The picturesque town of Valbonne is without doubt one of the most sought after addresses amongst those looking for South of France real estate.
Situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department, approximately 14km north of the popular port of Antibes and a 30 minute drive from Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, Valbonne is a wonderful mix of old and new.
House-hunters searching for Valbonne property will be seduced by the town’s ancient centre, which dates back to the 16th century. Here you will find the delightful Place des Arcades which is surrounded on all four sides by picturesque cafés, restaurants and shops. There really is nowhere better to relax over a café crème and read a good book or catch up with friends.
Another site which gives away the town’s ancient roots is the 12th-century Eglise Saint Blaise and the Chalaisien Abbey which is attached. Yet Valbonne, which is a fantastic location for the scores of ex-patriates who own Valbonne property and work in the high-tech business park of Sophia Antipolis, has a lot more to it than just being a pretty medieval town.
It boasts some of the region’s finest shops and restaurants, as well as a number of outfits catering solely to the Anglophone market such and English book shop and an English food shop. There is also an excellent Italian shop selling a tempting selection of Italian food and wine.
Meanwhile, just ten minutes away in Mougins is an excellent international school which follows the English education system.
Valbonne may cater for a foreign clientele, but its ambiance is nevertheless very much French, which is something that many of our clients looking for South of France real estate remark as crucial in their search.
The town regularly holds markets in the Place des Aracades and at Christmas the heart of Valbonne is turned into a magical winter wonderland as it comes alive with festive decorations and stalls. And in the summer, Valbonne metamorphosis yet again into a large big top as the circus comes to town.
The town is surrounded by almost 2000 hectares of wonderful thick woodland in which some of the most exclusive Valbonne property are discretely hidden.
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