We found this little jewel on the mountainside of Gattieres! Perfect for us as a base to explore the beautiful mountains to the north and the Cote d'Azur. Our hosts were lovely people who are now friends that we hope will visit us in the Napa Valley! Everything we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable week was provided. This is the perfect place to land for a wonderful time in eastern Provence.
We spent a lovely week at Le Contadour in early July 2017. The villa is only a 20 minute drive from Nice Airport and is just a 5 minute or so walk from the beautiful village of Gattieres (Alps-Maritime). The views from the villa are stunning and you can just sit on the south facing balcony and admire the view across the Var valley down into the Nice area. The warm weather was fantastic and there is a good sized private pool for that essential cooling dip. We had full use of the poolside bbq and pizza oven too. Also lots of sun loungers for those who want to chill and sunbathe by the pool.
The interior of the villa is of a high quality, well maintained and there is everything you need to have a relaxing holiday. There is satellite TV (sky freeview channels) if you want to watch some UK TV and free wi-fi of course (which was excellent too). The local Intermache at Gattieres is a decent size and provides everything you would need. We dined at the local restaurant Le Manon and the food was terrific. Nearby is the town Vence which also has a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops too. Liz and Quentin, who are the English owners, are a charming and friendly couple. They were very hospitable and they kept to themselves but were on hand to provide help or advice if we needed it.
Liz and Quentin have put together some useful visitor notes (red book) and we visited some of the remote villages in the mountains (by car) and the views were spectacular – in particular around St Martin Vesubie. Monaco is also only a short drive away and we spent some time there too.
Overall we had a lovely week at Le Contadour – it’s close to Nice but when you drive up into the hills you can indulge in the rustic charm. We would definitely recommend a holiday at Le Contadour!
We thoroughly enjoyed our two-week stay at La Contadour. The apartment was as advertised - clean, comfortable, fully furnished and equipped. We were well pleased with the property. What was as good, or even better, was meeting the owners Elizabeth and Quinton. They are an absolute delight, helpful in every way, and just the type of people you would like for best friends! We hope the opportunity presents itself to visit them again, and recommend that anyone in their area stay with Elizabeth and Quinton at La Contadour. You won't be sorry.
We stayed for a week in La Contadour in the middle of last summer's heatwave in the Riviera, and had a lovely relaxing time. The apartment is comfortable and clean with wonderful views down to Nice and exquisite fresh lemons ready to pick from the tree. Our teenage daughters found their perfect spots by the pool. Liz and Quentin were great hosts, with lots of good advice about things to do locally, and great company for a late afternoon drink by the pool. Thanks for looking after us so well.