Where to stay on the French Riviera
The French Riviera is one of the most legendary holiday destinations in the world. Renowned for its beautiful scenery and glittering parties, this part of the South of France has played host to just about everyone who is anyone over the years. Scattered along the coast, the seaside resorts and hilltop villages of the French Riviera are still as popular today as when they were first discovered by the jetset back in the 19th Century. Originally a fashionable winter destination, these days the French Riviera is popular all year round, thanks to its glorious Mediterranean climate and ever present sunshine. If you’re looking for an unforgettable family holiday or a luxurious vacation with friends, the French Riviera with all its style and charm is the perfect location.
On the border between France and Italy, Monaco is a holiday destination with a difference. If you can’t decide whether to pick a city break or a beach holiday, book one of our luxury villas or apartments in Monaco and do both at once! This little metropolis with the big reputation effortlessly combines the best of both worlds, thanks to a vibrant and modern city centre overlooking the fabulous beach clubs of Larvotto. With enough designer boutiques to rival any major capital, gourmet restaurants galore and the most dazzling nightlife on the French Riviera, Monaco truly has it all. Experience life in the world’s most glamorous principality for yourself and choose a holiday in Monaco for your next big adventure.
Stunning St Jean Cap Ferrat
St Jean Cap Ferrat might be just down the road from Monaco, but when it comes to lifestyle, this former fishing village is a world away from the Principality. The traditional village centre is as charming now as when it was first made famous back in the 19th century, and the luxurious properties dotted along the peninsula are surrounded by wild, unspoilt coastline as far as the eye can see. Although it’s only small, St Jean Cap Ferrat has a great selection of restaurants and bars for dinner and drinks, and the private beaches along the peninsula are absolutely lovely. If you’re after a relaxing break in one of the most select destinations on the French Riviera, St Jean Cap Ferrat is a perfect choice.
If you’re looking for luxury vacation rentals in a lively seaside resort with plenty going on, the little town of Antibes is ideal. One of the prettiest destinations on the French Riviera, Antibes is always buzzing thanks to its busy social calendar. The old town of Antibes is lively and colourful with a traditional market and dozens of tiny boutiques to explore, while the port area has some of the best bars and restaurants around. Throw in a handful of magnificent sandy beaches and year-round sports and cultural events, and you’ve got the makings of a holiday to remember when you book one of our luxury villas or apartments in fascinating Antibes.
Possibly the most glamorous city in the world and most definitely one of the most beautiful, a holiday in Cannes is memorable for all the right reasons. Rent one of our fabulous luxury villas in the hills around Cannes or treat yourself to a city-centre apartment along the Croisette, you’ll love the lively atmosphere and dazzling social life that Cannes has to offer. In May, Hollywood rolls into town and takes over the Palais des Festivals during the Film Festival, but Cannes is busy all year long with exciting international events. Explore the narrow streets and one-off boutiques of the old town, find your new favourite restaurant in the port or simply relax with a cocktail on one of the chic private beaches, Cannes has something for everyone.
French Riviera Hillside Villages
The French Riviera hinterland is as lovely as it is historic. Spread out over the hillsides behind Cannes and Grasse, you’ll find dozens of pretty villages where the residents still celebrate local festivals and saints days, just as they’ve done for hundreds of years. Ridiculously picturesque, the hinterland is where you’ll find the Provence which has inspired numerous writers and artists with its olive groves and endless fields of lavender. From a trip to the daily market to buy locally-grown fruit and vegetables, to tasting freshly pressed olive oil from the town mill, you’ll love spending time in the hills of the Riviera on your next French vacation.
Sassy St Tropez
For the beach holiday against which all future beach holidays will be measured, there’s nowhere quite like St Tropez. Famed for its gorgeous sandy beaches and its incredible nightlife, St Tropez is the liveliest resort on the French Riviera. Spend the summer months topping up your tan on the exclusive beaches of Pampelonne, or partying to music mixed by the best DJs in the world in one of St Tropez’s many clubs. St Tropez is still as delightful as it was back in the 1950’s, when Brigitte Bardot slipped into a tiny bikini and put the village on the map once and for all. Join in with a game of boules in the Place de Lice, check out the weekly produce market or grab a coffee in the port and watch the world go by, St Tropez is one holiday destination which never goes out of style.
How to get to the French Riviera
Travelling to the French Riviera is a breeze. There are 2 major airports along the coast, not to mention an excellent train network. And the dramatic coastline and beautiful sea views make driving along the French Riviera an absolute pleasure, the holiday starts as soon as you get behind the wheel.
If you’re travelling to your French Riviera holiday villa from abroad, your best option is to fly into the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport in the Alpes-Maritimes or the Toulon-Hyères Airport in the Var. Once you touch down in the South of France, transfer to your holiday destination via one of the following options:
- By rail: Hop aboard one of the local TER trains which run all along the coast.
