Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A delightful town house with private pool, set at the very heart of St Tropez old townSaint Tropez - Ramatuelle
Set at the very heart of St Tropez old town, a short stroll away from its fishing harbour, quaint cafes and restaurants, the property is a delightful, air conditioned town house with private pool. This charming house offers everything you need for a comfortable holiday.Price per week: £1895-£5125Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: STT2921
A stunning luxury villa - extensive sea views, large pool, close to Vence and furnished in considerable style.Price per week: POASleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2692
Elegant contemporary villa in exclusive residential areaSaint Tropez - St Tropez
Set against a verdant backdrop of forested hills, within an exclusive residential area near Grimaud, this elegant contemporary villa with infinity pool, commands far reaching views across the Gulf of St Tropez and benefits from close proximity to the French Riviera and its glamorous lifestyle.Price per week: £4640-£9665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VOI2089
Modern villa with panoramic views across the Bay of Cavalaire and towards Les Iles d'OrSaint Tropez - Cavalaire
This modern villa with private pool and three air conditioned bedrooms enjoys a fabulous location, perched above Sylvabell beach, with panoramic views across the horseshoe-shaped coastline of the Bay of Cavalaire and towards Les Iles d'Or.Price per week: £8690-£9870Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VUE2923
Lovely villa with far-reaching views, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in the wooded hills around La Garde Freinet, this is a lovely, split-level villa with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, benefitting from a peaceful country setting and the proximity of lively St Tropez, only 30 minutes' drive.Price per week: £3710-£5905Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAB2074
Peaceful setting overlooking St Cassien Lake.Grasse - Grasse
Charming French villa near Lac de St Cassien nestling among forest with great lake views. It is furnished in traditional country style with a warm, welcoming ambience. The terrace is a super area for overlooking the shaped pool whilst enjoying splendid views over forested hills to to the lake.Price per week: £3150-£3545Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LER2127
This is a luxury French Riviera villa with sea views situated on the dramatic scenic coastline between Nice and Monaco: this modern property is a real delight. Each room has magnificent south facing sea views and terraces on each of the three levels make full use of the stunning views.Price per week: £8840-£11160Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA2139
Wonderful, Belle Epoque luxury Villefranche villa situated in Villefranche-sur-Mer, within walking distance of the town centre, port and beach. Inside, high ceilings and marble floors create a cool, spacious and relaxing environment with wonderful sea views.Price per week: £6925-£13875Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2185
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: £11095-£23090Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2193
Cool, comfortable house in a stunning location.Grasse - Grasse
The villa sits on a hilltop just outside the quaint village of Speracedes with commanding views across Lac de St Cassien, the Bay of Mandelieu, and the Esterel hills. With thick stone walls and a beautiful, spacious, modern interior, this is a cool, comfortable house in a stunning location.Price per week: £2010-£3835Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: GRA2175
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.