Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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: £2025-£3215Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2134
St Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of the most prestigious locations along the Cote d'Azur, and the spacious family villa enjoys a secluded position among pine trees within walking distance of the beach, port, shops and restaurants.Price per week: £3345-£7300Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2138
Beautiful villa with its own private pool, set amidst the hills between La Colle-sur-Loup and the arty town of St Paul de Vence. A perfect base for a family or larger group, just minutes to St Paul de Vence and only 5 miles to the coast, 13 Kms from Nice airport. 11m x 6m pool.Price per week: £3125-£5235Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2827
A splendid modern villa with pool and views over the Gulf of St TropezSaint Tropez - Beauvallon
A splendid, fully catered, air conditioned villa with huge 10x6m pool and jaw dropping views over the Gulf of St Tropez. Surrounded by an exceptionally manicured garden this spacious, modern property enjoys a unique privileged setting, within easy reach of the acclaimed French Riviera.Price per week: £20045-£30550Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2832
A beautiful villa with heated pool and oak trees in the garden, for an intimate group of 4Grasse - Saint-Cezaire-Sur-Siagne
The world is bright indeed at this dainty villa in the French Riviera. Here, an intimate group of 4 can connect away from the burdens of everyday life, beneath the shade of oak trees in the garden. Cannes (30 km) and Nice (55 km) are both within an hour's drive of your holiday villa.Price per week: £1279-£2935Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: GIN2915
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
The owners of this jewel have dedicated themselves to creating a lifestyle for ultimate relaxation. Their aim is to provide a holiday home that is fully equipped with all the latest conveniences and facilities within a peaceful environment. 30 minutes from Nice airport, 15 mins to beach .Price per week: £10858-£16180Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2359
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
A stunning luxury villa - extensive sea views, large pool, close to Vence and furnished in considerable style.Price per week: £8840-£12350Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2692
Elegant contemporary villa in exclusive residential area.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set against a verdant backdrop of forested hills, within an exclusive residential area near Grimaud, this elegant contemporary villa with infinity pool, commands far reaching views across the Gulf of St Tropez and benefits from close proximity to the French Riviera and its glamorous lifestyle.Price per week: £4010-£7050Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VOI2089
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.