Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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
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
A comfortable villa with private pool and a large mature gardenGrasse - Mougins
Located in a private gated community with 24 hour guard and just 200metres from the local boulangerie, this spacious, fully air-conditioned, single storey villa is set in beautiful mature grounds with a large private pool. You will love the sense of privacy as you relax in this large mature garden.Price per week: £8385-£8385Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2833
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
A beautiful cottage with uninterrupted sea views across the entire bay towards Ste MaximeSaint Tropez - Ramatuelle
This St Tropez renovated cottage on the beach is a delightful property affording uninterrupted sea views across the entire bay towards Sainte Maxime. This is a comfortable property for four/five people wishing to enjoy a relaxing holiday in close contact with the Mediterranean surroundings.Price per week: £1630-£3610Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LIT2922
Elegant contemporary villa in exclusive residential area.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set against a verdant backdrop of forested hills, within an exclusive residential area near Grimaud, this elegant contemporary villa with infinity pool, commands far reaching views across the Gulf of St Tropez and benefits from close proximity to the French Riviera and its glamorous lifestyle.Price per week: £4010-£7050Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VOI2089
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
Superb property in a fantastic location near St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a superb property in a fantastic location near St Tropez and just a short walk from the lovely Escalet beach. Set in half an acre of terraced, landscaped gardens on a private domaine, and with south-facing sun terraces, this exceptional holiday villa is a real find.Price per week: £6415-£8645Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2085
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: £1916-£2182Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEC2917
Right at the heart of the fabulous Cote d'Azur.Nice - Grasse
This villa is just a mile from the perched village of Tourrettes sur Loup, about 20 minutes from the sea, right at the heart of the fabulous Cote d'Azur. Excellent position below the village, spacious enclosed grounds, fantastic pool & internal layout that lends itself to indoor/outdoor living.Price per week: £4140-£7325Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2184
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.