Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A family villa, perfect for a relaxed poolside holiday in the south of FranceSaint Paul en Forêt
Daydreaming of a relaxed poolside holiday in the south of France? You'll find it here, tucked away in the woods at this tranquil villa in the French Riviera.This family villa is set for serious swimmers and sunbathers - the pool house's kitchenette, barbecue and shower room encourage outdoor living.Price per week: £1446-£3616Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIV2914
Elegant property designed for relaxing, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in a dominant hillside position overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Chateau Grimaud, this is an elegant property ideally located on the outskirts of the perched village of Grimaud and a few minutes' drive from St Tropez . Designed for a relaxing and comfortable stay in a sought after region.Price per week: £9140-£10845Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LAR2096
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
This is a Mediterranean holiday villa perched on a hilltop above the sea close to the beautiful village of Eze. Gentle sea breezes and uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean create a wonderful holiday atmosphere.Price per week: £4005-£6375Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LOI2141
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: £10230-£22507Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL1949
Luxury villa on edge of village close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This luxury villa close to St Tropez is perfectly positioned at the edge of the village of La Croix Valmer, only a short walk to a few pavement cafes, restaurants and small shops. Careful restoration and creative flair have created a villa which is blend of modern and traditional.Price per week: £4525-£7845Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2082
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
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 modern holiday villa near Biot, hi-tec in style and very well-equipped with lovely light rooms opening fully onto the garden and swimming pool, allowing the indoor and outdoor living spaces to merge into one. A water feature cascades gently into the pool giving a feeling of tranquility.Price per week: £4400-£5270Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2172
Elegant family villa near Valbonne ideal for families.Grasse - Grasse
This is an elegant family villa near Valbonne with large private pool situated just outside this popular village. It has been meticulously renovated and beautifully decorated to provide a welcoming and comfortable home. Ideal for families with a large level lawn surrounding the pool.Price per week: £4925-£4925Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2161
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.