Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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
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
Charming villa with infinity pool, on the outskirts of ValbonneNice - Valbonne
One of the Times newspapers '20 Best French Villas in 2018'. Perfectly blended with its natural environment is this impressive villa with 8m x4m heated infinity pool, on the outskirts of Valbonne. Enjoy the beautiful views of Plascassier.Price per week: £3285-£3670Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEC2836
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
Peaceful setting overlooking St Cassien Lake.Grasse - Grasse
Charming French villa near Lac de St Cassien nestling among forest with great lake views. It is furnished in traditional country style with a warm, welcoming ambience. The terrace is a super area for overlooking the shaped pool whilst enjoying splendid views over forested hills to to the lake.Price per week: £3545-£3545Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LER2127
Contemporary villa with superb views of the bay of Lavandou.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This is an artist's villa in Le Lavandou. It's a new build, a contemporary villa with superb views of the coastline and the bay of Lavandou. Ideally situated in a residential area and only 800m away from the beach, this villa offers guests great comfort and plenty to do.Price per week: £3837-£7873Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2367
Villa with tennis nearby in a sought after region of the Riviera.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
The villa sits in a sought after region of the Riviera with distant sea views of the Gulf of St Tropez. It is peacefully located on a domaine on the edge of the old town of Grimaud, which has a small selection of shops and cafes. Guests are welcome to use the 2 tennis courts on the domaine.Price per week: £3345-£5970Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2086
Unique situation in one of the most exclusive areas of the Riviera.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This lovely villa enjoys a unique situation in one of the most exclusive areas of the French Riviera with unrivalled sea views across the bay stretching from Cap du Pinet to Cap Camarat. A few steps down from this villa is a path leading to a rocky cove and the sea, with the famous Pampelonne beach.Price per week: £7890-£12345Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: PRE2080
Close to the centre of chic St Tropez and Bouillabaisse beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
An attractive villa situated in a secure, private residential domaine close to the centre of chic St Tropez and less than half a mile from sandy Bouillabaisse beach. It offers a heated pool, air conditioning, a pretty garden surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.Price per week: £9625-£10120Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAT2077
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.