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The Glorious South of France – The regions

Luxury Villas to Rent in the South of France

The South of France has long been one of the most popular and coveted holiday destinations in Europe. It has inspired visitors such as Scott F. Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway to create some of the most beautiful literature ever written, and its character and charm inspired Picasso, who lived in the French Riviera for 12 years, to produce some of his most famed work. The Cote d’Azur bathes in a golden light all year round, and exudes a heady mixture of romance, sophistication and history. It’s no wonder that its clear turquoise waters and soft, sandy beaches along with its glamorous reputation have long attracted celebrities, socialites and families looking for the perfect holiday retreat. One of the reasons we are so passionate about working on the French Riviera is because of the variety of culture and experiences available, from cobbled walk ways in Antibes old town with its bustling local markets, to the vibrant glitz and glamour of the Cannes promenade where you can enjoy fabulous designer boutique shopping.

As the United Kingdom’s largest independent specialist consultancy on the Cote d’Azur, our company holds access to exclusive, luxury holiday rentals across the most desirable areas on the French Riviera. Our fabulous South of France rental consultants appreciate that each client has very different needs and preferences. That is why we offer a tailor made property search service, in which we gather all of our clients’ requirements and use our first hand expertise of the South of France and our portfolio of properties, to hand pick a selection of luxury villas perfect for our guests to choose to spend their dream holiday in. During this personalised property matching service, our experts will also make available to our clients any properties from our private portfolio which cannot be seen online. This exclusive ‘maison privee’ collection contains some of the most VIP and private luxury accommodation on the Cote d’Azur. We are experts in providing the perfect holiday rentals in the South of France for families on vacation as well as corporate and VIP and private clients.

We specialize in luxury villas to rent in the South of France, in the most sought after regions. Each member of the Elegant Address South of France team has a passion for the Cote d’Azur, working solely on the most luxurious properties. We’re able to spend our time dedicated to our clients and are fortunate to be doing what we love best and to be able to share our experiences and what we love about each location we work in.

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

This charming peninsula is renown for its classic Riviera glamour and sophistication. It remains one of the most sought after locations by the rich and famous for the peace and privacy it provides alongside its fantastic location with sensational views. Cap Ferrat is truly enchanting…

Cap d’Antibes

The chic Cap d’Antibes retains an intoxicating sense of 1950s glitz and glamour which was the era when it became so popular with famous American writers and film stars. Be prepared to fall in love with its cobbled pavements and markets, as well as its and fabulous…


The town is truly synonymous with the Cote d’Azur’s reputation of glamour and luxury. Hosting some of the biggest film and congress events, Cannes is effortlessly glamorous with its boutique designer shops, fantastic restaurants and vibrant atmosphere.

Villefranche and Villages

These enchanting niçoise style fishing areas are full of beauty and character. This area is the perfect peaceful and elegant retreats to enjoy the golden sun and warm ambience of the French Riviera.

Saint Tropez

The glorious town of St Tropez is not only famous for its sensational beaches such as Club 55 and Pampelonne, which has long attracted the likes of Brigitte Bardot and other celebrities. It is also a sophisticated and charming village full of culture and history which makes it one of the most south after French Riviera retreat. 

Mougins and Villages

Mougins is the heart of art and culture in the French Riviera. It’s beautiful, cobbled square and town, filled with Bougainvillea, is responsible for inspiring Pablo Picasso who made it his home for 12 years.

Elegant Address Luxury Property Group is a luxury property consultancy consisting of our multi award winning Elegant Address South of France founded in 2004 and it’s sister companies  Elegant Address Barbados and Elegant Address Ski  and successfully provides the most magnificent properties in the South of France, Barbados and the European Alps to our private and corporate clients.

We regularly spend time in the South of France to revisit each region we work in to ensure our knowledge and specialism in the Cote d’Azur is not diluted and kept up to date. Our constant research has meant that unlike many other companies we provide all of our expertise to our clients without the need of a reference book. We work with a true passion and belief in the French Riviera. Our company bridges the gap between a travel or estate agency to provide an unrivaled service to our clients. We know that this innovative approach has contributed to our continual success and recognition from awarding body’s such as receiving the Queen’s Award from Her Majesty, which is the UK’s highest accolade for business.

