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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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Recent French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) property reviews

  • Cannes was wonderful

    "Location, Location, Location… This apartment is very nice and large. The apartment has two separate salons areas, 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The best part is the location !!! It so just a few blocks from Croisette beach and a few steps from the main shopping street. There are some good restaurants right in the area. We liked La Brouette de Grand mere with a 3 course fixed price meal which was just a few feet away. We also liked La Pizzaiola just a few blocks away, we went there a few times. Cannes is such a beautiful city and everything is in walking distance, the old town, Le Suquet and the market, Marche Forville. I would also recommend a boat trip over to the Isle of Margherite. It is a beautiful way to see the city from the water. The management company was very helpful with suggestions (restaurants/ things to do) and saved us a lot of money on parking. Out the apartment door, make a left, and then down to the shopping street make a left to the roundabout (just a few blocks away) is General Vautrin street. This street had free parking all day. We were able to find a spot every day and saved us probably 20 Euros a day. If there is a downside on the apartment (which was really not that bad) is that there are a few stairs flights. We felt that with all the eating and drinking we were doing, they kept up from gaining weight. We loved Cannes it was one of my favorite city on our trip to France.."
    Guest: TL Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: November 18, 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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  • 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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  • Foncez!!!!! 10jours de pur bonheur!

    "Maison exceptionnelle, style épuré, surtout elle n'a rien à voir avec toutes celles de la région. La vue de la terrasse est tout simplement exceptionnelle, que dire de la piscine à débordement à part que c'est magique! Le seul problème est que l'on ne veut plus repartir. Dernière chose le propriétaire est adorable, serviable, discret en bref toutes les qualités pour un séjour de rêves! PS: si vous voulez goûter les meilleures tomates de toute la côte, c'est le bon endroit!!"
    Guest: Fabrice M. Date of Stay: August 2011 Review Submitted: May 7, 2012
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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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