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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • In love with Paris!

    "The location of this property could not be better! It is stocked with guides and information for tourists, has a very comfy bed, and every comfort one might need. With wifi and phone available, it's easy to stay connected if you want to! I loved walking through the courtyard and looking out the fantastic window. The only glitch was the lock which was difficult to open and close. I can't wait to return to Paris and hopefully to this lovely apartment."
    Guest: N.J. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: November 12, 2013
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  • Great Location!

    "My husband and I travel often and we both said our trip to Nice, France was one of our favorites! This apartment is in a great location! Wonderful restaurants & shops near by. Minh was very helpful as well as Sandra! One of our favorite memories was shopping for fresh pasta just around the corner and fresh vegetables from the Market! We even cooked twice while we were there! It was a very unique experience being part of the neighborhood! We would recommend this apartment for sure for its location!"
    Guest: M & M Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 5, 2014
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  • Loved it

    "The date above is wrong. We were in this apartment in 2012. We loved it. The owner is a friend of ours, so we knew we'd be in good hands, as she is a lovely and responsible person. It was a very comfortable apartment in a historic building, and it couldn't be better located, just steps from the Place des Vosges, across the street from a great bakery and near many, many other great shops and restaurants. The apartment is off a courtyard. There are big old beams in the apartment that must be 100s of years old. There is a small downstairs with the living room/dining room/kitchen/bathroom and an upstairs balcony (where our son slept) and a bedroom and bath. We like showers, so that was the only down side, but it was a very comfortable tub. The Metro is close by. We'd come back here in a heartbeat, if we had a chance."
    Guest: Debra Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 30, 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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