Today, in 2019, we have become the largest independent consultancy on the Cote d’Azur. Our luxury property portfolio boasts some of the world’s most exclusive and magnificent properties in all of the most desirable locations in the South of France. All of our clients are provided with a personal consultant to ensure they experience a bespoke service to find the perfect villa to rent or purchase.

We look forward to hearing from you and providing efficient, tailor-made personal service.

Suzan Thompson – Managing Director
Elegant Address Luxury Property Group

The Finest Hotels on the French Riviera – Elegant Address Hotels

Elegant Address South of France Hotel Collection

One of the reasons Elegant Address South of France is an award-winning company is due to the level of unrivaled service we provide to our clients. Our rental consultants are passionate about fulfilling our Luxury Property Groups philosophy of providing luxury, tailor made villa and apartment holiday rentals which meet our clients every need. In reflection of our dedication to being able to offer our clients their ideal accommodation in the Cote d’Azur, we offer not only luxury villas and apartments, but we have also hand picked the most magnificent five star hotels the French Riviera can offer. From the world famous Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo located in the glamorous Monaco, to the sensational Chateau Saint-Martin in the stunning area of Vence, we have a wide variety of the very best hotels in the Cote d’Azur. All of our hotels have fabulous restaurants and amazing spas, as well as many boasting spectacular Michelin-starred dining. We are proud to have a portfolio of hotels which offer guests the ultimate luxury retreat.

If you are caught between desiring the full privacy of a luxury villa, but also the sensational service and facilities available at a five-star hotel, we can also bring you another perfect combination: a Hotel Villa. Our luxury Cote d’Azur hotel villas, such as the legendary Grand Hotel Du Cap in St Jean Cap Ferrat which exudes timeless sophistication and breath taking sea views, provide clients with the ultimate dream holiday experience. Our expert team of South of France specialist consultants hold 15 years of experience working solely on the French Riviera and are professional and highly knowledgeable consultants who do not need reference books to help or advise our clients. Instead, they offer first hand advice drawing on information from their own visits to all of the hotels in our portfolio. They will also be delighted to use our strong network of local providers in the South of France to offer our clients any concierge extras such as yacht charters or chauffeurs. Our first-class team of Cote d’Azur specialists pride themselves on their devotion to meet all of our clients needs in finding them their perfect hotel or hotel villa, as well as fulfilling any requests made, no matter how big or small.

The South of France and its hotels is not only a highly sought-after destination due to its glorious sunshine and reputation for eternal glamour, it is also highly desirable to visit due to its long past of rich culture and history. The Cote d’Azur is responsible for inspiring the work of Pablo Picasso with its beauty, having attracted and welcomed Fitzgerald and Hemmingway into its cafes and beaches for long golden summers, and is now the destination for one of the largest gathering of super models, actors and social elites during its phenomenal Cannes Film Festival.

Whether you are looking for a holiday in the South of France which will allow you to unwind with sunbathing on soft sandy beaches and wandering a towns charming markets, or you want to indulge in fantastic designer shopping, celebrity spotting and the vibrant sophisticated nightlife on offer, our expert consultants will use your personal requirements alongside their specialist knowledge to create a tailor made presentation of holiday accommodation in the French Riviera that is ideal for you. You can rest assured that our first-class consultants will devote their time to ensuring all of our requests of concierge and accommodation are met and that they will be available throughout the booking process and your stay to provide you with their first-hand advice and guidance regarding the Cote d’Azur regions.

Which is the best town or village to stay in a hotel on the French Riviera?

One of the reasons we love the French Rivera is because no two villages or towns are the same. It is a cornucopia of experience and culture. From the glitz and glamor of Cannes to the quiet charm and culture of Mougins which was Pablo’s Picasso home for 12 years, you will never cease to be amazed at the history and experiences the Cote d’Azur has to offer. Although all our South of France specialists have personal favorite areas, it would be near impossible to label one of the towns or villages we specialise in as being the best place in the French Riviera to stay. However, some of our favorites include the vibrant and beautiful Juan Les Pins, with its fabulous ‘Pam Pam’ cocktail bar and dance show as well as its spectacular beaches such as the Belle Rives hotel beach, which was originally Scott Fitzgerald’s former home. Another of our favorites is VilleFranche which is regarded as having one of the top five most beautiful bays in the world, as well as a wealth of cultural experiences. At Elegant Address South of France, we appreciate and recognise that each of our clients have unique and different requirements and tastes, which is why we use our first hand, undiluted expertise of the South of France to help you discover your perfect holiday spot to book one of our hand picked five star hotels or luxury villa in. We have a large portfolio of private hotels which are not available to view on our website. You can access these even more exclusive hotels by contacting our expert South of France consultants today. They will then create a tailor made presentation of properties and hotels for you based on your requirements.

