Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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
An elegant Cote d'Azur holiday villa with private heated 10x5m pool situated in a residential area within ten minutes' walk of Valbonne shops and restaurants, and only fifteen minutes' drive to Cannes and the sea. A charming elegant vibe, full of life and things to do.Price per week: £3675-£5650Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAB2828
This is a delightful, newly built family home on a domain just outside Antibes. With a lovely garden for children to play & plenty of shady spots for parents to sit & relax, it is the ideal base for a family holiday on the Cote d' Azur. It is close to sandy beaches & nearby Aquasplash and MarinelandPrice per week: £4515-£4515Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAF2123
This modern villa with pool enjoys a superb location in a quiet residential area of Antibes, just over 1 mile from the nearest shops & Fontonne beach, & within easy reach of most destinations along the Cote d'Azur, by car or by train. A good sized garden provides ample outdoor space for children.Price per week: £3880-£3880Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2155
This beautifully restored and refurbished Villefranche villa commands stunning views over the Mediterranean and St Jean Cap Ferrat. Three large terraces maximize the outdoor living space, whilst marble floors, modern furnishings and top of the range fittings create a cool interior.Price per week: £5775-£12200Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2173
Contemporary villa with superb views of the bay of Lavandou.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This is an artist's villa in Le Lavandou. It's a new build, a contemporary villa with superb views of the coastline and the bay of Lavandou. Ideally situated in a residential area and only 800m away from the beach, this villa offers guests great comfort and plenty to do.Price per week: £3858-£7917Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2367
Wonderful, Belle Epoque luxury Villefranche villa situated in Villefranche-sur-Mer, within walking distance of the town centre, port and beach. Inside, high ceilings and marble floors create a cool, spacious and relaxing environment with wonderful sea views.Price per week: £6925-£13875Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2185
A warm, inviting and stylish property near Vence.Grasse - Antibes
In this welcoming villa with large private pool near Vence, flair and creativity have been employed to create a warm, inviting and stylish property. Original stone arches lead to the sumptuous master bedroom, whilst Moroccan living is the inspiration for the cosy and colourful living areas.Price per week: £4000-£6250Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAS2182
This is a luxury French Riviera villa with sea views situated on the dramatic scenic coastline between Nice and Monaco: this modern property is a real delight. Each room has magnificent south facing sea views and terraces on each of the three levels make full use of the stunning views.Price per week: £8840-£11160Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA2139
This is a Mediterranean holiday villa perched on a hilltop above the sea close to the beautiful village of Eze. Gentle sea breezes and uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean create a wonderful holiday atmosphere.Price per week: £4005-£6375Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LOI2141
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.