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La Cigale

La Cigale. a charming rural hideaway in the hills behind Nice.
2 reviews
La Cigale. a charming rural hideaway in the hills behind Nice.
Sweeping views of mountains and the chateau of Tourrette Levens from the garden.
The chalet is small but fully equipped with shower ,WC and gas hob.
La Cigale sleeps 2
Fully equipped kitchenette with fridge and microwave.
View from the door of La Cigale
This is Prudence. She may pass by to say hello!
Terrace beneath the trees for 'al fresco' dining
Many of the olive trees are hundreds of years old
La Cigale is situated in delightful shady woodland. A paradise for hikers.
View of La Cigale from the access steps.
Try some of our own olive oil.
Sweeping views of mountains and the chateau of Tourrette Levens from the garden.
La Cigale is located in the grounds of a lovely old Bastide.
Ariel view of the stunning location in the hills behind Nice.
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Studio , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Tourrette-Levens, Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
At an altitude of 600 metres, this property is accessed by a private road of 3 kilometers and is surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside ideal for hikers, ornithologists, and nature lovers. The grounds are a haven for birds, butterflies and wildflowers. Eagles can often be seen circling the hills behind the property. Monaco and Nice airport are just 30 minutes away by car. The amazing new Nice tramway with easily accessible free parking is less than fifteen minutes away. Several excellent restaurants can be found in the nearby perched villages of Tourrette Levens and Aspremont, and many of the Riviera's finest beaches are within easy reach. There is a riding school very close to the property that offer rides out for all levels through some spectacular scenery (see www.randonnees-equestres06.fr). La Cigale offers a very rare oppo... Read more
About the Owner, Pam and Patrick S
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 70 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 201 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2006
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 4 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL12924
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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Reviewed August 1, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed for a week. Fantastic location feeling secluded but close enough to groceries and bakers etc, with restaurants in easy reach. Good connections by road to Nice and inland to mountains. Pam and Patrick were very welcoming and keen to ensure we had everything we needed to be comfortable. There are two chalets set in the olive terraces on the edge of the owners property, the pool is shared between the two chalets. Whilst basic, the chalet had everything we needed and some really nice touches and plentiful hot water for showers. Perfect evenings spent sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine, feeling like we were in a tree house, listening to cicadas and watching fire flies floating through the dusk.

Neil F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed May 26, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I stayed at La Cigale with my partner. The place is a studio cabin in the woods. On arrival we were met by Pam the owner. She couldn't have been more gracious and sweet. She really cared about making sure everything was fine for us. The cabin itself is basic but comfortably fits a couple looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We had just come from spending 4 days at the Cannes film festival and this was the perfect antidote.

The scenery is incredible. There are a lot of walking or hiking routes that can be. I did one in the rain and it was still a marvellous experience. Whilst seemingly remote the cabin actually lies between a few french villages. All have there own 'vibe' with some walkable, but all are only 5 minutes drive.

We hired a car during our stay so the day we did decide to leave the lovely surrounding we took ma 20minute drive to Eze. This had the most fantastic 'Jardin Exotique'. We chose to do this but most of the southern cost...

  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
Additional amenities & feature info
This small but delightful chalet of 16 square metres has a light and airy main sitting/sleeping space, with the choice of double or two single beds. One side is designed as a kitchen area and there is a separate shower room with w.c.
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    1 Full
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About the neighborhood
Fascinating hilltop villages can be seen from the property and these offer a wide choice of restaurants. The chateau of Tourrette Levens houses a world famous insect museum. The property is situated in the centre of a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The property has no boundaries and guests are free to explore the delights of the rugged and beautiful terrain that stretches towards the sea to the South and Alps to the North.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Nice: 9.3 mi
Railway: Nice: 3.7 mi
Ferry: Nice: 3.7 mi
Inexpensive Easyjet flights to Nice International airport from London Stansted, Luton and Gatwick, etc.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.7 mi.
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