Does Elegant Address South of France deal exclusively with five star hotels in the South of France

At Elegant Address Luxury Property Group, our aim is simple. We provide our clients with a personal and bespoke service by giving each client their own expert consultant to find and organise their perfect holiday in the South of France. We invest vast amounts of time and research into remaining up to date with the best luxury hotels and holiday villas there are to offer. As we are passionate about giving all of our clients the ideal holiday experience, we deal exclusively with only the most luxurious hand picked villas, apartments and hotels. This means that each and every one of our hotels and hotel villas are five-star quality with superb service, and magnificent interiors, to allow our clients to experience the ultimate luxury retreat in their chosen location on the French Rivera. One of the most exceptional hotels we have in our portfolio is the sensational Chateau Eza hotel. Once the former residence of a Swedish Prince, this magnificent boutique hotel is truly enchanting. Chateau Eza retains exclusivity as it only has 12 intimate rooms and suites. Each is hand decorated in a different elegant theme, and many boast private balconies which provide superb views of the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The boutique hotel also offers one of the most exquisite restaurants in the South of France, which sits against a gorgeous backdrop of panoramic views over the sparkling waters and the rest of Cote d’Azur.

Cannes is not just an ideal holiday destination – Cannes hosts some of the biggest and most important congress in the world.

What makes Cannes such a desirable destination?

Cannes is bathed in golden light all year round, as it enjoys a fantastic Mediterranean climate. During the glorious summer months of May to September, Cannes is soaked in sunshine for at least 12 hours a day on average. Even during the winter months, the climate remains fairly mild and has relatively little rainfall. Cannes’ perfect weather climate is one of the many reasons it is coveted by celebrities and the elite and used to host some of the biggest congress events in the world. Many of Cannes biggest congress events take place at the famous Palais des Festivals’, where you can celebrity spot movie stars, models and celebrities on its red carpet. Cannes truly is synonymous with the prestigious reputation of the Cote d’Azur.

One of the most widely recognised festivals held at Cannes is The Cannes Film Festival, which is widely considered to be the most prestigious film festival in the world. This fabulous festival attracts movie stars, super models, and elite socialites from across the world to migrate to the stunning Cote d’Azur. The festival itself is a heady mixture of glamorous, star-studded red carpet premiers and decadent parties. Only the most prestigious directors have their films picked for the show, and compete to win Cannes top prize, the Palme d’Or.

Other phenomenal events which are held at Cannes congress are the prestigious MIPIM and Lions festival. The MIPIM festival is a four-day exhibition, conference and networking event which brings together over 24000 international property professionals. It is also held at the famous Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Our experienced Cannes congress  rental team will be able to offer you the most exclusive addresses in Cannes for congress and MIPIM accommodation or meetings. The Lions festival is renown in the marketing industry as the world’s biggest creative, marketing communications and entertainment awards and exhibition. The festival lasts for five-days and gathers some of the most prestigious members of the advertising and creative communications industry.

During the festivals, La Croisette is bustling with famous faces, shopping and sight seeing. Our experienced Cannes property consultants are able to offer clients the most exclusive addresses in Cannes for rental accommodation. We are also able to provide full concierge, with staff such as cooks, chauffeurs, bodyguards and maids should you want them. You can rest assured that our rental experts will find you the perfect accommodation which is tailor made to your requirements. Known for its super sleek, modern villas and plush penthouse apartments, Cannes is the perfect place to stay during the summer months to wow clients with exceptional parties or unwind in the sunshine with your family.

The luxury villa and apartment rental team at Elegant Address South of France would also be delighted to arrange luxury yacht charters, private jet hire and any further concierge requirements you may require sought-after restaurant bookings at the most sough after restaurants in the area.

Does Elegant Address South of France offer hotels in Cannes for Congress?

