Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A charming villa set on a hillside, amidst pretty landscaped gardens, overlooking woodlandGrasse - Châteauneuf de Grasse
This luxurious family home is the perfect blend of both natural and man-made beauty with all the best that the French Riviera has to offer. It sits on a hillside amidst pretty landscaped gardens overlooking woodland, with views up to the ancient village of Châteauneuf de Grasse.Price per week: £8117-£9040Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2945
Cheerful, welcoming villa close to beach and CannesNice - Cannes
This cottage has stunning sea views & is just 10 minutes' walk from the beach: hidden at the end of a private road among the pine trees of the Esterel mountains, 60 metres above sea level at Theoule-sur-Mer. The cottage has a cheerful, welcoming fsurrounded by a large deck for outdoor diningPrice per week: £2025-£3050Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LAC2117
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
A sophisticated contemporary villa with infinity pool and panoramic views across the seaSaint Tropez - Grimaud
An amazing villa situated in an exclusive private domain just 1.7km from Port Grimaud Marina. Is a stunning contemporary villa, fully catered villa with air conditioning, which boasts a heated infinity pool and unrivalled panoramic views across the Mediterranean sea and the Peninsula of St Tropez.Price per week: £20045-£30550Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2829
Contemporary French Riviera villa with panoramic sea viewsSaint Tropez - Sainte Maxime
A contemporary French Riviera villa with panoramic sea views and heated pool. If you're looking for prime location, stunning sea views, proximity to some of the loveliest places in the south of France, plus a high level of comfort and total relaxation, then look no further.Price per week: £10471-£18525Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LEC2078
Elegant property designed for relaxing, close to St TropezSaint 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: £8968-£15303Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LAR2096
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
Unique large, family villa near Biot.Nice - Cannes
This is a unique large, family villa near Biot, hidden in an oasis of palm trees, well located to explore the famous Cote d'Azur and many attractive inland towns and hilltop villages. The enclosed grounds are ideal for children with plenty of shade to be found under one of the many palms.Price per week: £3740-£5905Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LES2197
Compact villa in secure domain, ideal for a small active family.Grasse - Cannes
This French villa with shared pool is located on a large domaine just outside the perfume town of Grasse. This single storey villa is compact but ideal for a small family wishing to enjoy the local facilities offered on the domaine whilst being within easy driving distance of towns and villages.Price per week: £1370-£1765Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LES2119
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: £2820-£3875Sleeps: 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.