Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
This beautiful and sophisticated villa & offers a southerly panoramic view over the bay of Villefranche and 1 mile from Cap Ferrat. Extremely central and within easy walk to the port, the beach is so close you can hear the waves crashing in. Probably 1 of the best villas on the Cote d'AzurPrice per week: £10791-£23741Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL1949
Villa in elegant, chic surroundings overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This elegant villa sits in beautifully manicured grounds overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez at Beauvallon. The villa is luxurious & stylish, decorated in cool colours with pale stone floors & large windows overlooking the Bay. Down the lane is the Beauvallon Club for golf and tennis & water sports.Price per week: £7415-£7415Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2088
Perfect family holiday home in beautiful St Tropez regionSaint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a medium-sized property with access to the garden from most rooms through large French doors, enabling guests to easily enjoy both indoor and outdoor spaces. Families with young children will find the flat garden laid to lawn and the pool, with steps and close to the house, an added bonus.Price per week: £4218-£8786Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2071
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: £5060-£5905Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAB2074
Superb property in a fantastic location near St TropezSaint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a superb property in a fantastic location near St Tropez and just a short walk from the lovely L'Éscalet beach. Set in half an acre of terraced, landscaped gardens on a private domaine, and with south-facing sun terraces, this exceptional holiday villa is a real find.Price per week: £7029-£12301Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2085
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: £4979-£8494Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: RIV2928
Elegant contemporary villa in exclusive residential areaSaint Tropez - St Tropez
Set against a verdant backdrop of forested hills, within an exclusive residential area near Grimaud, this elegant contemporary villa with infinity pool, commands far reaching views across the Gulf of St Tropez and benefits from close proximity to the French Riviera and its glamorous lifestyle.Price per week: £4218-£8786Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VOI2089
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.Price per week: £3936-£8201Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2086
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
A luxury villa set on a hill overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Ste MaximeSaint Tropez - Ste Maxime
Situated on a hill overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Ste Maxime, within just 10 minutes' walk of the beach, this fully air conditioned luxury villa with 12x5m heated pool and breathtaking sea views is the perfect setting for a holiday of a lifetime on the French Riviera.Price per week: £8025-£12015Sleeps: 11Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2834
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.