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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

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  • Perfetto

    "È' la seconda volta che soggiorno in questo graziosissimo appartamento.lLa posizione è' fantastica comodissimo a tutto ed ubicato in una piccola strada all'inizio del MARAIS a poco più di 300 mt dal Pompidou consigliatissimo Grazie a Thierry gentilissimo"
    Guest: Paola B. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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  • Unbeatable location, light, spacious and safe

    "We had a wonderful 7 night stay in late August, with our son, daughter and son-in-law. The location simply cannot be beaten, overlooking the Seine from two of the three bedrooms and the main living room. The apartment is pretty in an engaging classical manner, with high ceilings, ample space and amenities. Staff were very helpful, cooperative and responsive. And not that I have the slightest worries about staying in Paris, but it was great having two doors to get through and the headquarters of the Police Nationale literally next door. We'd return in a flash. I think a review is most helpful when it points out the warts. So here are a few points, but they should not discourage you from renting this lovely place. 1. The apartment sleeps 6 but only if you were to install a foldaway in the third bedroom or have someone sleep on the living room sofa (which is long and comfy, it should be said). 2. Someone commented on the lamps in the bedrooms. I kind of agree, and certainly it would have been nice if the lamp switch on the light next to the bed on the west side did not require reaching behind the dresser! 3. Internet is a tad slow - I ran several speed tests and got 3 to 4 Mbps, which is somewhat slow by U.S. standards and very slow by French standards. Also, is it really necessary to have that 22 character password for the wifi? It was a source of frustration/wistful amusement. 4. It would be nice to have an espresso maker. Also, the crockery, cutlery and glassware are all a bit random. Time for a refresh, I think, at these prices. 5. Noise: I am a city dweller and I agree you have to expect some noise, especially when you are on the 3rd floor (2nd floor for Europeans) overlooking the Seine with all the bateaux-mouche going by and with a view of Place St. Michel, a favorite spot for demonstrations. But really, it wasn't a problem and if it got bothersome, you could close the windows. Very quiet at night, too. Thanks for a lovely stay. We'll be back."
    Guest: Family guy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014
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  • Great!

    "Location is perfect. One block from shopping street. One block from grocery. Metro is 2 blocks. Food everywhere. Marais is a great neighborhood and staying here made us feel like we were much more a part of the neighborhood than if we stayed in a hotel. Easily able to walk to left bank, HDV, Notre Dame, etc. Place was very clean and had plenty of room. Bathroom was nice and up to American standards for those worried. Great shower. Laundry was nice. Check in and out process was a breeze. Building was secure and quiet. Overall it was just perfect for our stay."
    Guest: Geoff H. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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  • As beautiful as pictures suggest

    "We enjoyed a wonderful week here between Christmas and New Year. The house was very comfortable, warm and cosy with the woodburner, well-equipped and stylishly decorated. Our hosts were welcoming and very helpful. We loved it and hope to visit again in the Summertime."
    Guest: Anthea H. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 9, 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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