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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • Narbonne with style!

    "We're still amazed at our good fortune in finding this outstanding apartment in a great location. Narbonne was ideal as it's not too touristy but has culture, history, good food and the canal! It also proved to be a great centre for exploring the surrounding area, transport links were good for us as we were travelling around France and Spain by train. The apartment itself really stood out as we have stayed in several gites etc on previous visits - we'd love to be able to come back here on a future trip!"
    Guest: Linda C. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 11, 2014
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  • David S

    "Apartment was just as advertised! All amenities, very clean and nicely furnished. I love the location and neighborhood and would definetely recommend to family and friends!"
    Guest: david s. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 21, 2014
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  • The crème de la crème in Aix-en-Provence

    "My wife and I recently spent three memorable weeks in this gorgeous rental apartment. The moment we spotted the hand-made "Bienvenue en Provence" sign mounted by the front door, with a bright-yellow sunflower painted on it, we knew we were going to have a pleasant experience. The ambience of this apartment, which seemed more like a "villa" to us, is très Provençal. We've never stayed in a rental apartment (in Paris, or anywhere else) that was more user-friendly, and so well-equipped with everything from kitchen appliances, utensils, cookware, dishes, and glassware; to linens, tablecloths, and other household supplies. We appreciated the many special touches by the owner, whose tastes are impeccable, because they made the place feel like a cozy "home-away-from-home" throughout our stay. The location of the apartment, on the Cours Mirabeau, could not be more convenient. And we especially enjoyed the patio/terrace area, with its plants and shrubbery, because it made us feel as if we were surrounded by the peace and quiet of a secret garden. Security and access to the apartment complex are excellent, although we had no need to use the garage; and the owner responded quickly via email and/or telephone to resolve any issues that arose during our stay. The only disappointment we suffered was when we had to leave our little "Shangri-La" in the south of France! We highly recommend this apartment, with no reservations whatsoever. Our heart-felt thanks go to Valerie for sharing her little piece of paradise with us, and we look forward to a return engagement in the future."
    Guest: Mitchell Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
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  • Terrific Spot for A Visit

    "We really liked the apartment. The location is ideal for exploring Paris, requiring only minutes of walking to reach Notre Dame, Rue Mouffetard, Panthéon, and many other great locations around the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain. The metro stop really is just 50 m from the door. The bed and sofa bed were both comfortable sleeping up to 4, 2 in the bedroom and 2 on the sofa bed. You do have to go into the bedroom to access the bathroom. The washer in the apartment is a bonus plus there is a coin laundry just downstairs and next door to the apartment for good measure. Visiting in late December the apartment was comfortable and had a great street view to the local activity of Paris. The check-in process was self service, but it was easy, fairly simple, and as described. Being my first visit and experience with a vacation rental of this nature, I have nothing but praise for the staff handling the rental; while we never met face to face, they handled any questions and concerns promptly. We were refunded our deposit quickly, very professional. If you are looking for a pleasant base to explore Paris in an active and vibrant neighborhood, then this is a great choice."
    Guest: Joel Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 21, 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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