Old house in the ramparts of medieval village

France - Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur (PACA) - Nice, 6m, W

Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W, Top terrace
Top terrace
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W,Top terrace with seating and coffee table
Top terrace with seating and coffee table
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W,Sitting room with two comfy sofas and double doors
Sitting room with two comfy sofas and double doors
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W,Modern fitted kitchen to side of dining room
Modern fitted kitchen to side of dining room
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W,Dining room in winter with eye level fire basket
Dining room in winter with eye level fire basket
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W,Main bedroom with king size bed and shower room
Main bedroom with king size bed and shower room
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W,The medieval village of Haut de Cagnes
The medieval village of Haut de Cagnes
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W,Second bedroom with fourposter bed and shower room
Second bedroom with fourposter bed and shower room
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W,Corner of lower terrace
Corner of lower terrace
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W,Lower terrace with orange and olive trees
Lower terrace with orange and olive trees
Home exchange in,France,Nice, 6m, W, A relaxing spot on the lower terrace
A relaxing spot on the lower terrace
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is not offered

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Open to all dates Ireland | Croatia | UK

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

We are interested in exchanges in Ireland, Croatia and the UK. We can no longer do exchanges with countries in the Schengen Area as owing to Brexit, we only have 90 nights in this area and we prefer to spend those in our own house.

The house is very old and sits within the ramparts of Haut de Cagnes, a medieval hilltop village, but is only 15 minutes by car or bus from Nice airport. The house is very comfortable and well furnished with modern kitchen and bathrooms and a pretty paved garden with orange and olive trees. One bedroom and shower room are in a separate studio at garden level. The house is only 2 minutes' walk from the main square of the village with 7 restaurants and the Chateau Grimaldi as well as beautiful views. In the 1950s the house was owned by a French actor, Jean Pierre Aumont, a war hero, who romanced Grace Kelly. The locals remember her visiting the house before her marriage to Prince Rainier. The garden with 2 terraces and lighting has seating for 6 and a parasol. We eat outside for several months of the year. The house is not suitable for children as there is an open stone staircase. The village and house is also unsuitable for people with problems walking as the lanes are cobbled and uneven.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Second home


Amenities

  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Furnished with Antiques
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Sauna
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Mountains
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our neighbourhood is pretty quiet but there are jazz concerts on the village square in summer and the chateau is popular with visitors. Several restaurants are to be found within a 5 minute walk of the house so you don't need to cook though there is an excellent range cooker in the kitchen and a large gas barbecue in the garden. The neighbours are a mixture of French and mostly Scandinavian with some British as well. There is a free shuttle bus to the town below the village (7 minutes) and from there excellent bus links to St. Paul de Vence, Antibes, Nice and train links to Cannes, Monaco and the Italian border which can be reached in an hour making a day trip to Italy easy. Our area is famous for artists such as Renoir who lived in Cagnes sur Mer for the last period of his life and you can visit his house, Picasso who worked in a magnificent house on Antibes seafront which you can also visit, Modigliani who lived in our village etc. Fondation Maeght in St. Paul de Vence is wonderful. Our village has several artisans' studios with great jewellery, photography etc.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

From our house it is a short walk to 10 restaurants/cafes. In the town 10 minutes walk down the hill, there is a large variety of shops, banks, cafes as well as bus links to Nice, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, Grasse and Vence plus a train station with links to Monaco, Beaulieu, Villefranche, Nice and Italy. San Remo in Italy has a fantastic market on Saturdays and Tuesdays and Ventimiglia on the border has the market on a Friday. Renoir's house can be visited in Cagnes sur Mer and there is a Matisse Art Museum in Nice as well as the Musee Massena and Musee Chagall. There are many great restaurants in Nice, a flower market every day but Monday (antiques market) and the Old Town is fascinating to explore. A car is not necessary are transport links are very good. The Promenade du Paillon is a wonderful new garden which cuts a swathe through the centre of Nice and is stunning with its reflective pools, layout of gardens in the 6 continents and children's playground.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


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Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We do not take children as we have an open stone staircase which could be dangerous. The village and house are not suitable for wheelchair users or people who find walking difficult. The village has many uneven cobbled paths and steps. We do not allow smoking in the house or pets.

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
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