Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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
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: £10868-£16196Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2359
A sunny apartment with stunning views of the bay of Villefranche and Cap FerratNice - Villefranche
There is a certain nostalgic romance that comes with the Côte d’Azur, especially here at the property, where the view of the bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat is possibly one of the most prized in Europe.This sunny apartment enjoys a calm setting in a small, tidy and private complex above the bay.Price per week: £1918-£2184Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEC2917
Majestic period beachfront villa with 180 degree sea view.Saint Tropez - Sainte Maxime
Standing proud on the beachfront overlooking the Mediterranean sea, this majestic period villa with direct access to two beaches is within walking distance of St Aygulf's shops and restaurants and a short drive from Ste Maxime and St Raphael. Classic, comfotably furnished Belle Epoque seaside villa.Price per week: £11850-£16605Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: REV2109
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 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: £1705-£3690Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LIT2922
Cote d'Azur country villa with pool & views.Grasse - Grasse
Tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac on the edge of Peymeinade near Grasse, this villa sits in a tranquil location enjoying superb sweeping views over the surrounding hills & many quaint hilltop villages. Excellent restaurant and shops within 2 miles & the beach of Cannes under 30 minutes’ drive.Price per week: £2490-£3675Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2168
Luxury villa on edge of village close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This luxury villa close to St Tropez is perfectly positioned at the edge of the village of La Croix Valmer, only a short walk to a few pavement cafes, restaurants and small shops. Careful restoration and creative flair have created a villa which is blend of modern and traditional.Price per week: £4525-£7845Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2082
Rustic French farmhouse with pool, furnished in a traditional style.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Sympathetically renovated 16th century Plan de la Tour Farmhouse rental on the outskirts of the village. Set in 95 acres of beautiful countryside with forest, vines, olive groves & a stream, the country surrounds make it hard to believe you are just 25 minutes from the hustle and bustle of St TropezPrice per week: £4515-£7080Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: BAS2111
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: £5885-£5885Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAC2067
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.