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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • Great locations!

    "Another couple and my wife and I traveled to Paris to begin a three week honeymoon (you can take good friends on a later-in-life, 2nd marriage honeymoon!). For three of us, it was our first visit to Paris so we wanted to be close to the places a first time visitor would want to see. Jean Pierre’s apartment was about as perfectly located as one could get. We could walk to most destinations and with a metro stop just a few steps away we could get anywhere we wanted to. The apartment is very spacious and very quiet considering it is on a busy street. The directions for getting to and into the apartment were perfect. We would definitely consider staying here again were we to return to Paris. We highly recommend the Segway tour as a good way to get oriented to Paris attractions and learn some interesting history."
    Guest: Dave H. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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    "“ Dear Friends at Paris Perfect, Our October stay at your Saint Emilion apartment in Paris was one of four bookings we have experienced with Paris Perfect. Once again everything was FABULOUS! We so appreciate the greetings we always receive, and the professionalism and courtesy shown by all of your team whenever we need assistance. And of course your apartments have never failed to live up to their online images and more! This trip our group stayed in both the Saint Emilion and your Champagne Apartment down the street. We had some concerns about the close proximity to the Eiffel Tower being too "touristy"....but we were PLEASANTLY surprised. Not only were the views enchanting, but your in room and online Paris Guides thoroughly revealed so many "Gems" in the neighborhood, for Dining and Shopping, it really sold us on the location of these apartments. Thanks again for FOUR terrific experiences with Paris Perfect! Regards, Peter and our Group of Ten! “"
    Guest: Paris Tourist Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 22, 2014
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  • Look No Further...Stay Here!

    "All of the good things that I can say about this place and Katya and Patrick just can't compare to how absolutely FABULOUS this place is! It has one of the best if not the best view of Cassis. We spent a week in this wonderful apartment and didn't want to leave! Katya and Patrick are very professional and yet fun! By the way...the homemade jam is incredible...I don't think I thanked Katya for it so THANK YOU! Also the bottle of local wine was the best! You have EVERYTHING you could possibly need in the apartment! Don't miss out a nice glass of wine on the rooftop balcony at sunrise and sunset!!!! We will be back for more!!!!!!"
    Guest: Vicky Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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  • Outstanding

    "A wonderful property, beautifully maintained and fantastically located, it is an amazing place to spend a family holiday. The centre of town is an easy walk away and the lovely Bouillabaisse beach is a very short distance. I thoroughly recommend it."
    Guest: DAVID Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 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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