Popular Accommodations in Côte d'Azur
Highlights in Côte d'Azur
- Azure blue sea for swimming
- Intoxicating nightlife
- Cannes, Nice and Monaco
- Lemon festival in Menton
- Fort Royal on the Lerins Islands
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Vacation rentals on the Côte d'Azur
The Côte d'Azur is a popular holiday region for vacationers with the most diverse interests. Because here culture, nature and a carefree way of life meet with culinary delights. The best way is to rent a holiday apartment in Cassis, Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Nice or Monaco. You will not only find an apartment in one of the vibrant city centres, but also directly on the beach. You can also rent a vacation rental on a hillside surrounded by a beautiful garden with citrus trees.Thousands of vacation rentals to choose from
Whether it's a vacation rental or apartment, a cozy vacation rental or a feudal villa, or just a studio for two people in the middle of the old town, from such accommodations on the Côte d'Azur you'll always be close to the seashore. If you prefer to stay in your holiday home, you can enjoy the impressive view of the sea in the vacation rental with garden and pool.The holiday region with the extra service
Not only famous stars from cinema and television, who enjoy spending their free time on the Côte d'Azur, are spoiled here with a special service. Also you as holidaymaker can count on a comfortable equipment and obliging offers of the landlord in this holiday region. For those arriving without a car, a holiday apartment with shuttle service is particularly suitable. Some accommodations are also supervised by a porter, who can be contacted if you have any questions.
Location and orientation
The Côte d'Azur is mainly located on the coast of the Alpes-Maritimes département and stretches from Cassis near Marseille to Menton not far from the Italian border. In terms of landscape, the coast in the south is bordered by the French Mediterranean Sea. The hinterland is characterised by green forests and high mountain peaks. For those arriving by plane, the airports in Nice, Marseille, La Mole and Toulon-Hyères Airport are at your disposal.Breakdown into different regions
The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and the départements Var and Bouches-du-Rhône are also regions touched by the Côte d'Azur. In addition, the Principality of Monaco is located on the French Riviera. The most famous places on the Côte d'Azur are Antibes, Nice, Menton, Monaco, Cannes and Saint-Tropez.Mountain ranges in the hinterland
The Provençal-Nizzard Pre-Alps, the Maritime Alps and the Massif des Maures are situated to the south, which is why the region has a very mountainous character. Particularly striking are the red rocks on the Côte d'Azur, which you will find mainly on the coast, from the Esterel mountains to the Calanques. The Alps of the coastal region in the east, especially at Menton and Monaco, fall steeply into the sea and form a natural border to the Italian Riviera in Liguria.
Things to know
Côte d'Azur - Travelers can enjoy mild temperatures at any time of the year, which even in winter do not fall below 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. In summer it can get much hotter, but this is compensated by the fresh sea breeze in the coastal region. In any case, with 300 sunny days per year, you can always enjoy the friendly weather.Beautiful beaches and emerald green sea
The white sandy beaches and the contrasting green to azure sea are good reasons for a Côte d'Azur holiday. But not only bathers, but also divers are attracted to this holiday region. The most beautiful beaches on the French Mediterranean coast can be found at the Cap d´Antibes, for example in the Plage de la Gravette not far from the old town. There are palm-lined beaches on the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes. The Rochers de la Bocca offers a natural and wild ambience that allows you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.Landscape beauties in the hinterland
The Côte d'Azur has some nature parks to offer, where there are many hiking possibilities. The Massif de l'Esterel or the Parc de la pointe de l'Aiguille are beautiful and offer a breathtaking view of the sea. Discover secluded gorges and medieval towns on the Gorges du Loup circuit and through the Loup Valley.
The name Côte d'Azur is actually the creation of the poet Stéphen Liégard, who published the book "La Côte d'Azur" in the 19th century.
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An absolute highlight in the holiday region on the French Mediterranean is the Picasso Museum in Antibes. The important painter, graphic artist and sculptor from Spain always set new accents in the course of his career as an artist and joined different art movements before he developed his own style. This development is vividly documented in the Picasso Museum by means of numerous original works.2. To experience the active nightlife first hand
On the Côte d'Azur there are countless possibilities to go out, especially in the seaside resort Juan-les Pins. The coastal town is especially attractive to young visitors who are looking for nightly entertainment in bars and discos. The hustle and bustle of people of all ages is spread all over the streets and squares, creating a very special atmosphere.3. Make an excursion to the offshore islands
From Cannes, the excursion boats take you to the unique landscape of the Lerins Islands, a protected nature reserve with an abbey, cloister, church, monastery and seven chapels. The Lerins Islands are also home to the famous 17th century Fort Royal, which appears in the novels "The Man with the Iron Mask" and "The Three Musketeers".4. To the most spectacular folk festival of the region
The famous lemon festival in Menton always takes place in February and attracts around 300,000 visitors every year. Watch as 145 tons of lemons are set in motion to create a feast for all the senses. In addition there are festive carriages, dance and music, colourful costumes as well as a night parade and a huge fireworks display.5. Experience culinary delights
On the Côte d'Azur the cuisine has a Mediterranean touch, with olives having a special significance. Typical specialities include ratatouille, gnocchis and pissaladière. You should also have tried the wine speciality "Vignoble de Bellet" at least once.