The town was founded in 1519 by monks from the nearby Lérins islands who established a community in the area.

narrow street of village in southern france

There is a huge park known as Parc de la Valmasque of 561 hectares that expends from Mougins to Valbonne. Many people drive to the park to hike through its forest or to simply to go long walks with their pet.

Valbonne, bordering the river La Brague, is a charming French village that contrast from other traditionally perched villages on the Riviera. Monks designed the village a few centuries ago with straight alley ways and streets, giving the village an unusual rectangular shape. A lot of international families choose to settle down in this area, Wretman Estate offers several houses and villas for sale in Valbonne.

The village has art galleries, restaurants and all types of shops. A market that is spread all over the village is held every Friday between 8 AM until 2 PM. It features locally produced food, clothes and even antiques!

Valbonne’s location provides residents and visitors with easy access to the stunning natural beauty of the region. The nearby countryside is sprinkled with olive groves, vineyards, and forests. Hiking, cycling, and picnicking are activities that are within reach and many people love Valbonne because of this. Additionally, the Mediterranean coast is within reach, allowing residents to enjoy the stunning beaches and water activities.

Sophia Antipolis, a modern technological area known to be “France’s Silicon Valley”, houses hundreds of companies and universities that focus on science and engineering studies. Many young families come to this area to settle down. Buying an apartment in Sophia Antipolis, Biot, Valbonne or Mougins could therefore be a good rental investment on the French Riviera.

Both Mougins and Valbonne offers some of the most luxurious properties for sale in the South of France.

Other charming towns in this area include: Mouans-Sartoux, Plascassier, Pegomas, La Roquette-sur-Siagne and Biot. In one to two hours you reach the ski resorts Valberg, Val d’Allos and Isola 2000.