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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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Recent French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) reviews

  • Perfect Location

    "This apartment was the most perfectly located place we could have hoped for. There were six of us and the large space was comfortable for us all. The location could not have been better. We were a block from the tram, right across the street from a wonderful supermarket, and about a three block walk from the train station. The Old Town section was a tram ride away or a short walk and the market there and shops were very interesting. We cooked at home one night and the apartment had everything we needed to enjoy the evening's meal. Would definitely stay here again if it is available."
    Guest: Robin and David Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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  • Maison très agréable et très bien située

    "Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour à Sainte Maxime. Nous nous sommes sentis tout de suite très bien dans cette maison lumineuse, très bien équipée et à la vue exceptionnelle. Nos deux petites filles ont particulièrement apprécié la piscine chauffée et les grands canapés ! L'accueil de Claudie et Francis est très sympathique et les propriétaires sont à l'écoute et prévenants. Bref, nous recommandons cette location et nous y retournerons avec plaisir."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 14, 2014
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  • A Room with a (Beautiful) View

    "We stayed in the studio apartment in August 2014. It is in a lovely big old pink house situated right next to the Mediterranean.The studio is compact but very well designed and organised. Everything was very clean and convenient, but what made it so special was the generous balcony with an absolutely wonderful view. We spent quite a bit of our time sitting out on that balcony! Another important element of the studio was the excellent sofabed which unfolded really easily into a good-sized and surprisingly comfortable double bed.So we slept very well with the sound of the sea in the background. The garden leads down to the lovely coastal path along which we walked to Monaco to the East (about 30 minutes) and Mala beach to the West (about 15 minutes). There is a very good restaurant, about 100 metres from the apartment, where we ate dinner on two evenings. The walk up to the shops in the centre of the town takes about 15 minutes and although it is quite a steep incline it gives a splendid panoramic view over the coast and the sea.The walk down is much easier! There are one or two friendly good value restaurants there as well as a local boulangerie, a fruit and vegetable merchant, cafes, tabac and a small supermarket. We travelled to Cap-d'Ail by train and we did not have the car for the week, but this was not a problem at all. If you want to go further afield you can travel to Nice or other nearby coastal resorts very easily by train. The station is only a 5 minute walk from the apartment. Ornella was extremely helpful through her email communications and Nadine, who showed us around when we arrived, made sure that we had all the information we needed. Our time in Cap-dAil was blessed with glorious weather and we can thoroughly recommend this small but delightfully -situated apartment. A place to return to!"
    Guest: Pamela E. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 24, 2014
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  • Excellent, spacious, comfortable, great location!

    "Maria's apartment was exactly as described and better. Lots of room for our family with 3 teenagers to spread out and be comfortable. The apartment was very clean and everything was in working order including the a/c. My favorite was the balcony with its great views of the sea, the beach and the boardwalk. Great location across the street from the beach, 1 minute walk to the grocery store and lots of great restaurants and shopping within minutes. Great base for exploring Nice and the rest of the Riviera. Excellent! Merci Maria."
    Guest: Bob T. Date of Stay: July 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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