Montauroux is one of the famous perched villages of the Pays de Fayence in the Haute Siagne.
Ideally located between the sea and mountains and with all the best sights of Provence and the French Riviera within day trip distance.
THE PERCHED VILLAGES
Each village has its own distinctive character and rich cultural heritage. Leafy squares with street restaurants are perfect for a fresh food market in the day or a lovely meal at night. Shown here is Le Marina; an excellent restaurant in Montauroux. There are many festivals and other events in the area over the year, including the International Guitar Festival in Montauroux, in August.
LAC DE SAINT-CASSIEN
The lake of Saint Cassien and its crystal-clear waters are a particular highlight of the area - and not to be missed! Children can swim safely from the beach whilst mum and dad sunbathe on the shore. There are kayaks, canoes and pedalos to hire or try the latest trend; stand-up paddle-boarding (with or without yoga). The area is also popular for fishing, hiking, bird-watching & horse riding.
Our nearest seaside beaches (at Cannes La Napouelle or Théoule-sur-Mer) are just 40 minutes away in the car. The perfect crescent of Camp Long (Saint-Raphaël) - with those shallow waters for the little ones - is just a little further. Or for the beautiful beaches of the Bay of St Tropez? The amazing La Nartelle (shown here) is just under an hour away, as is the boat service to Saint-Tropez.
ALPES MARITIME SKIING
Skiing in winter only 45 minutes away? You'd better believe it! The small, friendly and family-oriented resort of L’Audibergue and La Moulière share a mountain that reaches 1,640 meters in altitude, between Andon and Caille. Cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and hiking from sea-view ridges are a feast for the eyes!
GORGES DU VERDON
Les Gorges du Verdon is the deepest gorge in all of France and one of the must-see natural wonders of central Provence. A breathtaking "corniche" route around the rim of the gorge is a real treat for drivers. But the highlight is to hire a boat or kayak at the lower end of the gorge (where it fills the azure waters of Lac de Sainte-Croix) and journey upstream into the gorge itself.