- Grimaud: an appealing village, flowered, winding streets lead to a feudal castle (15 minutes).
- St Tropez: a lovely old port, home to the rich and famous (30 minutes).
- Ste Maxime: less glamorous than St Tropez but equally great for soaking up the atmosphere (25 minutes).
- Aix-en-Provence: reputedly the prettiest town in France (1 hour).
- St Paul de Vence: an old hilltop village (45 minutes).
- Aquatica, Frejus: largest water fun park on the Côte d’Azur (45 minutes).
- Monaco: the glitzy principality famous for the Grand prix and casino (2 hours).
- Gorges du Verdon: deepest gorges in Europe (2 hours.)
Local activities around La Garde-Freinet and on the Côte d’Azur include: Hiking, Mountain biking, Boules, Tennis, Golf, Windsurfing, Water skiing, Paragliding, Sailing and Horse riding. More information about the village, its restaurants and local surroundings is available by clicking on the following link: Welcome to the Tourist Office of La Garde-Freinet
Maison Guy and Cabanon Chadwick are the perfect base for a golfing holiday in the South of France. The Prince de Provence (if you can get on!) is ranked at No6 in the country and is only 15km away in Vidauban, whilst the home of the French Open - Royal Mougins - is within 1 hour's drive of the house, and 3 other courses within the top 30 in France are easily playable on a day-trip basis. Our favourite is Golf de Saint-Endreol at La Motte around 30kms from the villa, with its challenging holes and immaculate greens carved out amongst the rugged scenery of the Esterel mountains. Even closer to home, you have the two scenic coastal courses of Golf Club de Beauvalon and Golf Club de Saint Maxime both within 15kms of the villa, and the Golf and Country Club in Gassin is also easily reachable within half an hour. For parties, in-house catering can be arranged locally and there are many excellent restaurants on your doorstep in La Garde-Freinet and the vicinity. With the houses only being 50 yards away from each other why not make Maison Guy/The Cabanon your base for larger golf groups of up to 17 people?