Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Elegant property designed for relaxing, close to St TropezSaint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in a dominant hillside position overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Chateau Grimaud, this is an elegant property ideally located on the outskirts of the perched village of Grimaud and a few minutes' drive from St Tropez. Designed for a relaxing and comfortable stay in a sought after region.Price per week: £8968-£15303Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LAR2096
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
Beautiful villa built on a hillside above the beach, with stunning sea viewsSaint Tropez - Cavaliere
Air-conditioned villa with heated pool in an exceptional location with stunning views across the sweeping bay of Le Lavandou towards the headland of Cap Benat and the Grandes Calanques. Every room faces the sea and offers the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.Price per week: £5477-£9343Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: RIV2928
Villa in elegant, chic surroundings overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
This elegant villa sits in beautifully manicured grounds overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez at Beauvallon. The villa is luxurious & stylish, decorated in cool colours with pale stone floors & large windows overlooking the Bay. Down the lane is the Beauvallon Club for golf and tennis & water sports.Price per week: £7415-£7415Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2088
This is a luxurious and stylish property, situated in a peaceful location just below the pretty hilltop village of Gassin and a 10 minutes' drive through vineyards to both the beaches and to the centre of St Tropez. Is set in a very attractive landscaped garden with lawn.Price per week: £15303-£16914Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL3020
Cheerful, welcoming villa close to beach and CannesNice - Cannes
This cottage has stunning sea views & is just 10 minutes' walk from the beach: hidden at the end of a private road among the pine trees of the Esterel mountains, 60 metres above sea level at Theoule-sur-Mer. The cottage has a cheerful, welcoming fsurrounded by a large deck for outdoor diningPrice per week: £2025-£3050Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LAC2117
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
A stunning, modern villa with views, near Grasse.Grasse - Cannes
A stunning, modern villa with views near Grasse situated on a hillside with far reaching views across the surrounding hills to Lac de St Cassien and the bay of Mandelieu. Modern design and comtemporary furnishings create a light, airy, comfortable living space.Price per week: £4995-£5255Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LOI2121
A family villa, perfect for a relaxed poolside holiday in the south of FranceSaint Paul en Forêt
Daydreaming of a relaxed poolside holiday in the south of France? You'll find it here, tucked away in the woods at this tranquil villa in the French Riviera.This family villa is set for serious swimmers and sunbathers - the pool house's kitchenette, barbecue and shower room encourage outdoor living.Price per week: £1442-£3677Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIV2914
Exclusive hilltop villa with tennis court, near Cannes.Grasse - Cannes
Set on a hilltop in a residential area on the edge of Mougins, this elegant, sophisticated luxury villa with heated pool, tennis court and sauna commands far reaching views over the Esterel mountains, Cannes and its splendid bay, only a short drive away. This is an ideal setting in which to unwind.Price per week: £11710-£12460Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: VIL2199
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.