Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
A charming villa set on a hillside, amidst pretty landscaped gardens, overlooking woodlandGrasse - Châteauneuf de Grasse
This luxurious family home is the perfect blend of both natural and man-made beauty with all the best that the French Riviera has to offer. It sits on a hillside amidst pretty landscaped gardens overlooking woodland, with views up to the ancient village of Châteauneuf de Grasse.Price per week: £8021-£8934Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2945
Elegant family villa near Valbonne ideal for families.Grasse - Grasse
This is an elegant family villa near Valbonne with large private pool situated just outside this popular village. It has been meticulously renovated and beautifully decorated to provide a welcoming and comfortable home. Ideal for families with a large level lawn surrounding the pool.Price per week: £4925-£4925Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2161
Magnificent Provencal-style Mas close to St TropezSaint 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: £3854-£12758Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LES2112
This beautiful and sophisticated villa & offers a southerly panoramic view over the bay of Villefranche and 1 mile from Cap Ferrat. Extremely central and within easy walk to the port, the beach is so close you can hear the waves crashing in. Probably 1 of the best villas on the Cote d'AzurPrice per week: £10222-£22489Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL1949
Provencal Villa with private pool and magnificent view of Mediterranean Sea - sleeps 6 adults and 2 children in total comfort.Price per week: €2100-€2900Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1282
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
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
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
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: £9966-£12028Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2693
This is a deceptively spacious, modern town house with heated pool & air conditioning, set in a quiet residential district of Cagnes sur Mer, halfway between Nice & Cannes. You can walk to a bakery and shops from the villa, and the sea front and promenade are less than half a mile away.Price per week: £2590-£4910Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2164
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.