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
A luxury villa set on a hill overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Ste MaximeSaint Tropez - Ste Maxime
Situated on a hill overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Ste Maxime, within just 10 minutes' walk of the beach, this fully air conditioned luxury villa with 12x5m heated pool and breathtaking sea views is the perfect setting for a holiday of a lifetime on the French Riviera.Price per week: £8025-£12015Sleeps: 11Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2834
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
A warm, inviting and stylish property near Vence.Grasse - Antibes
In this welcoming villa with large private pool near Vence, flair and creativity have been employed to create a warm, inviting and stylish property. Original stone arches lead to the sumptuous master bedroom, whilst Moroccan living is the inspiration for the cosy and colourful living areas.Price per week: £4000-£6250Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAS2182
Villa with a warm, inviting, homely ambience. Tennis nearby.Nice - Cagnes-Sur-Mer
This is a charming private villa with inviting, homely ambience, near Vence, set in spacious terraced grounds in a quiet residential area, 1.5 miles of shops & restaurants, and 10 mins from the beach. Within 5 minutes walk the excellent local tennis facilities offer a choice of 9 courts.Price per week: £2895-£3490Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAS2146
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: £10376-£15462Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2359
Luxury St Tropez Villa within walking distance of Tahiti beachSaint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in a quiet residential area within walking distance of Tahiti Beach on Pampelonne Bay and just a five-minute drive from St Tropez, this beautifully decorated villa is a stunning, elegant property with a perfectly manicured garden and heated pool.Price per week: £24163-£24163Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2102
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
Provencal Villa with private pool and magnificent view of Mediterranean Sea - sleeps 6 adults and 2 children in total comfort.Price per week: €2100-€2600Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1282
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
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.