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Summary

The pretty hilltop village of Opio is surrounded by olive groves, the scent of perfumed Mediterranean plants and is nestled in the heart of a protected environment ideally located between the sea and the mountains.

Location

  • 30 min from Nice airport
  • 35 min from Cannes
  • 30 min from the beaches

History

The name of the village is derived from “Oppidum” or “stronghold” in Latin. Opio has a long history: Belonging to the Bishop of Grasse until the Revolution, the village also shows signs the remains of the Roman era, including a beautiful woman's head in marble, currently on display at the Grasse museum.
The main activities of the village were the production of olive oil and the cultivation of roses and jasmine, intended for perfumers in Grasse.

Surroundings

Thanks to an exceptional microclimate, Opio is known for its roses and jasmine, but also for the olive grove of the “Grande Bastide”, one of the largest in the region, producing a delicious olive oil to be discovered will discovered at the mill, the “Moulin d´Opio”, dating from the 15th century. It is one of the last oil mills still in operation.
Be charmed by the character of renovated Provencal manor houses which blend perfectly into the landscape.

Lifestyle

During a holiday stay or as a new home, you will be delighted by this tranquil environment, ideal for long walks or horseback rides in a landscape of over 1 100 acres (450 hectares) of countryside.
Strolling through the cobbled streets of Opio will allow you to discover Provencal craftsmanship and art galleries.
Golf enthusiasts, too, will enjoy the multitude of courses at their doorstep and within 15 minutes’ drive. The Golf de la Bégude, for example, has premises located in the grounds of a castle dating from the 19th century.

Irresistible

The “Golf de la Grande Bastide”Authenticity in the heart of a splendid natural area.The golf course, the “Château de la Bégude” keeps the promise of a sporty, chic and gourmet environment, where you will find an 18-hole golf course, in the heart of a splendid, undulating protected area of 220 hectares, in the shade of many timeless trees.
It is the ideal place to enjoy a top-of-the-range golf course with golfing pleasure and nearby discover local crafts.

Activities / tourism

  • St Trophisme Church The 17th century Bishops
  • Oil mill
  • Remains of the medieval monastery (Poudeirac neighbourhood)
  • Grotte de la Bégude Hiking
  • 18 hole Opio-Valbonne Golf Course

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