Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Simplicity and space create the perfect summer holiday home.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
A prime hillside position on the edge of the picturesque village of La Garde-Freinet affords this villa wonderful, far reaching views across the forested hills towards Grimaud and the Gulf of St Tropez. Completely refurbished, simplicity and space create the perfect summer holiday home.Price per week: £2035-£2905Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LET2073
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
Contemporary villa with superb views of the bay of Lavandou.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This is an artist's villa in Le Lavandou. It's a new build, a contemporary villa with superb views of the coastline and the bay of Lavandou. Ideally situated in a residential area and only 800m away from the beach, this villa offers guests great comfort and plenty to do.Price per week: £3858-£7917Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2367
This is a delightful, two-storey modern villa situated in a quiet rural area on the outskirts of Vence. Dine ‘al fresco’ on the beautiful spacious terrace overlooking the verdant sloping hills of the surrounding countryside. Families will find it a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.Price per week: £1700-£4860Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2183
Contemporary French Riviera villa with panoramic sea views.Saint Tropez - Sainte Maxime
A contemporary French Riviera villa with panoramic sea views and heated pool. If you're looking for prime location, stunning sea views, proximity to some of the loveliest places in the south of France, plus a high level of comfort and total relaxation, then look no further.Price per week: £8025-£14230Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LEC2078
Lovely beach villa short walk from sandy beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Just a short walk from a lovely sandy beach & tucked away in a quiet residential area, the villa offers an ideal solution for those seeking a simple, relaxed beach holiday. It is simply furnished for easy summer living & set in beautiful mature gardens with a lovely pool overlooking the sea.Price per week: £6415-£9870Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2083
Tucked away in an exclusive private domain close to village.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Tastefully decorated St Tropez family villa with sea views, tucked away in an exclusive private domain just a couple of miles from Ste Maxime, its sandy beaches, lovely marina, shops & restaurants. This villa enjoys splendid views over the Mediterranean Sea across the Gulf of St Tropez. Sleeps 6/10.Price per week: £2210-£5465Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAR2100
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
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
Situated amongst vineyards close to the famous Pampelonne beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Situated amongst vineyards close to the famous Pampelonne beach, and a stone's throw from the picturesque village of Ramatuelle. Although it is close to St Tropez, it gives the feeling of peace and serenity. Al Fresco dining is provided on a covered terrace looking out towards distant sea views.Price per week: £3315-£7135Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAM2076
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.