Villa Menuse

Côte d’Azur, South of France, France

Sleeps:  18
From £1000 per person per week based on full occupancy in low season
From £1700 per person per week based on full occupancy in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights

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  • Accommodation

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Tailormade villa service

per person based on full occupancy for seven nights in a whole villa, including villa service.

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Did you know?

The Grasse Jasmine Festival takes place in the first week of August to mark the start of the jasmine harvest. All the jasmine that goes into Chanel No 5 is grown in the fields around this Provençal town in the hills above the French Riviera.

At a Glance

  • Luxurious Provencal villa with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside

  • Outdoor infinity pool with a choice of terraces and a covered al fresco dining area

  • Large children's playroom with plenty of indoor and outdoor toys

  • Includes your own villa manager and a choice of service options with a private chef.

  • Fantastic villa for families or a group of friends

  • Close to many pretty local villages and towns including Valbonne, Opio, Grasse and St Paul de Vence

  • Cannes and Antibes are easily accessible from the villa

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The typical Mediterranean climate of Provence and the Cote d'Azur has long drawn visitors here. Late Spring brings warm temperatures that can reach nearly 30C by July. Sunshine is abundant, with nearly 12 hours a day in mid-summer. The mistral wind can bring a cooler wind in early Spring, but this part of the Riviera is more protected. July is the driest month, and rain showers tend to be infrequent.

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Insider's View

Villa Menuse is perfect for a large group of friends or family. The spacious layout inside means that you won't feel on top of one another even if all 7 bedrooms are occupied.

Children will absolutely love the enormous children's playroom on the lower floor and parents will love the fact that it is near enough yet far enough from where they will be relaxing by the pool.

This villa has a real WOW factor. The attention to detail in all bedrooms, the choice of terraces in which to escape to and a refreshing dip in the pool are all the ingredients for a perfect holiday.

For a great day out head to the nearby town of Grasse and visit the renowned fragance houses of both Fragonard and Molinards. Be sure to take a large bag for all your purchases!

On a Friday don’t miss the local Provençal Farmers market in Valbonne. A huge busy market, it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on regional specialities such as olives and salami and is ideal for those last minute souvenirs of leather bags, lace and beachwear.

Make the most of the Valbonne market with lunch in one of the many café’s located near the main square.

On a really clear day, try and spot Corsica in the distance from Villa Menuse

If you are keen for something a little active, head to Opio for a round of golf or game of tennis

On chefs day off, spend the day at the lovely Terre Blanche hotel – golf, spa, amazing food and kids club!

Drive down to Valbone on a Friday for a massive market that is a highlight to see, there is a big parking space as well so shouldn’t be a problem to find parking.

Call us on 020 3993 7361 to start planning your holiday to Villa Menuse or take a look at our other villas in France


A beautifully renovated luxurious Provencal villa with infinity pool near Opio, Villa Menuse sits on a hilltop with views across the Mediterranean. With a villa manager and choice of private chef and nanny. Sleeps 18.

Villa Menuse is a beautiful villa located in a smart residential area just outside Opio, a small Provencal village in the heart of the beautiful, hilly region above Cannes, also known as the "Tuscany of the South of France “. It is an ideal location for immersing yourself in the charming Provencal life or to get a taste of the glamour along the Côte d'Azur.

This recently renovated villa is located on the top of a hill with glorious views over the magnificent landscape of the French Riviera. On clear days the mountains of Italy towards St Jean Cap Ferrat, the Bay of Nice, Cap d'Antibes and the Esterel mountains can all be enjoyed from the many terraces.

The garden is typically Provencal with olive trees, fragrant lavender along with more tropical plants and palm trees nestled in amongst the greenery including lawned areas and a boules pitch. The focal point of the property is the infinity swimming pool which has sunbathing decks either side, offering the perfect refreshment during the hot summer months.

All nine bedrooms and bathrooms have been individually styled and beautifully appointed predominantly in a mix of beige, taupe and creams. They are all very comfortable with a touch of traditional Provencal charm. Exposed brick work and traditionally coloured paintwork mix well with the modern touches. There are four bedrooms on the first floor, two master double bedrooms at either end of the house and two twin rooms in the middle. All four rooms have access onto the first floor terrace overlooking the pool and gardens below. In addition there are three bedrooms located on the ground floor. Two of these, a double and twin, are adjacent rooms and off the living room and have private terraces. There is also a further double bedroom off the hallway. The last two en-suite bedrooms are located on the lower ground floor, near the playroom.

The large open plan living area is on a split level with glorious views out through large full height oval windows/doors looking out onto the outside terrace and pool below. The kitchen is tucked away at the far end of the living area and has doors out onto the covered dining terrace. Below the pool is a BBQ terrace/kids outdoor dining area.

The children’s playroom is located on the lower floor with doors out onto the garden and kids outdoor dining terrace. Children will love discovering all the toys, games and activities available at the villa. Families like the fact that the playroom is completely separate from the pool and general areas for relaxation so parents can be as involved as much or as little as they like.

This is a fantastic villa for a family or group of friends to either relax or be as active as you like surrounded by beautiful scenery and plenty of things to do nearby. As the swimming pool is located close to the villa, it is an ideal choice for families as you can keep an eye on all of the activities from the comfort of your sun lounger.

