Provence Dreaming? What to Explore from your next luxury summer villa holiday
Nestled in the heart of the enchanting French Riviera, Clos Mireille on the Domaines Ott wine estate serves as the ideal luxury summer villa for exploring the exquisite gems that lie along this quieter, sophisticated stretch of Provence. With a blend of sun-kissed beaches, quaint villages, breathtaking natural beauty and of course, excellent rosé wine, this is the perfect spot to head to for your next luxury summer holiday.
The 54 hectare estate where you will be staying benefits from its own private access to the beautiful place du Pelligrin, but also has its own swimming pool and pétanque court. If you want to explore the local area around the villa, let us be your guide. Here are our recommendations for the best activities nearby to this stunning luxury villa.
The Îles d’Hyères (otherwise known as the Golden Isles for good reason) are the true hidden gems of this area. These three islands, Porquerolles, Port-Cros, and Île du Levant, are just a short boat ride away and offer crystal-clear waters, hidden coves and protected nature reserves; perfect for nature enthusiasts and beach lovers. Feeling active? A marine conservation area surrounds part of the islands and there is an underwater snorkelling park, SUP rentals and also several diving centres if you want to plunge deeper. Porquerolles is often described as having the feel of a small Caribbean Island and also boasts the famous Plage d’Argent often voted as the most beautiful beach in France.
Fort de Brégançon is another beautiful location to visit and one that is etched in history. President Macron’s official summer residence is here and this historic fortress-turned-presidential retreat rests on this small island with stunning views.
For those who love to hike, take a trip to Cap Bénat. This exclusive peninsula provides a haven for coastal trails and secluded beaches. The views are breathtaking and be sure to take swimwear and check out the 500m lagoon at Plage de l’Estagnol.
The nearby hillside village of Bormes-Les-Mimosas is just ten minutes from the villa at Clos Mireille and is a tranquil old Provençal village where you can wander around artist shops, buy local produce at the market or simply escape the heat with an artisanal ice cream and watch the locals battle out on the central pétanque courts.
For those feeling wanting to stay even more local, enjoy a bespoke Domaines Ott wine tasting at the comfort of your own villa. Take on a full tour of the estate including both the fermenting areas and the working areas. Then settle yourself at the pinède, a stunning location overlooking the sea, to try a selection of Domaines Ott wines, all complimented by carefully curated canapés to match each glass.
Rest, relax, recharge and let us show you the real South of France.