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.