The apartment is located on the third and fourth floors of a house
dating from the 17th century. The house stands above the Var River
next to the old drawbridge that is the main entrance into the village.
During the day you can look down at the river, at night you hear its
soft sounds. The living room and kitchen are on the third floor, the
bedroom and bathroom are on the fourth floor.
The living room features oak ceiling beams, built-in cabinets, a
marble fireplace and the traditional tile tile floor of Provence. It
is furnished with antiques, contains a TV, radio and a good amount of
books in English, German and French including dictionaries. The sofa
pulls out into a comfortable queen-size bed. Two large windows face
south and give a view of the river, the plaza and the mountainside
across from it.
The kitchen is small but equipped with all modern conveniences:
refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, stove and baking oven.
The bedroom is very cozy with its damask covered walls. It has two
The bathroom with its small pink and gray tiles features the typical
deep European bathtub with a shower attachment.
Entrevaux is a very special place. Not only is it a historic village,
it is also located in a dramatic landscape. Built on a huge rock, it
is surrounded on three sides by the Var River. On the fourth side
rises a steep cliff upon which stands the citadel that was built
during the reign of Louis XIV. An impressive rampart leads up to it
and from there one has a spectacular view of the Var valley.
The houses of Entrevaux crowd behind a well-preserved wall. There are
three drawbridges: the Porte Royale which is the main entrance into
the town, the Porte d’Italie leading to Italy and the Porte de France
and there are three streets, connected by a multitude of narrow
walkways, which all lead to a well-preserved church dating from the
12th century. The breath of history clings to this village because
the citizens of Entrevauz have altered little. The fountains, arches,
balconies, ancient doors and narrow stairways have not changed over
the centuries. At the same time Entrevaux is a living, vibrant town
with excellent restaurants, coffee shops and stores.
There are many opportunities for hiking, the Var River offers rafting
and kayaking and there is a lake nearby for swimming and boating. The
Mediterranean is an hour’s drive away. Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Monte
Carlo are all fun places to visit but it is a relief to get back to
the peace and quiet of Entrevaux at night, drink a glass of wine by
the open window and listen to the Var rush by.
If you are interested in the outdoors, in history or would just like
to enjoy life in the French countryside with its festivals, wine and
food, Entrevaux has something for everybody. Nature and man have
truly worked together here to create a unique place in a dramatic