Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A charming villa set on a hillside, amidst pretty landscaped gardens, overlooking woodlandGrasse - Châteauneuf de Grasse
This luxurious family home is the perfect blend of both natural and man-made beauty with all the best that the French Riviera has to offer. It sits on a hillside amidst pretty landscaped gardens overlooking woodland, with views up to the ancient village of Châteauneuf de Grasse.Price per week: £7982-£8891Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2945
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
Compact villa in secure domain, ideal for a small active family.Grasse - Cannes
This French villa with shared pool is located on a large domaine just outside the perfume town of Grasse. This single storey villa is compact but ideal for a small family wishing to enjoy the local facilities offered on the domaine whilst being within easy driving distance of towns and villages.Price per week: £1370-£1765Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LES2119
Sweeping views over the rolling countryside, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Situated on a hilltop just outside La Garde Freinet within easy drive of St Tropez and the French Riviera, this villa with oval shaped pool and air conditioning enjoys sweeping views over the rolling countryside. Almost on your doorstep is the lively, picturesque old village of La Garde Freinet.Price per week: £2685-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAP2281
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
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
Cheerful, welcoming villa close to beach and CannesNice - Cannes
This cottage has stunning sea views & is just 10 minutes' walk from the beach: hidden at the end of a private road among the pine trees of the Esterel mountains, 60 metres above sea level at Theoule-sur-Mer. The cottage has a cheerful, welcoming fsurrounded by a large deck for outdoor diningPrice per week: £2025-£3050Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LAC2117
Wonderful traditional stone house with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, just a few minutes drive away from the picturesque village of Grimaud and its famous castle. There is a beautiful garden with olive trees, covered terrace and a lovely pool house with sun loungers.Price per week: £10471-£10551Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL3025
Great villa set among the vineyards, close to the picturesque village of Plan de la TourSainte Maxime
An enchanting property with air-condition and a beautiful heated pool set in a well maintained garden. You can enjoy a beautiful country setting among the vineyards and just 1.6 km from the picturesque village of Plan de la Tour.Price per week: £2327-£8930Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: GRA3019
Set in a quiet residential domain surrounded by acres of protected woodland & hills, this is a stunning property on the Cote d’Azur, immaculately maintained with lovely terraced grounds & an excellent pool area. Highly recommended trails will take you along the river Brague to Biot or Valbonne.Price per week: £4550-£4975Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2136
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.