Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A stunning luxury villa - extensive sea views, large pool, close to Vence and furnished in considerable style.Price per week: £8840-£12350Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2692
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
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
Beautifully renovated family villa with beach access.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Ideally situated a few metres away from L'Escalet Plage and its splendid cove in the Ramatuelle area, this beautifully renovated family villa with air conditioning and Jacuzzi hot tub enjoys direct access to the beach as well as breath-taking views over the bay between Cap Taillat and Cap Camarat.Price per week: £3050-£7960Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: TOU2068
Compact villa in secure domain, ideal for a small active family.Grasse - Cannes
This French villa with shared pool is located on a large domaine just outside the perfume town of Grasse. This single storey villa is compact but ideal for a small family wishing to enjoy the local facilities offered on the domaine whilst being within easy driving distance of towns and villages.Price per week: £1370-£1765Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LES2119
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: £7415-£9255Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VUE2923
This is a delightful, newly built family home on a domain just outside Antibes. With a lovely garden for children to play & plenty of shady spots for parents to sit & relax, it is the ideal base for a family holiday on the Cote d' Azur. It is close to sandy beaches & nearby Aquasplash and MarinelandPrice per week: £4515-£4515Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAF2123
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-£4665Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2183
Nestling on a hillside in a leafy residential area on the outskirts of Grasse, this villa with infinity pool and lush Mediterranean garden enjoys far reaching views over the Iles de Lerins and the Bay of Mandelieu. A short stroll away are boulangeries, cafes, boutiques and restaurants.Price per week: £4630-£5355Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAM2280
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
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.