Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A truly relaxing and unforgettable holiday retreat.Grasse - Grasse
This villa near Cabris in France was formerly an olive mill to the village. This old stone property has now undergone complete and sympathetic renovation, retaining the authentic charm and atmosphere of its former life and is now a charming option for a villa holiday.Price per week: £8575-£8575Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LEV2190
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: £8030-£8645Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2088
A very special home in an idyllic location, with a stunning infinity pool and lush gardensGrasse - Montauroux
This is a Provençal paradise, a very special home in an idyllic location so close to charming hilltop villages and stunning scenery. Exquisite interiors, sweeping countryside views and a stunning infinity pool, all set in four hectares of lush terraced gardens.Price per week: £6016-£12083Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: DOM2958
This is a modern holiday villa near Biot, hi-tec in style and very well-equipped with lovely light rooms opening fully onto the garden and swimming pool, allowing the indoor and outdoor living spaces to merge into one. A water feature cascades gently into the pool giving a feeling of tranquility.Price per week: £4400-£5270Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2172
Majestic period beachfront villa with 180 degree sea view.Saint Tropez - Sainte Maxime
Standing proud on the beachfront overlooking the Mediterranean sea, this majestic period villa with direct access to two beaches is within walking distance of St Aygulf's shops and restaurants and a short drive from Ste Maxime and St Raphael. Classic, comfotably furnished Belle Epoque seaside villa.Price per week: £11850-£16605Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: REV2109
A family villa, perfect for a relaxed poolside holiday in the south of FranceSaint Paul en Forêt
Daydreaming of a relaxed poolside holiday in the south of France? You'll find it here, tucked away in the woods at this tranquil villa in the French Riviera.This family villa is set for serious swimmers and sunbathers - the pool house's kitchenette, barbecue and shower room encourage outdoor living.Price per week: £1498-£3746Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIV2914
Lovely beach villa short walk from sandy beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Just a short walk from a lovely sandy beach & tucked away in a quiet residential area, the villa offers an ideal solution for those seeking a simple, relaxed beach holiday. It is simply furnished for easy summer living & set in beautiful mature gardens with a lovely pool overlooking the sea.Price per week: £6415-£9870Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2083
Unique large, family villa near Biot.Nice - Cannes
This is a unique large, family villa near Biot, hidden in an oasis of palm trees, well located to explore the famous Cote d'Azur and many attractive inland towns and hilltop villages. The enclosed grounds are ideal for children with plenty of shade to be found under one of the many palms.Price per week: £3805-£6005Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LES2197
Villa with tennis nearby in a sought after region of the Riviera.Saint 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: £3345-£5970Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2086
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-£11710Sleeps: 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.