A break on the Côte d’Azur: which towns and cities to choose?

The Côte d’Azur, a dream destination for people all over the world. Its beautiful villas, its climate, the culture of the South of France, the Mediterranean scenery with its blend of verdant vegetation and azure blue sea: there are many reasons to like the French Riviera.

Saint Tropez: molluscs and crustaceans

Saint Tropez is the iconic town of the region. A small fishing port that became the very emblem of the South of France, it still remains just as pleasant a place to visit as ever. Saint Tropez has changed since the heady, twist-dancing days of the swinging sixties.

Though still popular with stars today, the town now also attracts a rich clientele from all over the world, albeit a clientele that knows how to keep itself discreet. The fact this unique blend, which gives France its special charm, is to be found here, combined with the fact that Saint Tropez still remains unspoiled and far from the hustle and bustle of the city, is probably what makes it such a popular place.

The property in Saint Tropez could hardly be anything other than extraordinary of course, in keeping with a clientele in search of both comfort and privacy. And the town itself remains as charming as ever, even in the summer months. Its harbour, where the Mediterranean’s most beautiful yachts line up side by side, is a popular place to go for a stroll; also popular is the southern French cuisine served in the town’s restaurants, some of which are to be found a little away from the crowds.

Cannes, from the mountains to the sea

Cannes, and the several towns and villages around it, such as Mougins, Mandelieu and Mouans Sartoux, exerts a strong attraction on people, fascinates even. It has to be said that the city really does have everything going for it.

Firstly, Cannes is popular for the celebrity glitz and glamour side provided by its international film festival, which is attended by some of the biggest stars in the world each year. Then there’s the famous boulevard, la Croisette, which runs along the seafront in front of the fine sandy beach and contains as many luxury shops as it does prestigious hotels.

And finally, above and beyond the celebrity and high society attraction of the city, Cannes’ location at the foot of the region’s mountains provides exceptional surroundings in which to go walking and exploring the surrounding villages, or simply in which to spend a holiday in a luxury rented villa. Swimming pool, Mediterranean garden, superb sea views, the characteristic local architecture: there’s plenty to love about the kinds of prestige properties the Côte d’Azur has to offer. And if you would like to live on the French Riviera, go read : why invest in a flat or apartment on the Côte d’Azur ?

A weekend of art and culture in Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Saint-Paul-de-Vence has a unique reputation as a town of art and culture. Perched high up on a rock promontary that gives it magnificent views over Nice, the town is irresistibly attractive.

People come to Saint-Paul-de-Vence for its exhibitions, for its famous town square – epicentre of the boules world – for its vineyards, for its art shops, for the Maeght Foundation, and for 1,001 other reasons. Whether it’s in the town’s typically Provençal little streets or out amongst the surrounding vineyards, there are incredible houses, flats and villas to rent (as on this website) and at which to spend an exceptional weekend break in this region.

Esconced in the hidden peace and tranquility of the countryside, surrounded by magnificent architectural heritage, never far from the sea: the Côte d’Azur stands as a simply beautiful invitation to explore and discover what it has to offer. You’ll have no difficulty finding a magnificent place to rent providing a level of comfort and facilities worthy of and in keeping with the kind of setting offered by the French Riviera. And above all, you’ll discover a way of life that will make you fall in love with the South of France.

Melissa