Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Truly delightful large French Riviera villa with tennis court.Grasse - Grasse
This villa is a true delight. From its heated pool and full-size hard surface tennis court to the large grounds and comfortable interior, this large French Riviera villa is the ideal place for a week or more of pure relaxation, either as a holiday or to celebrate a special occasion.Price per week: £4930-£7555Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: LAF2204
This beautiful and sophisticated villa & offers a southerly panoramic view over the bay of Villefranche and 1 mile from Cap Ferrat. Extremely central and within easy walk to the port, the beach is so close you can hear the waves crashing in. Probably 1 of the best villas on the Cote d'AzurPrice per week: £10352-£22774Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL1949
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: £2990-£5100Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2827
Unique situation in one of the most exclusive areas of the Riviera.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This lovely villa enjoys a unique situation in one of the most exclusive areas of the French Riviera with unrivalled sea views across the bay stretching from Cap du Pinet to Cap Camarat. A few steps down from this villa is a path leading to a rocky cove and the sea, with the famous Pampelonne beach.Price per week: £7890-£12345Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: PRE2080
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
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
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
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
Superb large villa close to aromatically scented town of GrasseGrasse - Cannes
Heated pool, tennis court, large grounds and located close to the aromatically scented town of Grasse, this is a superb large villa.Price per week: £5510-£7215Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2693
This is a modern holiday villa near Biot, hi-tec in style and very well-equipped with lovely light rooms opening fully onto the garden and swimming pool, allowing the indoor and outdoor living spaces to merge into one. A water feature cascades gently into the pool giving a feeling of tranquility.Price per week: £4400-£5270Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2172
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.