Villa Épure

Côte d’Azur, South of France, France

From $900 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

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

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At a Glance

  • Contemporary town villa with spectacular views over historic Vence

  • Walking distance to the center of Vence with its cafés and galleries

  • Between Nice and Antibes, close to some of France's most beautiful hill top villages

  • Ideal location for soaking up Provencal life

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

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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 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 Le Reve, Henri Matisse's residence during the forties, and his celebrated Chapelle du Rosaire, are just above Villa Épure.

The old town of Vence is charming and atmospheric. Full of little alleys with quirky shops and restaurants; terraces perfect for relaxing with a pastis or coffee, and a food market along the very narrow Rue du Marché with an endless choice of local products, there's something round every corner.

Villa Épure is magical at night, with its colored lights giving it a magical glow, and the cicadas singing all around.

The villa owners have personally designed and filled the property, look out for the hand-made art work on the walls.

The villa is south facing and therefore enjoys sun all day every day throughout the summer, a perfect place to top up on your tan.

If you want to venture out for dinner one night, try Le Pigeonnier in Vence. They offer delicious food in the ideal setting, right in the heart of the old town.

From the upstairs terrace, you can see the sea!

Take a bit of time out from the sunshine and have a game of table football

Children will love the pool, garden and imaginative book corner. Story-time awaits!

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Villa Épure or take a look at our other villas in France


Villa Épure is a contemporary villa with impressive views over the town of Vence, a 10 minute walk away. Set in a residential area, it's perfect for exploring this part of the South of France. With choice of a private chef and nanny. Sleeps 8.

Villa Épure enjoys a location that will suit everyone. A ten minute walk into the historic medieval walled market town of Vence, it's also not far from the nearest beaches, the vibrant towns of Antibes and Nice, and the spectacular variety of attractions that the South of France offers. From the mighty Gorges du Verdon to the perfumeries of Grasse, or from the marinas full of super yachts to the lavender fields and vineyards in the hills, it’s all on the doorstep. Vence, with its narrow cobbled streets, little squares dotted with cafés and restaurants, shops, ancient buildings and Matisse stained glass windows in the chapel, is a wonderful base for a week or two in Provence. There are frequent festivals in the town, with the most well-known being the Nuits du Sud from early July to early August, which is not to be missed.

Villa Épure is a modern, bright and airy town house with large floor to ceiling windows making the most of the views of the old town. Far from being a typical Provencal villa, its contemporary architecture is impressive, especially at night when it's all lit up. Predominantly white, with bold design touches and vibrant panels of color throughout, it's reminiscent of some of the celebrated artists synonymous with the town.

The ground floor of the villa is open plan with a double height atrium and glass doors running the entire length leading to the pool and garden, making the most of the magnificent vista. The air conditioned master bedroom is on this floor with French doors out onto the terrace. Upstairs, there are three further air conditioned bedrooms, a double and two twins with en suite shower rooms, all sharing a separate WC. All bedrooms on the first floor have access to the first floor roof terrace which is off the galleried landing with its huge floor to ceiling windows looking out over Vence.

Épure is ideal for children of all ages. There is an air conditioned playroom/TV room on the first floor, with doors out onto the roof terrace, and is fully equipped with a good variety of toys, games and books to suit different age groups and interests. Specialist baby equipment can also be provided. For older children there's table football and a table tennis table, whilst teenagers have the independence of being able to walk into Vence. This is especially appealing during the Vence Nuits du Sud Festival, where the streets and squares play host to music and entertainment.

The south facing, lawned garden with its fig and olive trees is a delightful place to spend the day. A teak terrace surrounds the villa, and there are plenty of loungers, soft cushions and terrace furniture here and on the roof terrace, for some real relaxation. The pool has integrated steps and an alarm, making it ideal for younger children. Views from the house and garden are over towards the pretty old town of Vence, with the bell tower in the center dominating the horizon.

