Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A retreat within easy reach of the hot-spots.Grasse - Cannes
Perfect for an equally active and relaxing holiday for family and friends. For those looking to party in Cannes and Juan Les Pins, you can take a boat from the villa to St Tropez (it only takes 45 mins). If you'd prefer a retreat within easy reach of the hot-spots, then this is the place to be.Price per week: £2578-£5158Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2375
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
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: £3697-£7586Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2367
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.Price per week: £2327-£8930Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: GRA3019
A stunning luxury villa - extensive sea views, large pool, close to Vence and furnished in considerable style.Price per week: POASleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2692
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
Right at the heart of the fabulous Cote d'Azur.Nice - Grasse
This villa is just a mile from the perched village of Tourrettes sur Loup, about 20 minutes from the sea, right at the heart of the fabulous Cote d'Azur. Excellent position below the village, spacious enclosed grounds, fantastic pool & internal layout that lends itself to indoor/outdoor living.Price per week: £4140-£7325Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2184
Peaceful setting overlooking St Cassien Lake.Grasse - Grasse
Charming French villa near Lac de St Cassien nestling among forest with great lake views. It is furnished in traditional country style with a warm, welcoming ambience. The terrace is a super area for overlooking the shaped pool whilst enjoying splendid views over forested hills to to the lake.Price per week: £3150-£3545Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LER2127
Family villa near Valbonne with a friendly, welcoming ambience.Grasse - Grasse
This is a private villa near Valbonne with a friendly, welcoming ambience, tasteful furniture, exposed ceiling timbers, mellow terracotta floors and cool white walls. It enjoys a peaceful location with distant views from the main terrace and several rooms, towards the Mediterranean.Price per week: £3080-£3980Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAS2149
Lovely villa with far-reaching views, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in the wooded hills around La Garde Freinet, this is a lovely, split-level villa with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, benefitting from a peaceful country setting and the proximity of lively St Tropez, only 30 minutes' drive.Price per week: £3710-£5905Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAB2074
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.