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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • Great stay in Bordeaux

    "Excellent stay in the heart of Bordeaux. The location of this apartment is fantastic for walkable access to everything the city has to offer. We used its as a staying point for daily trips to the wine regions without any issues (as long as you have a car). The accommodations were very nice, with the back yard being the greatest asset. Parking comes with the apartment. The apartment has 2 bedrooms - good fit for 2 couples. The stairs up to the second floor are a bit treacherous, so definitely watch out especially at night. Overall, the stay was great and Olivier, the owner, was very easy to deal with. We'll definitely keep this place in mind for future visits and would recommend it to others whoa want to explore the region."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
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  • A delightful experience!

    "My husband and I came to Provence for our second visit so we could see a little more of the Vaucluse area and so he could cycle to the top of Mt. Ventoux (a bucket list item). Natalie's and Mark's apartment made the whole week we were there a delight. The apartment is centrally located in the region and is so clean and comfortable you almost don't want to leave. Natalie was a wonderful host, ensuring that we had everything we needed and making herself available for any questions. My husband and I are experienced European apartment renters and I can state that this apartment and hosts are among of best."
    Guest: Deborah G. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
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  • PRECIOSO !!!

    "Habitación restaurada con muy buen gusto y calidad. El baño excelente. Muy buena calefacción. Muy buena vista. Desayuno servido por el dueño Patrick, cuidando todos los detalles. Muy atento a los gustos y costumbres de cada huésped. Lugar muy recomendable !!!"
    Guest: Jose R. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 1, 2015
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  • Great Value, Very Comfortable and Quiet

    "I just returned from staying for a week in this flat. It is exactly as described with all of the amenities one needs in order to have a comfortable accommodation while in Paris. The building is very secure and that was of utmost importance to me as a solo female traveler. I encountered several of the building residents during my stay and all were friendly and helpful... (and I do not speak French). There are 2 METRO stops within easy walking distance which were well connected to other Metro lines. It is not in a tourist area, but rather a true neighborhood atmosphere. Having a well stocked market just around the corner was a plus. The kitchen has ample cooking utensils/dishes and a basic stove top and full size microwave. With free internet and overseas calls, I remained well connected to family at home. Olivier was very easily contacted before my stay and he was quick to respond to any questions that I had prior to my arrival. Although I did not need to contact him during my stay, I am certain that he would have been readily available to assist me. I can highly recommend this studio apartment as an affordable and very comfortable alternative to a hotel."
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 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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