theoule sur mer franceThéoule-sur-Mer is an idyllic small town located in a prime spot on the French Riviera between Cannes and St Tropez. French Riviera. The town is a favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous, seeking some seclusion from the crowds. Théoule-sur-Mer provides a number of public and private beaches, together with a Marina and provides the perfect base for a beach holiday in France.

Theoule-sur-Mer is tucked away in a small inlet among the rocks of the Esterel Mountains. It is one of the most beautiful coastal resorts on the French Riviera.  Theoule sur Mer is only 10 Km from Cannes and 40 from Nice, and is therefore easily reached by car or boat. Since medieval times, the Theoule-sur-Mer has been dedicated to fishing and it retained its air of a small settlement, becoming one of the favorite places for those in search of peace and beauty on the Cote d’Azur.

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Beach holiday in France

Theoule sur Mer possesses some excellent sandy beaches, often set into small bays carved out of the red rocky coast. You cannot but help to experience the feeling that you are in a special place in the world, with the clear turquoise waters and fine beaches, fish restaurants and truly beautiful private beaches and luxury hotels. Theoule Sur Mer is a great place for a beach holiday in France because it provides you with the peace and tranquility to relax, that can be missing from many of the more crowded parts of the Cote d’Azur.

The main public beach can get quite busy in the summer months (especially after 4.00pm when the inhabitants of Cannes spill out of the city after work). I am not really an advocate of private beaches out of principle, but sometimes it is worth to shell out some money to get a guaranteed spot on the beach during your holiday in france. The views make the entrance price worth the investment.

Le Marco Polo is a private beach situated in a stunning cove in Théoule sur Mer, not far from Cannes. This secluded beach is nestled in amongst the dramatic red cliffs of the Esterel Massif and the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. There is a beach restaurant on Marco Polo beach where visitors can enjoy a light lunch on the beach.

An alternative private beach is La Plage de Red Roc. The views from the beach club are wonderful. Every day from the middle of April until the middle of September, for a small fee you can bathe in the warm sunlight on the sun loungers laid out on a series of terraces that lead down to the crystal clear water. There is an excellent beach restaurant open for lunch all season, as well as during the evenings from June to September. The attached hotel offers a luxurious Thalassotherapy spa, which is open to beach visitors for an additional price.

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Beach holiday France: Theoule-sur-Mer restaurants

 

There are a number of excellent restaurants, including Chez Philippe which offers an à la carte menu and a 28€ set meal for lunch. At weekends the local beaches are popular picnic destinations and you will often find impromptu games of boules along the beach and pathways. There are lots of restaurants and snack bars to choose from as you walk the coast to the Marco Polo beach and also within the town centre.

Théoule sur Mer enjoys one of the most beautiful Riviera locations, as it benefits from stunning coastal views out towards Cannes and the Lérins islands, as well as a prime location at the heart of the Estérel forest park. There are a number of walks including a complete circuit of the headland - L’Aiguille - taking about 1hr 15 mins. In Théoule there’s a choice of water sports and boat hire.

Theoule-sur-Mer is just a short drive from Cannes and here you will find a wealth of shops, restaurants, casinos and attractions. You can also reach Cannes via train - just 3 stops on the St Raphael train, taking about 12 minutes.

 

Theoule-sur-Mer beach holiday France

All-in-all, Theoule-sur-Mer is the perfect base for a beach holiday in France. On Go South France we have a number of fantastic villas to rent in and around Theoule-sur-Mer including this fabulous sea-front villa:

 

Theoule-sur-Mer luxury villa rentals France (sleeps 8)

Private villa with sea views and pool near CannesThis private villa near Cannes, South France, comes with stunning sea views, 3 terraces and an infinity swimming pool. The villa is located only a short walk from sandy beaches and is close to the centre of Theoule-sur-Mer village, with its numerous shops and restaurants.

This private villa in South France near Cannes is spread over four floors and comes with 4 double bedrooms, a private lift to all floors, air conditioning, private off-road parking and WiFi internet. The villa is situated in a quiet residential area on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the Bay of Cannes. Just next door there is the iconic Pierre Cardin "Bubble House".

Rental prices: High season (July-Aug) €5825 per week; Mid season (June and September) €4,400 per week; Spring €2995 per week.

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Villa d'Or - Charming French property with private pool (Ref: 1420)

Mandelieu-La-Napoule, 4 beds, heated pool (sleeps 8) This lovely French villa for rent with heated private pool is situated in Vallauris, a quiet neighbourhood in Super Cannes. The French villa in Cannes can sleep up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms and comes with air conditioning, internet, a brand new kitchen, video surveillance and satellite TV (UK & international channels). The villa has been recently renovated throughout and provides very comfortable accommodation wih modern appliances throughout. The villa has secure private parking for 4 cars and the large garden and pool terrace provide stunning views over Cannes. Maid service and airport pick-ups can also be arranged.

Rental prices: from €2750 per week.

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Super-Cannes holidays rental with private pool (sleeps 8)

Super-Cannes holidays rental with private pool (sleeps 8) This large villa rental in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, near Cannes, South of France, provides fantastic accommodation for visitors attending the Cannes film festival, MIPTV, MIDEM, MIPCOM and all the major events in Cannes. It also provides a cost effective option for 2-3 families holidaying together on the French Riviera.

The villa has 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and can sleep up to 16 people. There is a large heated swimming pool (12m x 6m), sun deck, garden and wonderful sea views. The interior of this villa rental is stylishly finished and is air-conditioned. Well-appointed for the Palais des Festival and Palais des Congres, walking distance to the beach and town centre. Reduced prices for lower occupancy rates during the low season.

Rental prices: High season (July-Aug) €5500 per week; Mid season (June and September) €4,000 per week; Spring €2750 per week.

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