Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Delightful stone cottage situated in a beautiful country setting, near Plan de la TourSainte Maxime
This is an enchanting stone cottage with full of character and charm, accommodating three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a delightful small pool set among the vineyards enjoying a beautiful country setting on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Plan de la Tour.Price per week: £2327-£6609Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: PET3018
A sunny apartment with stunning views of the bay of Villefranche and Cap FerratNice - Villefranche
There is a certain nostalgic romance that comes with the Côte d’Azur, especially here at the property, where the view of the bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat is possibly one of the most prized in Europe.This sunny apartment enjoys a calm setting in a small, tidy and private complex above the bay.Price per week: £1856-£2113Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEC2917
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: £4330-£8055Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2086
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: POASleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAB2074
This is a spacious holiday villa on the French Riviera with a private swimming pool and views over the Vale of Grasse towards the distant Mediterranean. The villa is ideally situated for peace and quiet, yet the ' joie de vivre' of the Rivieras coast and towns are easily accessible.Price per week: £1880-£3825Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEP2125
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
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.Price per week: £10471-£10551Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL3025
Elegant family villa near Valbonne ideal for families.Grasse - Grasse
This is an elegant family villa near Valbonne with large private pool situated just outside this popular village. It has been meticulously renovated and beautifully decorated to provide a welcoming and comfortable home. Ideal for families with a large level lawn surrounding the pool.Price per week: £4925-£4925Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2161
This fabulous villa is situated on the Cap de Nice at Mont Boron, within walking distance of the harbour, and close to the old town and the Promenade des Anglais. This villa encapsulates the best of the French Riviera; with attractive gardens, heated pool & views of the Mediterranean.Price per week: £3075-£6655Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2166
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: £8690-£9870Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VUE2923
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.