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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • WOW! Great apartment

    "We're back home physically, but mentally we are still back in this great apartment in Aix. Helene (the owner) was easy to deal with, speaks English, and was helpful with local information. Located 1 floor up from street level this modern and sparking clean apartment overlooks an open air plaza (approx. 3 acres). With the shutters and windows closed, it was dead quiet, but we enjoyed watching the street scene below. We would definitely recommend it to friends"
    Guest: barry g. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
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  • best vacation ever!!!

    "We have stayed in this lovely home twice, and will continue to do so. It's 2 bedroom and 2 baths makes it very comfortable for 2 couples to enjoy. Centrally located, to shops, restaurants, and transportation. The view of the eiffel tower is breathtaking. Would highly recommend this apartment to any travelers going to paris."
    Guest: Sheila Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
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  • Lovely place to stay

    "Very elegantly decorated, fresh ,clean and comfortable small apartment in Winter Palace. Comfortable bed and good bedding. Well equipped kitchen if you can be bothered cooking ( we couldn't --too many good restaurants on the door step). Eric the owner accommodating , brought me a hairdryer, my holiday ruined without one! Would recommend. Only slight drawback and probably may not bother most people but bathroom so stylish it doesn't have a door. But apart from that all first rate."
    Guest: happy holidays Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • Modern comfort in an upscale neighborhood

    "This apartment was lovely and spacious - 2 bedrooms both of good size. The kitchen and baths were renovated with an eye to good design. the neighborhood is great for those who like quiet and privacy, with just a few minutes walk to metro and Champs Elysees. It would be less appropriate for those looking for vibrant nightlife and late night activity. We loved it. Gave us quiet respite in between our forays out."
    Guest: Jacqueline T. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 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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