Mandelieu Destination Guide

Mandelieu la Napoule is located on the French Riviera near Cannes. It is a popular holiday destination on the Mediterranean coast facing the Bay of Cannes and the Lérins Islands.

Activities

Known for its Mimosa Festival in February, beaches and landscapes, Mandelieu attracts tourists from around the world. For all those who love to play golf, Mandelieu is a must-see destination. You can enjoy the best golf courses of the Riviera while basking in the sun and enjoying the Mediterranean climate. The coastal road from Mandelieu leads all the way to Frejus. It has long been claimed as one of the most beautiful drives in the South of France. You can also appreciate the beauty of the Esterel massif on a horseback ride, mountain bike or by hiking on foot.

Villas and apartments have breath-taking views of the Esterel Mountains and the Bay of Cannes. The restored castle of Mandelieu, Chateau de la Napoule, overlooks the ocean and is very popular with tourists, with animations and theatre productions performed in the evenings. From the town you can view San Peyre, a 131m high conical hill formed 250 million years ago by a volcanic eruption. There are 9 public beaches, which have excellent facilities and are well maintained with cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlours.

Cannes & Nice

If you don’t mind a short drive, you can visit Cannes, which is located 12.5 km away. Cannes is perhaps one of the most popular destinations on The Riviera, with its combination of luxury, beauty and glamour. The Croisette famously offers luxury shopping, exclusive bars and restaurants and exquisite sandy beaches.

Nice on the other hand is located around 37 km away via the A8 motorway. The famous Promenade Des Anglais (Walkway of the English) is a wonderful place to walk, cycle or run and see the beautiful city on one side and the calm, picturesque ocean on the other. Do as the locals do and sit at a café and people watch, or sit in the perfectly placed seats and benches and gaze out over the endless Mediterranean ocean. The Old Town is a must-see, with its numerous historical sites, cafés, quaint restaurants and the famous flower market selling not only a bright array of blooms but fruit, vegetables, spices and other Provençal delicacies.

Travel

This town has a TGV train station with regular trains to Cannes and Nice. It is only 25 minutes drive from Nice Cote d’Azure Airport via the A8 motorway.