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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • Great apartment in great location

    "We stayed 4 nights at the Beauce apartment to kick off our honeymoon, and couldn't have asked for more. It is located in an area of Paris that isn't touristy, but is within easy walking distance to the tourist hot-spots such as Notre Dame and the Louvre. We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood day and night seeking out great places to eat and drink. For those not looking to walk, there is a market 100 feet from the front door with fresh produce, Italian food, Chinese food, Lebanese food, a wine bar, and other delectables. The apartment itself is clean and secure. It is just the right size for traveling companions. There was even a bottle of red wine, a chocolate bar, and peanuts waiting for us when we arrived. Perhaps the best part of the Beauce apartment was the people that make it possible. Elizabeth met us at the apartment after our arrival and immediately took us for a walk around the neighborhood pointing out restaurants, the local grocery store, and bars. Steve went out of his way to answer our many questions prior to and during our stay. They even provide an iPhone for the use of guests which was fantastic, not only for calls, but for the GPS map function as we explored the beautiful city. All in all, we cannot say enough good things about our time in Paris and our time at Beauce apartment. We will be back."
    Guest: Ben Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 4, 2014
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  • So glad we chose this apartment!

    "Pros: 1. Fabulous location! Within 10-15 min walking distance to Louvre, Seine, Notre Dame, etc. 5-min walk to main metro/train station at Chatelet-Les Halles (inside shopping mall across rue Berger), or to the Louvre Rivoli station for Line 1 (a main line that goes near many tourist destinations). Great to be able to come back to relax mid-day. We took a cab from Gare De Lyon upon arrival (maybe 10 euros) and the RER B train to CDG airport upon departure. 2. Very quiet - windows do not overlook a road. No street noise, which can be a problem at other apts. 3. Very secure building - two codes and two sets of keys to reach apt. Make sure no one goes out with the keys but no codes, or they may be waiting awhile to get back in, since there is no way to contact anyone in the apt if the outer door is locked. Take a picture of your email with codes so you'll have it on your iPhone. 4. Safe neighborhood during the day and evening, with grocery store, boulangerie, cafes, laundromat (use it instead of unit washer/dryer), ATM, produce market, etc within two blocks. 5. Toilet is in separate room from shower. 6. Very easy reservation, deposit, and check-in/check-out procedures. Security deposit was refunded w/i a few days of our check-out. 7. Full instructions for appliances were taped to the back of the apt door! 8. Plenty of storage for clothes and luggage in the master bdrm. 9. Nice ambiance in the apt itself with the brick wall in the kitchen, wood floors and tiled shower. The floors are very creaky, but there is a business in the space below the apt, so we weren’t too concerned about being noisy. Beds were comfortable, but couch would be too hard to sleep on, except for a child. Cons: 1.Absolutely no racks or hooks to hang towels anywhere, so instead they were hung all over the apt, making it pretty messy. 2. Shower is all-glass and therefore fully visible from the master bdrm. We were aware of the glass doors ahead of time, just wanted others to also be aware since it can be a privacy issue depending on who you are travelling with (I was with my two adult children). Took longer to get everyone showered and out the door in the morning, since we were using shower/bedroom one at a time. 3. No counter, mirror or towel hook for toilet room sink. Other sink is inside shower enclosure, which means wet feet to use the mirror. Too steamy to leave makeup in the cubby, no plug for hair dryer. Had to do makeup and hair in living room with a hand mirror."
    Guest: JaneD Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 28, 2014
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  • Great Location! PERFECT for a large family or group!

    "6 of us girls traveling Western and Eastern Europe this was our FAVORITE! WIFI works GREAT, Loved everyone having a room to themselves and it was SOOOO wonderful to have a washer and dryer. The living and dining area are very SPACIOUS! Just a short walk to Place de Clichy train station which can take you to any site in Paris. Felt very safe as the entrance is locked to the courtyard. Thank you so much Pauline and Reuben!"
    Guest: kenandtami Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 10, 2014
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  • The Perfect Apartment in Paris

