Our properties in Valbonne
Valbonne is situated in the valley of the River Brague and it’s name actually means “Good Valley”.
It is a market town full of character , laid out in a grid pattern surrounding the central square “La Place des Arcades”. The square is a hustling , bustling place , especially on market day held every Friday morning. The rest of the time the square is filled with locals and of course holiday makers , depending on the time of year, eating , drinking and cavorting at the bars and restaurants or browsing around the many quaint little shops.
Properties in Valbonne are always in very high demand due to the constant arrival of families from all over Europe and indeed the rest of the world as they have new jobs at the Sophia Antipolis technology park just to the south of Valbonne village itself. This provides around twenty six thousand jobs spread across hundreds of international companies. The presence of all this business makes Valbonne one of the wealthiest “Maries” or councils on the Cote d’Azur and this is reflected all over Valbonne.
Another attraction for these families to move to this area is the nearby International School of Mougins. This school is constantly expanding as it caters for all ages from toddlers right up to A level students of eighteen. It is based on the British education system and the lessons are taught in English.
Of course houses and apartments are highly sort after as holiday homes too , again from the whole international community, as Valbonne is only about a quarter of an hour by car to the chic seaside resorts of Cannes or Juan les Pins and it’s only twenty minutes from Nice airport. There is of course an excellent bus service and trains from nearby Mouans Sartoux station.
Of course , in the winter time , having a property in Valbonne means that you can jump in the car and be skiing in less than an hour’s journey at the local ski resort on Greolieres and within two hours, at the larger resorts of Isola 2000 and Auron.