Pierre & Vacances – Center Parcs Group is the European Leader in local tourism with beautiful properties in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mauritius and more.. Established in 1967, they have been providing unique experiences and holiday concepts in well over 300 seaside, mountain, country, and city locations. With a little under 48,000 apartments and residences to its name which boast leisure, sporting and spa facilities in wonderful natural locations, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands when you book an escape with Pierre & Vacances – Center Parcs Group.
Within the group there are 7 brands for the discerning traveler to choose between:
Pierre & Vacances Premium comprises of 2,700 upscale residences in France and the French West Indies which offer personalised and upscale services focusing on wellness and luxury with everything from Thalgo spas with bespoke treatments to properties with private pools, saunas, hot tubs and relaxation rooms.
Pierre & Vacances offers over 13 thousand fully equipped apartments and homes in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal located in some of the most attractive seaside, countryside and mountain resorts.
Pierre & Vacances Villages Clubs is a unique concept with 6,000 apartments situated inside pedestrian and landscaped holiday villages in France and the French West Indies. At these properties you can enjoy everything from shops and restaurants to waterparks and kids clubs with sporting activities for the whole family.
Center Parcs is the brand most have heard of with its renowned and ever-popular formula of nature combined with good-old family fun and adventure in numerous locations just outside most European cities. Each location features water parks, shops, restaurants and much more besides.
Sunparks is the brand for family holidays in Belgium with 1,750 cottages to choose from located in beautiful natural sites which allow you to spend time together exploring the beautiful Belgian coastline and countryside.
If price is key and you are looking for low cost, budget holidays then the Maeva brand will happily accommodate with 1,800 fully-equipped apartments which offer everything you need in a great value getaway.
Finally, Aparthotels Adagio offers the best of both worlds with spacious, fully equipped apartments that benefit from excellent hotel services. These can be found in most major European city locations and are perfect for medium and long-stay vacations.
Property Focus: Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Julia Augusta in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
This resort is part of the “Pierre & Vacances Premium” line and has all the makings of a luxury holiday home-from-home. Its unbeatable location, near the most prestigious destination in the world: Monaco, allows you to be close to all the glitz and glamour of the jet-set life, whilst still enjoying plenty of private relaxation time on your own.
Nice is the nearest international airport, served by numerous airlines. If arriving to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin by train, the apartments are walking distance from the nearby Carnoles station. Or better yet, grab a car (parking is available on site) and take a 20-minute drive to either Italy or Monte Carlo, if the mood takes you.
The apartments are located in walking distance to the town centre, ensuring you are always close to amenities and can go out to savour the local cuisine in a swift manner. The pebble beach is less than 1 minute away, so if you do get tired of your own pool, you could dip your toes into the caressing waters of the Mediterranean.
The condos range in size and can sleep between 4 to 7 guests in one or two-bedroom apartments. Each light and airy apartment features large windows which let in the warm Mediterranean sunshine as well as simple, stylish furniture choices and a balcony. All apartments boast a fully equipped kitchenette, complete with toaster, kettle, microwave, dishwasher, ceramic hob and refrigerator. Tip: there is also a Nespresso machine, so you can channel your inner George Clooney. The lounge features a sofa which converts into a bed for extra guests and the bathroom has both a bath and shower. Each bedroom greets you with comfortable double or twin beds as well as bath and bed linen (and baby kits are available on request). And if holidays aren’t quite the same without your four-legged friend, then fear not, you don’t need to leave your pet at home, as these properties welcome pets too.
Though the apartments are self-catered, the property can accommodate pre-booked breakfasts and will provide a gourmand experience with the help of Fauchon, Paris. Wi-Fi is available in all the properties and the apartment block can help take care of your luggage storage requirements, too. There is also a heated roof-top pool and relaxation area which is open to guests from April to November for the ultimate sun-worship experience.
Things to do
Monte Carlo and its world-renowned casinos, boat shows and glitzy day and nightlife are just a short drive away. If you are feeling cultural but crave something rustic, you can take a tour of the historic village of Roquebrune and for those seeking adrenaline pumping activities: paragliding and numerous water sports are available in the area.
The Julia Augusta Apartments have all the makings of a wonderful holiday, all you need to do is book and Pierre & Vacances Premium will take care of the rest.
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