Welcome to... Chateauneuf de Grasse

Châteauneuf de grasse is yet another little treasure to be found on the French Riviera; just a little way inland from the more well known resort of Cannes and the other celebrity status locations along this famous coastline.This medieval village and its surrounding countryside has much to offer, and is a delightful spot to consider when choosing an area for residence or investment. There are a number of small towns and villages which simply ooze beauty, charm, and historical magic, just a few kilometres inland from the opulence and glamour for which the area is better known. Medieval France still exists…nothing seems to have changed much around these parts in centuries.

The old village of Chateauneuf-Grasse is delightful maze of narrow streets and alley ways; perfect for strolling and exploring all this charming time capsule has to offer. The architecture is a mixture of older- medieval, stone-and-mortar quarters, and stucco surfaced houses in the dazzlingly bright Provencal colours, complete with wooden shutters and window gardens. The town hall is a picture… peach-orange with blue-grey shutters. The village of Châteauneuf de Grasse is listed as one of the historic sites in the Alpes-Maritimes.

Just five kilometres from Châteauneuf lies the town of Grasse. The town, world renowned for its perfume production, has been a popular tourist resort since the 1800s when the younger sister to the Emperor Napoleon, Princess Pauline Bonaparte, took residency there in the winter of 1807 to recuperate from serious illness. Perched high at around 400 metres, the fresh, cleaner air of the region, was considered healthier, the pace of life slower; all conducive to physical and spiritual well being.

Perched high on the slopes of a hill, at an altitude of 413 metres, covering an area of 895 hectares, Châteauneuf de Grasse has views that reach far into the distance. From here the surrounding countryside is laid out before you, a canvas of colour and light, and fragrance…no wonder the area has been home to many fine artists and sculptors over the years…each day is inspirational.

The site has been actually been occupied since the early Bronze age, and was an important assembly point throughout the Roman era. From this staging post great campaigns began; history was made.Today, there is still much evidence of the regions historical and dramatic past to be found.

One of the main attractions in Châteauneuf, is the Notre-Dame-du-Brusc chapel. Here stands the remains of a vast basilica built around the 11th century. A new era was born in 12th century when the Lords of Opio built a new castle on the highest point in the area, the site of the previous Roman centre of administration. This castle became known as the Chateau Neuf d'Opio, with many people soon relocating to the area, taking advantage of the protection the castle provided.

This truly is a place not to be missed, whether you are a tourist looking to have a wonderful and unforgettable holiday, or an investor, looking for somewhere quiet, but not too secluded, to reside; you may have just found your perfect destination.

Châteauneuf de grasse is conveniently located for a wealth of pastimes and activities. As you would expect of the region, the spring and summer months are filled with a number of exhibitions, festivals, and concerts.There is always something interesting going on somewhere; every hobby is catered for including water sports, walking, golf, fishing, cycling…as well as the expected fine restaurants, cafés and boutiques. If you like to trip the light fantastic…then the nightlife along the coastline is second to none.

Estate Net France has established an enviable reputation along the French Riviera as one of the premier real estate agencies. Our local knowledge and experience enables us to meet our client’s most demanding requirements and specification. Whatever your preferences, Châteauneuf de grasse is a truly wonderful place , and remains unspoilt despite its popularity. It is an appreciation of the simple things in life that has drawn people to the area for many years; the climate, the sea, the stunning views, the history and atmosphere, fine food, and ambiance.

Things To Do In Chateauneuf de Grasse

Golf The Golf de la Grande Bastide golf course is one of the most picturesque courses on the French Riviera offing stunning views of the surrounding hills and woodland. It is a very open course which has short, easily navigable rough and a modest sprinkling of water hazards to accompany the tricky sand traps on, which occupy every hole.

This is a very relaxed place to play golf; no rushing allowed! Enjoy the fresh air, the beautiful views and the great exercise and company whilst swinging away and you’ll soon see why life on the French Riviera is better than life almost anywhere else.

The restaurant at the golf course is a wonderful and relaxing place to eat either after a game of golf or when you want to treat the family to a delicious, respectable meal.

Biking There are some excellent and exhilarating mountain and road biking routes to take if you’re looking for a bit more of an adrenaline rush than a round of golf. Apart from a convertible sports car on the best roads on the French Riviera, cycling is the best way to take in all the beautiful countryside scenery in the South of France.

Cycle for fitness or for leisure, you will not be disappointed with the views you encounter around each bend in the road or track through the woods.

If you’re an avid cycling fan then Chateauneuf de Grasse might be the perfect place for you as the Tour de France passes through the area.

Celebrations To really engulf yourself in the simplistic way of life the locals enjoy, there are number of events throughout the year to enjoy. They may not be the most riveting or extravagant, but you really get a sense of belonging and community at the events.

  • Pastoral and Agricultural festival of Our Lady of Brusc – the first Sunday after Easter
  • Pastoral feast of the Holy Trinity – the first Sunday after Pentecost
  • Spring of Poets – March
  • Festival Nights Brusc – 4 nights in July
  • Pumpkin Festival – mid-October


One of the favourite pastimes for the locals is enjoying the picturesque walks through the glorious countryside. It is the best way to admire the scenery because you can take your time and not be rushed. It's the perfect place to get away from all the stresses of life and simply take in the fresh air, enjoy the warm weather and relax.

Chateauneuf de Grasse Schools

L’école élémentaireThere is only one primary school in Chateauneuf de Grasse, L’école élémentaire, which teaches over 150 children throughout six classes.

Niki de Saint PhalleThe Niki de Saint Phalle school in Valbonne is a short drive from Chateauneuf de Grasse of around 20 minutes. They offer great courses and an international option of Italian and English along with fantastic Tennis facilities and an artistic partnership with FRAC PACA.

Institut FénelonAnother good school for students of all ages is Institut Fénelon in Grasse. They have a great educational ethos and teach values of community and the arts whilst encouraging having fun. 

Travelling To Chateauneuf de Grasse

By Air There are a few airports on the French Riviera which are very efficient and run throughout the year. Nice Airport is the biggest airport around and you can get a scheduled flight to or from here at short notice. The Cannes Mandelieu airport is just a bit further down the coast and offers its services to owners of private jets or helicopters. This is the best option if you want to get away from the business of the crowds.

By Rail The closest train station to Chateauneuf-de-Grasse is Gare de Grasse in Grasse, about a 15 minute car journey away from Chateauneuf-de-Grasse. Rail access around the French Riviera is relatively good with the main stations, such as Nice, Antibes and Cannes, being along the coast, giving great and quick access to the main towns and cities of the area.

By Sea As Chateauneuf-de-Grasse is one of the most in-land provinces of the French Riviera, access by sea is quite difficult. There are plenty of ports and marinas along the coast to moor your boat or yacht, but getting to Chateauneuf-de-Grasse will then involve a short drive or train journey.

Properties In Chateauneuf de Grasse

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