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
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
Superb large villa close to aromatically scented town of GrasseGrasse - Cannes
Heated pool, tennis court, large grounds and located close to the aromatically scented town of Grasse, this is a superb large villa.Price per week: £5510-£9215Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2693
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: £8027-£8941Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2945
Six bedroom villa with stunning views over the Gulf of St TropezSaint Tropez - Grimaud
Stunning Villa in Gulf of Saint Tropez, with panoramic view of the sea and village. 6 air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms. Only 1km from the sea, access by a private road to an (almost) private beach. 10x4.5 swimming pool and table tennis.Price per week: £4950-£7850Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2861
Beautifully renovated family villa with beach access.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Ideally situated a few metres away from L'Escalet Plage and its splendid cove in the Ramatuelle area, this beautifully renovated family villa with air conditioning and Jacuzzi hot tub enjoys direct access to the beach as well as breath-taking views over the bay between Cap Taillat and Cap Camarat.Price per week: £3050-£7960Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: TOU2068
Exclusive, delightful oasis 15 mins walk from St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in a quiet residential area of St Tropez, about 15 minutes' walk to the centre, town beach and tennis courts, this is an exceptionally elegant property encircled by a typical Mediterranean, terraced garden, with panoramic views stretching as far as the Gulf of St Tropez.Price per week: £11875-£11875Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LEM2090
This fabulous villa is situated on the Cap de Nice at Mont Boron, within walking distance of the harbour, and close to the old town and the Promenade des Anglais. This villa encapsulates the best of the French Riviera; with attractive gardens, heated pool & views of the Mediterranean.Price per week: £3075-£6655Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2166
A comfortable villa with private pool and a large mature gardenGrasse - Mougins
Located in a private gated community with 24 hour guard and just 200metres from the local boulangerie, this spacious, fully air-conditioned, single storey villa is set in beautiful mature grounds with a large private pool. You will love the sense of privacy as you relax in this large mature garden.Price per week: £8385-£8385Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2833
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.