We have a large portfolio of the most exclusive apartments, villas and hotels in the magnificent city of Cannes which are available and which specialise in congress rentals. We are also delighted to offer our hand picked, prestigious, 5* hotels in Cannes and other areas of the Cote d’Azur. Our luxury property rental specialists are also able to offer you the perfect solution of privacy and hotel service with our extensive collection of Hotel villas. It is the ultimate glamourous retreat which offers unrivalled service and is completely tailored to all of our client’s requirements. Our portfolio of  luxury hotel villas often include a private chef, butler and driver, and with the villas being situated in the grounds of the hotel, guests are able to use the hotels facilities such as restaurants and spa.   You can contact our award winning Cote d’Azur rental team today to discuss which accommodation is most suited for your needs. Your own dedicated Cannes rental consultant will send you a personalised presentation with the rental properties they believe will house your perfect holiday.

Do Elegant Address have accommodation for MIPIM festival?

Our Cannes Congress luxury property team can provide accommodation for MIPIM festival, such as luxurious two or three bedroom apartments for conferences or the housing of staff members, or larger private villas or penthouse apartments to rent with stunning sea views and private pools. Cannes is renowned for its phenomenal penthouses and modern villas, so our Cannes luxury property team will ensure your accommodation is bound to wow clients and business associates. There are many private rental properties that we work exclusively with that are not shown on our website. By contacting one of our Cannes rental experts, they will hand pick from both our private and online portfolio the accommodation most suitable for your rental requirements and needs. We are also delighted to be able to offer full concierge services such as chefs, maids and chauffeurs, assistance with events planning and branding,  alongside other invaluable services to make your event and stay in the glamorous Cannes run seamlessly.

Can Elegant Address accommodate for Cannes Lions Festival?

At Elegant Address South of France, we have an exclusive portfolio of some of the most magnificent properties in Cannes for Lions festival rental. We are delighted to offer our services to a client looking for anything from elite congress accommodation to impress their clients and host meetings, or throw sensational soiree’s in, or the perfect private family holiday retreats in the most sought-after locations. There is a large portion of our most private and VIP property portfolio that is not featured on our website. You can gain access to these fabulous luxury rental  address’s by contacting one of our specialist Cote d’Azur team who will be delighted to provide you with a presentation of properties handpicked for your own requirements.

As soon as you contact one of our award wining team of South of France consultants, you will be appointed your own personal Cannes rental specialist assistant who will dedicate their time to ensuring that you have the perfect stay in one of our Cannes luxury retnal properties. They will be on hand both during the booking process and right up until you return home to provide you with advice and help make concierge arrangements. Here at Elegant Address South of France, we are passionate about going that extra mile for all of our clients’ needs and requests to make your rental as memorable as possible. There are no requests that cannot be arranged for you. Through dedicating copious amounts of time both on the ground in the Cote d’Azur during our frequent trips there and from our offices here in the UK, we have built a strong network of local connections which allows us to provide all arrangements for our clients who wish to rent a villa or apartment no matter how big or small.

Do you provide full concierge accommodation for congress events?

Here at Elegant Address South of France, we appreciate how important both the big and little details are in creating perfect congress business, or family holiday memories. That is why we provide each of our clients with a personal dedicated South of France rental assistant to provide them with first class experienced guidance both before and during their trip. It is a completely free of charge service, and one of the reasons Elegant Address South of France  has been awarded for the unrivalled service we provide to our clients.

We can arrange a tailor made concierge package to suit your exact needs. From arranging private airport transports to allow you to arrive at your luxury villa or apartment rental property in style and comfort, to organising your favourite flowers, coffee and wine to be in the villa upon your arrival, we will be delighted to provide your congress stay with all of the little details to make the difference. Some of our more popular options which are frequently requested for congress and corporate bookings the arrangements of private chefs who will prepare sumptuous 6 course dinners in the privacy and convenience of your own villa, private luxury fully staffed yacht hire and helicopter transfer services.

Using our specialised, first hand knowledge of the Cote d’Azur, gathered from regular research trips around the French Riviera, our expert team of South of France consultants will be pleased to provide advice and guidance on all of unmissable attractions Cannes offers such as the famous La Croisette which stretches across three kilometres, the boardwalk is a glitzy shoppers paradise, studded with luxury shops such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Cartier to name but a few of the celebrated names in fashion. For the foodies, we can also advise you on some of the best restaurants to be found in Le Sequet and the rue Saint-Antoine.

One thing we are very confident in is that our Cannes congress luxury rental team will find our business clients THE perfect address in Cannes.

Does Cannes have an airport?

