Spacious villa with spectacular views and private pool. Sleeps eight - four double bedrooms - four bathrooms
Holiday Villa - Callian

South of France
Côte d'Azur - Provence.
Village of Callian - Fayence - Var

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Shops, Recreation and Restaurants
 
Callian shopping

Callian is one of the mediaeval ‘villages perchés’ and remains unspoilt. You can find all the basic necessities and it is only 10 minutes walk from the house (3 minutes by car!) butcher, baker, Casino mini-market (food, drink, household goods), chemist, two outside bars in the square, and a number of restaurants (see below).

There are three big national supermarkets in the plain, a farm shop at the bottom of the hill, and a number shopping centres and petrol stations. There is an excellent market in Fayence on Tuesdays and Saturdays

 
Recreational facilities

Lac de St. Cassien is just 10 minutes from the house where you can swim, hire pedalos or canoes, and there are a number of restaurants by the lake. It is a popular location and can be less crowded in summer than the coast. The coast is not far away offering an enormous choice of beaches from Cannes to St Tropez.

There is a tennis club in Callian. Fayence aerodrome is a big gliding centre and a qualified instructor can take you up for a flight. There are a large number of golf courses in the area and the internationally acclaimed ‘Terre Blanche’ is across the valley including a 1 rosette Michelin restaurant. There are also plenty of opportunities for touring and walking. In winter excellent skiing at the popular resorts of Isola 2000, Auron and Foux d’Allos is only 2 hours away.

 
Restaurants

There are many to choose from. No guarantees are offered but here are some suggestions.


Callian - village
Le Cercle: Mainly a great spot to sit outside in the main square and have a drink at any time of day but they serve an inexpensive lunch-time menu.
Le Bellevue (0494 50 84 70) Eat inside or outside in main square, reasonably priced menu, good pizzas – honest food – large portions.
Au Rendez Vous (0494 47 60 26) eat outside in the village at lunch time and evenings in summer, Italian food, good view of Montauroux.
Daily’s Crêpes (09 83 01 18 44) 2 rue de la Ramade in the square.

 

D562 main road in the plain (Callian to Montauroux)
There is also a selection of restaurants with quite acceptable menus. Good pizzas and steak at les Pommes de Pin, main road Montauroux.

 

Fayence – village
Le France (0494 76 00 14) – good food and excellent atmosphere.
Le Temps des Cerises (0494 76 01 19) in centre – friendly service, very good food.
Auberge Fleurie (0494 847664) by roundabout, excellent menus, good fish (lobster) – used by the French, big portions.
La Farigoulette (0494 84 10 49) good set menu.

 

Fayence/Seillans – locality
Castellaras (Seillans) (0494 76 13 80) one Michelin rosette, excellent food, marvellous views, eat outside.
La Gloire de mon Père (Seillans) (0494 76 98 68) Eat out in the square (Place de Thouron) under trees. Good well priced menu.
Moulin de la Camandoule (Fayence) (0494 76 00 84) Old olive mill with swimming pool. Eat out or in. High quality food, very reasonable menu at lunch times.
L’Echappée Belle (St Paul en Forêt) (0494 76 06 36) small, friendly, good food, reasonably priced.

 

Further afield
Hostellerie les Gorges de Pennafort, Callas (0494 76 66 51). One Michelin rosette, excellent food, good rooms.
La Bastide St-Antoine, 48 avenue Henry-Dunant, Grasse (0493 70 94 94) Jacques Chibois – two Michelin rosettes. This has very special food, marvellous setting and garden. Worth a detour!
Les Trelliers, Biot, guests say it is excellent, one Michelin rosette.