Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A warm, inviting and stylish property near Vence.Grasse - Antibes
In this welcoming villa with large private pool near Vence, flair and creativity have been employed to create a warm, inviting and stylish property. Original stone arches lead to the sumptuous master bedroom, whilst Moroccan living is the inspiration for the cosy and colourful living areas.Price per week: £4000-£6250Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAS2182
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 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: £1861-£2120Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEC2917
This is a delightful, newly built family home on a domain just outside Antibes. With a lovely garden for children to play & plenty of shady spots for parents to sit & relax, it is the ideal base for a family holiday on the Cote d' Azur. It is close to sandy beaches & nearby Aquasplash and MarinelandPrice per week: £4515-£4515Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAF2123
This villa with pool near Vence is located in the hills behind this lovely medieval town, which is just a mile away. Set over three levels the villa has a friendly, welcoming feel: there is a spacious sun terrace overlooking the pool & a garden on a lower level with boules pitch and pergola.Price per week: £2025-£3215Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2134
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 stunning luxury villa - extensive sea views, large pool, close to Vence and furnished in considerable style.Price per week: £0-£0Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2692
Elegant family villa close to Cannes.Nice - Cannes
Elegant, cool and bright family villa in France with private pool, well appointed throughout and located in a residential area of Le Cannet, just a short distance from the town centre and the well known Rue St Sauveur with its restaurants and boutiques. Perfectly situated to explore the Cote d'Azur.Price per week: £4400-£4400Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2133
High quality Cote d’Azur villa near Cannes.Grasse - Cannes
If you’re looking for a high quality Cote d’Azur villa then this property with its appealing exterior and attractive internal décor would make an excellent choice. This is an attractive stone villa with a superb pool, set in beautiful mature gardens just a short walk from Mougins.Price per week: £14525-£17775Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LAR2189
Built at the top of the hills above the port of Théoule-sur-Mer, this stunning villa enjoys dramatic 180 degree views over the bay of Cannes and the Isles de Lerins, where an array of white sailing boats and yachts stand out against the intense blue colour of the sea. Sleeps 8 adults & 2 children.Price per week: £7205-£13060Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LHI2176
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.