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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • Left Bank Gem

    "As noted by other reviewers, this apartment is small, but by European standards, it's larger than many hotel rooms for a fraction of the price with the added comfort and convenience of an apartment. It's modern, clean, and perfectly-located. We spent a week here and were very comfortable. The excellent wifi and free calls to the USA were an added bonus. The location across from the metro and the large windows make it feel as if you're sitting at a sidewalk cafe--perfect for people-watching. The bed is ingenious, but perhaps not suitable for elderly or disabled. It is about four feet off the floor with a small step ladder supplied for access. Because it's like a Murphy bed with a real mattress, it was very comfortable, and quite large--bigger than an American queen. The location could not be better--a few minutes walk to the Latin Quarter, Notre Dame and the Seine, and the Metro across the street connects to all the major Paris sites, often without changing trains. Vilay was most helpful and speaks excellent English. She was especially helpful in advising us about the bus (stop across the street) to Luxembourg station for the train to the airport (which eliminates lugging suitcases up and down Metro steps). She has a good supply of Paris guidebooks in several languages, maps, and other travel aids. One note to add to those who listed places to visit: For history buffs, The Army Museum (Invalides) has the best WWI/WWII museum we've ever seen--an amazing exhibit with all the key information in several languages. We'd definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to others--a great little apartment!"
    Guest: Joy R. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 10, 2014
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  • Home away from home!

    "The apartment was really comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves when we were not out sightseeing. The washer and dryer really came in handy so we could pack lighter. The description and photos of the flat were accurate. The property was clean and everything was in working order. We had more than enough room for the 5 of us and could have had 2 more guests comfortably. Our contact, Olivier, was friendly, very helpful, and made himself available anytime for anything we needed assistance with. I recommend this property for anyone looking for a nice home away form home in a clean, non-touristy feeling, neighborhood. Anything you may need can be found on rue de Charonne (Charonne Rd). From grocers and pharmacies to butchers, bakers and specialty shops. There are even several restaurants to choose from. The only issue we had was that some of the shops, all over Paris, were closed because of the summer holiday from mid July - August (half the Parisians leave for vacations). This is the norm for the region so plan accordingly. If we visit Paris in the future, this is where we would stay again."
    Guest: MarknStephi Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 16, 2014
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  • Fantastic

    "We are grandparents who were traveling with our seventeen year old granddaughter. We stayed in Tom's apartment in Paris. It was perfect for our needs.We liked the excellent location and proximity to Eiffel tower, metro, grocery shopping, restaurants, bakery and farmers market.We were especially happy to meet Catherine our neighbor across the hall. The detailed booklet that Tom left was especially helpful pointing out restaurants, how the apartment operated,and metro/ bus routes. We had a wonderful time in Paris and the next time we go we would stay in Tom's apartment again. Fantastic."
    Guest: Carl, Ginny and Brianna Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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  • Superbe maison

    "Les propriétaires de cette très belle masion en ont fait un veritable petit paradis! Seul bemol, la situation, la maison est vraiment dans Marseille. Nous l'imaginions plus à mi parcours entre Marseille et Cassis."
    Guest: Laure D. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 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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