Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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-£12815Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2173
This is a fantastic villa for families or group of friends to enjoy a luxurious stay close to St Tropez, an ideal base for exploring this remarkable region. The inspired decor creates a 'Provencal chic', making this villa really stand out.Price per week: £11715-£20135Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL3023
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
Sweeping views over the rolling countryside, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Situated on a hilltop just outside La Garde Freinet within easy drive of St Tropez and the French Riviera, this villa with oval shaped pool and air conditioning enjoys sweeping views over the rolling countryside. Almost on your doorstep is the lively, picturesque old village of La Garde Freinet.Price per week: £2685-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAP2281
This private villa located in the south of France commands one of the most stunning positions along the Cote d'Azur, sitting at the head of the Bay of Villefranche with uninterrupted views over the ocean. It has been completely refurbished to the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.Price per week: £14940-£23090Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2193
This modern villa with pool enjoys a superb location in a quiet residential area of Antibes, just over 1 mile from the nearest shops & Fontonne beach, & within easy reach of most destinations along the Cote d'Azur, by car or by train. A good sized garden provides ample outdoor space for children.Price per week: £3880-£3880Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2155
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: £8848-£9832Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2945
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: £2590-£4910Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2164
Right at the heart of the fabulous Cote d'Azur.Nice - Grasse
This villa is just a mile from the perched village of Tourrettes sur Loup, about 20 minutes from the sea, right at the heart of the fabulous Cote d'Azur. Excellent position below the village, spacious enclosed grounds, fantastic pool & internal layout that lends itself to indoor/outdoor living.Price per week: £6140-£7325Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2184
Beautiful villa built on a hillside above the beach, with stunning sea viewsSaint Tropez - Cavaliere
Air-conditioned villa with heated pool in an exceptional location with stunning views across the sweeping bay of Le Lavandou towards the headland of Cap Benat and the Grandes Calanques. Every room faces the sea and offers the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.Price per week: £4979-£8494Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: RIV2928
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.