Roquebrune-sur-Argens is a small village in Provence benefiting from 300 days of sunshine per year. Situated just 15 minutes from the coast and nestled in pine forest at the foot of the red cliffs of its namesake Le Rocher, residents and visitors to Roquebrune-sur-Argens alike combine countryside living with life by the seaside in this charming 1000 year old village
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Roquebrune-sur-Argens is in the Var department in the south east of France.
Its nearest international airport is Nice which is only an hour away (80km) and it is serviced by a number of low-cost airlines including Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2, making travel from the UK easy and cheap.
Limited flights to and from London and Bristol are also available from Toulon-Hyères international airport which is also approximately an hour away.
Alternatively, Roquebrune-sur Argens is just 14km from the railway stations of Les Arcs Draguignan and Saint-Raphaël with which it has excellent bus links.
If travelling by car, Roquebrune-sur-Argens is easily reached by taking the A8 and exiting at Le Muy & Puget-sur-Argens.
With the coast only 15 minutes away Roquebrune-sur-Argens can even be reached by boat (the closest port being Les Issambres).
A wide range of activities are available in and around Roquebrune-sur-Argens including walking, cycling, tennis, golf, horse-riding, fishing, archery and quad biking. Water sports enthusiasts are also catered for with the proximity of Les Issambres and the various watersports on offer there including (but not limited to) diving, sailing, and water skiing.
For those in search of a little culture, numerous festivals take place during the year such as the Médiévals Roquebrunoises (celebrating the medieval history of the town) in August and the mountain bike festival Roc d’Azur which takes place every October. There are also many museums and exhibitions in the local area many of which relate to its rich history dating from prehistoric times, although some such as Maison de Chocolat are sure to suit everybody.
Food and Drink
Fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood feature heavily in Provençal cuisine reflecting the climate and geography of the region and differentiating it from the cuisine of other regions of France. Typical dishes include Bouillabaisse (a seafood stew made with tomatoes, olive oil, wine, herbs and spices), soupe au pistou (a minestrone-style soup made from tomatoes, beans, summer squashes, potatoes, olive oil and basil) and aïoli (a thick, garlic mayonaise often served with fish).
Honey, olive oil, chocolate, cheese and wine are all produced locally and feature heavily at the market held in Roquebrune-sur-Argens every Friday morning. Notable wines from this area include the Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the red Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
There are many lovely restaurants in Roquebrune-sur-Argens, offering a wide range of different cuisines from pizzas to traditional provençal food.
In the event that you fall in love with the region and intend to buy a property there, Sextant properties have bi-lingual agents in the area who known the available properties. They will be able to accompany you on visits, answer your queries and generally make finding and choosing your ideal property a pleasure – all of which will speed the day you walk into your new home in Roquebrune sur Argens.