Nice-Côte d’Azur airport is located just 17 miles from Cannes, which means it is just a 40 minutes, scenic drive from the Nice airport to the glamorous city of Cannes. Nice Airport is served by numerous airlines from across Europe. British Airways flies from all of the major London airports and Stansted. Aer Lingus takes passengers from Dublin all year around, and Jet2 and EasyJet serve Northern areas of England such as Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester And Edinburgh.

For those wanting to arrive into Cannes with style and ease, you can use Azur Helico which flies helicopters from the airport to Cannes, taking just 7 minutes. The helicopters can accommodate 3-6 people and the price of the service includes a shuttle onward to your accommodation or hotel. Our specialist consultants would be delighted to speak to you further regarding how to travel to and around Cannes should you have any queries. As part of our concierge service, we can also arrange a private driver for airport transfers, and the duration of your stay in the Côte d’Azur.

Why Do The Rich & Famous Visit the South of France?

The South of France has always been one of the most popular holiday destinations for celebrities, VIPs and the world’s elite with its beautiful scenery, miles of sun drench coastlines, rows of designer shops and some of the world’s most exclusive luxury villas and five star hotels.

How much does it cost the most VIP visitors for the most unforgettable vacation to the Cote d’Azur? For the ultimate luxury experience, £250,000 per week is often a price not to be flinched at.

So what do the rich and famous do when they go to the French Riviera? The Elegant Address award-winning team of South of France specialists have created a hand-picked, ultimate luxury itinerary that they would personally recommend (and enjoy themselves!) to clients looking to experience the very best of the Cote d’Azur.

The Best Luxury 5* Stay

With over 1,100 properties in our luxury villa portfolio it was a very tough decision, and an interesting office debate as to which villa we would recommend for this article!

Villa CN-912 is one of the most outstanding properties in the A-list hotspot of Cannes with its truly unique, contemporary style and unrivalled views. Located in the highly-exclusive area of La Californie, this property, offers the most extraordinary views over the rolling green hills, glistening coastline and entire bay of Cannes – best enjoyed from the incredible 25-metre infinity pool!

This incredibly sophisticated and stylish villa is set in 1.1 hectares of manicured land and compromises of 8 stunning bedrooms, very spacious living areas, sun soaked private terraces as well as a long list of additional luxuries including cinema room, wine cellar, gym/dance studio, jacuzzi and, of course, a full scale replica of a dinosaur skeleton.

CN-912 also has a warmly welcoming and fantastically efficient team of staff that make any client feel like royalty, including a wonderful hostess, security guards, gardeners and housekeepers; all of whom work 8 hours each day of your stay.  You’ll be so relaxed and well looked after, you will never want to leave!

Your Luxury Transport Awaits

There is plenty of the dazzling Cote d’Azur to explore on our itinerary and time is precious, so we recommend indulging in some ‘alternative’ transport to travel the long, winding coastline during your special visit.

Helicopter transfers – What better way to the South of France than from a magnificent, birds-eye view? Admire the breathtaking, iconic scenery as you fly over traffic, beating the queues for a quick and stress free way of exploring the seafront towns and wonderful Cote d’Azur sights!

Superyacht – No VIP trip would not be complete without arriving at the famous St Tropez harbour to board your very own luxury Superyacht! Spend a sun-filled day cruising down the golden coastline, sunbathing on the top deck before stopping opposite a private cove to swim in the clear blue waters or for an adrenaline fuelled ride on your private jetskis before enjoying an incredible, three course meal by your own private chef. Yachts aren’t just for the daytime though, why not party the night away like a rockstar with endless cocktails and dancing along the decking with friends or VIP guests as you set sail under the stars.

Now that our wonderful concierge team has organised your transport, it’s time to tailor your sight seeing and activities!

One Week Itinerary for the French Riviera

Day One: Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and Eze

Perfectly nestled between the bustle of Nice and the glitz of Monaco; the quiet peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat remains what locals call the last gem of the Côte d’Azur. Here you can explore rocky coastlines, luscious green hillsides and the narrow streets of colourful maritime villages.

Villa Euphrussi de Rothschild

Take a sunny stroll around the nine, individually-themed gardens and magnificent, decadent interiors of the most beautiful French Riviera Palazzo once owned by the notorious Rothschild family.

Chateau St Martin – Wine Tasting

In this exclusive aperitif event, eight guests are invited to explore the local wine and produce. Head Sommelier will present one of his favourite vintages followed by executive Chef Jean-Luc Le François placing one local produce centre stage to taste. It’s held every Wednesday and Thursday with different wines and food partnerships.

