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Montauroux

The pretty village on Montauroux is set high on a hillside, enjoying picturesque views over the rolling countryside. Made up of narrow winding streets offering a small selection of shops, terrace cafes and restaurants. Well positioned for exploring the fascinating region, with the beautiful villages of Callian and Fayence within a short drive, well worth a visit, and the stunning Riviera coastline within 30km.

  • 50 minsfrom Nice

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Food & Dining

Food and dining at Montauroux

Provencal cuisine

Restaurant Types

  • A La Carte
  • Fine Dining
  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
  • International

Nightlife

Nightlife at Montauroux

Nights in Provence are fairly quiet with a good selection of bars and restaurants. Before heading off to dinner, learn how to play the traditional petanque, the Provencale ball game.

Shops & Facilities

Speciality of the area

  • Clothing
  • Painting

Art glass

Food Shopping

  • Baker
  • Mini market
  • Green grocer
  • Patisserie
  • Butcher

Markets

  • Food
  • Local crafts
  • Souvenirs

What will you find at the markets: the best local, seasonal fruit and vegetables; meat, fish, bread, olives, tapenade, honey and conserves, herbs and spices, cheese, goat cheese, flowers, oils and wines, ready-to-eat rotisserie chickens, Provencal fabrics and housewares; clothes, the perfect straw hat or straw basket to take to the markets, and much else besides.

Excursions and Places of Interest

Excursions and Places of interest at Montauroux

Vineyards

You cannot leave Provence without visiting one of the wyneries; Château Vignelaure, Château La Coste, Château Léoube, Mas de Cadenet, Clos Mireille-Domaines Ott, Château de Chausse... There is sonething for every taste!

Distillery / Brewery

Apart from gazing at lavender fields, you can also visit lavender farms and distilleries, attend lavender festivals at Sault and Valreas, and buy lavender products like oil, essences, perfumes, soap, etc. In Coustellet there is even a Lavender Museum exploring the history of the cultivation of lavender in Provence.

Natural areas of beauty

Right between French Riviera and the beautiful Luberon mountains, Montauroux definitevely takes the most of South of France. A few suggestions:

Les Gorges de Regalon : just beside Merindol, take a wonderful walk through a narrow canyon; the scenery, terrain, and views all make this hike extremely interesting - actually spectacular.

The Alpilles mountains: at the heart of a region with a unique diversity of landscapes, this unique area was classified as a Parc Naturel Régional

Les Baux is a spectacular rock plateau 250m up in the sky with views south over the Alpilles, and to Arles and the Camargue.

Water Parks

Aquatica in Frejus offers great features with a variety of rides and other themed entertainment.

Regions to visit

The Esterel Riviera : 14 towns between Provence and the Mediterranean, which extend from the perched villages of the Var is the Esterel mountains: Fréjus, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Saint-Raphaël, and 11 villages whose hilltop villages of Fayence.

Other excursions

A tour around the Mont Ventoux gives you a different perspective of Provence, from the lavender country round Sault to the west, to the wine country and Roman treasures of Vaison la Romaine in the East, and the beautiful and little-known villages scattered in between.

Churches / Cathedrals

Parish Church of St Bartholomew; inside, many objects or tables are classified historical monument

Castles

Every village in Provence was built around a castle or some form of defensive structure, and many of them remain, in differing states, from a few walls to entirely preserved buildings. Some are privately owned and not open to the public, but some can be visited.

Activities

Activities at Montauroux

Land activities:

Other activities

Provence is a great destination for a walking vacation. There are trails for people of all abilities, including many hikes which are very suitable for families with younger children.

Other:

Tennis courts, Bike hire, Horse riding

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