Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Six bedroom villa with stunning views over the Gulf of St TropezSaint Tropez - Grimaud
Stunning Villa in Gulf of Saint Tropez, with panoramic view of the sea and village. 6 air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms. Only 1km from the sea, access by a private road to an (almost) private beach. 10x4.5 swimming pool and table tennis.Price per week: £4950-£9450Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2861
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: £4218-£8786Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2071
A luxury villa set on a hill overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Ste MaximeSaint Tropez - Ste Maxime
Situated on a hill overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Ste Maxime, within just 10 minutes' walk of the beach, this fully air conditioned luxury villa with 12x5m heated pool and breathtaking sea views is the perfect setting for a holiday of a lifetime on the French Riviera.Price per week: £8025-£12015Sleeps: 11Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2834
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: £4795-£5270Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2172
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: £1392-£3550Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIV2914
This lovely villa is situated in a peaceful residential area in the countryside surrounding Plascassier, near the perfume town of Grasse. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a charming setting but don’t want to be isolated from the main towns & villages in the area, then this is for you.Price per week: £4665-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2170
This is a deceptively spacious, modern town house with heated pool & air conditioning, set in a quiet residential district of Cagnes sur Mer, halfway between Nice & Cannes. You can walk to a bakery and shops from the villa, and the sea front and promenade are less than half a mile away.Price per week: £2590-£4910Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2164
This is a Mediterranean holiday villa perched on a hilltop above the sea close to the beautiful village of Eze. Gentle sea breezes and uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean create a wonderful holiday atmosphere.Price per week: £4005-£6375Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LOI2141
This beautiful and sophisticated villa & offers a southerly panoramic view over the bay of Villefranche and 1 mile from Cap Ferrat. Extremely central and within easy walk to the port, the beach is so close you can hear the waves crashing in. Probably 1 of the best villas on the Cote d'AzurPrice per week: £10549-£23209Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL1949
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
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.