Chateau Eza

One of our favourite dinner destinations on the whole of the French Riviera. An outstanding gourmet restaurant in the heart of the enchanting village of Eze. Stroll around the pretty streets before walking up the hill of stone carved stairs and enjoy a delicious cocktails or glass of champagne as you take in the stunning sunset before a Michelin-star dinner with superb views over the hills and seafront.

Day Three: Monaco

Just 45 minutes drive (or 15 min helicopter) from the heart of the Cote d’Azur, Monaco entices the rich and famous year round with its famous casinos, Grand Prix, Michelin star restaurants and one of Europe’s most glamorous shopping scenes. Monaco may only be small, but there is plenty to see and do!

Old Town and Palaces

Explore the picturesque Place Saint Nicolas, Placette Bosio, the Chapel of Mercy, Palais de Justice and remains of ancient city walls on this magnificent rocky promontory perched above the Mediterranean Sea. The Place du Palais is a must see, the grandeur of ancient tradition is not only beautiful on the outside but also houses as an incredible Italian art gallery, courtyard and panoramic sea views from the Saint Martin Gardens. We highly recommend getting a spot outside the Princely palace before the 11.55am (precisely) changing of the guard ceremony which takes place daily.

Monte Carlo Bay

Fabulous 1-Michelin star restaurant with innovative culinary style, Chef Marcel Ravin runs the superb Blue Bay in Monaco. Whether you’re sitting on the terrace with a panoramic view or opposite the open kitchen, the Blue Bay offers an unforgettable culinary ballet whilst you eat! Inspired by his origins and travels, Marcel Ravin creates dishes where Barbagiuan, caviar, manioc and truffle all dance together harmoniously on the same plate. This is also the best place in Monaco to people watch!

Day Five: Saint Tropez

The ultimate South of France itinerary culminates in the glamorous resort town of Saint Tropez. Days are spent at one of the many exclusive beach clubs or browsing the beautiful boutiques along such streets as Rue Georges Clemenceau, Rue Allard, Rue Gambetta and Place de la Garonne before grabbing a front-row seat at a café at the Port de St-Tropez. Lined with mega-yachts, the marina invariably offers the best people watching in summertime France.

Polo Tournaments

St Tropez is the polo players playground. Every year, teams travel from all over the world to compete in all different and unique tournaments all attended by high wealth spectators and VIPs. Watch World Class Polo in the Cote d’Azur sunshine at the St Tropez Polo club with the ‘Gold Wave’ tournament in June and the ‘International Polo Cup Saint-Tropez’ at the beginning of July. An event not to miss!

Club 55

A visit to St Tropez would not be complete without a day on the beach at the famous Club 55. This legendary address is the place to be seen ever since its opening in 1955.  It’s philosophy is summed up in one sentence, “Here the customer is not the king…because he’s a friend.”

Soak up the sunshine in a relaxed chic atmosphere, enjoy a delicious lunch and take on some exciting water sports or dance the night away at one of their infamous pool parties.

Old Town & Place des Lices

The atmospheric Vieux Port is the heart of Saint-Tropez, where the old fishing village first sprung to life. See the fashionable yachts docked in the harbour, lined by pastel-coloured Mediterranean houses and lively cafés with outdoor terraces.On Tuesdays and Saturdays, enjoy the open air market in Place des Lices which sell a fantastic selection of fresh food and antiques.

La Residence de la Pinede

Small and select, this place has what all other deluxe hotel in this luxury seaside retreat – a private white sandy beach. Experience a unique Mediterranean dining experience at La Pinede,  with the youngest ever chef to receive three Michelin stars. Under the shade of pine trees, La Terrasse is the perfect place for a relaxed meal with dazzling views of the sea. This celebrity hotspot was built in 1936 and has served many celebrity visitors including Audrey Hepburn.

Day Seven: Cannes

Private Yacht to Illes Des Lerins

Time to fire up the engines of your super yacht docked in Cannes Harbour. Set sail just a few minutes away from Cannes coast to the incredible islands of Sainte-Margurites, the home of the man in the iron mask and ÎleSaint-Honorat. Full of history and natural beauty; explore the historical churches, prisons and remains of forts.

