Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A truly relaxing and unforgettable holiday retreat.Grasse - Grasse
This villa near Cabris in France was formerly an olive mill to the village. This old stone property has now undergone complete and sympathetic renovation, retaining the authentic charm and atmosphere of its former life and is now a charming option for a villa holiday.Price per week: £8575-£8575Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LEV2190
Perfect family holiday home in beautiful St Tropez regionSaint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a medium-sized property with access to the garden from most rooms through large French doors, enabling guests to easily enjoy both indoor and outdoor spaces. Families with young children will find the flat garden laid to lawn and the pool, with steps and close to the house, an added bonus.Price per week: £4640-£9665Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2071
Tucked away among the hills surrounding Mougins.Grasse - Cannes
Only a ten-minute drive from Cannes and the splendid French Riviera, this is an elegant, modern villa with a unique exotic garden. Ideally suited for 2 families or a large party, the property lends itself to easy living with lots of space to enjoy and explore both indoors and outdoors.Price per week: £9375-£10255Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LAP2188
Family villa near Valbonne with a friendly, welcoming ambience.Grasse - Grasse
This is a private villa near Valbonne with a friendly, welcoming ambience, tasteful furniture, exposed ceiling timbers, mellow terracotta floors and cool white walls. It enjoys a peaceful location with distant views from the main terrace and several rooms, towards the Mediterranean.Price per week: £3080-£3980Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAS2149
A family villa, perfect for a relaxed poolside holiday in the south of FranceSaint Paul en Forêt
Daydreaming of a relaxed poolside holiday in the south of France? You'll find it here, tucked away in the woods at this tranquil villa in the French Riviera.This family villa is set for serious swimmers and sunbathers - the pool house's kitchenette, barbecue and shower room encourage outdoor living.Price per week: £1438-£3667Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIV2914
This beautifully restored and refurbished Villefranche villa commands stunning views over the Mediterranean and St Jean Cap Ferrat. Three large terraces maximize the outdoor living space, whilst marble floors, modern furnishings and top of the range fittings create a cool interior.Price per week: £5775-£12815Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2173
Villa with tennis nearby in a sought after region of the RivieraSaint Tropez - St Tropez
The villa sits in a sought after region of the Riviera with distant sea views of the Gulf of St Tropez. It is peacefully located on a domaine on the edge of the old town of Grimaud, which has a small selection of shops and cafes. Guests are welcome to use the 2 tennis courts on the domaine.Price per week: £4330-£8055Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2086
Superb large villa close to aromatically scented town of GrasseGrasse - Cannes
A beautiful 18th century farmhouse with heated pool, tennis court, large grounds and located close to the aromatically scented town of Grasse. This is a superb villa perfect for extended family get togethers, large groups of friends or even a special celebration.Price per week: £9252-£14539Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2693
Contemporary villa with superb views of the bay of Lavandou.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This is an artist's villa in Le Lavandou. It's a new build, a contemporary villa with superb views of the coastline and the bay of Lavandou. Ideally situated in a residential area and only 800m away from the beach, this villa offers guests great comfort and plenty to do.Price per week: £3687-£7566Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2367
Magnificent Provencal-style Mas close to St TropezSaint Tropez - St Tropez
This traditional Mas is located in peaceful countryside in the heart of a nature reserve near the charming village of La Mole. This beautiful property sits on a gentle grassy slope at the edge of a protected forest, surrounded by vineyards and the countryside yet is only 6 miles from the coast.Price per week: £3854-£12758Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LES2112
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.