Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
This is a delightful, newly built family home on a domain just outside Antibes. With a lovely garden for children to play & plenty of shady spots for parents to sit & relax, it is the ideal base for a family holiday on the Cote d' Azur. It is close to sandy beaches & nearby Aquasplash and MarinelandPrice per week: £4515-£4515Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAF2123
Spacious & comfortable villa, ideal for relaxing.Grasse - Grasse
Set in large, private grounds in a quiet residential area near Valbonne, this spacious and comfortable villa is only a 10-minute walk from the village's lively market, elegant shops and highly-rated restaurants, with the beaches of Cannes and Antibes only 10 miles away.Price per week: £3820-£3820Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAP2145
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
This is a spacious holiday villa on the French Riviera with a private swimming pool and views over the Vale of Grasse towards the distant Mediterranean. The villa is ideally situated for peace and quiet, yet the ' joie de vivre' of the Rivieras coast and towns are easily accessible.Price per week: £1880-£3825Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEP2125
Delightful stone cottage situated in a beautiful country setting, near Plan de la TourSainte Maxime
This is an enchanting stone cottage with full of character and charm, accommodating three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a delightful small pool set among the vineyards enjoying a beautiful country setting on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Plan de la Tour.Price per week: £2327-£6609Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: PET3018
Provencal Villa with private pool and magnificent view of Mediterranean Sea - sleeps 6 adults and 2 children in total comfort.Price per week: €2100-€2600Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1282
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
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: £8003-£8914Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2945
This beautifully restored and refurbished Villefranche villa commands stunning views over the Mediterranean and St Jean Cap Ferrat. Three large terraces maximize the outdoor living space, whilst marble floors, modern furnishings and top of the range fittings create a cool interior.Price per week: £5775-£12815Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2173
Magnificent holiday villa with a well maintained garden and direct access to the seaLa Croix Valmer
This fabulous luxurious villa benefits from direct access to the sea at La Plage du Vergeron and is situated at a short distance to Gigaro's beachfront restaurants. Pampelonne's famous beaches and trendy St Tropez are 15 minutes' drive away.Price per week: £11437-£20780Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL3026
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.