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
Magnificent Provencal-style Mas close to St TropezSaint Tropez - St Tropez
This traditional Mas is located in peaceful countryside in the heart of a nature reserve near the charming village of La Mole. This beautiful property sits on a gentle grassy slope at the edge of a protected forest, surrounded by vineyards and the countryside yet is only 6 miles from the coast.Price per week: £3504-£14498Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LES2112
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
Luxury St Tropez villa in an amazing settingSaint Tropez - St Tropez
A beautiful Grimaud villa which enjoys magnificent, sweeping views over the ruined castle of Grimaud and the Gulf of St Tropez. Beautifully renovated and elegantly furnished, it offers absolute comfort in an amazing setting, within easy reach of St Tropez and the French Riviera.Price per week: £6467-£6736Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAC2067
Villa with tennis nearby in a sought after region of the RivieraSaint Tropez - St Tropez
The villa sits in a sought after region of the Riviera with distant sea views of the Gulf of St Tropez. It is peacefully located on a domaine on the edge of the old town of Grimaud, which has a small selection of shops and cafes. Guests are welcome to use the 2 tennis courts on the domaine.Price per week: £3936-£8201Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2086
Wonderful traditional stone house with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, just a few minutes drive away from the picturesque village of Grimaud and its famous castle. There is a beautiful garden with olive trees, covered terrace and a lovely pool house with sun loungers.Price per week: £7762-£9592Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL3025
Magnificent holiday villa with a well maintained garden and direct access to the seaLa Croix Valmer
This fabulous luxurious villa benefits from direct access to the sea at La Plage du Vergeron and is situated at a short distance to Gigaro's beachfront restaurants. Pampelonne's famous beaches and trendy St Tropez are 15 minutes' drive away.Price per week: £10397-£18891Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL3026
Superb large villa close to aromatically scented town of GrasseGrasse - Cannes
A beautiful 18th century farmhouse with heated pool, tennis court, large grounds and located close to the aromatically scented town of Grasse. This is a superb villa perfect for extended family get togethers, large groups of friends or even a special celebration.Price per week: £8411-£13217Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2693
Charming villa located on the edge of a hamlet in the hills surrounding Plan de la TourSaint Tropez - Plan de la Tour
South of France private villa - This sympathetically restored stone Bastide is located on the edge of a hamlet in the hills surrounding Plan de la Tour. Exposed stone walls and old beamed ceilings have been carefully preserved to reflect the rustic character and charm of the bastide.Price per week: £3605-£5257Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: BAS2930
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.