Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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
This private villa located in the south of France commands one of the most stunning positions along the Cote d'Azur, sitting at the head of the Bay of Villefranche with uninterrupted views over the ocean. It has been completely refurbished to the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.Price per week: £11095-£23090Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2193
A sunny apartment with stunning views of the bay of Villefranche and Cap FerratNice - Villefranche
There is a certain nostalgic romance that comes with the Côte d’Azur, especially here at the property, where the view of the bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat is possibly one of the most prized in Europe.This sunny apartment enjoys a calm setting in a small, tidy and private complex above the bay.Price per week: £1841-£2097Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEC2917
A stunning, modern villa with views, near Grasse.Grasse - Cannes
A stunning, modern villa with views near Grasse situated on a hillside with far reaching views across the surrounding hills to Lac de St Cassien and the bay of Mandelieu. Modern design and comtemporary furnishings create a light, airy, comfortable living space.Price per week: £4995-£5255Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LOI2121
Beautiful villa built on a hillside above the beach, with stunning sea viewsSaint Tropez - Cavaliere
Air-conditioned villa with heated pool in an exceptional location with stunning views across the sweeping bay of Le Lavandou towards the headland of Cap Benat and the Grandes Calanques. Every room faces the sea and offers the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.Price per week: £4475-£6840Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: RIV2928
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
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
Beautiful, comfortably furnished, bright and airy villa.Nice - Cannes
This is a beautiful, comfortably furnished, bright and airy family villa, with air conditioning throughout, an attractive heated pool with spa, current and waterfall features. Just a couple of miles from Mougins old town, the villa is just a short drive from the Riviera nightlife and beaches.Price per week: £5675-£10085Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LES2187
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
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
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.