Holiday Villas on the Cote d'Azur - French Riviera
Cool, comfortable house in a stunning location.Grasse - Grasse
The villa sits on a hilltop just outside the quaint village of Speracedes with commanding views across Lac de St Cassien, the Bay of Mandelieu, and the Esterel hills. With thick stone walls and a beautiful, spacious, modern interior, this is a cool, comfortable house in a stunning location.Price per week: £2010-£3835Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: GRA2175
A sunny apartment with stunning views of the bay of Villefranche and Cap FerratNice - Villefranche
There is a certain nostalgic romance that comes with the Côte d’Azur, especially here at the property, where the view of the bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat is possibly one of the most prized in Europe.This sunny apartment enjoys a calm setting in a small, tidy and private complex above the bay.Price per week: £1916-£2182Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEC2917
Luxury St Tropez Villa by Tahiti beach.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in a quiet residential area within walking distance of Tahiti Beach on Pampelonne Bay and just a five-minute drive from St Tropez, this beautifully decorated villa is a stunning, elegant property with a perfectly manicured garden and heated pool.Price per week: £13685-£17095Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2102
Lovely villa with far-reaching views, close to St Tropez.Saint Tropez - St Tropez
Set in the wooded hills around La Garde Freinet, this is a lovely, split-level villa with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, benefitting from a peaceful country setting and the proximity of lively St Tropez, only 30 minutes' drive.Price per week: £3710-£5905Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAB2074
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: £8353-£9304Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2945
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
Modern villa with panoramic views across the Bay of Cavalaire and towards Les Iles d'OrSaint Tropez - Cavalaire
This modern villa with private pool and three air conditioned bedrooms enjoys a fabulous location, perched above Sylvabell beach, with panoramic views across the horseshoe-shaped coastline of the Bay of Cavalaire and towards Les Iles d'Or.Price per week: £8690-£9870Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VUE2923
This is a delightful, two-storey modern villa situated in a quiet rural area on the outskirts of Vence. Dine ‘al fresco’ on the beautiful spacious terrace overlooking the verdant sloping hills of the surrounding countryside. Families will find it a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.Price per week: £1700-£4860Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2183
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.