We were lucky enough to secure a last-minute booking at La Cachette and within minutes of arriving we had relaxed and felt refreshed by the clean mountain air and the peace and quiet – hard to believe it’s only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Nice!

The local hoteliers, shopkeepers and residents we spoke to were, without exception, friendly, cheerful and very helpful, offering ideas for walks and local products to taste.

This home away from home is perfectly placed at the heart of the unspoilt village, with stunning views which inspired us to head out in a different direction each day to discover the delights of the surrounding area – sun-drenched beaches and azure-blue sea, world-class art, mountain and forest walks, a breathtaking drive into Italy, all set against a dazzling Alpine backdrop.

The sunny balcony was our favourite spot for breakfast, reading, sunbathing and pre-dinner drinks.

La Cachette is a little treasure, well-equipped with everything we could have needed and spotlessly clean.

We only wish we could have stayed longer to explore this beautiful area in more detail, so we will definitely be back!