Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Close to the centre of chic St Tropez and Bouillabaisse beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
An attractive villa situated in a secure, private residential domaine close to the centre of chic St Tropez and less than half a mile from sandy Bouillabaisse beach. It offers a heated pool, air conditioning, a pretty garden surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.Price per week: £9625-£10120Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAT2077
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: £2685-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAP2281
Six bedroom villa with stunning views over the Gulf of St TropezSaint Tropez - Grimaud
Stunning Villa in Gulf of Saint Tropez, with panoramic view of the sea and village. 6 air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms. Only 1km from the sea, access by a private road to an (almost) private beach. 10x4.5 swimming pool and table tennis.Price per week: £4950-£7850Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2861
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
Beautiful villa built on a hillside above the beach, with stunning sea viewsSaint Tropez - Cavaliere
Air-conditioned villa with heated pool in an exceptional location with stunning views across the sweeping bay of Le Lavandou towards the headland of Cap Benat and the Grandes Calanques. Every room faces the sea and offers the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.Price per week: £4475-£6840Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: RIV2928
Elegant family villa near Valbonne ideal for families.Grasse - Grasse
This is an elegant family villa near Valbonne with large private pool situated just outside this popular village. It has been meticulously renovated and beautifully decorated to provide a welcoming and comfortable home. Ideal for families with a large level lawn surrounding the pool.Price per week: £4925-£4925Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2161
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: £3675-£5650Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAB2828
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: 11Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VUE2105
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
A beautiful villa with heated pool and oak trees in the garden, for an intimate group of 4Grasse - Saint-Cezaire-Sur-Siagne
The world is bright indeed at this dainty villa in the French Riviera. Here, an intimate group of 4 can connect away from the burdens of everyday life, beneath the shade of oak trees in the garden. Cannes (30 km) and Nice (55 km) are both within an hour's drive of your holiday villa.Price per week: £1251-£2870Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: GIN2915
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.