With you be visiting the luxurious region of Côte D’Azur on your next holiday? Our recent travel guide includes the must-see sights of the area, to ensure you have a fantastic and memorable trip!
Day 1: Arrival
After a day spent travelling to reach your destination, there is nothing better than familiarising yourself with the area, and there is no better place than Cannes to do it! With its shimmering ocean, pristine golden sands, fascinating architecture, inspiring street art and what may be considered some of the most exquisite food and drink in the whole of Côte D’Azur – you will be welcomed to start your sunshine and glamour filled holiday in the finest of styles. Spend a few hours wandering around the captivating streets, each lined with historic buildings painted in pastel shades, stop off at the beach to admire the outstanding view, then head to one of the many restaurants to refuel after your journey – let the holiday commence.
Day 2: Lavender Fields
Jump in your car for a day trip to experience the rich and heady scent of Côte D’Azur. Famed worldwide for the vibrant purple flowers layering the fields and the refreshing aroma that greets you when you step outside, a visit to the stunning lavender fields is more than worth it during a stay in your holiday villas in Côte D’Azur. Within a short journey, you can be amongst the stunning Préalpes d’Azur Natural Regional Park and the abundance of lavender bringing colour to the landscape. For a unique experience, browse the lavender shops and treat yourselves to lavender scented oils, soaps and cuisine.
Day 3: Saint-Tropez
Hailed as one of the most glamorous places in France and most famed destinations in Europe, St Tropez oozes opulence. With A-listers found dining in the restaurants and multi-million-pound yachts in the harbour, expect extravagance and captivation from this unique destination. There is a lot to see and do in St Tropez, but, with only a day, we would advise some self-indulgence. Hit the shops and treat yourself to the new staple of your wardrobe! After the morning of refreshing your wardrobe, head to the Old Town, La Ponche to explore the narrow winding streets of what was once, a quaint fishing village.
Day 4: Historical Hilltop Town
If you’re searching for authenticity, a visit to a historic hilltop town is a must and Gourdon is as untouched and preserved as they come. Voted as ‘one of the most beautiful villages in France’, your accent is equally as jaw-dropping as the hamlet itself! Perched high on the top of a rocky outcrop, Gourdon seems as though it has emerged from the ground and the views that the elevation rewards visitors with are outstanding, stretching as far as Nice and beyond. The medieval village has been lovingly restored, and now all are invited to tour the winding streets and to admire the historic buildings.
Day 5: Vineyard
There is no doubt that while you’re wining and dining in Côte d’Azur that you will have at least once, tasted some of the fine wine to have been grown and produced in the local area. Why not take your experience of the delectable bottles a little further and enrol you and your party onto a vineyard tour and wine tasting? Discover the process used to create the wine and enjoy one of two tipples after your day, all within the stunning setting of a vinery.
Day 6: Beach Day
After almost a week of exploring the stunning region of Cote D’Azur, a relaxation day on the beach should a top priority, and what better day to do it than the last full day of your break? Make the most of the sun, sand and sea and watch your troubles float away! With vibrant turquoise waters, warm golden sands and incredible sights both inland and out to the open ocean, the beaches of Côte D’Azur are some of the best in the world.
Day 7: Departure
As your holiday comes to an end, the memories that you will have made in this unique destination with those you love will last a lifetime. Your holiday snaps and souvenirs will be gentle reminders and encouragement for your next break. Pack your back early on in the day, so you can use your last couple of hours either relaxing by your villa pool and enjoying a bite to eat before you jet back to reality.