Sunny and irresistibly seductive, the Côte d’Azur sums up the essence of France. The name Côte d’Azur translates as “Coast of Blue,” and this name is richly deserved. Long the playground of the rich and famous, the Côte d’Azur is effortlessly “cool” and is a great place to explore. With one of our historic cottages in Côte d’Azur, you have the perfect base.
Our heritage cottages in Côte d’Azur come with all the modern amenities you would expect. Choose from properties with their own pools, ideal for a dip before dinner, or properties nestled in their own beautiful gardens. The region may be famed for its sizzling nightlife and busy beaches, but it also has a more tranquil side for those who want to find it. For those who want to be near the action, there are properties located in some of the iconic towns of the region, such as Cannes and Saint-Tropez, perfect bases for exploring the towns and browsing through the boutiques and markets. Whether you want the nightlife or quiet seclusion, you can find something in our historical holidays in Côte d’Azur.
When Brigitte Bardot came to Saint-Tropez to film And God Created Woman, the little sleepy fishing village was instantly transformed into the destination for international jet-setters. Today, you can still stroll along the Vieux Port and admire the millionaires’ yachts. However, there is more to Saint-Tropez than expensive yachts - it also has a more tranquil side. The old cobbled lanes of the fishing quarter are still beautiful, and you can sip pastis at a local café and watch the old men as they play petanque under the plane trees. Drive a little way out of town, and you can walk from beach to beach in splendid isolation along pretty coastal paths. Nice is the quintessential resort town of the French Riviera. Here, you can stroll down the Promenade des Anglais, its most famous street, and follow the curve of the beach and admire the opulent buildings that line the promenade. Visit the Jardin Albert I, with its monumental fountains and towering palm trees. If you tire of the glamour of Nice and Saint-Tropez, head for the ancient village of Èze. Perched on a hill with a fantastic view out over the Mediterranean, this stunning town has beautiful medieval streets, fountains, quiet courtyards and tempting craft and art boutiques. Choose one of our historic holiday cottages in Côte d’Azur, and everything is within easy reach.