Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Sweeping views over the rolling countryside, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Situated on a hilltop just outside La Garde Freinet within easy drive of St Tropez and the French Riviera, this villa with oval shaped pool and air conditioning enjoys sweeping views over the rolling countryside. Almost on your doorstep is the lively, picturesque old village of La Garde Freinet.Price per week:£2680-£4665Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LAP2281
Unique large, family villa near Biot.Nice - Cannes
This is a unique large, family villa near Biot, hidden in an oasis of palm trees, well located to explore the famous Cote d'Azur and many attractive inland towns and hilltop villages. The enclosed grounds are ideal for children with plenty of shade to be found under one of the many palms.Price per week:£3805-£6005Sleeps:14Pool:YesRef:LES2197
This is a modern holiday villa near Biot, hi-tec in style and very well-equipped with lovely light rooms opening fully onto the garden and swimming pool, allowing the indoor and outdoor living spaces to merge into one. A water feature cascades gently into the pool giving a feeling of tranquility.Price per week:£4400-£5270Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:VIL2172
This is a spacious holiday villa on the French Riviera with a private swimming pool and views over the Vale of Grasse towards the distant Mediterranean. The villa is ideally situated for peace and quiet, yet the ' joie de vivre' of the Rivieras coast and towns are easily accessible.Price per week:£1880-£3825Sleeps:6Pool:YesRef:LEP2125
Elegant contemporary villa in exclusive residential area.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set against a verdant backdrop of forested hills, within an exclusive residential area near Grimaud, this elegant contemporary villa with infinity pool, commands far reaching views across the Gulf of St Tropez and benefits from close proximity to the French Riviera and its glamorous lifestyle.Price per week:£4010-£6920Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:VOI2089
Contemporary French Riviera villa with panoramic sea views.Saint Tropez - Sainte Maxime
A contemporary French Riviera villa with panoramic sea views and heated pool. If you're looking for prime location, stunning sea views, proximity to some of the loveliest places in the south of France, plus a high level of comfort and total relaxation, then look no further.Price per week:£8030-£13055Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LEC2078
Superb position very close to beautiful beaches & famous restaurants.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This villa is in a superb position very close to the beautiful beaches and famous restaurants of the St Tropez peninsula and less than 2 miles from charming Ramatuelle, which is known for its open-air theatre and concerts in July and August. Stunning pool and breathtaking sea views.Price per week:£13645-£17195Sleeps:14Pool:YesRef:VIL2114
Spacious & comfortable villa, ideal for relaxing.Grasse - Grasse
Set in large, private grounds in a quiet residential area near Valbonne, this spacious and comfortable villa is only a 10-minute walk from the village's lively market, elegant shops and highly-rated restaurants, with the beaches of Cannes and Antibes only 10 miles away.Price per week:£3530-£3645Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LAP2145
Situated amongst vineyards close to the famous Pampelonne beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Situated amongst vineyards close to the famous Pampelonne beach, and a stone's throw from the picturesque village of Ramatuelle. Although it is close to St Tropez, it gives the feeling of peace and serenity. Al Fresco dining is provided on a covered terrace looking out towards distant sea views.Price per week:£3315-£7135Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LAM2076
Holiday villa close to the sea, in the district of GigaroLa Croix-Valmer
Lovely villa in the district of Gigaro, outside the resort, 3.5 km from the centre of la Croix Valmer, in a quiet, sunny position, 500 m from the sea.Price per week:£2352-£4755Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:MAS2911
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.