Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
This private villa located in the south of France commands one of the most stunning positions along the Cote d'Azur, sitting at the head of the Bay of Villefranche with uninterrupted views over the ocean. It has been completely refurbished to the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.Price per week: £11095-£23090Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2193
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
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
Six bedroom villa with stunning views over the Gulf of St TropezSaint Tropez - Grimaud
Stunning Villa in Gulf of Saint Tropez, with panoramic view of the sea and village. 6 air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms. Only 1km from the sea, access by a private road to an (almost) private beach. 10x4.5 swimming pool and table tennis.Price per week: £4950-£9450Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2861
Set in a quiet residential domain surrounded by acres of protected woodland & hills, this is a stunning property on the Cote d’Azur, immaculately maintained with lovely terraced grounds & an excellent pool area. Highly recommended trails will take you along the river Brague to Biot or Valbonne.Price per week: £4550-£4975Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2136
A delightful town house with private pool, set at the very heart of St Tropez old townSaint Tropez - Ramatuelle
Set at the very heart of St Tropez old town, a short stroll away from its fishing harbour, quaint cafes and restaurants, the property is a delightful, air conditioned town house with private pool. This charming house offers everything you need for a comfortable holiday.Price per week: £1895-£5125Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: STT2921
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: £3740-£5905Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LES2197
Elegant family villa close to Cannes.Nice - Cannes
Elegant, cool and bright family villa in France with private pool, well appointed throughout and located in a residential area of Le Cannet, just a short distance from the town centre and the well known Rue St Sauveur with its restaurants and boutiques. Perfectly situated to explore the Cote d'Azur.Price per week: £4400-£4400Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2133
Superb large villa close to aromatically scented town of GrasseGrasse - Cannes
A beautiful 18th century farmhouse with heated pool, tennis court, large grounds and located close to the aromatically scented town of Grasse. This is a superb villa perfect for extended family get togethers, large groups of friends or even a special celebration.Price per week: £9252-£14539Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2693
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
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.