Gregory Dolgos - Jun 18, 2018
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The French Riviera is one of the most stunning coastlines in the world. The region is filled with iconic luxury destinations that lure the jet set crowd. It is known for its nightlife, shopping and beaches, and luxury villa rentals are the accommodation option no. 1 for many holidaymakers. presents a list of top destinations for luxury villa rentals, compiled in cooperation with the Elegant Address.


Cannes is the best-known French Riviera destination to many people thanks to the famous Cannes film festival. The villas for rent located in Cannes are exclusive and many provide waterfront views of the Mediterranean Sea. Cannes is perfect for holidaymaker looking for a relaxing break. Stroll along the La Croisette promenade that runs along the Bay of Cannes is mesmerizing. Travelers can visit some of the local landmarks like Suquet Hill and the museum that is located on its top. Or perhaps visitors will set sail to Cannes on their own personal yacht which can be stowed in the marina. Cannes can deliver a laidback holiday.

Mougins and Villages

Located just 15 minutes from Cannes is Mougins. It offers the chance to get out of the city and into the hills. Mougins is perfect for travelers looking for a rural experience and a chance to get in touch with nature. The area has forests and countryside surrounding it. Luxury villa rentals include classically built French houses that look like they came from a movie set. Each villa offers its own charm and unique characteristics. Saint Paul de Vence is an example of the unique Southern France style villas on offer. It is a large villa with traditional French stone walls on the exterior of the house. Holidaymakers can walk out onto the patio and into the swimming pool area. There they can lounge around the pool all day and enjoy the breathtaking views from atop the villa's perch.

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is a favorite holiday location for Europe's elite. The French Riviera vacation destination is laidback with plenty of natural beauty. Many of the gorgeous luxury villa rentals overlook the Mediterranean Sea. Holidaymakers can sit on their patios sunning themselves and work on the perfect Mediterranean tan while on their break. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is a quiet holiday spot, which is why so many of Europe's elite politicians, royal family members and celebrities come to the town. The beaches aren't to miss in the fishing village and on a good day, travelers may have much of the shoreline all to themselves.

Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez has had a reputation as the most famous resort town in Europe. The city attracts 100,000 visitors a day during the tourist season. The marina is perfect for travelers sailing into the town. Those who don't bring their own yachts can hire one and head out onto the open seas to feel the wind in their hair. The luxury villa rentals located in Saint Tropez dot the town and provide an escape in nature. Many are located with lush trees and greenery around them. The villas make a perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday and a getaway from Saint Tropez's tourists. The large ST-CT villa houses eight guests and provides one of the largest villa options in Saint Tropez. The grounds outside and the swimming pool offer two more reasons to stay at the villa.

Villefranche and Villages

Villefranche is located just a few minutes' drive from Monaco. Its location offers visitors a chance to visit the principality and enjoy the unique atmosphere it provides. However, holidaymakers can escape Monaco and stay at the villas around Villefranche and the local villages, experiencing the French countryside. The hills that surround Villefranche rise up from the sea and many of the villas have beautiful panoramic views of the blue waters of the Med. There is nothing better than waking up in a luxury villa in Villefranche and walking out onto the bedroom balcony to take in the morning sun. Holidaymakers can dine on breakfast poolside before taking a cool dip to start the day. Villefranche and the villages located nearby are perfect for holidaymakers looking for a slice of peace and quiet, but close enough to the cities of Monaco or Nice.

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