Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Wonderful traditional stone house with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, just a few minutes drive away from the picturesque village of Grimaud and its famous castle. There is a beautiful garden with olive trees, covered terrace and a lovely pool house with sun loungers.Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Weekly Guide Price: £7086-£9425Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3025
Great villa set among the vineyards, close to the picturesque village of Plan de la TourSainte Maxime
An enchanting property with air-condition and a beautiful heated pool set in a well maintained garden. You can enjoy a beautiful country setting among the vineyards and just 1.6 km from the picturesque village of Plan de la Tour.Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Weekly Guide Price: £2008-£7915Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: GRA3019
Villa with tennis nearby in a sought after region of the RivieraSaint Tropez - St Tropez
The villa sits in a sought after region of the Riviera with distant sea views of the Gulf of St Tropez. It is peacefully located on a domaine on the edge of the old town of Grimaud, which has a small selection of shops and cafes. Guests are welcome to use the 2 tennis courts on the domaine.Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Weekly Guide Price: £3686-£54162Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL2086
Stunning Villa just below the picturesque village of GassinSaint Tropez - Gassin
A magnificent villa totally enclosed with its mature palm tree gardens, lies just below the picturesque village of Gassin, and within reach of Grimaud and Ramatuelle and St Tropez where you will find plenty of restaurants and lively village markets.Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Weekly Guide Price: £14902-£16471Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3173
Remarkable Villa with Private 3-hectare gardenGrasse - Vence
Located in one of the most prestigious areas in the south of France, this stunning villa will immerse you in the authentic atmosphere of Provence.Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Weekly Guide Price: £15535-£15535Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3175
Contemporary French Riviera villa with panoramic sea viewsSaint 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.Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Weekly Guide Price: £6522-£15000Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: LEC2078
Superb large villa close to aromatically scented town of GrasseGrasse - Cannes
A beautiful 18th century farmhouse with heated pool, tennis court, large grounds and located close to the aromatically scented town of Grasse. This is a superb villa perfect for extended family get togethers, large groups of friends or even a special celebration.Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Weekly Guide Price: £7487-£15261Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL2693
Beautiful 7 bedroom villa with heated poolSaint Tropez - Plan de La Tour
The dreamlike property comprises a land of about 31 hectares, of which about 2 hectares are laid out like a wonderful park. In an absolutely quiet location, this property offers absolute privacy in an exceptionally romantic and nature-loving environment.Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Weekly Guide Price: £16705-£28403Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: DOM3144
Stunning 5 bedroom beach front villa with heated poolGrasse - Théoule-sur-Mer
Spacious villa with 5 bedrooms, located in the heart of the French Riviera. Sauna, Hammam, private heated pool with panoramic views, garden and dining areas. Beautiful property in the heart of the French Riviera, offering panoramic views across the Bay of Cannes and the Esterel mountains.Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Weekly Guide Price: £13055-£28426Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3156
Stunning Contemporary Villa located in La Croix ValmerSaint Tropez - La Croix Valmer
This luxury property can accommodate 20 guests, with 5 A/C bedrooms and 4 en-suite bathrooms in the main house and a further 5 bedrooms in 3 independent apartments, heated infinity pool and a huge Jacuzzi, located in La Croix Valmer and close to Saint TropezSleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Weekly Guide Price: £15762-£38841Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3128
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.