The Village – Theoule-sur-Mer
The bustling village of Theoule-sur-Mer is approximately a ten minute-walk from Villa La Sarriette and offers a choice of beautiful beaches, some fantastic restaurants and your local shops. Originally a sleepy fishing port, the village retains much of its Provencal style. With the red cliffs of the Estrel mountains as a backdrop, the turquoise waters, sandy beaches and palm tree lined streets are the epitome of a Mediterranean idyll.
Every Thursday and Sunday morning there is a market at the Figueirette Port - in the centre of Théoule. Organic fruit and vegetables, flowers, hot cooked chicken, a fish stall are to be found together with clothes, material and locally made pottery. The local tourist office at 2 av de la Corniche d'or is a great source of information about the region.
Théoule's main beach is Plage Suveret which is a lovely public beach with safe swimming and lifeguards on duty mid June to mid September. There is an excellent restaurant called Chez Philippe offering à la carte and a €28 set meal for lunch as well as a bar and snack bar.
At weekends groups of people picnic on the beach and you can always try to join in a game of boules on the beach – no charge. A walk around the marina brings you to another public beach and a private beach called Magellan. There are lots of restaurants and snack bars to choose from as you walk the coast – only 10 minutes max from Chez Philippe to the Marco Polo beach and restaurant in the town centre.
There are a number of walks including a complete circuit of the headland - L’Aiguille - which takes about 1hr 15 mins. In Théoule, there’s a choice of water sports and boat hire available. If driving there is plenty of parking but it does get very busy in the height of the season.