The Cote d'Azur, also knows as the French Riviera or Gold Coast, is located on the southern end of France along the Mediterranean Sea. With a climate that boasts over 300 days a year of sunshine and mild temperatures, beautiful azure waters, and the Alps as a backdrop, this area has long been one of the most sought-after havens by those searching for the ideal spot for truly luxurious relaxation in one of the many Cote d’Azur villas.
The French Riviera has an almost tropic climate, making it the perfect spot for all types of outdoor sports and leisure activities. Beautiful villas dot the beaches and hills, and lovely yachts dot the waters. At least 90% of all superyachts dock in the waters of the Cote d’Azur during their sailing lives, making it a haven for seagoing luxury.
Hiring your own villa may be the best way to see the Cote d'Azur. By renting your home, you have a base of operations from which to explore this beautiful area, and can enjoy the excitement of all the Cote d'Azur has to offer.
The cities of this area, Nice, Antibes, Saint-Tropez, and Cannes, have become symbols of the best in art, jazz, shopping, and film. It is not unusual to spot movie stars and the super-rich enjoying the beautiful atmosphere of these towns, or enjoying playing in the bright waters and wandering through the lovely cities and villages.
The cities of the Cote d'Azur combine Old-World charm and history with modern amenities. Side-by-side with the narrow, winding streets and ancient buildings of the old cities exist the exciting, vibrant markets and shopping rows with shopping opportunities ranging from antiques to some of the most-coveted and exclusive labels in the world. Art has always been a significant feature of these cities, whether it is painting, writing, or film, and many artists have found their inspiration here.
Wonderful sightseeing is only a step away from your villa. You can take a drive through the beautiful countryside, rent a bicycle and explore the lovely hills around the coast, book a tour covering the history of the area, or just wander along the narrow, cobbled lanes of the old cities. Whatever you choose to do, you will find no shortage of beautiful architecture, churches, and natural wonders. The cities abound in museums, cathedrals, and other points of interest. The countryside is also worth any amount of sightseeing, simply to enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings.
Photo Credits: St Tropez Harbour, Sailing Sunset, Beads, Antibes Street