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Provence - On The Doorstep

Historic Claviers has a bakery, grocers, post office, restaurants, bar, boules court and market day. Sister villages of Callas and Bargemon (recently voted one of the prettiest villages in France) have more shops, restaurants, cafes, bank, market days etc

The larger towns of Le Muy and Draguignan both 20 minutes away have supermarkets, traditional market days and all other facilities.

The area is popular for rambling with many paths through pine forests and olive groves. Our favourite is the 1 ½ mile walk from the villa to the Chapel of St Anne high on the hill above for magnificent views of Claviers, Callas, Bargemon and the surrounding countryside.

There are excellent local vineyards for wine tasting and essential supplies! Our favourite Chateau d'Esclans produces some of the best rose you can buy and is one of quite a number of vineyards just 20 minutes away en-route to Le Muy where you can spend a pleasant afternoon wine tasting.  Another of these vineyards, Domaine de la Maurette boasts a superb restaurant serving delicious freshly prepared provençal food where you can choose to dine inside or out.

France's Grand Canyon, the Gorges du Verdon is ½ hour's drive. It's nearly half a mile deep and plenty of view points make for a fabulous afternoon out.

Lac St Cassien for all watersports is only 25 minutes drive away. The larger Lac St Croix (also good for watersports) is 45 minutes away at the mouth of the Gorges du Verdon.