Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Built at the top of the hills above the port of Théoule-sur-Mer, this stunning villa enjoys dramatic 180 degree views over the bay of Cannes and the Isles de Lerins, where an array of white sailing boats and yachts stand out against the intense blue colour of the sea. Sleeps 8 adults & 2 children.Price per week: £7205-£13060Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LHI2176
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 is a luxurious and stylish property, situated in a peaceful location just below the pretty hilltop village of Gassin and a 10 minutes' drive through vineyards to both the beaches and to the centre of St Tropez. Is set in a very attractive landscaped garden with lawn.Price per week: £13912-£15376Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL3020
This is a delightful, two-storey modern villa situated in a quiet rural area on the outskirts of Vence. Dine ‘al fresco’ on the beautiful spacious terrace overlooking the verdant sloping hills of the surrounding countryside. Families will find it a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.Price per week: £2225-£4860Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2183
Highly contemporary house in an enviable location, near St TropezSaint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a highly contemporary villa with an enviable location just outside La Croix Valmer, very close to Gigaro beach and enjoying good sea views. Elegantly designed with care and attention to detail the large glass doors lend a feel of light and space, whilst outside, plenty of areas to relax.Price per week: £7323-£16841Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAI2099
A sophisticated contemporary villa with infinity pool and panoramic views across the seaSaint Tropez - Grimaud
An amazing villa situated in an exclusive private domain just 1.7km from Port Grimaud Marina. Is a stunning contemporary villa, fully catered villa with air conditioning, which boasts a heated infinity pool and unrivalled panoramic views across the Mediterranean sea and the Peninsula of St Tropez.Price per week: £20045-£30550Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2829
Tucked away in an exclusive private domain close to village.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Tastefully decorated St Tropez family villa with sea views, tucked away in an exclusive private domain just a couple of miles from Ste Maxime, its sandy beaches, lovely marina, shops & restaurants. This villa enjoys splendid views over the Mediterranean Sea across the Gulf of St Tropez. Sleeps 6/10.Price per week: £2210-£5465Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAR2100
St Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of the most prestigious locations along the Cote d'Azur, and the spacious family villa enjoys a secluded position among pine trees within walking distance of the beach, port, shops and restaurants.Price per week: £3345-£7300Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2138
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
Cool, comfortable house in a stunning location.Grasse - Grasse
The villa sits on a hilltop just outside the quaint village of Speracedes with commanding views across Lac de St Cassien, the Bay of Mandelieu, and the Esterel hills. With thick stone walls and a beautiful, spacious, modern interior, this is a cool, comfortable house in a stunning location.Price per week: £2660-£3835Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: GRA2175
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.