Côte d'Azur Apartments
Discover Côte d'Azur
When the British upper classes started holidaying here in the late 18th century, it led the way to Côte d'Azur becoming one of the earliest modern holiday resort destinations. Over the next two centuries, it continued to host the likes of Queen Victoria and the Rothschilds, artists and writers, and more recently celebrities from the world of entertainment and sport. The Côte d'Azur includes the principality of Monaco, the famous seaside resorts of Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Antibe and Nice (which is also the area's largest city). More than 10 million tourists come to the region each year to enjoy the lifestyle and seemingly endless sunshine. The Côte d'Azur is well equipped with golf courses, ski resorts and thousands of restaurants, together with some wonderful marinas that can be enjoyed by both millionaire yacht owners and regular tourists alike.
There is much evidence here (as across the whole of Provence) of ancient settlers, living off the land and hunting everything from bison to rhinoceros (fortunately now, creatures of that size can only be found in the local zoos). Evidence of the ancient inhabitants can still be found in more than bones, as cave paintings and tombs are dotted across the region. The main towns and cities we see today started to take shape around early Greek settlement (circa 7th century BC) and through Roman times (until about 3rd century AD). Whilst much of modern Côte d'Azur was built during the Belle Époque (roughly between 1871 and 1914) there is much to see from ancient and modern eras: Roman amphitheatres in Nice and Frejus; the stunning Gothic Palais des Papes in Avignon; the Baroque splendour of the Basilique de Saint-Michel Archange in Menton; and, the mid-20th century Cité radieuse of Marseille (considered by many to be the inspiration for the Brutalist architectural style).
The Côte d'Azur's enduring attraction is that it is much more than a collection of wonderful beaches. There is so much to do: museums and art galleries to visit; fine restaurants to eat at; and, summer water-sports and winter skiing to set the pulse racing. Planning ahead though is a must. Do you want to go to Monaco when the Formula One Grand Prix (May) or Monte Carlo Rally (January) is in town or just for a quiet flutter in the historic casinos? Do you want to catch the world famous Nice Jazz Festival (July) or go celebrity spotting at the Cannes Film Festival (May)? Planning for your Côte d'Azur holiday is everything but whenever you go, the sun will almost certainly be there to greet you.
When to visit Côte d'Azur
High season along the Côte d'Azur is June through August, when the seaside towns and cities will be at their most lively despite the summer heat being at its peak. If you want your money to stretch much further, look for low season deals from November through March, you might need to take some warmer clothes but these coastal towns tend not to become too cold. The shoulder seasons of April/May and September/October also produce some really good travel deals and during these months there will still be plenty of warm sunshine, although there is also the risk of some pretty heavy rain from time to time.
Getting to and around Cote d'Azur
The two main airports serving the Côte d'Azur are Marseille-Provence and Nice-Côte d'Azur airports. Flights with some low-cost airlines and from smaller European airports may arrive at: Avignon-Caumont Airport (8 kilometres to the southeast of the city of Avignon); Nimes-Garons Airport (15 kilometres south of the city of Nimes); and in high-season, even Toulon-Hyères Airport (25 kilometres east of the town of Toulon). As with most major Provence destinations Côte d'Azur is well served by the reliable French railway system, linking up with the superb TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) and other European express railway services.
So if you are staying on the Côte d'Azur, a car isn't always essential as there are good and affordable local railway and bus services connecting many of the coastal towns and cities together.
Where to stay in Côte d'Azur
Staying in one of our Côte d'Azur apartment rentals is both a more affordable and authentic experience than hotel accommodation. All our apartments are well equipped and offer the benefits of separate sleeping areas, fully equipped kitchens, privacy and freedom to come and go as you please. They are the perfect alternative to hotels for couples or families. Choose apartments in:
- Cannes, for golden beaches, the beautiful old town, good transport links to Nice and Monaco, and access to the Lérins Islands;
- Saint-Tropez, for the glamour, the nightlife and the stunning beach and harbour views; and,
- Cogolin, for a slower pace of life, scenic country views, nearby sandy beaches and proximity to Saint-Tropez.
Loving Apartments are a fantastic choice of accommodation for your weekend getaway or longer holiday. Perfect for all types of travellers, our Côte d'Azur apartments are located in ideal locations around the region, and when browsing available properties you can filter your search to include popular areas such as Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Côte d'Azur apartments enable you to immerse yourself in the local culture and be close to many attractions
Budget Friendly Apartments
Browse our budget collection, offering great value accommodation in vibrant centrally located areas. These apartments are fully equipped with modern conveniences to make your stay as comfortable as possible
Luxury Côte d'Azur Apartments
Our luxury collection offers superior apartments, beautifully furnished and with high quality facilities for that extra special treat. Many apartment buildings provide additional services to purchase, such as spa treatments, and the use of fitness centres and swimming pools, to unwind in after a day exploring Côte d'Azur.
Côte d'Azur Apartments for groups
Many visitors travel to Côte d'Azur for a group break and often finding group accommodation can be difficult. Côte d'Azur Apartments can provide ideal accommodation for group travellers, with many properties sleeping a large number of guests. Alternatively, we offer many buildings with multiple apartments, so that guests can be close together but still have their individual space and privacy in which to retire to after a day's activities in Côte d'Azur. With our Côte d'Azur big group booking tool, it's never been quicker or easier to find Côte d'Azur apartments to accommodate large groups, with instant pricing and availability.