Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Elegant family villa near Valbonne ideal for families.Grasse - Grasse
This is an elegant family villa near Valbonne with large private pool situated just outside this popular village. It has been meticulously renovated and beautifully decorated to provide a welcoming and comfortable home. Ideal for families with a large level lawn surrounding the pool.Price per week: £4925-£4925Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2161
Newly built contemporary villa with sweeping views.Saint Tropez - Plan de la Tour
Tucked away amid vines in a tranquil area just a few miles from the quaint village of Plan de la Tour and its amenities, this immaculate, newly built contemporary villa enjoys sweeping views over the rolling countryside with its vineyards and olive groves.Price per week: £2025-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VUE2392
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: £2685-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAP2281
Exclusive villa on the crest of a hill with stunning panoramic views.Saint Tropez - Sainte-Maxime
Exclusive villa situated on the crest of a hill on the edge of the picturesque farming village of Plan de la Tour, with stunning panoramic views across the plain to the mountains of the Massif des Maures. The living area opens onto a large, sun-soaked terrace which overlooks the pool.Price per week: £2325-£5190Sleeps: 11Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VUE2105
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
A stunning luxury villa - extensive sea views, large pool, close to Vence and furnished in considerable style.Price per week: £8840-£12350Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2692
Elegant property designed for relaxing, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in a dominant hillside position overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Chateau Grimaud, this is an elegant property ideally located on the outskirts of the perched village of Grimaud and a few minutes' drive from St Tropez . Designed for a relaxing and comfortable stay in a sought after region.Price per week: £9140-£10845Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LAR2096
Built at the top of the hills above the port of Théoule-sur-Mer, this stunning villa enjoys dramatic 180 degree views over the bay of Cannes and the Isles de Lerins, where an array of white sailing boats and yachts stand out against the intense blue colour of the sea. Sleeps 8 adults & 2 children.Price per week: £7205-£13060Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LHI2176
This is a delightful, two-storey modern villa situated in a quiet rural area on the outskirts of Vence. Dine ‘al fresco’ on the beautiful spacious terrace overlooking the verdant sloping hills of the surrounding countryside. Families will find it a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.Price per week: £1700-£4860Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2183
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: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2114
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.