Wine Tasting with Monks

This is a once in a lifetime experience, and definitely a story to tell friends on your return home. Tour the vineyards of Îles Saint-Honorat and discover the wines produced by the legendary monks of the Lerins Abbey. Feel the serenity of the monastic presence and discover a unique land that produces internationally recognized great wines. A glass of this rare wine is best enjoyed with a hearty serving of French Riviera sunshine and panoramic sea views.

La Croisette

Undeniably one of the most iconic destinations in Cannes. This famous stretch of coastline is home to the famous Palais de Festival – home of the annual Cannes film festival attended by international A-listers – and lined with designer shops and busy cafes. Stroll down in the sunshine before people watching with a café or bierrepresson or enjoy a beachfront lunch on a stunning private beach – make sure you book well in advance!

Fireworks & Pyrotechnic Art Festival

What better end to a holiday than with an incredible, colourful night of fireworks reflecting over the sea? The art festival is in the fantastic setting of an open bay between the Iles de Lérins and the Pointe de l’Estérel. Experience a mezmerizing, colourful show that fills the coastline, from the best pyrotechnicians, who will come to compete to win before an audience of 200,000 people. This is a meeting of the gods of the world of fireworks.

Elegant Address South of France, are the UK’s largest independent luxury property consultants for the French Riviera. We take great pride in offering all of our clients the very best personal service. Each client has direct access to their own personal award-winning South of France consultant who will be delighted to answer any questions and organise any special requirements, with no request too big or detail too small.

The Elegant Address team are genuinely passionate about the Cote d’Azur and visit the areas regularly to be able to offer the very best local knowledge, experience and recommendations.

Get in touch today to start your tailor-made, luxury South of France villa rental experience.

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The Creme de la Creme of the Cote d’Azur

Why Do the Rich and Famous Visit the South of France?

The South of France has always been one of the most popular holiday destinations for celebrities, VIPs and the world’s elite with its beautiful scenery, miles of sun drench coastlines, rows of designer shops and some of the most exclusive luxury villas and five star hotels.

How much does it cost the most VIP visitors for the most unforgettable vacation to the Cote d’Azur? For the ultimate luxury experience, €250,000 per week is often a price not to be flinched at!

So, what do the rich and famous do when they go to the French Riviera? The Elegant Address award-winning team of South of France luxury villa and apartment rental specialists have created a hand-picked, ultimate luxury itinerary that they would personally recommend (and enjoy themselves!) to clients looking to experience the very best on the Cote d’Azur.

The ‘Crème de la Crème’ of the Cote d’Azur

With over 1,250 properties in our luxury holiday villa portfolio, it’s a very tough decision and an interesting office debate as to which villa we would recommend for this article! But here are (in our opinion!) 5 of the finest villa holiday rental properties on the French Riviera…

CN-1052, Cannes

8 Bedrooms | Panoramic Sea Views | Close to the Beach | Spa Facilities

This spectacular villa is one of the most outstanding properties in the A-list hotspot of Cannes with a truly unique and contemporary style. Located in the highly exclusive region of La Californie, this property features one of the finest spa facilities we’ve seen. The villa offers its guests 8 beautiful bedrooms as well as a state of the art cinema room, both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a gym. Guests can enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the sea from the multitude of terraces that are included with this villa.

ST-VBL, St Tropez

6 Bedrooms | Panoramic Sea Views | Swimming Pool | Sauna & Gym

This magnificent property is located in the heights of St Tropez. The villa is just 5-minutes from the centre of the town and the beautiful sandy Tahiti beach. The villa has one of the most awe-inspiring views of the peninsula and the Mediterranean Sea. Guests staying at this wonderful property have the luxury of an infinity swimming pool with a pool house, complete with its own bar. The outdoor terrace areas also provide the option of dining alfresco, whether you’re in the mood for a romantic meal under the stars or to enjoy a summery barbecue in the sunshine.

CF-CV, St Jean Cap Ferrat

7 Bedrooms | Panoramic Sea View | Swimming Pool | Spa Facilities

This remarkable hilltop property offers incredible sea views from its elevated position in St Jean Cap Ferrat. This villa allows guests to experience the ultimate in luxury French Riviera property. The lavish relaxation facilities are the perfect way for guests to unwind including an indoor swimming pool, fabulous spa and a fully equipped gym.

