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Cote d'Azur villa holidays

The beautiful coastline of the Côte d’Azur has long emitted a golden glow, bathed in warm Mediterranean sunshine and the riches of its glamorous residents. Venture inland into the backdrop of scenic mountains however, and you will be warmly welcomed into another world. Rich in tradition and culture, tiny medieval villages continue as they have done for centuries, with a quiet afternoon game of boules, or an evening stroll around the square – welcome to the real France.

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  • Biot

    Biot, Antibes

    Biot is a very picturesque and well known village which dates back 2,500 years. Close to the famous beaches between Antibes and Nice this village is increasingly popular with tourists.

    1 villa 35mins Nice
  • Cabris

    Cabris

    The picturesque ancient town of Cabris is set around the ruins of a medieval château, which enjoys spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and towards neighbouring Italy.

    1 villa 45mins Nice
  • Cannes Mandelieu Resort Holiday Resort

    Cannes Mandelieu Resort, La Napoule

    Located on the outskirts of Cannes, nestled between the beautiful landscape of the sea and the hills of L'Esterel,the Cannes Mandelieu resort is the perfect location for those keen to explore the region.

    3 villas 45mins Nice
  • Frejus

    Frejus

    The town of Frejus is situated in the heart of the Côte d’Azur. Frejus played a pivotal role as one of the biggest military ports of the Roman Empire and today visitor’s flock to see the many historical sites.

    1 villa 55mins Nice
  • Garde Freinet

    Garde Freinet

    The pretty town of Garde Freinet is situated in the center of the Massif des Maures and is reached by picturesque roads winding through forests of oaks and chestnut trees.

    1 villa 1hr 5mins Toulon
  • Grasse

    Grasse

    Grasse is widely regarded as the perfume capital of the world. The industry has existed in the town since the 17th century with plenty of perfume museums, factories and shops for you to explore.

    1 villa 45mins Nice
  • Grimaud

    Grimaud, St. Tropez

    Grimaud offers the the best of both worlds. Set inland from the Cote d'Azur, the village nestles amongst the pines and hills of the region, enjoying wonderful peace and tranquillity. However, Grimaud is also just a short drive to charming Port Grimaud andworld renowned St Tropez

    1 villa 2hrs Nice
  • Le Rouret

    Le Rouret

    Le Rouret is a wonderful example of a typical Provencal village, with a beautiful 18th century church and a shady town square where you can enjoy the small weekly market and locals playing a game of petanque.

    1 villa 30mins Nice
  • Les Adrets De L'Esterel

    Les Adrets De L'Esterel

    Away from the hustle and bustle of Cannes, the charming, unspoilt village of Les Adrets de l'Esterel enjoys a breath-taking mountain setting. The panorama from here is simply stunning!

    7 villas 45mins Nice
  • Mandelieu la Napoule

    Mandelieu la Napoule, Cannes

    A unique and well preserved destination, Mandelieu La Napoule is located in the very heart of the Cote d’Azur, half way between St Tropez and the Italian border.

    4 villas 35mins Nice
  • Mougins

    Mougins, Cannes

    Mougins is a beautiful old medieval village located just 15 minutes’ drive from the bright lights of glittering Cannes.

    2 villas 20mins Nice
  • Roquefort Les Pins

    Roquefort Les Pins, Valbonne

    Roquefort Les Pins consists of a series of hamlets made up of recently built homes, located in an area near Valbonne, and concealed in the midst of a pine forest.

    1 villa 30mins Nice
  • St. Cezaire

    St. Cezaire

    The ancient fortified village of St. Cézaire sits on a mountain ledge high above the Siagne River, just 35km inland from the beautiful Riviera coastline.

    1 villa 1hr Nice
  • St. Raphael

    St. Raphael, Frejus

    St. Raphael has risen to stardom as one of the richest towns on the Cote d'Azur. It is an important resort and has been popular with holidaymakers since the early twentieth century.

    2 villas 1hr 5mins Nice
  • Theoule Sur Mer

    Theoule Sur Mer

    Situated in the beautiful Esterel area, Theoule-Sur-Mer boasts majestic views over the sea, and mountains behind. A beach can be found at the foot of the cliffs, perfect for sailing and other watersports.

    1 villa 45mins Nice
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On the beach in Cote d'Azur

The picturesque harbours of the Côte d’Azur are interspersed with pebbly inlets and stretches of golden sand that represent some of the most glamorous beaches in the world. Head to the beautiful Frejus and Antibes areas for the best sandy beaches, whilst the beach along ‘La Croisette’ – Cannes’ golden mile of prime seafront hotels and restaurants – is the place to be seen. Beaches in the main resorts are a mixture of public and private sections, many offering a wide range of watersports and hiring out sunloungers and parasols for those who want to relax

Local cuisine in Cote d'Azur

Eating out is a passion in France, and no more so than on the Cote d’Azur. A wide choice of restaurants serve local fresh seafood prepared in a number of ways, and you might want to also try the locally produced vegetables and soups which this part of France is famous for. Meat is fresh and locally produced, and always cooked rare to maintain the highest of flavours. If you want to eat in, fresh local produce is always available at the local daily markets, and is often the cheapest way to shop. Try making a fish soup or ratatouille with the wonderful fresh goods on sale or sample some of the nut and olive breads, perhaps dipped in olive oil for a true taste of the region.

Retail therapy in Cote d'Azur

Whether you’d like to spend hours soaking up the glamour of some of the world’s greatest designer boutiques in Cannes, or hunting down traditional mementos in a village craft market, the Côte d’Azur is the perfect place to put your holiday money to good use. Well known local produce includes the perfumes of Grasse, made from the wonderful aromas of flowers from the surrounding hillsides, and the beautiful coloured glassware from the hill village of Biot, revered by collectors the world over.

Hints of history in Cote d'Azur

With its rich cultural heritage, a sense of history permeates the Cote d’Azur. The landscape in the Cote D’Azur is dotted with a beautiful old chateaux, medieval villages and Roman remains, while museums are scattered across the region, housing fascinating artifacts dating back to Greek and Roman times.

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  • Pick a seafront bar in any of the famous local towns, such as Cannes, Nice or Antibes, to watch the world go by – and perhaps a film star or two.
  • Pack a picnic and relax in the grassy park at Frejus, beneath the remarkable Roman aqueduct.
  • Take a day away from the beaches and shop ‘til you drop in Cannes, home of the designer boutique!
  • Cross the border into the tiny principality of Monaco for the day to admire the luxury yachts and drive some of the famous streets that make up the Monte Carlo Formula One circuit.
  • Head inland to the town of Vence to shop for local produce such as soaps, perfumes and flowers.
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