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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • True Parisian Experience

    "Maria's beautiful, cozy apartment gave my husband and me the opportunity to see what it is like to live like a Parisian, which we knew we could not get from a hotel. From the moment Franck, her property manager, met us at our taxi stop around the corner, and walked us onto the quaint street up to her historic building, we knew we made the right decision. Yes, the stairs can be a little bit of a challenge, but that only adds to the charm. The apartment was spic and span clean, the bed and pillows were unbelievably comfortable, and it had a nice kitchenette, perfectly equipped so we were able to get up leisurely and have breakfast. You can read about the fabulous location from the other reiviews, which I agree with wholeheartedly. I did want to make special mention about Franck, who went above and beyond in helping to make our stay so wonderful. He even came to check us out and see us off 5:30 am on a Saturday morning- thanks Franck!"
    Guest: Michelle Q. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 17, 2014
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  • Parisien delight

    "In July we were fortunate enough to spend 5 days at this wonderful apartment on Ile St. Louis. The owners were great to deal with - prompt replies to emails and on our arrival in Paris we were met and given keys and any instructions that we needed. The apartment had everything we required. On the entry level is the bedroom which is generous in size by Parisien standards; also plenty of storage space. The toilet/handbasin is also on this level, which is great at night time - saves the stairs. The photos showing the stairs make it look as if they are quite steep - this is really not the case. We are in our sixties and had no trouble going up and down. The living area is extremely roomy, and a very modern kitchen area. We were able to make our own meals easily on the nights we chose to stay in. The main bathroom is on this level also. The furnishings and linen were all very good quality. The crowning glory for us was the balconies. The one overlooking the Seine was small but enough room for us to both sit out. The views from here were magnificent and the activity on the river a never-ending source of photo opportunities and wonder. The balcony on the other side of the apartment was more spacious and provided views of rooftops and chimney pots and plenty of room to sunbathe. Each time we left the apartment, it was great to come back and be able to use an elevator instead of climbing 5 flights of stairs. For us, Paris is a very special place and being able to stay in this apartment made it even more so. Thank you Guillame and Penelope for sharing it."
    Guest: Twojays Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Great location

    "The location of the apartment is terrific. It is one block from the Maubert Metro station and two blocks from Notre Dame. The surrounding area has everything you need: 2 grocery stores, patisseries, boulangeries, cheese and wine shops, 2 ATMs and a street market on Tues, Thursday, and Friday. We easily took the train from CDG airport to St Michel station, exited via sortie 6, up the elevator to Xavier Privas,next to the Seine and walked 550 yes to the apartment. Ruben was extremely organized with emails and information prior to our trip and very helpful when we arrived. The apartment was clean, relaxing and everything was in working order. We stayed 9 nights, cooked breakfast every morning,and cooked many dinners at the apartment."
    Guest: Peter M. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014
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  • Break75

    "Overall, this was a great Bohemian vacation. The Latin Quarter is just the place to stay if you want to walk in the footsteps of Hemingway. His place is just around the corner and up the hill. This place was pretty well stocked as a vacation residence. It is not recommended for anyone who is really overweight and/or out of condition. The walk up was a bear! The outside door is down right scary, hasn't been painted since 1914. But for the strong willed, a very pleasant sight awaits you at the top floor. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath is quite adequate, and recently redone, but the best part of the place is the 4 large windows which open wide onto a residential scene and a lovely children's playground, which stays busy from 9 am on. The towels are just ok, but there were no wash cloths, so we used the smaller towels. The clothes washer was great, but no dryer, so they are hung in the flat during the day to dry, and that worked well. The kitchen is very functional, however small, so I do not recommend eating more than breakfast, but there are two small markets just outside so you can pick up the necessary crackers cheese fruit and drinks for a nice BK before you hit the road to see the sights. The best sights are free, such as the Jardins, des Plantes, and du Luxembourg, both a short walk away. The metro is right across the street. After a hectic day of sightseeing, the quiet of the flat is reassuring. The first day we arrived, we were waiting for Myriam as we were early, we were across the street at a cafe, and had a nice conversation with a professor at the nearby university, when we told him where we were staying, and his answer chose well ! We agree!"
    Guest: Thomas E. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 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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