Where to stay around Riez?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 447 holiday lettings near Riez. From 171 Studios to 151 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Riez is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Riez?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Riez. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Riez Temple of Apollo: 1,105 holiday lettings
  • Lac de Sainte Croix: 1,257 holiday lettings
  • L'Occitane Factory: 1,363 holiday lettings
  • Haut-Var Verdon: 2,097 holiday lettings
  • Place Martin-Bidoure: 2,279 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Riez listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Riez?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 171 Studios in Riez. Our other popular types of Riez holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 151 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 143 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 66 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I rent rural rentals in Riez?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 234 rural rentals in Riez. You have also many other possibilities in Riez area, including:

  • Village rentals: 214 holiday rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 132 holiday rentals
  • Mountain rentals: 122 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool in Riez?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool among our 41 holiday homes with heated indoor pool available in Riez. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a villa in Riez your home away from home

    Holiday villas and apartments in Riez are found in the alpine foothills of a region known for holidaying: around a third of the houses in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence are second homes. Like many areas of outstanding natural beauty, the industrial revolution saw a rural exodus and the population reduced dramatically. The advent of tourism in recent decades has seen the people return, however, and restored the population to previous levels. Riez villas really are a year-round prospect for holidays, with skiing in the winter and hiking, climbing, and mountain biking when the snow melts. Riez apartments are in one of the many towns and villages in the region that simply ooze historical charm and character, and are a decadent joy to explore. All this, and the beaches of the Cote d'Azur are only 80 miles away. If that sounds a little too far, of course, HomeAway's accommodation across the entire Cote d'Azur includes hundreds of homes right on the beach.

    Accommodation in Riez provides for the perfect walking holiday. The jaw-dropping scenery becomes more dramatic the closer to the high Alps one gets, and Riez's location at the centre of the Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon is ideal for exploring the sights, including one of the deepest gorges in Europe. Most holiday rentals in Riez come with laundry facilities – to wash those clothes after hiking! – and a full kitchen for self-caterers. Additional amenities can include BBQ equipment, a swimming pool or large garden.

    Things to do

    Beaches: A day out to the beach is a definite possibility, with the golden sands of Cannes only 85 miles away, where HomeAway also offers luxury holiday accommodation. What holiday in the south of France would be complete without a story that begins 'While I was on the beach at Cannes...'?

    Food and drink: One word: truffles. Those elusive fungi that chefs would kill for are found in abundance here, and their seasonal (often black market) trade is a large part of the local economy. Tiny Riez is the world centre for scrambled eggs with truffles. Other local specialities include black pudding with leeks, lavender honey and Banon cheese.

    Outdoor pursuits: While the entire region is filled with hiking and biking opportunities, hang-gliding and paragliding are very popular, in part thanks to the Verdon Gorge, often (and unfortunately inaccurately) claimed as the deepest in Europe and ten miles or so from Riez.

    Shopping: The much celebrated pottery of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is made only about ten miles from Riez. For the more advanced shopper with aspirations of greatness, Cannes, Monaco and the rest of the Cote d'Azur's upmarket locales are only a couple of hours' drive to the south. For food shoppers, Riez has a local market every Wednesday and Saturday, as well as a couple of supermarkets.

    Weather in Riez

    The valleys and lowland areas of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence experience the Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters. Higher elevations, such as Riez, match the annual temperature variations but a few degrees cooler, yet with similar levels of sunshine. Summer temperatures top out in the low-20s °C, winters around 10-11°C. Most of the precipitation occurs during the autumn and winter.

    Travel to Riez

    The nearest major airport is Nice Cote d'Azur Airport at 96 miles away. This has a multitude of direct flights to the UK and is by far the best flight option. Driving to the south of France is quite doable, however, and only takes a couple of days from the southeast of England. Trains, too, are a possible option to Nice in around nine hours with good connections from London, but getting to Riez from Nice is almost impossible without a car.


    Activities and attractions in Riez

    Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Riez a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Lavandes Angelvin (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
    • Garden Golf (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Riez

    Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Riez is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Lac de Sainte Croix (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
    • Lac d'Esparron (9 mi / 14.5 km)
    • Les Vannades (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
    • Gorges du Verdon (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)