutes from Bagnols en Foret, a village that is in another good walking area with stunning scenery. The area as a whole is known as the ‘Pays de Fayence’, and there are events organized all year round such as plays, concerts, lectures and dances. There are numerous shops restaurants and bars and everything you could want is right here nearby, with free parking in all the villages.
This part of France is very special. It has stunning scenery with lakes, rivers, and gorges. Stone walls enclose vineyards and olive groves and all is bathed in the clear light which has always attracted artists and writers. We feel very privileged to wake up every morning in such a wonderful place. We have lived in the area for many years and are always on hand to offer help and give advice when needed.
St Paul en Foret is in a good central position for visiting places of interest further away. For example, San Remo in Italy takes about one and a half hours, The Verdon gorges are about 2 hours,