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Villas on the Côte d'Azur

Villas in France on the Côte d'Azur

The Côte d’Azur or French Riviera is a symbol of infinite glamour, impressive natural beauty and high-flying lifestyle. This elegant part of the world remains a popular haunt of the rich and famous, and every year fabulous destinations such as Cannes, Nice and St Tropez attract some of the wealthiest people in the world. Choosing one of our self-catering apartments and villas in France, you and your family can explore this fantastic region without breaking the bank! 

Villas in France

Sun-baked French villas

Foreign visitors began to flock to the French Riviera in the middle of the 19th century in order to escape from the cold and gloomy winter in northern Europe. Since then, the area has only grown in popularity, and renting villas in Provence and along the Côte d'Azur is now one of the best ways to experience it. The region is known for its lovely beaches, authentic markets, captivating scenery and the wide range of activities on offer. On self-catering holidays, experience a Mediterranean climate, mixed with delicious French food and fascinating culture – all within a short distance from our holiday lettings.

Busy cities and quiet towns

The cities of Cannes and Nice are very popular holiday destinations, especially in the summer when it can be difficult to drive through these areas should you decide to hire a car during your holiday. There is just so much to explore nearby our villas in Cannes, from medieval island churches to narrow cobbled streets and picturesque marinas. However, there are still numerous undiscovered places that are distant from tourist crowds, where peaceful forests and quiet bays offer plenty of privacy for those looking for some holiday R&R. Whatever your holiday plan, NOVASOL offers a fabulous portfolio of self-catering villas, apartments and cottages in France, all of which have been carefully hand-selected and quality checked by a NOVASOL representative.

Unique holiday experiences on family holidays

Enjoy breathtaking beauty and diverse nature while renting our Côte d'Azur villas. The coast near Nice has some of the best beaches in all of France, while to the east, by the mountain ridge of Massif des Maures, there is the St Tropez peninsula, home to artists, beaches and fun nightlife. If you decide to venture inland, or perhaps if you rent a French country cottage away from the busy seaside, you will find an altogether more tranquil pace of life in an area that is filled with ancient villages, vineyards, olive groves and pine forests. Of course the region is also known for its fragrant rosemary fields, but you may also find patches of wild thyme which are sure to delight all the senses.

Cote d'Azur villas

Outdoor activities with Côte d'Azur villas

Fabulous weather for much of the year and a diverse landscape means that the French Riviera is a magnificent destination for family holidays. Along the coast and in the countryside there are fun activities for young and old, as well as plenty of areas with great natural beauty. While visiting the tiny towns nestled in the mountains, holidaymakers will find a beautiful and verdant landscape, where the air is scented with pine and lush flowers, and foliage grow with wild abandon. This is an ideal place for days spent cycling or enjoying long walks during your stay in any one of our self-catering villas in France. Adventure lovers can also take part in any of the activities happening around the coast, where a wide array of water-sports can be found at all the major seaside resorts.

Culture on the French Riviera

The Côte d'Azur has an ancient and interesting culture for you to discover during your stay in our holiday lettings on the French Riviera. You can find many churches, forts and monuments in France that are worth visiting, as well as a fantastic variety of festivals which celebrate everything from food to fashion and cinema. These include the famous film festival in Cannes, various wine festivals and major sporting championships. France has something for everyone, whether you want to spend your holiday in a quiet area in the countryside or stay in one of our holiday homes in France close to the cities, where you can immerse yourself in French culture and iconic cuisine.

Food and wine – self-catering in France

The French Riviera is renowned for its delicious cuisine, which is a must-try on self-catering holidays. Why not sample a typical dish of fresh fish accompanied by a glass of chilled French white wine, or perhaps a starter of local tapenade served on crispy bread and accompanied by some delicious local goat's cheese? As an aperitif, nothing says Côte d'Azur more than pastis – a liquorice flavoured spirit which is favoured by the locals – particularly after a game of French Boules. If you prefer a lighter refreshment, the greater Provence region produces some of the best rosé in the world, which can be enjoyed either in a harbour-side café or on the terraces of French villas and apartments.

Provence villas

Book holiday homes in France with NOVASOL

Booking our French accommodation is very simple, whether you decide to book using our website or call our customer service line who will be able to help you choose the holiday villas in France to suit your needs. We offer self-catering accommodation for groups of nearly every size, from 3 to 30 people, so whatever the occasion, we have you covered! Many of our villas in Provence and across southern France have swimming pools and a garden area, ideal for relaxing under the hot Mediterranean sun. With over 50 years' experience, excellent customer service and a large selection of villas, cottages and apartments all over Europe, we are confident we can provide you with the perfect holiday home.