Famed beach fronts and spectacular hilltopsRelax in style on the Riviera
Ever since artists were inspired by the beauty of the landscape and a light that, according to Matisse, is “soft and tender despite its brilliance”, people have been drawn to the south east corner of France that kisses the Mediterranean. Over the years, people have sought out winter health in the sunshine, bathed in the stunning blue of the sea and been inspired to create artistic masterpieces here. With visitors like Queen Victoria and Edward VII, this is a destination truly fit for royalty. After just one trip to this beautiful stretch of coastline, you will understand why people return time and again.
Our holidays in Cote d’Azur offer something for every taste. Whether you want to bask in the summer sun watching white sails drift in the azure blue sea or drive the idyllic country roads to discover lavender fields and olive groves, we have a range of luxury accommodations and itineraries to choose from.
From cliff-top roads that meander the coastline to the snow-capped peaks of the Alpes-Maritimes, this corner of France is like a complete world in itself. You can soak up history amongst the ancient Roman monuments, architecture and prehistoric sites, spend a lazy afternoon in one of the many vineyards or feed your creative side amongst the abundance of iconic art collections, including studios that Van Gogh and Renoir worked in.
If you want to feel the vibrant buzz of the towns, Marseille, Cannes and St Tropez are full of atmosphere and life. With celebrities and the elite of Europe returning to these places year after year, you could spot some famous faces on your travels as well. If a shopping spree is on your agenda, then Monaco is a favourite for boutiques in between marvelling at the luxury yachts docked in the harbour. However, the weekly markets of almost every town and village offer a truly authentic Provençal shopping experience and are a firm favourite amongst visitors.
Cote d’Azur is not just for sunbathing, sipping French wine or ambling marketplaces though. It has plenty for the active as well, with swimming, sailing and hiking in the pristine Calanques National Park or a trip to the Gorges du Verdon; a dramatic canyon which offers a natural playground of walking, biking and rafting opportunities.
With an appetite worked up after all that action, the passion for food in Provence, with the delicious and fresh flavours of the Mediterranean dominating the menu, will satisfy the palate of the most discerning food lover.
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To discover more about the holidays we have to offer, our luxurious hotels and the range of itinerary options, don’t hesitate to get in touch and let us guide you through our packages.
You can contact us by phone or via our live chat option. Your holiday is important to us and we are here to help make it perfect, allowing you to make the most of this stunning part of the world.
where to stay
We work with a range of hotels throughout the region, and our specialists can ensure you pick the perfect place for you to stay during your holiday. Below is a snapshot of some of the properties we love, but this list isn't exhaustive, so if you want any more advice and full details of all the hotels we work, with please don't hesitate to contact us on 01244 322770.
Le Mas Candille, CannesFrom...Le Mas Candille is a sumptuous five-star property close to Cannes on the Cote d’Azur. The perfect retreat, this boutique hotel is synonymous with all the glamour and style of the French Riviera. Offering opulent rooms and suites, plus a choice of restaurants, swimming pools and jacuzzis, this is a fabulously welcoming environment in which to unwind.
La Reserve Ramatuelle Hotel, Spa & VillasFrom...La Reserve Ramatuelle offers a refreshing sea-change. Close to Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera, this hotel complete with spa and villas aims to offer a relaxed, unpretentious retreat, beautiful in its simplicity. We provide a home from home, blending the best of Riviera glamour with the long-standing traditions of Provencal life.
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons HotelFrom...On the Cote d’Azur in the glamorous French Riviera, the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat has played host to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchill. At the epicentre of Riviera life, this classic French property offers timeless elegance, with superb rooms and suites, refined dining and glorious views
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