Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Simplicity and space create the perfect summer holiday home.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
A prime hillside position on the edge of the picturesque village of La Garde-Freinet affords this villa wonderful, far reaching views across the forested hills towards Grimaud and the Gulf of St Tropez. Completely refurbished, simplicity and space create the perfect summer holiday home.Price per week: £2035-£2905Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LET2073
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
Modern villa in a fabulous location close to beach.Saint Tropez - Cavalaire-sur-Mer
This modern Le Lavandou villa, equipped with all modern comforts, enjoys a fabulous location just a short walk from Cavaliere and the beach: it overlooks the beach and the horseshoe-shaped coastline of the Bay of Cavaliere and Cap Negre, and also offers panoramic views towards Les Iles d’Or.Price per week: £5875-£7640Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAG2075
A delightful town house with private pool, set at the very heart of St Tropez old townSaint Tropez - Ramatuelle
Set at the very heart of St Tropez old town, a short stroll away from its fishing harbour, quaint cafes and restaurants, the property is a delightful, air conditioned town house with private pool. This charming house offers everything you need for a comfortable holiday.Price per week: £1895-£5125Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: STT2921
An elegant Cote d'Azur holiday villa with private heated 10x5m pool situated in a residential area within ten minutes' walk of Valbonne shops and restaurants, and only fifteen minutes' drive to Cannes and the sea. A charming elegant vibe, full of life and things to do.Price per week: £3675-£5650Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAB2828
A beautiful villa with heated pool and oak trees in the garden, for an intimate group of 4Grasse - Saint-Cezaire-Sur-Siagne
The world is bright indeed at this dainty villa in the French Riviera. Here, an intimate group of 4 can connect away from the burdens of everyday life, beneath the shade of oak trees in the garden. Cannes (30 km) and Nice (55 km) are both within an hour's drive of your holiday villa.Price per week: £1084-£2820Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: GIN2915
This villa with pool near Vence is located in the hills behind this lovely medieval town, which is just a mile away. Set over three levels the villa has a friendly, welcoming feel: there is a spacious sun terrace overlooking the pool & a garden on a lower level with boules pitch and pergola.Price per week: £2025-£3215Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2134
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
Modern villa with panoramic views across the Bay of Cavalaire and towards Les Iles d'OrSaint Tropez - Cavalaire
This modern villa with private pool and three air conditioned bedrooms enjoys a fabulous location, perched above Sylvabell beach, with panoramic views across the horseshoe-shaped coastline of the Bay of Cavalaire and towards Les Iles d'Or.Price per week: £8690-£9870Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VUE2923
This luxurious French villa in St Paul de Vence is ideally situated for exploring the Cote d'Azur. Some of the features which make this a superb location for a family holiday are the glass retractable roof, marble floors, ensuite bedrooms, exceptionally large swimming pool & dramatic viewsPrice per week: £7415-£9500Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2192
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.