Carros is a city in the south-east of France. It is conveniently located in the foothills of the Alps yet within 20km of the Mediterranean sea. Carros is located in a valley and there are some amazing views of both the mountains and out to sea. This makes the destination the perfect year round holiday spot, away from the hustle and bustle of the sea and ski resorts but close enough to offer either holiday experience. The beautiful location, perched in the Var Valley of the city itself also adds an additional dimension to your holiday. The most popular attraction in the area, is the old castle that overlooks the city, from here visitors are afforded panoramic views from the coast to the surrounding mountain ranges. Accommodation in the city usually come in the form of apartments, although a villa in Carros is the most popular option. Wimdu has some excellent accommodation in Carros, and in other French cities, take a look at our apartments in Paris and gites in Bordeaux.
Where to StayDue to its spectacular and remote location, the immediate surrounding area of the city has much to be explored. By staying in a home of a Wimdu host you have instant access to best source of knowledge there is, a local. They will be on hand to point you in the direction of the best, waterfalls, trails and views that the area has to offer. A villa in Carros comes with all the household amenities you would expect from back home, and by self-catering you can cut costs on both you accommodation and food bills. If you would like to explore the mountains further and have a few days by the beach we recommend hiring a car. Alternatively if you would prefer to stay right on the French Riviera you can stay in a villa in nearby Nice or a holiday apartment Antibes. After exploring the enchanting valley and mountains that surround Carros, you will be eager to travel again, and after staying with a Wimdu host in your Carros villa or apartment, you will be keen to continue to see world as a local. Why not check out our accommodation worldwide, like our excellent villas on Ibiza and holiday homes in Malaga and discover more of the world when you travel like a local.
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Carros – the perfect escape! Enjoy visiting this beautiful medieval village, tucked away in the mountains! Carros enjoys a very particular micro climate that means many exotic and tropical vegetation thrives in the area. Carros has a slow and easy charm that attracts a certain type of laidback traveler. Carros is one of the few ‘perched villages’ which hang onto the hill side of the Cote D’Azur. It’s only a 20 minute ride by car up to this lovely village and many tourists overlook it. Enjoy strolling through the medieval streets of the village at night – the lights perfectly illuminate the old houses and it’s very atmospheric. Make sure you check out the Medieval Castle at the centre of the town – it’s worth seeing! For those looking for something a bit more active, you can enjoy horseback rides and walks in the adjacent hills. Carros is a great place to base yourself if you plan on exploring on foot the local landscape – there are some fantastic views of the nearby snowcapped mountains from Carros! In Carros there is a Tourist Office which can help you get to know what there is to do in the local area and give you some ideas what’s on in Carros. Next door to the Tourist Office is an internet café. You’ll find a small selection of nice bars and restaurants in Carros where you can sample some of the local cuisine!
Getting AroundCarros is located just inland from the world famous coastal city of Nice. Carros is just a short drive through the valley. Most people visiting Carros do some by arriving at the nearby Nice Airport. Nice Airport is one of France’s busiest airports and has frequent daily connections with the capital Paris. You can reach Nice from many major European locations as well as Moscow and airports in Canada. Airport express buses are the best and most efficient way to get into central Nice. From the bus station you can take a bus up towards Carros – the journey is less than an hour. To get around the Var Valley you really need to use a car – there is little is the way of public transport up in these parts and the roads are narrow and steep – cycling is difficult!