Villa Épure is just a stone's throw from some of France’s most beautiful hill top villages, with their ancient buildings, beautiful squares and views of the Mediterranean. Vence itself is full of artisans and is characterized by its groves of olive and orange trees. Once you've wandered through the streets full of galleries and shops, it's the perfect place to relax in one of the many cafés. Quench your thirst at the Fontaine de la Foux, from where extremely pure mineral water has been flowing since medieval times. There’s a daily market on the Place Clémenceau inside the old village where you'll find flowers, fish, honey and all sorts of herbs and spices, and a weekly market at the Place du Grand Jardin. This is an area well-known for its links to famous artists, and the nearby St Paul de Vence is no exception. A hilltop fortified village, filled with galleries and boutiques, it played host to Chagall, Matisse, Picasso and Dufy, to name but a few at the beginning of the last century. The Colombe d'Or is worth visiting for lunch (a reservation will be necessary) to admire some of the original artwork on the walls.

If you'd like to drive to your villa, or extend your vacation and explore France a little further, we can organize an itinerary taking in a selection of hotels along the way. Speak to one of our travel specialists who'd be more than happy to make some suggestions and help plan your trip.

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All the bedrooms are airconditioned and are comfortably and simply furnished in a modern style. The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has French windows leading out onto the terrace, garden and pool. It is en suite with a dressing area, bath, walk in shower, WC, bidet and double vanity unit. Upstairs are the three further bedrooms. Bedroom Two is a double with an en suite bath and basin. Bedrooms Three and Four are twins, each with en suite showers and basins. All three bedrooms share a separate WC. All rooms have access to the roof terrace, and bedrooms three and four have doors to a balcony at the back of the villa.

Master Bedroom

The Master bedroom is the only bedroom located on the ground floor. It is a large bright and spacious room with doors onto the outside terrace. It has a spacious dressing room and an en suite bathroom, with a double vanity unit, walk in shower, corner bath, bidet and WC.

First floor double room

This double room is located at the far end of the first floor and has a shower room en suite. The room shares a separate WC with the two other bedrooms.

First floor twin bedroom

There are two twin bedrooms side by side which are identical in layout and size. Both have en suite shower rooms and have a door opening onto the rear of the property. These bedrooms share a separate WC with the other double bedroom. NB the beds can be made as a double or twin.

First floor twin bedroom

There are two twin bedrooms side by side which are identical in layout and size. Both have en suite shower rooms and have a door opening onto the rear of the property. These bedrooms share a separate WC with the other double bedroom. NB the beds can be made as a double or twin.


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


Villa Épure comes with a choice of villa service: Flexible or Full. Whether you are looking for a more independent type of villa vacation, 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 a swimming pool and outdoor dining area to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

The sitting area has an Apple TV and there is surround sound throughout. The villa also has WiFi.

Outside dining area

Covered and open terraces with dining area

DVD pLayer and Apple TV

Large plasma with Apple TV and DVD player.

Swimming pool

Swimming pool (12m x 5m) Depth 1.1m-2.4m with integrated steps and a safety alarm system.


Outside barbeque area.

Children's games/playroom

A well equipped playroom with a vast selection of toys and games.

Air conditioning

Air-conditioning is available in the four bedrooms.

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!


Villa Epure - Ground Floor

Villa Epure - Ground Floor

Villa Epure - First Floor

Villa Epure - First Floor


  • Beach Day in Juan les Pins

    For beach lovers the biggest sandy beach is in Juan les Pins, situated about 30 minutes from the Scott Dunn Villas. Choose from either the public sandy beach or the beach club, Plage Helios just further down from the main beach.

  • Cannes Day Trip

    You may not want to leave the villa, but if you feel like a day out, why not visit Cannes. World renowned and glamorous, it's the place to see and be seen.

  • Cannes Sailing Experience

    A varied day tour of Cannes, starting on foot around Cannes, followed by sailing in the Bay of Cannes to the Lerins Islands, where you will enjoy a gourmet seaside lunch, swimming, snorkeling and exploring the sights these islands have to offer.

