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Destination guide

Holiday lettings in the idyllic Cote d’Azur

Nestled between the Southern Alps and the Mediterranean in the heart of Europe is the amazing expanse of the Cote d’Azur, or the French Riviera. From skiing spectacular peaks to exploring a remote island, you’ll find boundless fun and excitement in Cote d’Azur, all within reach of the local holiday lettings.

Things to do

Things to do near Cote d'Azur holiday homes

With so much to see and do in Cote d’Azur, you’ll be spoilt for choice for how to spend your holiday. Whatever your inclination, you’ll find holiday homes near such attractions as the Promenade des Anglais, a long promenade that travels along the Mediterranean and passes many beautiful landmarks, and Porquerolles, a sparsely-populated island with pristine, secluded beaches teeming with wildlife. You may also enjoy the Promenade de la Croisette, a prominent road through Cannes that offers stunning views of the water and cityscape, and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a seaside villa with landscaped gardens overlooking the azure waters.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Cote d’Azur holiday homes

The landscape of Cote d’Azur is a vast natural playground for hiking, horseback riding, canyoning, mountain biking, climbing and caving, as well as skiing and snowboarding in cooler months. For more adventure, try out kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, longboarding and flyboarding, or dive beneath the surface of the water to explore reefs and marine life with snorkelling or scuba diving. Whatever your skill level or interest, you’ll find boundless fun and adventure in the landscape of Cote d’Azur near your holiday rental.

Beaches

Top beaches near Cote d'Azur holiday homes

Known for the unspoilt coastline and spectacular horizon, the beaches in Cote d’Azur offer boundless fun, relaxation and rejuvenation. Holiday homes can be found near beaches like L’llle de Riou, a hidden beach accessible by boat that’s known for spectacular scuba diving and snorkelling, and Plage de Pampelonne, a legendary beach with a vibrant atmosphere and upscale restaurants and clubs nearby. You could also visit La Garoupe Beach, a white-sand beach with turquoise waters and a laid-back vibe, and Plage de la Paloma, a small, rocky beach with beautiful Grecian-style homes and high-class restaurants. Cannes, the famous site of the Cannes Film Festival, also has a beautiful shoreline with sandy beaches, trendy cafes and designer boutique shopping.

How to get around

Transport to Cote d’Azur holiday cottages

Once only accessible by boat, now the cities and towns of the Cote d’Azur can be reached by buses, trains, airplanes and helicopters to carry travellers quickly and conveniently to different coastal areas and other cities in France. Cote d’Azur not only has its own airport, but it also has bus services throughout the region and rail lines that operate along the Riviera and travel to other French cities. Though it’s also reached by car, local public transport is typically a more convenient and practical way to get to and from your holiday rental.

Food & drink 

Sample regional delicacies in Cote d’Azur

The unique culinary culture of Cote d’Azur is a mixture of classic French cuisine and modern gourmet specialities. Traditional favourites include pissaladiere, a pizza-like dish, ravioli, gnocchi, stockfish, ratatouille, daube, a type of red meat stew, and tourte de blette, a type of swiss chard. Many of these dishes are complemented by the flavours of local produce and artisan concoctions, such as honey and candied fruits, that give it a distinctive appeal. No matter what you’re craving, you’re sure to find a restaurant near your holiday rental that allows you to experience the culinary delights of the Cote d’Azur.

How many holiday rentals are available around Côte d'Azur?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 36,731 holiday lettings around Côte d'Azur. From 5,787 villas to 7,981 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Côte d'Azur?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Côte d'Azur. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Southern France: 137,957 holiday homes
  • Italy: 148,098 holiday homes
  • Antibes: 11,222 holiday homes
  • Nice: 7,617 holiday homes
  • Antibes Old Town: 758 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Côte d'Azur! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Côte d'Azur?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Côte d'Azur with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Antibes: 11,222 holiday lettings
  • Nice: 7,617 holiday lettings
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: 5,054 holiday lettings
  • Sainte-Maxime: 8,652 holiday lettings
  • Grimaud: 4,076 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Côte d'Azur?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Côte d'Azur are:

  • Cagnes-sur-Mer (XCG): 13,884 self catering accommodations
  • Aix-en-Provence (QXB- Aix en Provence TGV Train Station): 4,804 self catering accommodations
  • Cote D'Azur Airport (NCE): 13,871 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Côte d'Azur?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Côte d'Azur. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Royal Mougins Golf Club: 16,268 holiday rentals
  • La Basilique Sainte Marie Madeleine de St-Maximin: 1,975 holiday rentals
  • Presqu’île de Giens: 6,282 holiday rentals
  • Cassis Beach: 5,871 holiday rentals
  • Calanques: 4,576 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Côte d'Azur listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Côte d'Azur

Antibes
11,222 holiday rentals
Nice
7,617 holiday rentals
Villefranche-sur-Mer
5,054 holiday rentals
Sainte-Maxime
8,652 holiday rentals
Grimaud
4,076 holiday rentals
Le Plan-de-la-Tour
857 holiday rentals
Cassis
3,505 holiday rentals
Flayosc
1,706 holiday rentals
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
4,679 holiday rentals
Vallauris
9,360 holiday rentals
Le Lavandou
5,141 holiday rentals
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
6,949 holiday rentals
Cotignac
1,145 holiday rentals
La Croix-Valmer
5,744 holiday rentals
Cabriès
2,861 holiday rentals
Menton
1,342 holiday rentals
Fayence
2,017 holiday rentals
Vence
1,403 holiday rentals
Saint-Raphaël
10,204 holiday rentals
Lorgues
1,813 holiday rentals