Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
The owners of this jewel have dedicated themselves to creating a lifestyle for ultimate relaxation. Their aim is to provide a holiday home that is fully equipped with all the latest conveniences and facilities within a peaceful environment. 30 minutes from Nice airport, 15 mins to beach .Price per week: £10797-£16090Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2359
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
Magnificent Provencal-style Mas close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This traditional Mas is located in peaceful countryside in the heart of a nature reserve near the charming village of La Mole. This beautiful property sits on a gentle grassy slope at the edge of a protected forest, surrounded by vineyards and the countryside yet is only 6 miles from the coast.Price per week: £2925-£9050Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: LES2112
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
Family villa near Valbonne with a friendly, welcoming ambience.Grasse - Grasse
This is a private villa near Valbonne with a friendly, welcoming ambience, tasteful furniture, exposed ceiling timbers, mellow terracotta floors and cool white walls. It enjoys a peaceful location with distant views from the main terrace and several rooms, towards the Mediterranean.Price per week: £2820-£3875Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAS2149
This luxurious French villa in St Paul de Vence is ideally situated for exploring the Cote d'Azur. Some of the features which make this a superb location for a family holiday are the glass retractable roof, marble floors, ensuite bedrooms, exceptionally large swimming pool & dramatic viewsPrice per week: £7415-£9500Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2192
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
This villa with pool near Vence is located in the hills behind this lovely medieval town, which is just a mile away. Set over three levels the villa has a friendly, welcoming feel: there is a spacious sun terrace overlooking the pool & a garden on a lower level with boules pitch and pergola.Price per week: £2025-£3215Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2134
Beautiful villa with its own private pool, set amidst the hills between La Colle-sur-Loup and the arty town of St Paul de Vence. A perfect base for a family or larger group, just minutes to St Paul de Vence and only 5 miles to the coast, 13 Kms from Nice airport. 11m x 6m pool.Price per week: £3125-£5235Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2827
A beautiful cottage with uninterrupted sea views across the entire bay towards Ste MaximeSaint Tropez - Ramatuelle
This St Tropez renovated cottage on the beach is a delightful property affording uninterrupted sea views across the entire bay towards Sainte Maxime. This is a comfortable property for four/five people wishing to enjoy a relaxing holiday in close contact with the Mediterranean surroundings.Price per week: £1630-£3610Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LIT2922
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.