Apartment in the South of France

Mandelieu La Napoule

The resorts of Mandelieu-La-Napoule lie in the shadow of their glamorous neighbour, Cannes. Just inland, Mandelieu is known for golf, boasting not one, but two golf courses: The Old Course and Riviera Golf.

The town of Mandelieu has shops, cafés and restaurants, a large "Geant" supermarket, petrol stations and all amenities.

The sister town of La Napoule has 3 sandy beaches and a large marina, but its main attraction is a seaside fairytale castle, Chateau Musée Henri Clews. It was built in 1919 by Mr Clews, an American millionaire and sculptor, as a refuge from the contemporary art world. This pseudo-medieval fantasy castle and gardens is decked out with the eccentric sculptures and artworks of Clews and his wife. Above the entrance is carved their motto: "Once Upon a Time." Guided tours are available all year round.

There are beaches all along this part of the coast. Cannes (7m) has a string of pay beaches, plus a crowded public beach by the Palais de Festivals.

Back towards Mandelieu, public beach stretches all along the coast road, nearly to the Casino Hotel. Just here there are 2 beaches where you can hire beds and use the facilities + restaurants.
At La Napoule there are public beaches either side of the Chateau. West of there, Plage de la Rague (c.2.5 miles) is our favourite, with sunbeds, restaurants and cafés as well as a public beach.

Other local areas of interest and activities include:

    • Boat trips between April and October
    • "La Corniche d'or," the road around the picturesque coastline with its beautiful views
    • "Les îles de Lérins," clearly visible from the shore; boat trips all year
    • Lovely walks and scenery
    • Hiking in the Esterel Massif
    • Trips to the massif of Tanneron in February to take full advantage of the Mimosa. The Mimosa Festival takes place in Mandelieu
    • Tennis
    • Water sports
    • Boat rentals
    • Tuna fishing
    • Excursions
    • Horseback riding
    • Mountain biking
    • Boating on the Riou and the Siagne
    • Mini golf
    • Park

And then there's Cannes.........

Approximate distances from the apartment:

Nice airport 45 mins drive
Nice 45k
Cannes 15k
Mandelieu 2k
La Napoule 5k
St Tropez between 45 mins and 2 hours, depending on traffic.

A car is essential. Car hire can be arranged through Principal World Travel.

Ingrid Sanderson 01264 720 188 ingrid@principaltravel.co.uk