Book accommodation in the French Riviera and choose from the selection of holiday renatls on Likibu. The French Riviera is the holiday choice of the worldwide celebrities, the super-rich and more, and extends along the Southeast coast of France, from Cassis to the border. This area is known by locals as the Côte d’Azur, which literally describes the gleaming azure oceans that are such a desirable feature of this location. If you’re looking for a luxury holiday, look no further and book a villa in the French Riviera.
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Book your dream **accommodation in France** by choosing from the selection of holiday renatls in the French Riviera on Likibu. The French Riviera is the holiday choice of the worldwide celebrities, the super-rich and more, and extends along the Southeast coast of France, from Cassis to the border. This area is known by locals as the Côte d’Azur, which literally describes the gleaming azure oceans that are such a desirable feature of this location. If you’re looking for a luxury holiday, look no further and book a villa in the French Riviera.
When is the best time to go?
The French Riviera can be extremely busy during the summer months from May, all the way through to October. This is when the area experiences the highest temperatures and least rainfall, but the area does experience mild winters of around 15 degrees, so it is not a complete write off during the winter. However, if you're there for the beaches and poolside chilling, it is best to go during the warmer summer months.
How to get to the French Riviera?
The best way to get to the French Riviera from other European countries is to fly into Nice. Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is the third busiest airport in France, offering you a range of choices for air-travel, it also serves an Easyjet hub, so you will be able to book an affordable flight from most locations in the UK. It is approximately 1250km to drive to Nice from Calais, and you can drive from the UK by taking the ferry from Dover, P&O is a good service for this route. Bear in mind that the French Riviera is made up of about 70 miles of coastline and beaches, so do check out how far your journey to the accommodation you book will be from the main transport links in the area.
How to get around the South coast of France?
The best way to travel around this area does depend on how far you're trying to get. To travel within larger places such as Cannes and Nice, buses are good and so are taxis. If you are booking accommodation out of the more central locations or in rural areas, the best thing to do is book a hire car; this also will make many more coves and beaches reachable for your party! If you're looking to travel along the coastline and you do not have a car, bear in mind train services.
Where to stay in the French Riviera?
This is one of the most affluent holiday destinations in the French Riviera, and the bars and restaurants leave nothing to be desired. If you book a luxury private villa in Saint-Tropez, wander the streets to see for yourself the endearing combination of the everyday grocery shops and designer show rooms that line your route. Take a wander down to the Old Port, which is the heart of this fishing village turned celebrity hangout, to be truly charmed. Booking a holiday rental in St Tropez would be the ideal place for you to get the most out of your stay.
Cannes is much bigger than St Tropez and is home to many large events such as Cannes Film Festival, so be sure to check out what's on to avoid crowds and disappointment when booking! Think luxury apartments in Cannes, restaurants, upmarket villas cheaper and more personal than hotels and lots of shopping. Hit the beach and have a cocktail at one of the exclusive cocktail bars to have a refresher from your sunbathing.
If you want something that is more traditionally French than the cosmopolitan style of Cannes, but still want access to the culinary delights and busy nightlife of the Promenade Anglais, book an Airbnb in the Old Town of Nice, this will also be cheaper. If you want to be a bit closer to the action, book a holiday rental in Nice in the Carré d'Or region, just set back from the Promenade, or treat yourself to an ocean view holiday rental right on the sea-front.
If you're looking for a friendly area, with cheap accommodation and access to plenty of outdoor activities, historical locations and vibrant markets, look at booking an apartment in Antibes. There are plenty of cafes and suchlike that needn't break the bank, meaning that you and your family can enjoy the most of your trip to the Côte d'Azur in a more casual environment.
What to do in the French Riviera?
The casino in Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo Casino is one of the swishest establishments in the world, and although it will be very expensive, it will also be a surely sensational experience. Be James Bond for the evening and live it up in Monte Carlo, not far from Nice!
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
St Jean Cap Ferrat is home to this rose-pink astounding villa style mansion, which sits with sea views and since 1934 has acted as an open house and garden of the deceased Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild. It contains nine gardens and an exquisite collection of antiques, paintings and sculptures.
Cours Saleya market in Nice
The colourful displays of fruits and flowers not only attract the morning shoppers of Nice, but also spectators in the old town of Nice. Head down to the market to grab a healthy selection of edible supplies and vibrant flowers to stock up you bed and breakfast in Nice!
Kayak through The Gorges du Verdon
If you're more the active type, the head up to The Gorges du Verdon to check out the fantastic natural scenery in a kayak or on a paddle board. Catch a moment of active tranquillity in this beautiful landscape.