Côte d'Azur Gites
A selection of some of the better gites and vacation properties to rent in Provence and the Côte d'Azur
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Top quality accommodation in the best region of France. The favourite location of celebrities and artists around the world.
The Côte d'Azur, or French Riviera which stretches from Toulon to Menton, is pampered by a nearly tropical climate. The azure waters and indigo skys attract the more discerning travelers from all over the world. The Côte d'Azur coastline is complemented by mountains and deep gorges known as the arrière-pays, which means back-country. Amongst these mountains, dozens of hill towns stand virtually untouched, medieval stone villages cap rocky hills and play out scenes of Provençal life, the game of boules, the slowly savored pastis, the farmers' market.
The quality of light has drawn many artists to the Côte d'Azur, leaving a legacy of Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Gaugin, Van Gough, Cezanne, Monet, and Chagall. Churchill also painted there. Tourists can take this all in, along with the Riviera's famous points of interest. Animated St-Tropez, made famous by Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot. The Belle Epoque aura of Cannes. The towns made famous by Picasso, Antibes, Vallauris, Mougins. The urban charms of Nice. And several spots where the per-capita population of billionaires must be among the highest on the planet: Cap d'Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and Monaco.