  • Day Trip to the Lérins Islands

    A super day trip to the beautiful Lérins Islands, just a short boat ride from Cannes. You can spend the day combining culture by visiting the islands monuments along with some relaxation by the sea.

  • E-biking in the South of France

    E-biking is the perfect way to enjoy biking in the beautiful South of France. It's ideal for older family members too and makes for a great group activity. Take in the incredible views as you explore the beautiful terrain on two wheels.

  • Encounter with Wolves

    A wonderfully unique experience for the whole family to see wolves in their natural habitat in the Mercantour National Park.

  • Explore Vence

    Take a delightful walk around Vence, a large town offering a mix of the old versus the new. There's plenty to see and something for everyone.

  • Heli Wine Experience

    This is the way to tour the wine estates of the Cote d'Azur. You will enjoy a full day discovering the wines of the arrière-pays and all in your very own private helicopter.

  • In Villa Massage

    For the ultimate pamper experience, why not receive your chosen massage in the comfort of your own villa or even better, poolside.

  • La Colombe d' Or Experience, St Paul de Vence

    La Colombe d'Or is the most famous restaurant in St Paul de Vence and the surrounding area. Synonymous with lovers of French art, the walls are littered with beautiful and inspiring creations by renowned artists, including Picasso.

  • Lady Lockett Garden Experience

    This is a truly wonderful opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the gardens and villa 'La Mouissone' with Lady Lockett herself, to explore the gardens and enjoy a sumptuous lunch followed by olive oil tasting and perfume making session.

  • Make your own perfume in Grasse

    Grasse in the Cote d'Azur has been synonymous with perfume production since the 16th century; the scents of which are used by some of the most prestigious perfume houses of France. For a day trip, tour the perfumeries or create your very own scent.

  • Meal with a View at Alain Llorca, La Colle Sur Loup

    For the best in contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, including fresh roasted meats and shellfish on the grill, head to the restaurant of renowned chef, Alain Llorca. An acclaimed restaurant, Alain Llorca's has a fantastic setting with a large terrace.

  • Olive Oil Tour and Tasting

    Spend an hour or so at the Moulin d’Opio, learning how they have made Provencal Olive Oil since 1848.

  • Private visit to the famous Villa Ephrussi

    An exclusive experience to discover the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces on the Côte d'Azur, built on top of the peninsula of Cap Ferrat.

  • Riviera Wine Experience

    This is an exceptional tour combining wine with culture and gastronomy along the Riviera in Bellet, Nice. Where you can sample many a wine whilst enjoying the stunning views over the Var Valley, and end the day in style with a Michelin-starred dinner.

  • Sweet Factory Tour

    Those with a sweet tooth will love this quaint traditional confectionary factory, in the heart of the south of France.

  • Visit Lac De Saint Cassien

    Visit Lac De Saint Cassien and have a fun day out surrounded by stunning scenery and a great selection of places to eat nearby. Whether you want to hire the pedalos or try stand-up paddle boarding or just relax, its definitely worth a visit.

  • Visit to the Local Markets in the Cote d'Azur

    There is nothing like the sights and smells of a local market to give you a true sense of the gastronomic delights of the region. The local French Provençal markets of Vence, St Paul du Vence and the Cote d'Azur provide the ideal opportunity.



The bedrooms and playroom are the only rooms in the villa that are airconditioned.

Walking to Vence

The walk to Vence is about a 10 minute walk (approximately 400m) which involves a combination of walking along the road, and a steep path.

As the villa is situated in a residential area, typical noises can be heard from the villa which you would associate to being close to the town. e.g the chimes from the bell tower and mopeds buzzing about.

Bell Tower

During the day the bell tower in Vence rings every hour and half hour.

Location & directions

Côte d’Azur, South of France, France

Villa Epure is a short drive from the historic village of Vence, between Nice and Antibes. The nearest beach is at Cagnes sur Mer, just 10km away and St Paul de Vence is a 10-minute drive away. (The villa does not currently show on Google Maps).

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