Villa Glorieuse

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 9


Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic RWC-Nice

Scandi design meets Provençal beauty in this glorious retreat with sweeping views of the Côte d'Azur and its hinterland, just a short drive from the artistic town of Vence.

In an elevated setting, the vistas from the terraces and gardens are spectacular, reaching as far as the French Riviera coastline as well as the mesmerising Massif de l'Esterel. Whether enjoying a morning coffee on the lower terrace or evening aperitifs by the swimming pool, the landscapes will take your breath away. The sunsets over the mountains are especially wonderful on warm summer evenings.

Mediterranean gardens, century old trees, splendid lawns and beautiful terraces make the outdoor space a delight – the pièce de résistance being the glittering heated swimming pool with a separate area for children. There’s always a pretty spot to find for a serene glass of local rosé as well as high-end outdoor furnishings for sociable moments. Create special memories feasting with family and friends by candlelight on the covered patio with its summer kitchen and wood burning fire.

Inside is just as impressive – the wood-beamed living room features plush sofas, Apple TV and a projector screen whilst the Moroccan lounge adds yet more character and style to this newly renovated abode. The gorgeous kitchen and handsome dining room are also impressive, as are the seven individually styled bedrooms with high-quality Swedish beds, en suite bathrooms and terraces. A fitness room is another added luxury in this magnificent home.

With an exclusive setting on a mountainside, it’s a short drive down the hill to the historic market town of Vence, famed for its artistic associations with Matisse – the spiritual Chapelle du Rosaire is just 3km away. This charming town is a joy to explore with its cobbled lanes, pretty churches, idyllic squares and vaulted archways as well as cafes and restaurants with lovely terraces. The flower, fruit and vegetable market can be found every morning whilst larger markets are held twice a week.  

The Wednesday morning market in nearby St Paul de Vence is another wonderful experience whilst art-lovers must visit the Fondation Maeght, just a 15-minute drive away. Other fantastic places to visit include the perfumeries of Grasse, the museums and shops of Nice and of course the fine beaches of the French Riviera around Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet and beyond.

Both Antibes and Monaco can also be reached in under an hour or head further into the mountains to Gourdon and Saut du Loup for waterfalls, rock pools and more stunning scenery of this incredible part of southern France. 

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What you should know…

  • In this incredible mountainside setting, with steps and terraced levels, there are some areas outside where young children will need to be supervised
  • A small apartment with double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room is located away from the main house and is available for use on request

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Gym/Fitness Room Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating RWC-Nice

Villa Interiors (600m2, various levels)

-    Living room with fireplace and Apple TV
-    Moroccan-style living space
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including gas stove, ovens, fridge-freezer, wine fridge, kettle, kitchen aid, toaster, blender and coffee machine
-    Master bedroom with double bed, walk-in wardrobe and doors opening up to pool terrace. En suite bathroom with jacuzzi-bath and large shower
-    6 x individually styled bedrooms with double beds, doors leading to a terrace and en suite bathrooms
-   Additional bathroom by Moroccan lounge
-   Separate WC (by entrance)

Outside Grounds

-    Salt-water heated swimming pool (16x5m) and separate children’s pool (5x5m), both with safety alarm
-    Poolside shower
-    Covered al-fresco dining terrace with fireplace
-    Outdoor kitchen with barbecue and pizza oven
-    Various patios/terraced areas
-    Boules pitch
-    Garden (partially terraced levels)


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning
-    Apple TV with large projector screen
-    Gym
-    Boules
-    Table tennis


About the surrounding area of Villa Glorieuse
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set on a mountainside just above the stunning village of Vence, Villa Glorieuse enjoys incredible views of the French Riviera and its hinterland, only a 30-minute drive from Nice.

Follow the steep road downhill for 3km and you will soon reach the historic market town of Vence, well-known for its art galleries and the wonderful Chapelle du Rosaire, created by Henri Matisse. There are some excellent restaurants as well as pretty terrace cafes, wine-bars and shops. The daily market selling fruit, vegetables and flowers is a delight, as is the larger market on a Friday morning and weekly antiques market.