    "This is the perfect apartment for two travelers in Paris. The location (center of Paris) and view -- looking out at St. Sulpice church and square from one of the four windows and a short walk to Luxemburg garden (nice, safe neighborhood) -- is superb. The owners and managers of the rental are the kindest and most considerate people I have ever met. They have gone over the top in providing many amenities such as blow-dryer, iron, TV, radio, CD player, free international calls phone, coffee maker (Nespresso, easy and delicious coffee), etc. They also live downstairs so if you need some help with something they are right there and more than willing to be of assistance (Claude printed our boarding passes for our return flight saving us from airport check-in). Of note: They make it clear that they will not bother you during your stay unless you call on them first. Other notes: The elevator is very welcome after a long day of walking and hiking up and down Metro stairs. The combination washer/dryer is effective but just a few tips if you stay here: Don't use a lot of soap, wash on "mixed" and dry on "delicate" with the dryness setting set on the picture of the iron. Your clothes will be slightly damp (dry in about 20 minutes) but it only takes one and a half hours as opposed to the three and a half hours on the regular setting which causes impossible wrinkles on cotton clothes. The only slightly negative thing I could say about the entire apartment and our stay is that the bed needs a new mattress (slightly deformed in the middle). However, despite the slight deformity it is still very comfortable and my wife and I slept very well on it. I would heartily recommend this apartment to anyone considering a stay in Paris. My wife and I are already planning on coming back and staying in this apartment (if it is available). Book way ahead as this is, understandably, one of the most desirable apartments in Paris."
    Guest: Kelsie and Bruce Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) Travel Tips

The French Riviera is the Perfect Vacation Destination

The French Riviera, also known as the Côte d'Azur, has all the glitz and glamor you could ever hope for. It is rivaled by few places on earth which makes it one of the truly magical and inviting vacation destinations of all time. Situated on the French coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alps protect the area from the harsh inland winds while the sultry Mediterranean’s warm gentle breezes draw you in. This dreamland makes French Riviera villas the perfect escape from the daily grind of your real life. Once you stay here, you will never want to go home!

When to Book French Riviera Accommodations

The summer months on the French Riviera, particularly July and August, can be stifling hot but crowded as well. If you want to avoid throngs of tourists and other vacationers, the summer is not the best time to go. Furthermore, you will find that prices are higher during this peak season as well. June and September are the ideal months to plan on booking French Riviera vacation rentals simply because the weather is gorgeous and the prices are right. It is important to know the vacation habits of the locals before you plan your trip as well. From mid-July throughout August, almost all of France is on vacation, so that may pack the roads, rentals, and beaches. You will also want to watch out for May with all of its church holidays as many main attractions are closed.

French Riviera Helpful Travel Tips

As you plan your trip to the French Riviera, knowing how to get in and around is a key element of having a successful vacation. If you plan to fly in, the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is probably your best bet as it sits between Antibes and Nice. There are frequent flights between major cities across the globe and Paris which is then only an hour flight to Nice. The train is also a possibility as Nice is a major crossroads for trains arriving from Paris, northern French cities, and Italy. The Côte d'Azur line is also pleasing to tourists as it affords many great sights along the way. Taking the bus or having a rental car allows you to penetrate deeper into the smaller villages and backcountry spots throughout the region. If you plan on visiting the lesser traveled paths, these may be your best bet. You will be able to get a bus schedule easily from any travel agent or from the bus depot itself. Be sure to rent your car from one of the main rail stops.

For additional Côte d'Azur helpful tourist information visit French Riviera travel guide on iGuide.

Talking the Talk

Because much of the region makes its living through some form of tourism or another, many people will have no problem speaking English, especially in the most popular tourist areas. You may also find that many of the waiters and managers speak English natively or fluently but it would not hurt to try your best at French. Service is always better when you try the native language.

Staying Safe

Staying safe on vacation is always a main concern and the French Riviera is no different. Though Monaco lodging is very safe, the rest of the region has a reputation that challenges personal safety. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing, car theft, and burglary are all too common. Just do your best to avoid being a victim by staying aware of your surroundings, locking the door to your French Riviera accommodations, and not flaunting your valuables.

Things to do and See

The French Riviera is famous for St. Tropez, Monaco and the Cannes Film Festival. But there are plenty of lesser known attractions for you to enjoy. Have you thought about visiting the perfumeries of Grasse, the glass-blowers of Biot, or the perched quaint villages of Eze and Gourdon? Stepping into these areas will make you feel as though you have stepped into a living Picasso painting. Filled with mountain scenery, beach views, and everything in between, the French Riviera allows for a chic, energetic, and unforgettable vacation every time you visit.

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