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Sleeps 12 adults. Provençal landscaped gardens, large oak shading main terrace.
3 doubles (180cm 160cm and 2 singles put together to make another 160). Guest cottage has two bedrooms, one with 2 singles the other with a double bed.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter:
Located in the rolling hills of provence between Cannes and Nice, Opio is a charming provençal village. Approximately 20 minutes from Cannes and Nice, it is 5 minutes from Valbonne. About 1 hour from Monaco and Italy on the spectacular coast road, the Moyenne Corniche, made famous in the James Bond movies will lead you to the casinos. The area offers limitless sightseeing and interest, and was home to many artists from Renoir to Picasso. La Luciole is also home to a local French painter Philippe Metaireau. On the coast, choose from miles of beaches, relax in one of the seaside cafes/restaurants, or have fun shopping in Cannes or Nice. For walkers and lovers of nature, the mountain scenery, and medieval villages are delightful. Fabulous restaurants can be found in all the small villages nearby. A 5 minute drive from the house will take you to Le Clos St.Pierre one of the best restaurants in the area which has a Michelin star. Also 5 minutes away is the Golf de la Begude, one of the nicest in the area. La Luciole is within walking distance of a small commercial centre where you will find everything you need. Tennis courts with instructor 5mn drive.
- english, french
About Corinne Payne
I am Canadian and my husband is French. I am a yoga teacher and my husband is an architect and artist. We have lived here for thirty years and finally found the stone house of our dreams to renovate in Opio which has the nicest quality of life of all the surrounding villages. It has the most green zones, therefore is the quietest and most rural yet is 5 minutes from the more built up and lively village of Valbonne and 25 minutes from Cannes. My husband is an architect also and we share the same passion for restoring stones houses in Provence.
Corinne Payne purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Corinne Payne chose La Grand-Chile
We chose this property because it is in the most protected area of the region. There is total privacy and calm. And especially for the 200 year oak tree which shades the terrace like no other awning or parasol can do. The position of the pool is ideal for watching over small children swimming. The Provençal landscaped gardens are charming with olive, cypres, citrus, oleanders, palms and many more.
What makes this Villa unique
Our property is situated in one of the most peaceful and green settings of Opio and yet only 5 minutes from Valbonne. We have a south western exposition so sun all day, with the advantage of having a large oak sheltering just the dining/relaxing terrace from sun by lunchtime. On warm summer days this is an idtyllic setting to relax in to read a book, have lunch or just take a break from the full sun and swimming. We also offer yoga retreats between September and June. If you are interested please contact me.