Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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:£2565-£4630Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:VIL2164
Built at the top of the hills above the port of Théoule-sur-Mer, this stunning villa enjoys dramatic 180 degree views over the bay of Cannes and the Isles de Lerins, where an array of white sailing boats and yachts stand out against the intense blue colour of the sea. Sleeps 8 adults & 2 children.Price per week:£7310-£13060Sleeps:10Pool:YesRef:LHI2176
A stunning, modern villa with views, near Grasse.Grasse - Cannes
A stunning, modern villa with views near Grasse situated on a hillside with far reaching views across the surrounding hills to Lac de St Cassien and the bay of Mandelieu. Modern design and comtemporary furnishings create a light, airy, comfortable living space.Price per week:£4995-£5255Sleeps:6Pool:YesRef:LOI2121
This is a spacious holiday villa on the French Riviera with a private swimming pool and views over the Vale of Grasse towards the distant Mediterranean. The villa is ideally situated for peace and quiet, yet the ' joie de vivre' of the Rivieras coast and towns are easily accessible.Price per week:£1880-£3825Sleeps:6Pool:YesRef:LEP2125
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:£10775-£12550Sleeps:14Pool:YesRef:VIL2199
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:8Pool:YesRef:VIL2155
Exclusive villa on the crest of a hill with stunning panoramic views.Saint Tropez - Sainte-Maxime
Exclusive villa situated on the crest of a hill on the edge of the picturesque farming village of Plan de la Tour, with stunning panoramic views across the plain to the mountains of the Massif des Maures. The living area opens onto a large, sun-soaked terrace which overlooks the pool.Price per week:£2325-£5190Sleeps:11Pool:YesRef:VUE2105
An elegant Cote d'Azur holiday villa with private heated 10x5m pool situated in a residential area within ten minutes' walk of Valbonne shops and restaurants, and only fifteen minutes' drive to Cannes and the sea. A charming elegant vibe, full of life and things to do.Price per week:£3895-£4980Sleeps:6Pool:YesRef:LAB2828
Modern villa in a fabulous location close to beach.Saint Tropez - Cavalaire-sur-Mer
This modern Le Lavandou villa, equipped with all modern comforts, enjoys a fabulous location just a short walk from Cavaliere and the beach: it overlooks the beach and the horseshoe-shaped coastline of the Bay of Cavaliere and Cap Negre, and also offers panoramic views towards Les Iles d’Or.Price per week:£5875-£7640Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LAG2075
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:£2680-£4665Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LAP2281
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.