MO-6252, Mougins

6 Bedrooms | Swimming Pool | Landscaped Grounds | Tennis Court

This magnificent property is situated in the most dominant position of Mougins with gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea and the village below. The villa includes a private tennis court and a stunning salt-water swimming pool are available for guests to enjoy in the sunshine. The extensive landscaped grounds complete with lavender, olive trees and white flowers are incredibly pretty and provide a peaceful retreat.

CA-1963, Cap d’Antibes

9 Bedrooms | Private Domain | 3 Swimming Pools | Cinema Room

This fantastic domain is located in a peaceful green area close to the centre of Cap d’Antibes and just 15-minutes from the beach. The domain comprises of 3 beautiful large villas with an extensive shared terrace, making it perfect for large families or groups to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine together.

Our team of multi award-winning luxury villa and apartment consultants are dedicated to finding you your perfect French Riviera rental property. Their vast knowledge and experience of the regions we specialise in mean that we can provide you with only the highest level of service and expertise. As the UK’s largest independent luxury property consultancy specialising in the South of France, we will inspire you with an extensive portfolio of over 1,250 world-class villa and apartment rentals along the Cote d’Azur. Elegant Address South of France also work with some of the world’s most exclusive 5* hotels as well as exceptional hotel villas; the perfect mix of private luxury villa and hotel service.

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Our Expert Guide to Visiting Cannes Film Festival 2018

Our Expert Guide to Visiting Cannes Film Festival 2018

Sharp tuxedos, dazzling couture, sparkling coastlines and 1000s of flashing cameras – Welcome to the annual Cannes Film Festival.

This famously glamorous event, held each May, is one that is in all actors, filmmakers and A-lister’s diaries as the place to mingle, promote and showcase their films in front of the worlds most renowned directors and producers, hoping to win the most prestigious award; the Palme D’or. If it isn’t already, this magnificent film festival should definitely be on your bucket list to attend and see (or hopefully mingle with!) your favourite stars on the dazzling Cote d’Azur. Continue reading…

Famous Villas of the French Riviera

As one of the most sought-after and beautiful destinations in the world, the French Riviera garners the attention of many well-known and historical figures throughout the years. With a stunning coastline, vast history and the Mediterranean sunshine all creating an incredible atmosphere and setting, it’s not hard to understand why so many people choose to live along the Cote d’Azur. Continue reading…

Cate Blanchett to chair the Cannes Film Festival 2018 jury

Exciting news for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in May.

It’s been announced that Oscar-winning actress, Cate Blanchett will be heading the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. She will be leading the panel, made up of film-makers, actors and actress to decide who will win the awards, including the most influential award, the Palme d’Or.

Blanchett herself has won 2 Oscars and is no stranger to attending the awards ceremony itself, whether as an actress or a producer. She is also the jury’s 3rd female president in the last 10 years, making her already important role even more significant.

Cate Blanchett on Red Carpet


We can’t wait for the glitzy event, the films, the outfits and of course, who wins the prestigious awards this coming May!


Luxury Accomodation Nearby Cannes

Contact our team of dedicated luxury villa and apartment specialists for the French Riviera today and secure your perfect luxury property in Cannes, ready for the festival season.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the team at Elegant Address South of France!

We hope you enjoyed your festivities over the Christmas and New Year break. We’re super excited to see what 2018 brings!

Contact our expert South of France luxury villa and apartment consultants today and let us inspire you for your next French Riviera retreat!

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Experience the Glitz & Glamour of the French Riviera

The Cote d’Azur is world-renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, incredible coastlines and the glittering Mediterranean Sea. As amazing as those things are, they’re not the only things that continue to keep the region on the radar of some of the world’s most famous celebrities and richest individuals. The French Riviera is home to exciting towns where big events take place annually as well as reams of historical stories that reveal so much about its past. Designer boutiques, fine cuisine and miles of vineyards are just some of the things that attract people from all over the world to visit this truly captivating destination.

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Celebrity Homes on the French Riviera

It’s hard for anyone not to fall in love with the French Riviera after a sun-filled trip with beautiful white sandy beaches, busy local markets stocked with fresh produce, lush vineyards and stunning landscapes to view. The South of France has been a fashionable destination for decades, luring in celebrities and big names through the years. Many people are drawn to the region for luxurious holidays in the Mediterranean sunshine with family friends to for either the privacy or to mingle with the famous faces. Luxury rentals and holiday homes became a million-pound investment after celebrities got a taste for the wonderful Cote d’Azur lifestyle. Continue reading…