La vieux Chateau, Bargemon in Provence France.
There are a myriad of small medieval villages nestled in the beautiful wooded hills of the Var region of Provence. Arguably, the prettiest of these is Bargemon.
This unique property is a gem, its magical feeling apparent from the moment you set foot inside the door. It is actually a nine hundred year old tower, a part of the Old Chateau built into the town walls, which was lovingly and painstakingly restored from dereliction twenty years ago and, although with every modern convenience, still maintains many original features.
There are several levels reached by a central spiral staircase, the ground floor has a wonderful dining room with a domed ceiling and a table which seats 12, adjacent is the kitchen which is fitted with every modern appliance, a few steps down is the lower ground floor contains and extra bathroom.
The next floor up is a large tastefully furnished sitting room with breathtaking views from all the windows and lots of comfortable corners in which to relax.
There are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the next two floors both of which are beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. All in all this is an exceptional house with immense charm.
Outside both the front and back door are tiny terraces which can be used for sitting and dining and across a cobbled courtyard is the gate to the Chateau gardens where there is a fruit orchard, tennis court, swimming pool and many pretty areas in which to sit and sunbathe or just to relax and read in the shade of a tree.
Getting to Bargemon. If you come by plane you will probably land in Nice, Toulon or Marseilles. Rent a car (we recommend pre-booking) and you're right on track.
Getting to the area by car: Get to the Motorway A8. From Nice direction Aix. From Toulon and Marseilles direction Nice. Turn off at Exit 36 pass Le Muy, Callas and you will arrive in Bargemon.
It is a spectacular drive. Takes around 25 minutes from the Motorway.
Let us know when you'll arrive and we'll tell you details about key and parking.
Bargemon is frequented by artists, fashion designers and celebrities seeking quiet and anonymity it is only 40 minutes drive to the coast, St. Maxime, St. Tropez, as well as Cannes, Juan les Pins, Antibes and Nice are within easy reach. The village has many restaurants as well as boulangerie, grocery stores, butcher, pharmacy, hairdressers and gift shops. It is a renowned area for hiking and biking and there are many interesting heritage sites within easy reach.