We have visited this place in August, and it very much was pleasant to us. If you are looking for entertainment and shopping you have to prefer some places in the coast. But if you are an inhabitant of the megacity, if you are searching rest, this place is just for you.
Authentic atmosphere of small French town with very narrow small streets where for the second day all start to greet you, a play of light and shades, plane trees over the river, voices of pigeons - all it just that is necessary to treat the nerves damaged by mad life of a big city.
To coast it is not so close, but it is not too far. With a car it takes less than an hour to get the beaches of St. Maximilian and some other good beaches at the coast. It is possible to look at such cult places as to St. Tropez, and having loafed about in huge crowd, to return to the mountain refuge. But the most interesting thing is mountain vicinities of Montferrat. This is a good place to have a look at Verdon canyon...