Welcome to... Le Rouret
The ancient yet forward looking village of Le Rouret is very attractively located, being perched some 300m up a densely wooded hillside. Parts of the village are south-facing, providing a view over to the Mediterranean towards Monaco and Saint-Tropez. It is located 10 km from Grasse, 26 km from Cannes and 28 km from Nice, and is only 25 minutes away from the international airport at Nice.
Le Rouret is a largely residential village, though there are a number of shops and a local tourist information office in the centre. Look out for the local farmers’ co-op called ‘Le Marche de Nos Collines’ - meaning ‘the produce of our hills’.
But don’t think that this village is stuck in a time warp, for it is expanding with new housing developments and an increase in cultural activities, overseen by an enthusiastic recreation committee. There are many interesting events held within the village such as an old-fashioned Christmas market, a truffle market and the summer Soirées Estivales. A new centre to showcase local products has been built, with an exhibition area and a new restaurant serving local dishes.
The population of Le Rouret is around 4,000 inhabitants with the populace becoming younger in recent times. A major new development has been designed to copy a traditional village centre, with small village squares and alleyways. This development will be used partly for housing and partly for businesses, arts and crafts workshops, and services. Agritourism is growing with the trend towards sustainable and environmentally responsible farming.
The countryside surrounding Le Rouret is beautiful with native pine and woodland trees, including truffle oaks. A visit to the local flower farms is a delight, as they produce heavenly scented flowers for the famous perfume distilleries of nearby Grasse. Grasse produces approximately 68% of the natural aromas used by the perfume and food flavouring industry in France. These include Lavender, Saffron and Jasmine and other aromatic plants grown on the farms. Indeed, the Jasmine harvest now exceeds over 27 tonnes each year! Other plantations around Le Rouret include vineyards, almond and olive groves.
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Although not as heavily populated with celebrities as further up the coastline, the village has seen its fair share of the famous and talented over the years. The Pink Floyd keyboard player, Richard Wright, owned a villa in the village of Le Rouret; Madonna maintains a villa in the neighbouring Roquefort-les-Pins, and U2’s Bono also owns a retreat in the district.
For the historically minded, there are two sites close to Le Rouret which show evidence of occupation from ancient times, as far back as 400 BC at Le Camp du Bois. At Le Castellaras there is evidence, in the form of a fallen monolith, of occupation from as far back as the Neolithic or Bronze Age.
Summer temperatures can be between 25-30c maximum in July and August and 10-15c maximum in December. Frost is rare, with the minimum winter temperature rarely falling below 5c. In late July there is a wonderful music and drama festival called ‘ Les Soirees Musicale et Theatrales’held in thewoods.Healthy exercise and lots of fun can be had in the local forests, the perfect place for leisure activities such as walking, cycling, picnics and admiring the beautiful scenery.
A very pleasant climate to live in all year round!