Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
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
Sophisticated villa with infinity pool and stunning sea views over the Gulf of St TropezSaint Tropez - Port Grimaud
This luxury villa with infinity pool and Jacuzzi hot-tub sits in an elevated position with commanding sea views over the Gulf of St Tropez, set against a backdrop of forested hills on the edge of Port Grimaud. The interior is elegant and sophisticated.Price per week: £5430-£10475Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LAC2933
This private villa located in the south of France commands one of the most stunning positions along the Cote d'Azur, sitting at the head of the Bay of Villefranche with uninterrupted views over the ocean. It has been completely refurbished to the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.Price per week: £11095-£23090Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2193
Majestic beachfront villa with 180 degree sea viewSaint Tropez - Sainte Maxime
Standing proud on the beachfront overlooking the Mediterranean sea, this majestic villa with direct access to two beaches is within walking distance of St Aygulf's shops and restaurants and a short drive from Ste Maxime and St Raphael. Classic, comfortably furnished Belle Epoque seaside villa.Price per week: £22552-£22552Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: REV2109
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
Six bedroom villa with stunning views over the Gulf of St TropezSaint Tropez - Grimaud
Stunning Villa in Gulf of Saint Tropez, with panoramic view of the sea and village. 6 air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms. Only 1km from the sea, access by a private road to an (almost) private beach. 10x4.5 swimming pool and table tennis.Price per week: £4950-£7850Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2861
Sweeping views over the rolling countryside, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Situated on a hilltop just outside La Garde Freinet within easy drive of St Tropez and the French Riviera, this villa with oval shaped pool and air conditioning enjoys sweeping views over the rolling countryside. Almost on your doorstep is the lively, picturesque old village of La Garde Freinet.Price per week: £2685-£4665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAP2281
Elegant contemporary villa in exclusive residential areaSaint 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: £4640-£9665Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VOI2089
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
Highly contemporary house in an enviable location, near St TropezSaint Tropez - St Tropez
This is a highly contemporary villa with an enviable location just outside La Croix Valmer, very close to Gigaro beach and enjoying good sea views. Elegantly designed with care and attention to detail the large glass doors lend a feel of light and space, whilst outside, plenty of areas to relax.Price per week: £8055-£18525Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAI2099
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.