The village of St. Jeannet is extremely picturesque without being overwhelmed by tourists. It is a 1km walk to the village centre from Villa Hardy. The village has local shops, a few bars and restaurants, a pharmacy and an ATM machine. At the bottom of the hill leading up to St. Jeannet is a supermarket (U Marche), a garage, a bar/restaurant (Quatre Chemins) and a bank. From St. Jeannet village, there is a regular bus service to Cap 3000 (Galleries Lafayettes and several restaurants at Atoll Beach) and to Vence. From the bottom of the hill (“Le Peyron”) there is a bus service to Nice and Grasse.
Entry to the villa is by a 100 metre private gravel driveway down a fairly steep hill. The property is completely secluded and not overlooked. From Nice airport, it takes about 25 minutes to reach Villa Hardy by car. There are an amazing number of interesting places to visit within 30 minutes drive of St Jeannet including wonderful French villages such as Tourettes, Gourdon, Vence, St. Paul de Vence, Valbonne, Biot, Mougins and Riviera coastal resorts including Antibes, Nice, Cannes, Beaulieu-sur-mer, Cap Ferrat and Villefranche. Slightly further afield one can visit Monte Carlo, Menton, Italy (Ventimiglia market on Fridays and San Remo), Auron/Isola 2000 ski slopes, the Grand Canyon of Verdon, St. Tropez and Grasse.