Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A beautiful cottage with uninterrupted sea views across the entire bay towards Ste MaximeSaint Tropez - Ramatuelle
This St Tropez renovated cottage on the beach is a delightful property affording uninterrupted sea views across the entire bay towards Sainte Maxime. This is a comfortable property for four/five people wishing to enjoy a relaxing holiday in close contact with the Mediterranean surroundings.Price per week: £1630-£3610Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LIT2922
Lovely family holiday villa set in a gated domain.Grasse - Cannes
This is a lovely family villa in France, set in a gated domaine near Mougins. It is spacious and modern with light, bright colours adding a welcoming touch. A large covered terrace offers a comfortable outdoor living space overlooking the pool & garden. Close to Royal Golf de Mougins.Price per week: £4915-£5740Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2147
Magnificent Provencal-style Mas close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This traditional Mas is located in peaceful countryside in the heart of a nature reserve near the charming village of La Mole. This beautiful property sits on a gentle grassy slope at the edge of a protected forest, surrounded by vineyards and the countryside yet is only 6 miles from the coast.Price per week: £2925-£9050Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: LES2112
This luxurious French villa in St Paul de Vence is ideally situated for exploring the Cote d'Azur. Some of the features which make this a superb location for a family holiday are the glass retractable roof, marble floors, ensuite bedrooms, exceptionally large swimming pool & dramatic viewsPrice per week: £7415-£9500Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2192
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
This lovely villa is situated in a peaceful residential area in the countryside surrounding Plascassier, near the perfume town of Grasse. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a charming setting but don’t want to be isolated from the main towns & villages in the area, then this is for you.Price per week: £4665-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2170
Superb property in a fantastic location near St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a superb property in a fantastic location near St Tropez and just a short walk from the lovely Escalet 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: £6415-£8645Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2085
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
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
Exclusive, delightful oasis 15 mins walk from St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in a quiet residential area of St Tropez, about 15 minutes' walk to the centre, town beach and tennis courts, this is an exceptionally elegant property encircled by a typical Mediterranean, terraced garden, with panoramic views stretching as far as the Gulf of St Tropez.Price per week: £11875-£11875Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LEM2090
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.