Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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
This villa with pool near Vence is located in the hills behind this lovely medieval town, which is just a mile away. Set over three levels the villa has a friendly, welcoming feel: there is a spacious sun terrace overlooking the pool & a garden on a lower level with boules pitch and pergola.Price per week: £2160-£3215Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2134
Family villa near Valbonne with a friendly, welcoming ambience.Grasse - Grasse
This is a private villa near Valbonne with a friendly, welcoming ambience, tasteful furniture, exposed ceiling timbers, mellow terracotta floors and cool white walls. It enjoys a peaceful location with distant views from the main terrace and several rooms, towards the Mediterranean.Price per week: £3080-£3980Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAS2149
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
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
This French Riviera villa near Juan-les-Pins is set in a quiet residential area, ideally located just 4.5km from the shops, restaurants and beach at Juan les Pins and 5.6km from the medieval old town and harbour of Antibes. An attractive, belle epoque holiday home.Price per week: £1860-£2425Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: VIL2920
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
Beautiful, comfortably furnished, bright and airy villa.Nice - Cannes
This is a beautiful, comfortably furnished, bright and airy family villa, with air conditioning throughout, an attractive heated pool with spa, current and waterfall features. Just a couple of miles from Mougins old town, the villa is just a short drive from the Riviera nightlife and beaches.Price per week: £5675-£10085Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LES2187
Superb property in a fantastic location near St TropezSaint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a superb property in a fantastic location near St Tropez and just a short walk from the lovely L'Éscalet 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: £7732-£13531Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2085
Tucked away among the hills surrounding Mougins.Grasse - Cannes
Only a ten-minute drive from Cannes and the splendid French Riviera, this is an elegant, modern villa with a unique exotic garden. Ideally suited for 2 families or a large party, the property lends itself to easy living with lots of space to enjoy and explore both indoors and outdoors.Price per week: £9375-£10255Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LAP2188
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.