Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Modern villa designed to enhance the sea views and the natural sun light.Nice - Monte Carlo
Perched on a hilltop overlooking the magnificent promontory of Cap Martin, just 1 mile from Roquebrune and its beach, this villa enjoys uninterrupted views over the stretch of Cote d'Azur between Roquebrune and Menton, only a few minutes’ drive away. Within a few miles are Monte Carlo & Ventimiglia.Price per week: £3975-£3975Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: LAM2124
Wonderful, Belle Epoque luxury Villefranche villa situated in Villefranche-sur-Mer, within walking distance of the town centre, port and beach. Inside, high ceilings and marble floors create a cool, spacious and relaxing environment with wonderful sea views.Price per week: £6925-£13875Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2185
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
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: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAM2076
Luxury St Tropez Villa by Tahiti beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in a quiet residential area within walking distance of Tahiti Beach on Pampelonne Bay and just a five-minute drive from St Tropez, this beautifully decorated villa is a stunning, elegant property with a perfectly manicured garden and heated pool.Price per week: £13685-£17095Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2102
Rustic French farmhouse with pool, furnished in a traditional style.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Sympathetically renovated 16th century Plan de la Tour Farmhouse rental on the outskirts of the village. Set in 95 acres of beautiful countryside with forest, vines, olive groves & a stream, the country surrounds make it hard to believe you are just 25 minutes from the hustle and bustle of St TropezPrice per week: £4515-£7080Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: BAS2111
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
Beautifully renovated family villa with beach access.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Ideally situated a few metres away from L'Escalet Plage and its splendid cove in the Ramatuelle area, this beautifully renovated family villa with air conditioning and Jacuzzi hot tub enjoys direct access to the beach as well as breath-taking views over the bay between Cap Taillat and Cap Camarat.Price per week: £3050-£7960Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: TOU2068
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
Lovely villa with far-reaching views, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in the wooded hills around La Garde Freinet, this is a lovely, split-level villa with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, benefitting from a peaceful country setting and the proximity of lively St Tropez, only 30 minutes' drive.Price per week: £3710-£5905Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAB2074
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.