Why stay in the French Riviera for your holiday

Postcard-perfect beaches, renowned museums, historic monuments and picturesque medieval villages—these are just some of the reasons why the French Riviera continues to be one of Europe’s most enduringly popular vacation spots.

French Riviera villas

When you stay at our French Riviera villas, you’ll enjoy the holiday experience you’ve always dreamed of. Each property in our portfolio is handpicked, and carefully assessed to ensure that it meets our rigorous requirements.
Impeccable service comes as a standard, so you won’t have to lift a single finger from the moment you step into your French Riviera villa. The concierge team will assist with all your vacation needs: we can help put together a customised itinerary, organise private tours and arrange personalised in-villa dining, spa and holiday experiences.

Family activities in the French Riviera

Cannes has a glamorous image—but beneath it all is a destination that lends itself to family travellers. Consider renting a seafront French Riviera villa, so you can make the most of the city’s picture-perfect beaches during your holiday.
On the weekends, round up the family for a hearty brunch at La Plage du Martinez (the kids’ brunch comes with access to the hotel’s kids’ club facilities). If you’re travelling with older kids, joining in an e-bike tour is a great way to explore the city. E-bike tour provider Yourent offers guided tours for adults and children aged 12 and above.
Nice, the capital city of the French Riviera offers a wide-ranging array of attractions—and is also a great base for exploring other destinations within the region. Enjoy the beaches, take a stroll along the iconic Promenade des Anglais, visit the old town (Vieux Nice), and explore Castle Hill. Arts and history buffs will also enjoy visiting the many museums within and around Nice, such as the Musée National Marc Chagall, Musée Matisse and Villa Masséna Musée.
The seaside town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is relaxed and laid back, and there’s a local feel to the town. It’s a great option for family vacationers looking to rent a French Riviera villa in a quieter location, away from the bustle of the busier cities.
Take a walk along the beautiful harbour, explore the old town and its meandering alleyways, and visit Citadelle de Villefranche-Sur-Mer. The latter is a citadel that dates back to the 16th century. Villefranche-sur-Mer also offers many opportunities for vacationers to try out different types of watersports, including scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing, kayaking and more.

Activities and points of interest in the French Riviera

St Tropez is known for its chic beach clubs, swanky dining venues and celebrity holiday makers—but like Cannes, there’s more to the destination than its glitzy facade suggests.
Your French Riviera villa is centrally located, placing you within easy reach to a variety of family-friendly attractions in St Tropez. Visit Vieux Port, La Ponche, the old quarter of the town, as well as the central square Place des Lices. Kids will enjoy discovering the Citadel of St Tropez and the Museum of Maritime History. Both attractions are located within the same complex.
Make the most of St Tropez’s vibrant nightlife scene: dance the night away at venues like Les Caves du Roy, VIP Room and GAÏO, sip cocktails at Bar du Pont or head to L’Opera Saint Tropez for a fine-dining meal accompanied by burlesque performances, art installations and light shows.
Grasse, a village tucked away between the French Riviera and the foothills of the Southern Alps is widely referred to as the fragrance capital of France. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Musée International de la Parfumerie, and take a tour of renowned perfumeries like Galimard, Molinard or Fragonard.
If you’re visiting Grasse in the first weekend of August, you’ll get to participate in the festivities of Fête du Jasmin. It’s an annual flower festival that marks the start of the jasmine harvest, and features parades, dancing, flower stalls and fireworks.
Other popular destinations within the region include the medieval village of Peillon. It’s called a village perché—a french term for describing villages that are perched on dramatic locations, such as a mountain ridge or the hillside. Menton, famously known as the “pearl of France'', is a charming seaside town with a beautiful climate all year-round. And there’s Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat, a destination that’s long been a favourite holiday spot among the rich and famous. The peninsula boasts unspoilt scenery, lavish historic villas and nature attractions.

Restaurants, cafes & bars in the French Riviera

The region’s vibrant food scene offers French Riviera villa vacationers endless dining options to choose from. Should you go for a fine-dining meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant, tuck into homemade fare at a cosy bistro, or enjoy breathtaking views as you wine and dine at a waterfront venue?
If you’re renting a French Riviera villa, there’s also the option of having the restaurant experience brought right to your table with an in-villa dining experience. The chef and housekeeping team will handle the meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning. All you have to do is to choose your kind of setup—poolside barbecue, buffet or full-course meal, to name a few—and leave the rest to your private chef.