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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • Fabulous Vacation!

    "Thank you so much for a most wonderful week at your home in Vence! The villa was perfect for our two families. We loved how convenient it was to everything in Vence. We finally figured the oven out and had a perfect Christmas meal at home! The internet worked in a few rooms and my college sons were VERY happy that there's was one of them! Vence is an amazing little town and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our visit there. We went to St. Paul Vence, Eze Village, Monaco and Nice, Cannes and Antibes and STILL had loads of time in Vence. Maggie and John were extremely easy to deal with and helped anytime we needed it. Milan was delightful and also very helpful. The neighbor that is a doctor, whose name I have forgotten, allowed our friends to park their car there, which was very helpful. All in all it was a fabulous, gorgeous vacation and I would love to rent the villa again for longer some day! We left an oven thermometer for you...and your guests who may like to cook. My chef husband did just fine there and having all of the shops so close....was a bonus. We ate a meal at the Lavender Restaurant that was fabulous, went to the Christmas market and saw a little concert of rock music at the theater there! I just cannot thank you enough for having the right place, in the right town for us!"
    Guest: Mari S. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • Tranquil Oasis

    "We loved everything about this house and it was everything we hoped. It's location is so convenient to the center of town. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. The house is very spacious with lots of room both inside and out to relax and unwind. The attention to details in the decoration and furnishings was greatly appreciated and the house itself is stocked with everything you could need or want to cook a fabulous meal. The house manager was attentive and available to us for all of our needs. I would recommend this house to any group traveling to beautiful Provence!"
    Guest: LA Foodie Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014
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  • Perfect vacation!

    "The villa is as beautiful as the pictures and very accurately described. Helene, the villa manager, was a delight to work with and responded to every question (and there were many!) quickly. We took full advantage of the outdoor areas, enjoying most of our meals in the outdoor kitchen area. The villa is perfectly situated and we did day trips as far east as Monaco as far north as Digne les Bains and as far west as Isle sur la Sorgue (fabulous market!). We also found it easy to explore the lovely beaches of the Med as well as Cannes and Nice. We definitely hope to return."
    Guest: Lisa M. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: April 23, 2015
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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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