Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Luxury St Tropez villa in an amazing setting.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
A beautiful Grimaud villa which enjoys magnificent, sweeping views over the ruined castle of Grimaud and the Gulf of St Tropez. Beautifully renovated and elegantly furnished, it offers absolute comfort in an amazing setting, within easy reach of St Tropez and the French Riviera.Price per week: £6500-£6500Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAC2067
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
Exclusive hilltop villa with tennis court, near Cannes.Grasse - Cannes
Set on a hilltop in a residential area on the edge of Mougins, this elegant, sophisticated luxury villa with heated pool, tennis court and sauna commands far reaching views over the Esterel mountains, Cannes and its splendid bay, only a short drive away. This is an ideal setting in which to unwind.Price per week: £11710-£12460Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: VIL2199
Charming villa located on the edge of a hamlet in the hills surrounding Plan de la TourSaint Tropez - Plan de la Tour
South of France private villa - This sympathetically restored stone Bastide is located on the edge of a hamlet in the hills surrounding Plan de la Tour. Exposed stone walls and old beamed ceilings have been carefully preserved to reflect the rustic character and charm of the bastide.Price per week: £2025-£4665Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: BAS2930
Villa in elegant, chic surroundings overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This elegant villa sits in beautifully manicured grounds overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez at Beauvallon. The villa is luxurious & stylish, decorated in cool colours with pale stone floors & large windows overlooking the Bay. Down the lane is the Beauvallon Club for golf and tennis & water sports.Price per week: £7415-£7415Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2088
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
This is a deceptively spacious, modern town house with heated pool & air conditioning, set in a quiet residential district of Cagnes sur Mer, halfway between Nice & Cannes. You can walk to a bakery and shops from the villa, and the sea front and promenade are less than half a mile away.Price per week: £2595-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2164
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: £10435-£15550Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2359
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
Tucked away in an exclusive private domain close to village.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Tastefully decorated St Tropez family villa with sea views, tucked away in an exclusive private domain just a couple of miles from Ste Maxime, its sandy beaches, lovely marina, shops & restaurants. This villa enjoys splendid views over the Mediterranean Sea across the Gulf of St Tropez. Sleeps 6/10.Price per week: £2210-£5465Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAR2100
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.