- By air: Book a transfer from the airport to Nice, Cannes or St Tropez via helicopter
- By road: Hire a car or book an Uber for an easy drive along some of the prettiest roads in the world
If you’re travelling from elsewhere in the French Riviera, we can arrange for a private car with a driver to pick you up and take you to your luxury rental property. To organise a transfer, just get in touch with our team. They’ll be more than happy to sort out your transport so you don’t need to worry about it.
Luxury French Riviera Villa Rentals
When it comes to booking a luxury villa for your vacation, we have the best selection on the Côte d'Azur. From contemporary Riviera holiday homes in the centre of town to traditional Provençal mas in the hills, whatever type of luxury villa you’re looking for, we have the perfect holiday rental for you.
In the upmarket Croix des Gardes area of Cannes, this 6-bedroom villa is an ideal luxury holiday home. Situated just 10 minutes away from the city centre, the villa has been entirely renovated in an elegant and modern style. The bedrooms are all ensuite while the main living area is spacious with lots of light. Make the most of the French Riviera weather on the outdoor terrace with its summer living room, BBQ and plancha area. You’ll love the stunning sea views from the heated pool, this is one holiday villa you definitely won’t forget in a hurry.
Inland, this lovely modern villa is available for your vacation just outside of the pretty village of Mougins. Located in the hills above the village, the villa has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms plus a large living and dining area opening onto the terrace. The terrace boasts a summer living area for relaxing by the heated pool, and a BBQ and plancha for all those alfresco holiday meals in the gorgeous manicured gardens.
If you love to entertain, this exceptional property in Ramatuelle is the perfect place to play host to summer guests. Set in a private domain, the 6-bedroom house is just a few minutes walk from Pampelonne’s original and best beach club, le Club 55. Receive guests in style with a cocktail in the large downstairs reception room before moving to the cool poolside bar and BBQ area for a night, and holiday to remember.
French Riviera Apartment Rentals
A chic apartment is an ideal base for a fabulous holiday on the Côte d'Azur. Whether you prefer a rooftop penthouse or a charming garden apartment, our range of luxury apartment rentals on the French Riviera is second to none.
This beautiful 4-bedroom apartment in Cannes will be a home away from home during your holiday. The rooms are spacious and well-designed with the bedrooms spread out over 2 floors for privacy. The luxury apartment is located in a quiet residence with a swimming pool and has its own private garden. Take your morning coffee outside on the terrace or spend an afternoon soaking up the sun in the comfort of your apartment before heading out to discover all that Cannes has to offer.
Situated in lovely Beaulieu-sur-Mer, this large 3-bedroom apartment is a great choice for a holiday on the French Riviera. The apartment is divided into 2 floors, with 3 ground-floor bedrooms all opening onto a private garden and terraces. Upstairs, the living and dining area is luminous with stunning views over the bay of Beaulieu. Located close to the town centre, discover the beautiful beaches and lively port in Beaulieu just a short walk away from your holiday home.
Experience life high above the city in this stunning 5th-floor penthouse in Cannes. Located just off the famous Boulevard de la Croisette, the 2-bedroom loft style holiday apartment is light and airy thanks to the full-length windows in the main living space. There are 2 sunny terraces, one with a view of the neighbouring Iles de Lerins out in the Bay of Cannes and the other over the hills of the Esterel. Sit outside with a cocktail and watch the world go by down below you, or simply enjoy another fabulous French Riviera sunset, all holidays should be as luxurious as this.
This is just a small selection of our luxury vacation rentals on the French Riviera. To see the full portfolio, see the listings above and get in touch with one of our holiday rental specialists for more information.
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When is best to visit?
It’s always a good time to visit the French Riviera. Once known exclusively as a winter resort, these days the French Riviera is a popular year-round destination. The summer months tend to be the busiest period when holidaymakers from all over the world come to the South of France to take advantage of the beautiful beaches along the coast and work on their tans. The long hot summer days on the French Riviera become long hot summer nights, and there’s always time for one more delicious ice cream to keep you cool before the sun goes down.
But the French Riviera is more than just beaches, there are also some fantastic ski resorts in the Southern Alps, just a couple of hours away from the coast. Play a round of golf overlooking the Med in the morning, then hop on a helicopter and spend the afternoon in the fresh powder of Isola or Auron, who said you can’t have it all? With mild weather and glorious blue skies throughout the cooler months, a winter holiday on the French Riviera is the perfect combination of sun and snow, who could ask for anything more?
How to Book French Riviera Holidays
Booking luxury holiday rentals on the French Riviera couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is browse the exclusive selection of luxurious apartments and villas on our website and then get in touch with us.
Once we have your holiday dates and any special requirements, we’ll take care of the rest from finding the perfect vacation rental property to arranging your airport transfer. We can also organise a luxury service pack or provide a wide range of à la carte services as needed to make sure your stay runs smoothly.
If you’d like any more information about the French Riviera, or you’d like more details about any of our luxury rental properties, please get in touch. Our team will be thrilled to help organise a holiday to remember for you and your family in the South of France.
To book your next holiday, please contact us via:
- The online reservation form on our website
- By telephone on: +33 (0) 4 93 94 45 45
- In person at: 19 Rue des États-Unis, 06400 Cannes, France