The artistic town of St Paul de Vence (8km) is just a little further, another incredibly charming place to visit and a must for art-lovers with yet more galleries and the modern art museum, Fondation Maeght. Keen hikers can follow trails between the two villages and further afield, taking in the spectacular scenery of this area.

Another vibrant market can be found in the historic quarter of Cagnes-sur-Mer (12km), a town also known for its beaches and promenade just outside the town centre. Visit the Renoir museum, Les Collettes, in the artist’s former house, then discover the coastline with beachfront restaurants and watersport opportunities. Villeneuve-Loubet Plage (12km) is another lovely hilltop town with a great beach below with more water-based activities and a marina.

Spend the day soaking up the atmosphere in the lovely city of Nice (25km), then explore the beauty of the stunning Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat with its walking paths and beautiful beaches. Monaco (47km) is another fantastic place for a great day out or head in the other direction towards the charming old town of Antibes (24km) and the vibrant restaurants and bars around Juan-les-Pins (25km), both surrounded by yet more picturesque beaches. Cannes can also be reached in under an hour – as well as exploring the glamourous town, take a boat trip out to the idyllic Lérins Islands.

There are many more pretty hilltop villages and towns dotted across the Côte d'Azur hinterland such as Tourrettes-sur-Loup with its lovely market and shops, Grasse (27km) and its delightful historic centre and perfumeries as well as the handsome market town of Valbonne (26km). Opio, Mougins and Biot are other gorgeous villages, perfect for a leisurely lunch out, passing scenic landscapes of olive groves and woodland as you drive through this attractive region.  

The French Riviera is also a golf lover’s paradise with numerous 18-hole courses within a short drive, many with amazing views, or discover the scenery by cycling or horse-riding through the surrounding hills and valleys.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice


Nearest Train Station Cagnes-Sur-Mer


Nearest Town Vence


Nearest Restaurant Vence


Nearest Supermarket Vence


Nearest Beach Cagnes-sur-Mer/Villeneuve-Loubet


Nearest Tennis Nr Vence


Nearest Golf REGS Golf


Nearest City Nice



The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The beautiful Côte d'Azur and its surrounding countryside offers so much for families of all ages.

Young artists will love the art studios and galleries dotted around both Vence and St Paul de Vence as well as the stunning Chapelle du Rosaire, just 3km away, and the fantastic modern art museum, Fondation Maeght, 8km by car.

If your kids are keen to get to the beach then the coastline around Cagnes-sur-Mer and Villeneuve-Loubet is just 13km away where you will find a range of watersports, fantastic beaches and a marina. There are plenty more wonderful spots for sunbathing and swimming around Antibes, Nice and Cannes. Also, a day trip to the enchanting Lérins Islands offers more idyllic swimming spots.

There are plenty more boat excursions along the French Riviera including dolphin and whale-watching trips, sunset cruises and even shuttle boats as far as St-Tropez or Monaco.

Close to Villeneuve-Loubet, Le Bois des Lutins and Le Village des Fous will both appeal to youngsters with forest-based activities and unique attractions whilst Canyon Forest offers tree-top adventures and canyoning for older children.

Also enjoy waterparks, evening fairgrounds and other family-friendly attractions, especially around Antibes in the height of the summer.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef service
- Extra maid service

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €3000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of more than 7 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? No charge in July/August. At other times there is a charge of €400 per week, payable in advance to the owner. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 26th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £14,768
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £8,687
Christmas & New Year £18,615
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £8,687
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2024 £10,859
Apr 28th 2024 - May 29th 2024 £13,031
May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £14,768
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 £18,615
Aug 29th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £14,768
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £8,687
Christmas & New Year £18,615
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £8,687

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 26th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €15,991
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €9,407
Christmas & New Year €20,157
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €9,407
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2024 €11,758
Apr 28th 2024 - May 29th 2024 €14,110
May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €15,991
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 €20,157
Aug 29th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €15,991
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €9,407
Christmas & New Year €20,157
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €9,407

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 26th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $16,925
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $9,956
Christmas & New Year $21,334
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $9,956
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2024 $12,445
Apr 28th 2024 - May 29th 2024 $14,934
May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $16,925
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 $21,334
Aug 29th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $16,925
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $9,956
Christmas & New Year $21,334
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $9,956

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Approximately 20 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The location of the property is so private and has an amazing view of both mountains and the ocean – which is hard to find anywhere else.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes, famous and royalty.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do? Must eat? Must see?

