Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Highly contemporary house in an enviable location, near St Tropez.Saint 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: £6415-£13055Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAI2099
A truly relaxing and unforgettable holiday retreat.Grasse - Grasse
This villa near Cabris in France was formerly an olive mill to the village. This old stone property has now undergone complete and sympathetic renovation, retaining the authentic charm and atmosphere of its former life and is now a charming option for a villa holiday.Price per week: £8575-£8575Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LEV2190
Lovely family holiday villa set in a gated domain.Grasse - Cannes
This is a lovely family villa in France, set in a gated domaine near Mougins. It is spacious and modern with light, bright colours adding a welcoming touch. A large covered terrace offers a comfortable outdoor living space overlooking the pool & garden. Close to Royal Golf de Mougins.Price per week: £4915-£5740Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2147
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
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
An elegant Cote d'Azur holiday villa with private heated 10x5m pool situated in a residential area within ten minutes' walk of Valbonne shops and restaurants, and only fifteen minutes' drive to Cannes and the sea. A charming elegant vibe, full of life and things to do.Price per week: £3675-£5650Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAB2828
A charming villa set on a hillside, amidst pretty landscaped gardens, overlooking woodlandGrasse - Châteauneuf de Grasse
This luxurious family home is the perfect blend of both natural and man-made beauty with all the best that the French Riviera has to offer. It sits on a hillside amidst pretty landscaped gardens overlooking woodland, with views up to the ancient village of Châteauneuf de Grasse.Price per week: £8353-£9304Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2945
Sophisticated villa with infinity pool and stunning sea views over the Gulf of St TropezSaint Tropez - Port Grimaud
This luxury villa with infinity pool and Jacuzzi hot-tub sits in an elevated position with commanding sea views over the Gulf of St Tropez, set against a backdrop of forested hills on the edge of Port Grimaud. The interior is elegant and sophisticated.Price per week: £5430-£10475Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LAC2933
Six bedroom villa with stunning views over the Gulf of St TropezSaint Tropez - Grimaud
Stunning Villa in Gulf of Saint Tropez, with panoramic view of the sea and village. 6 air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms. Only 1km from the sea, access by a private road to an (almost) private beach. 10x4.5 swimming pool and table tennis.Price per week: £4950-£7850Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2861
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
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.