Information about villa Olivade & St Paul de Vence

The Villa
View from the South balcony to the seaOlivade is a one-bedroom Provençal villa situated on a beautiful private gated Domaine with stunning panoramic views to the sea and surrounding mountains.The villa benefits from the sun starting in the early morning and throughout the day until it sets directly in front of the west facing balcony.

Throughout the day, you can enjoy the sunshine and views from either the balconies, terrace or sun deck which are on three different levels. All of which offer those essential, amazing views of the Cote d’Azur. Mature pine trees also ensure you can have shade at any time during the day if you prefer to take shelter from the sun.

The lower sun deck sits amongst palms, bamboo and grasses and is equipped with sunbeds & parasol. Domaine du Piol was once a hotel frequented by some of the areas most famous artists. It was also used in the Alfred Hitchcock film 'To catch a thief' starring Gary Grant. The Domaine's elevated position gives it unrivalled views to snow capped mountains and the sea.

Features
large-main-bedroomThe villa is beautifully appointed and decorated throughout with stylish furnishings, marble bathroom, super-king wooden bateau-lit bed, quality kitchenware, air conditioning and WiFi.

You have a choice of areas for dining either inside or out including either our balcony on the top level or beneath the pergola on the terrace. There are many pretty spots to sit outside in the gardens and enjoy a glass of wine all offering different views either to the sea, mountains or surrounding area and villages.

There is a large, shared swimming pool on the Domaine with views to the sea.


Saint Paul de Vence
Saint Paul in the snow. Click for a larger image.The popular village of St Paul de Vence is a 20 minute walk from the villa but you will need a car if you want to explore further which is recommended in this beautiful area.

The Medieval village of St Paul is just a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away. Here you can stroll through the cobbled streets and enjoy some of the finest art available or watch petanque being played by the locals whilst enjoying a drink in the Cafe de la Place.

Opposite the Cafe de la Place is the famous Colombe D'or. Voted one of the top 10 restaurants in the world, the Colombe D'or has the largest private collection of artwork in the world from Piccasso as well as work by Matisse and Renoir. Although a regular haunt for the rich and famous, the staff of the Colombe D'or makes everybody feel welcome.

An evening walk around the ramparts is recommended to catch the amazing sunset and see the swallows fill the sky. If you prefer, you can enjoy the same sunset from the villa!

The Côte d'Azur
Cap Ferrat photographed from EzeThe A8 which runs along the Cote D'Azur is just 10 minutes from Domaine du Piol and is your fast track to the most famous coastline in the world! Destinations such as Nice are just 15 min, Cannes 30 min, Eze 25 min, Monaco 30 min, Menton and the Italian border 35 min, .... the list goes on.

Heading out beyond Saint Paul there are many beautiful villages such as Vence, Tourette Sur Loup, Gordon and Grasse as well as famous institutions such as the Maeght Foundation, Ville Emprussi de Rothchild and National Parks like the Mercantour and Massif de l’Esterel.