There are lots of beautiful villages and amazing restaurants near the house.

Vence is located just 5 min down the mountain from the house. It is a historic city ideally situated between the Sea and the mountains charmed and inspired numerous artists thanks to its authenticity, such as Matisse, Chagall, Dubuffet, Dufy and Soutine.

The medieval city is one of the rare cities dating from the Middle-Ages that has kept its ramparts. It houses historical treasures including the “Fontaine du Peyra” and the “Cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Nativité”, both classified as Historic Monuments. Vence offers exceptional moments of life to its visitors through its culture, its gastronomy and the diversity of its landscapes.

Located a 15 minutes drive from the house is the charming village of St-Paul de Vence. Once upon a time, St-Paul de Vence was a small medieval village atop a hill looking out to sea. Then came the likes of Picasso in the postwar years, followed by showbiz stars such as Yves Montand and Roger Moore, and St-Paul shot to fame. The village is now home to dozens of art galleries as well as the renowned Fondation Maeght.

​The town has everything from local little cafés to Michelin restaurants. 

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Just behind the house (100 m) there are several beautiful hiking and walking trails that will take you to an old little chapel, up a mountain or exploring old structures from the middle ages in the middle of the forest depending on which route you choose to walk.



  • Don't want to leave

    Created on 25/07/2020

    We had an amazing stay at this villa. Can really recommend it if you want to experience an amazing view and calmness. The villa has everything you need and you don’t want to leave.

  • Fantastic!

    Created on 07/09/2019

    The villa was fantastic! We had 7 couples stay for the long weekend over labor and everyone felt like they had the master bedroom as all the rooms were spacious with ensuite bathrooms. The villa itself is beautiful, we spent our days sipping champagne and taking dips in the pool, truly magical.

  • Will definitely be back!

    Created on 30/08/2019

    This house is exactly as described. Clean and spacious. We were four couples and had plenty of room - more than enough. Despite this most beautiful house, we found ourselves out an about most days, enjoying local villages. I would suggest either car rental (if you don't plan on drinking rose during long lunches) or getting a car service (which is what we did). We spent most evenings at the house cooking dinner and lounging. The kitchen is fully equipped (we even had a chef come in one night and cook dinner. The house is beautifully decorated and we took advantage of it. We lounged mostly in the outside dining room. The bedrooms and bathrooms are immaculate. The gym is fully functional and was used...once! I can't comment on TV or movies as we did not really do that, but they were smart tvs with netflix and apple tv capability. The house manager Kirsten was lovely and easy to get a hold of if anything was needed. Will definitely be back!!!

  • Absolutely breathtaking

    Created on 13/08/2019

    This is a gorgeous, five-star villa! We were a party of 12 and everyone thought the villa was absolutely breathtaking. The rooms were clean and comfortable and we enjoyed all of our meals outside, cooked by Chef Sophie! (She is a super star!!) The manager for the property in Nice was terrific with answering questions before our trip, helping make plans or reservations for restaurants.

  • I can see myself coming back here

    Created on 29/07/2019

    What a magnificent way to experience Southern France!!! My family and I enjoyed every bit of this lovely home. We are 13 adults and 5 kids and never did we feel like we needed more space. The indoor/outdoor living spaces made it very accommodating and social for the group as a whole. The pool area was perfect for kids and adults alike, and the view beyond the pool was stunning! What made our stay most special was the sweetest welcome, with fresh flowers and cake and knowing that our host was a call away if we needed anything. The location is about a 30 minute drive to Nice, and about and hour to Cannes and Monaco, was worth it to us because day trips were easy and the escape out here was just perfect. I can see myself coming back here in the future!

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