South of France vacation chateau — Manoir d'Argens is a luxurious manor house with private pool, set within a well-known wine estate, surrounded by vineyards in the heart of the Var region. An impressive 100-year-old sycamore drive leads you up to the house, which was built in 1830 and was once owned by the Grimaldi family of Monaco. It has been sympathetically refurbished in recent years by the owners who have ensured that the property retains its character whilst offering all modern facilities.
The nearby village of Le Muy has two of the best outdoor markets in the region, on Thursday and Sunday mornings, and La Motte offers local shops and restaurants. Les Arcs sur Argens, slightly further on, has a very attractive medieval town centre. Activities available locally include the wine cave for tastings and tours adjacent to the house, marked walking routes around the estate, tennis, golf, riding, hiking in the Rouet forest, rock-climbing in the Gorges du Verdun and quad biking.
You cannot help but have a wonderful holiday in this beautiful part of Provence: situated half way between the Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon and the French Riviera. This a world apart from the bustle and the crowds of St Tropez, which nevertheless is close by when you want to enjoy a different pace of life. The beautiful university town of Aix-en-Provence is only an hour away. Or you might like to spend time visiting some of the local, picturesque villages, relaxing in pavement cafés, or enjoying the excellent cuisine that France has to offer. Sainte Maxime is an easy 30 minute drive from this South of France vacation chateau and from here you can take a ferry across to the attractive and lively resort of St Tropez, thus avoiding the summer traffic!
La Motte (nearest shops) 2.5 miles (walking route 4.1km, mostly through vines), Le Muy 4 miles, Les Arcs 4.5 miles, St Tropez 28 miles, Cannes 47 miles, Aix-en-Provence 65 miles. Toulon/Hyeres airport 41 miles, Nice airport 56 miles (50 minutes).
Nearest beaches at St Aygulf 17 miles & St Maxime 22 miles, tennis 3 miles, nearest golf 2.5 miles.