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Where to go, what to do and Villas to rent in French Riviera | Côte d’azur.

The French Riviera, otherwise known as Côte d’azur, is famous for its beaches. When Europe hits the beach, it often does in the south coast of France, French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France. There seems no real limits to define the boarders, usually it is from Cassis or Toulon on the west to the France to the Italian Riviera (Italian border in the east). Rent a villa in French Riviera | Cote D’Azur explore the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France. 

France – Things to do and see in your villa Holidays in Nice

Nice

Nice may be not for everyone, it does not matter if you are “well to do” or not: with its ever pleasurable seafront esplanade and fine museums, Nice has two airports, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, France’s third-busiest airport (after Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport) and airport at Mandelieu was once the region’s main airport is now mostly used by private and business aircraft. In the traffic free old city of Nice French and Italian flavours blend in well to create a spicy Mediterranean dressing. 

Nice can be “nice” and hot, but in the peak of summer here (July and August) it is packed with tourists. Rent a villa in French Riviera | Cote D’Azur in early June or from September and you can beat the serious heat and crowd and expect a much personalised service. The Beach here even though it’s stony, is pretty famous: whether you look for an adrenaline rush or working at your suntan, the beach has everything you want. Remember much of the beach is public, though there are many private beaches too, so you might have to pay to rent a spot where they provide you with a lounge chair and umbrella with a mattress.

Villefranche

The cosy port of Villefranche, in spite of luxury yachts shining in its bay, offers villa holidaymakers a relaxed slice of small-town Mediterranean life, just minutes from the hubbub of Nice and Jet-setty Monaco.

It is a great place for a tranquil villa holiday in the South of France. Rent a villa in the French Riviera | Cote d’Azur and experience the french Mediterranean lifestyle of this region.
The town feels Italian, with its light orange buildings and pastel harbour. The original port was overtaken by pirates, residents escaped to the hills. Later in the 13th Century, the king wanted to re-populate and fortify the coastlines, therefore encourage the villagers to come live on tax-free status. So, this place became “ville”, town, “Franche”, without taxes.

Only a few families live here, but big yachts call this their home. It is a coast dotted with floating toys of multi-millionaires. Locals seem to be keeping an eye to the biggest yachts and talk about it like its part of the region. Sometimes you will be catching the stern line of the ECLIPSE (owned by Roman Abramovich).  Most expensive Villas and real estate’s stretch from here all the way to Monaco.

The French oyster capital of Cap Ferret is an extremely private, mainly residential community, fills a park-like peninsula (you will never get passed any of these gates). It also has a chic beach holiday destination in France. You are most welcome to take a delightful stroll here. Following its well-groomed path, you can stumble around a hidden little beach, get a view of David Niven’s home (a British actor, memoirist and novelist), wander the Ritzy port, of Jean-Cap-Ferrat and tour the ultimate French Riviera mansion and gardens: The Rothschild Ephrussi villa. The extravagance of Venice, Versailles and the Cote d’Azur all comes together in this villa. The lavish belle époque interior offers a glimpse into the life of the rich and eccentric Baroness the Rothschild. Building this palace Baroness went through 10 architects, Lady Rothschild sense of style dripped into a backyard, with many types of kinds, English rose garden, Japanese garden, Exotic growth of Cactus, Gothic stone garden and above all the Temple of Love.

Standing high above the sea, is the magnificent Èze. Once formidable town gate designed to keep the pirates out leads into the medieval village, this self-proclaimed art and gastronomy mixes, perfume outlets, chic boutique, cobbled paths leads to panoramic views up for a refreshing drink. If you are more active climb further up to the scant ruins of the Èze Chateau. Arrive up greeted by cacti plants of nearly hundred varieties, and then enjoy the commanding Riviera views. Stay near Villas near Èze and discover this stunning areas.

A tiny humble Monaco unexpectedly came on the map, when the prince built a casino managed to connect his domain to rest of the Riviera with train line and a new road.  It became the place for the rich and famous to play, people of Monaco have the highest per capita income with exquisite apartments to go with it. Famous casino allows the wealthy to lose money gambling in extreme style and comfort. While Monaco is tax free country, the prince still collects lots of taxes through real estates, VAT and cooperate taxes.

Famed for international film festivals, Cannes has been hosting film festival annually since 1946, it is packed with film producers, famous actors, celebrities and paparazzi. With select high-end hotels with mostly private stretches of sandy beach, it is a place for strolling and fantasising of meeting a movie star and relaxing on the seafront.  There may be not actual sights to tour, if you missed the film festival there so little to do in Cannes, maybe some shopping and again back to the beach. While there is a Public beach most beaches come with a fee. Real Cannes experience seems to be able to sunbathe without masses taking hold of your space.Stay in style in your Private luxury villa in near Cannes.

Nestled between Nice and Cannes, Antibes has a down-to-earth ambience rare for this area. Its old-town charms are wrapped in a rampart and watched over by twin medieval towers.By the First World War, Antibes had been connected by rail with Nice and almost all of its Ramparts had been destroyed. The French king made sure the ramparts were strong and well-protected. Nowadays, the fort keeps a priceless collection of Picassos. This resort town became a well-known place after the 1st world war.

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