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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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Recent French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) reviews

  • Nice vacation

    "we had a lovely 2 weeks stay in this apartment. we were met on arrival and shown everything we need . the apartment was clean , well equipped, comfortable bedding, free WiFi internet access. perfectly situated within walking distance to stores, beaches, downtown, restaurants, etc. there is public transit right outside the door. just 10 min walk to Prom. Anglais, Massena, Old city. The owner was in touch during our stay to ensure everything was to our liking. in addition there was a contact list to call if you encounter any difficulties or have questions . we will stay there again if we return to Nice and we would recommend this apartment to friend and family. thank you, Vanina ! luda and sam toronto , canada"
    Guest: Ludmila O. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 2014
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  • Lovely house, awesome views!!

    "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful, comfortable, well-equipped (the swimming-pool was bigger than the photos show) bergerie!! The owners were really helpful, giving us all the necessary information regarding the house and tips on where to go and what to do in and around Antibes...such as its wonderful street market and typical cafés! Ideal for a relaxing break!!"
    Guest: Caroline C. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 28, 2014
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  • îlot de beauté et de sérénité

    "Impression générale : très bon séjour dans ce site exceptionnel (5 étoiles). Des notre arrivée,nous avons été séduits par la situation et la maison que nous avions déjà bien découvertes sur internet. Nous avons été bien accueillis par les propriétaires efficaces et également discrets (cadeau de bienvenue sympa). La maison est propre et bien entretenue ; c'est un îlot de "beauté" et de "sérénité". A recommander vraiment. Bonne réception et cordialement"
    Guest: MOnique D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 3, 2014
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  • A perfect apartment in Nice

    "I can highly recommend this wonderful apartment in Nice. The owners Emilie and Julien are fantastic hosts, and you will have a great holiday if you stay there! The apartment is very clean, is furnished to a very high standard, with a fantastic garden which is perfect for al fresco eating. It's a wonderful setting overlooking Nice, with all the facilities you could need. If you are arriving late and need something to eat, I would highly recommend walking down the hill the apartment is on to avenue Marechal Lyautey. There is a wonderful mobile pizza vendor called Pizza du Soleil. They are open late and the food is fantastic! So, if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Nice, look no further. Merci beaucoup Emile et Julien!"
    Guest: Paul W. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 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.

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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