Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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
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: £3752-£7699Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2367
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
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
Superb property in a fantastic location near St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a superb property in a fantastic location near St Tropez and just a short walk from the lovely Escalet beach. Set in half an acre of terraced, landscaped gardens on a private domaine, and with south-facing sun terraces, this exceptional holiday villa is a real find.Price per week: £6415-£8645Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2085
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
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
Exclusive villa on the crest of a hill with stunning panoramic views.Saint Tropez - Sainte-Maxime
Exclusive villa situated on the crest of a hill on the edge of the picturesque farming village of Plan de la Tour, with stunning panoramic views across the plain to the mountains of the Massif des Maures. The living area opens onto a large, sun-soaked terrace which overlooks the pool.Price per week: £2325-£5190Sleeps: 11Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VUE2105
Magnificent St Tropez Var stylish holiday property.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This magnificent St Tropez Var villa rental, totally enclosed with its mature palm tree gardens, lies just below the picturesque village of Gassin. The stylish holiday property has been totally refurbished to a very high standard to offer comfortable accommodation for families or small parties.Price per week: £5140-£9255Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LES2097
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
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.