Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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
This beautifully restored and refurbished Villefranche villa commands stunning views over the Mediterranean and St Jean Cap Ferrat. Three large terraces maximize the outdoor living space, whilst marble floors, modern furnishings and top of the range fittings create a cool interior.Price per week: £5775-£12200Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2173
Cheerful, welcoming villa close to beach and CannesNice - Cannes
This cottage has stunning sea views & is just 10 minutes' walk from the beach: hidden at the end of a private road among the pine trees of the Esterel mountains, 60 metres above sea level at Theoule-sur-Mer. The cottage has a cheerful, welcoming fsurrounded by a large deck for outdoor diningPrice per week: £2025-£3050Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LAC2117
A stunning luxury villa - extensive sea views, large pool, close to Vence and furnished in considerable style.Price per week: £8840-£12350Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2692
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
Perfect family holiday ‘home from home’ in beautiful St Tropez region.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a medium-sized property with access to the garden from most rooms through large French doors, enabling guests to easily enjoy both indoor and outdoor spaces. Families with young children will find the flat garden laid to lawn and the pool, with steps and close to the house, an added bonus.Price per week: £5280-£7150Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2071
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 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
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: £2010-£3835Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: GRA2175
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.