Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Modern villa with panoramic views across the Bay of Cavalaire and towards Les Iles d'OrSaint Tropez - Cavalaire
This modern villa with private pool and three air conditioned bedrooms enjoys a fabulous location, perched above Sylvabell beach, with panoramic views across the horseshoe-shaped coastline of the Bay of Cavalaire and towards Les Iles d'Or.Price per week: £8690-£9870Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VUE2923
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
This beautiful and sophisticated villa & offers a southerly panoramic view over the bay of Villefranche and 1 mile from Cap Ferrat. Extremely central and within easy walk to the port, the beach is so close you can hear the waves crashing in. Probably 1 of the best villas on the Cote d'AzurPrice per week: £10645-£23419Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL1949
This French Riviera villa near Juan-les-Pins is set in a quiet residential area, ideally located just 4.5km from the shops, restaurants and beach at Juan les Pins and 5.6km from the medieval old town and harbour of Antibes. An attractive, belle epoque holiday home.Price per week: £1860-£2425Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: VIL2920
This is a deceptively spacious, modern town house with heated pool & air conditioning, set in a quiet residential district of Cagnes sur Mer, halfway between Nice & Cannes. You can walk to a bakery and shops from the villa, and the sea front and promenade are less than half a mile away.Price per week: £2595-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2164
Tucked away among the hills surrounding Mougins.Grasse - Cannes
Only a ten-minute drive from Cannes and the splendid French Riviera, this is an elegant, modern villa with a unique exotic garden. Ideally suited for 2 families or a large party, the property lends itself to easy living with lots of space to enjoy and explore both indoors and outdoors.Price per week: £9375-£10255Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LAP2188
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 lovely villa is situated in a peaceful residential area in the countryside surrounding Plascassier, near the perfume town of Grasse. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a charming setting but don’t want to be isolated from the main towns & villages in the area, then this is for you.Price per week: £4665-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2170
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
Situated amongst vineyards close to the famous Pampelonne beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Situated amongst vineyards close to the famous Pampelonne beach, and a stone's throw from the picturesque village of Ramatuelle. Although it is close to St Tropez, it gives the feeling of peace and serenity. Al Fresco dining is provided on a covered terrace looking out towards distant sea views.Price per week: £3315-£7135Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAM2076
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.