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All nine bedrooms are comfortably and individually furnished in neutral colours with stone or wooden floors and all have bath or shower rooms en suite. The first floor rooms all have doors out on to the first floor terrace which enjoys panoramic views over the French Riviera and the surrounding hills from the windows and balconies. The master bedroom has a large walk in wardrobe a lovely large bathroom with bath and a separate shower. Also on the first floor are bedrooms two and three which are twins, both with a shower, basin and WC and bedroom four which is a double with an en-suite shower and stairs to a mezzanine above. On the ground floor next to the living area is a double and twin room, rooms five and six, both with an en-suite shower room and doors outside on to the terraces. There is also a pretty double bedroom off the hallway which has an en suite shower room and doors to the side of the house where there is a covered dining terrace. Rooms eight and nine are located on the lower ground floor, the double has external access only, whilst the twin can only be accessed via the playroom. All bedrooms, except one of the upstairs twin rooms have air-conditioning.

Master Double bedroom

Room 1: On the first floor is a lovely light and spacious master double bedroom with a large walk in wardrobe and bathroom ensuite (bath and separate shower) and doors onto the first floor terrace.

Twin Bedroom

Room 2: On the first floor next to the master bedroom is a twin room with a small shower room en-suite and doors to the first floor terrace. This twin bedroom does not have airconditioning however a fan is provided.

Twin Bedroom

Room 3: On the first floor is between the other twin bedroom and the second double room. This is a twin room with a small shower room en-suite and doors to the first floor terrace.

Double Bedroom

Room 4: On the First floor is another master double bedroom at the opposite end of the landing. This room has a lovely large bright and airy shower room ensuite. Both the bedroom and bathroom have doors out onto the first floor terrace. In addition there are stairs (steep and narrow but with stair gates) up to a mezzanine area above which has a small sitting area with TV.

Double Bedroom

Room 5: On the ground floor is a double bedroom with views towards the garden and pool and access to the outside terrace. It also has an ensuite shower room with a good sized walk in shower and 2 sinks.

Twin Bedroom

Room 6: Is situated on the ground floor next the ground floor double room. It is a twin bedroom with doors onto a terrace at the side of the house and an ensuite shower room.

Double Bedroom

Room 7: Is situated on the ground floor off the hallway. It is a double bedroom with shower room en suite and doors onto the side terrace of the house with a dining terrace.

Double Bedoom

Room 8: Is situated on the lower ground the near the playroom and room nine. It is a double bedroom (zip and link beds so can be made into a twin if required) with shower room en suite and can only be accessed externally via one of the outdoor terraces.

Double Bedroom

Room 9: Is a double bedroom (zip and link beds so can be made into a twin if required) situated on the lower ground floor off the playroom. It has an en suite shower room and can only be accessed through the playroom or via the outside terrace.


Villas are equipped with families in mind. Stair gates, blackout blinds, baby equipment and cots on request.


Villa Menuse comes with a choice of villa service: Flexible or Full. Whether you are looking for a more independent type of villa holiday, you want the full works, there is a service option that is right for you.

The villa comes with a villa manager on hand to make sure you have everything you need, along with gourmet dining provided by your own private chef with tailor made menus, using the freshest local ingredients.

Flexible Service

Includes a welcome drinks hamper, unlimited soft drinks, daily breakfast hamper (including fresh bread, pastries, juice and smoothies) and one staffed meal per day (either lunch or dinner with champagne and canapes), and daily housekeeping and a pre-arrival concierge service.

Full Service

Includes a welcome drinks hamper, unlimited soft drinks, daily breakfast hamper (including fresh bread, pastries, juice and smoothies) and two staffed meal per day, lunch and dinner with champagne and canapes, and daily housekeeping and a pre-arrival concierge service.


The villa has swimming pool with a pool alarm and a number of different terraces with views over the French Riviera. The sitting area has Apple TV. On the lower floor there is the children's playroom with table tennis table. WiFi is available and air-conditioning is available in eight of the bedrooms.

Air conditioning

Air-conditioning is available in 8 of the bedrooms. One of the upstairs twins is not air-conditioned.

Apple TV and DVD player

There are several televisions at the property. A DVD player is available.

Outside dining area

Covered and open terraces with dining area

Swimming pool

Infinity swimming pool 10m x 4.5m (1.4 to 1.55m deep).

Children's games/playroom

A good sized playroom well equipped with a selection of indoor and outside toys and games.


Outdoor kitchen barbeque area.

Wireless ADSL

Free broadband WiFi


There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the Cote d'Azur. The market towns of Opio and Valbonne are nearby, the latter of which has a superb market on Fridays, selling a mix of lovely Provencal wares, local cheeses, wines, olives plus a huge amount of stalls selling souvenirs. The historical and picture postcard villages of Gourdon, Tourettes-sur-Loup and St Paul de Vence can be reached by car in 20-40 minutes or the larger town of Vence, has a great selection of shops and restaurants too.

Further a field, Antibes and the beaches of Cagnes sur Mer and Cannes make for a great day of exploration or further inland, Grasse is lovely to explore and is the ideal opportunity to visit the renowned fragrance houses of Molinards and Fragonards. If you're prepared to venture further, the spectacular Gorges Du Vendon can be reached in an hour and half and provides stunning scenery and boasts the deepest gauges in Europe!


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Ground Floor

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First Floor

Lower Ground Floor

Lower Ground Floor

Location & directions

Côte d’Azur, South of France, France

Villa Menuse is situated in the hills above Cannes and is a short drive from the pretty provencal villages of Opio and Valbonne, which are both about a 5-minute drive away. The nearest beach is at Cagnes sur Mer, just 10km away and St Paul de Vence is a 30-minute drive away.

How to get there

There are good international flight options to Nice and Marseille from London and other regional airports in the UK, which take approximately 2-hours. In addition there are good flight connections from Paris and other French airports.

Car hire is recommended throughout your stay. This can be picked up and dropped off at the airport. The transfer time from Nice to the villa is a 30 minute drive or from Marseille, between 1 hour 50 minutes and 2 hour 20 minutes.

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