Villa Fontane Provence
Guesthouse in the hills, close to St Tropez and beaches

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Welcome to Provence

In La Garde-Freinet, between wooded hills and glittering sea

Make yourself at home in Villa Fontane –  a spacious three bedroom guesthouse and an independent cottage set in two hectares of grounds with a large heated swimming-pool.

Alban, born into a family of artists, and Jane, a world citizen, welcome you into their picturesque Provencal home.

You will quickly become immersed in village life – many of our products are sourced locally : fresh  croissants from Arnaud’s fine-food boutique, a delicious selection of jams made by Jean-François at La Gambade, honey from nearby hills, home-made organic yoghurt and seasonal fruits bought at the market.

Situated in walking distance to the authentic village of La Garde-Freinet with its pedestrian shopping street beneath majestic hills, you are at the centre of the French Riviera and its treasures :  Cannes, Nice, Grasse, typical Provencal villages, sandy beaches, crystal waters, bustling markets, hiking trails …

Best prices are available on this website!

Getting ready for your stay

Choose your accommodation

  • a three bedroom guesthouse  providing Continental breakfast served by the pool,
  • and a three bedroom cottage, well-equipped for 6 people (two terraces and a barbecue).

Villa Fontane provides the following services: lovely rooms with quality bedding; free wifi and onsite parking; a personalised welcome; restaurant bookings, tourist advice; heated swimming pool (May to October); bankcard payment; wooded grounds with picnic and relaxation areas;  and a charging point for electric vehicles.

Extra services in the Guesthouse: daily housekeeping; fresh continental breakfast; cold and hot drinks available at anytime; safety-deposit box; e-bikes (depending on availability)

Guesthouse Cottage

We speak your language

Alban and Jane are a French-Australian couple who will share, in English or French, their twenty-five years’ experience discovering the Gulf of St-Tropez and Provence – beauty spots,  panoramic views, delicious affordable restaurants, bric-a-brac markets, artists’ studios, local wineries, magical excursions, walking paths for all levels, and more.


The location of the B&B, in the beautiful countryside dotted with vineyards and ancient little villages. The wonderful garden. The lovely pool. The comfortable room. But most of all : the truly genuine kindness of hosts Alban and Jane.  They know the area so well, and give you the best advice on where to go and what to do. This area has so much to offer, you could spend 3 weeks there and there would still be things to discover.   Marleen, Belgium

In one word : fantastic. August 2020

We stayed in Villa Fontane Provence for 6 days and we loved it.  Breakfast was exceptional - definitely a good start for a day! We will definitely be back 🙂 Lukasz, Poland  

Honestly – we fell in love with the place the first time we saw it! September 2020

The assistance with local information and the opportunity to share a special day together touring their homeland is a memory to be treasured. Combining the personal experience with the wonderland being created by Alban in these idyllic surrounds makes this little piece of La Garde-Freinet something which should be included to experience the true feeling of south of France history and heritage.

The highlight of our 5 week France adventure.  July 2019

The hosts were exceptionally friendly and went above and beyond. The rooms are lovely and the bathroom was huge. The pool is gorgeous with plenty of seating around it. Alban collects fresh croissants every morning for your breakfast. The villa is in the forest and all windows have mosquito screens.              Julie from Great Britain

A lovely quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the riviera!! July 2019

Gorgeous villa with a huge yard and pool. Beautifully decorated and with an excellent breakfast. The owners were very kind and helpful, giving tips about restaurants, parking, and outings. Would warmly recommend!

Magnificent! August 2019

A good base for exploring original Provence landscaping and life style.  Very happy to be their first Chinese guests.

Beautiful home and considerate hosts September 2019

The weather was great, the hosts were friendly and helpful, and the facilities were clean, well maintained and very comfortable. The pool was great too. The village of La Garde-Freinet was fascinating to someone from the other side of the world, showing a different type of life. Longdistance Kiwi

What a lovely late-summer week

Tastefully decorated room, en suite. Clean, comfortable. The park was a great discovery, safe and adventuresome for children. Collecting chestnuts! Friendly and relaxed, easy going, Alban and Jane contributed to a fantastic week in Provence. Catherine B.

Relaxed, joyful, interesting, magnificent setting

A truly wonderful place to be. The guest house stands on its own and offers great privacy for longer stays. And the scenery is spectacular. Oh, and the hosts are lovely, lovely folk too

Duncan M. Juillet 2018


Enjoy a carefree and enlightening French holiday designed just for you


Language, cooking, art, history lessons arranged with like-minded people while you stay at our guesthouse

Exploring Provence

Grimaud – Grimaud is an historical village dominated by the ruins of an 11th century castle where summer festivals are held with international stars. It is also famous for excellent restaurants in its flowered, winding streets. Take a boat ride around Port Grimaud with its colourful waterfront cabins.

La Garde-Freinet – Overhanging rocks give the village a distinctive character with cobbled streets, fountains and many cafés and restaurants where you’ll get a taste of real Provence.

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Villa Fontane
300 Chemin du moulin de Pichier
83 680 La Garde-Freinet
Côte d’Azur France

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By telephone :
+33 6 83 56 48 48
+33 4 94 79 17 02

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