Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Nestling on a hillside in a leafy residential area on the outskirts of Grasse, this villa with infinity pool and lush Mediterranean garden enjoys far reaching views over the Iles de Lerins and the Bay of Mandelieu. A short stroll away are boulangeries, cafes, boutiques and restaurants.Price per week: £4630-£5355Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAM2280
A luxury villa set on a hill overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Ste MaximeSaint Tropez - Ste Maxime
Situated on a hill overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Ste Maxime, within just 10 minutes' walk of the beach, this fully air conditioned luxury villa with 12x5m heated pool and breathtaking sea views is the perfect setting for a holiday of a lifetime on the French Riviera.Price per week: £8025-£11710Sleeps: 11Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2834
Highly contemporary house in an enviable location, near St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a highly contemporary villa with an enviable location just outside La Croix Valmer, very close to Gigaro beach and enjoying good sea views. Elegantly designed with care and attention to detail the large glass doors lend a feel of light and space, whilst outside, plenty of areas to relax.Price per week: £6415-£13055Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAI2099
This is a spacious holiday villa on the French Riviera with a private swimming pool and views over the Vale of Grasse towards the distant Mediterranean. The villa is ideally situated for peace and quiet, yet the ' joie de vivre' of the Rivieras coast and towns are easily accessible.Price per week: £1880-£3825Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEP2125
A stunning luxury villa - extensive sea views, large pool, close to Vence and furnished in considerable style.Price per week: £8840-£12350Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2692
This beautifully restored and refurbished Villefranche villa commands stunning views over the Mediterranean and St Jean Cap Ferrat. Three large terraces maximize the outdoor living space, whilst marble floors, modern furnishings and top of the range fittings create a cool interior.Price per week: £5775-£12200Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2173
Superb position very close to beautiful beaches & famous restaurants.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This villa is in a superb position very close to the beautiful beaches and famous restaurants of the St Tropez peninsula and less than 2 miles from charming Ramatuelle, which is known for its open-air theatre and concerts in July and August. Stunning pool and breathtaking sea views.Price per week: £13645-£17195Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2114
Majestic period beachfront villa with 180 degree sea view.Saint Tropez - Sainte Maxime
Standing proud on the beachfront overlooking the Mediterranean sea, this majestic period villa with direct access to two beaches is within walking distance of St Aygulf's shops and restaurants and a short drive from Ste Maxime and St Raphael. Classic, comfotably furnished Belle Epoque seaside villa.Price per week: £11850-£16605Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: REV2109
Lovely family holiday villa set in a gated domain.Grasse - Cannes
This is a lovely family villa in France, set in a gated domaine near Mougins. It is spacious and modern with light, bright colours adding a welcoming touch. A large covered terrace offers a comfortable outdoor living space overlooking the pool & garden. Close to Royal Golf de Mougins.Price per week: £4915-£5740Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2147
A retreat within easy reach of the hot-spots.Grasse - Cannes
Perfect for an equally active and relaxing holiday for family and friends. For those looking to party in Cannes and Juan Les Pins, you can take a boat from the villa to St Tropez (it only takes 45 mins). If you'd prefer a retreat within easy reach of the hot-spots, then this is the place to be.Price per week: £2578-£5158Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2375
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.