Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Luxury St Tropez Villa by Tahiti beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in a quiet residential area within walking distance of Tahiti Beach on Pampelonne Bay and just a five-minute drive from St Tropez, this beautifully decorated villa is a stunning, elegant property with a perfectly manicured garden and heated pool.Price per week: £13685-£17095Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2102
A comfortable villa with private pool and a large mature gardenGrasse - Mougins
Located in a private gated community with 24 hour guard and just 200metres from the local boulangerie, this spacious, fully air-conditioned, single storey villa is set in beautiful mature grounds with a large private pool. You will love the sense of privacy as you relax in this large mature garden.Price per week: £4620-£7235Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2833
Elegant family villa close to Cannes.Nice - Cannes
Elegant, cool and bright family villa in France with private pool, well appointed throughout and located in a residential area of Le Cannet, just a short distance from the town centre and the well known Rue St Sauveur with its restaurants and boutiques. Perfectly situated to explore the Cote d'Azur.Price per week: £3950-£3950Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2133
Nestling on a hillside in a leafy residential area on the outskirts of Grasse, this villa with infinity pool and lush Mediterranean garden enjoys far reaching views over the Iles de Lerins and the Bay of Mandelieu. A short stroll away are boulangeries, cafes, boutiques and restaurants.Price per week: £4630-£5355Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAM2280
Peaceful setting overlooking St Cassien Lake.Grasse - Grasse
Charming French villa near Lac de St Cassien nestling among forest with great lake views. It is furnished in traditional country style with a warm, welcoming ambience. The terrace is a super area for overlooking the shaped pool whilst enjoying splendid views over forested hills to to the lake.Price per week: £3545-£3545Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LER2127
Peaceful and secluded area near St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This superbly appointed villa is set in a peaceful & secluded area of the countryside between Gassin & La Croix Valmer, a very short distance from the coast. A fine example of modern, streamlined architecture. The mature Mediterranean garden & infinity pool provide plenty opportunity for relaxation.Price per week: £6415-£8645Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2079
St Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of the most prestigious locations along the Cote d'Azur, and the spacious family villa enjoys a secluded position among pine trees within walking distance of the beach, port, shops and restaurants.Price per week: £3345-£7300Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2138
This private villa located in the south of France commands one of the most stunning positions along the Cote d'Azur, sitting at the head of the Bay of Villefranche with uninterrupted views over the ocean. It has been completely refurbished to the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.Price per week: £11095-£23090Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2193
Majestic period beachfront villa with 180 degree sea view.Saint Tropez - Sainte Maxime
Standing proud on the beachfront overlooking the Mediterranean sea, this majestic period villa with direct access to two beaches is within walking distance of St Aygulf's shops and restaurants and a short drive from Ste Maxime and St Raphael. Classic, comfotably furnished Belle Epoque seaside villa.Price per week: £11850-£16605Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: REV2109
Small country estate with private tennis in tranquil countryside.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This small country estate lies just outside La Garde-Freinet and offers complete privacy amid tranquil countryside. The flexible accommodation is in 3 independent houses, each with their own style and charm. The grounds are a delight, and include a private tennis court and very large, heated pool.Price per week: £6670-£8160Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: DOM2106
Also known as the French Riviera, Cote d’Azur entrances thousands of visitors yearly. When you think of the south of France, you can’t help but think of glamorous beaches, gorgeous resort towns, and miles upon miles of awe-inspiring coastlines. It’s widely regarded as one of the most romantic and idyllic spots of Europe, and we’re going to look at why that is.
Plenty To See
If you want to see the French Riviera at its finest, then the deluxe resort town of Nice is where to start. The Promenade de Anglais offers one of the most stunning views of the coast with the palatial Villa Massena offering galleries rich with art and history. Saint-Tropez is another seaside resort, famous for the distinctly Mediterranean style of architecture, cobbled roads and gold-roofed homes you can stop and admire. If you prefer somewhere a little more private, the medieval Eze lies atop a verdant hill overlooking steep cliff tops, full of little boutique shops and a view that reaches from Saint-Tropez all the way to Italy.
Artisanship is central to the experience here, from the famously laborious process that goes into the Provence wines to the countless little specialities to be found in world-class restaurants little and large. Baked goods like socca and fougasse are ubiquitous. Flavour is never hard to find with the famous Herbs de Provence and olive tapenade ever in supply. If you want a dish that really captures the French-yet-Mediterranean flavour of the area, however, you must try the seafood soup: bouillabaisse. With three kinds of fish (always sourced fresh), signature seasoning, and served with a crusty slice of bread and the iconic olive spread, rouille, it’s a regional tour for the taste buds.
With such gorgeous landscapes and fantastic coastal scenes, it should be no surprise that people like to get around in Cote d’Azur. Whether it’s touring through Nice or climbing the winding heights of Col de Braus, one of the best ways to see the region is on two wheels where you’ll find plenty of company. If you prefer something a little less terrestrial, there are handfuls of islands available from just about any spot on the coast and renting a yacht or a speedboat to go exploring can keep you busy discovering for a long time to come. If you prefer something a little more adrenaline-pumping, rock-climbing and canyoning are both becoming much more popular here.
The Famous Mediterranean Weather
You don’t get a reputation for being a beautiful resort paradise without having the weather to properly enjoy it. Not too hot, not too cold, temperatures settle around the mid-twenties in the summer, rarely dropping beneath 3 degrees in the winter. The region is one of the sunniest in Europe, yet relatively rainy winters and seas cooled by the Mistral, chilly winds from the Rhone Valley, sometimes blow through. From May to October is the perfect beach season, however, meaning that the majority of the year is spent in sunny bliss.
Book a trip to Cote d’Azur today and you can enjoy all that’s mentioned above and more. From lazy coastal resorts to lush heights and the very best of Mediterranean cuisine, you can find it all here.