5 bedroom villa for sale
Agay, 83530, France
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- Swimming pool
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
AGAY / ANTHEOR: Agay is a glorious and very popular little village, in a beautiful natural bay, ringed by the Esterel Mountains. The bay is about a kilometre wide and encompasses two wonderful sandy beaches. Historically, it is certain that there have been people living on the Cote d'Azur for thousands of years and relics around the Bay of Agay show the presence of prehistoric settlements in the area. It is presumed that Greek sailors founded the town itself some 500 B.C. and a number of remains from Greek, Etruscan and Carthaginian maritime traders have been found by archaeological researchers in the waters around Agay and Le Dramont. What has been an important factor through the centuries is that Agay was only reachable by sea. The first road along the Corniche d'Or was constructed in the beginning of the 20th century when from 1900-1903 a road (the RN98) and the railway from Saint-Raphäel to Cannes were built. The Agay of today however is a lovely village very popular among tourists; its undeniable character and seductively quiet atmosphere preserved. The beaches are pristine and the sea temperature never gets much below 14°C keeping the bay remarkably warm in winter (where temperatures seldom fall below 10°C). Add to that lovely restaurants, boutique hotels, delightful local shops, and the fact that on Thursday mornings the market comes to town, and in the evenings in summer a bustling antique market fills the little streets, and the picture becomes alluring and complete. Inland from Agay is the Foret d'Esterel, a natural forest of 100 square kilometres, and rising beyond that are the natural shield of Esterel Mountains famous for the remarkable red rocks which form them. Agay is a jewel on the Mediterranean, and has a great deal to offer, including a direct train line from Agay to Nice Airport (St Augustin).
- Nice Côte d`Azur (International), 25.2 miles
- Toulon (Le Palyvestre) (International), 41.1 miles
- Provence (International), 83.1 miles
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