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Short or longer break on the Côte d’Azur? What to choose ?

Vue Eze Village, Côte d'Azur France, mer Méditerranée

You want to go away for a break on the Côte d’Azur…. And if possible seek out the sun, dream landscapes and a little slice of “dolce vita”. If so, a break on the Côte d’Azur, between Menton and Théoule sur Mer, is the obvious choice. Whether in or out of season, the Côte d’Azur offers an array of gorgeous sites as well as unrivalled sporting and cultural activities. Now, should you opt for a short break (a long weekend of 4 days for example) or a longer stay? The choice is yours but here are the benefits of each type of stay.

Côte d’Azur short break: a dose of exoticism and light whilst indulging in a spot of relaxation will rest your mind and boost your mood.

Simplicity Getting a change of scenery for 3 or 4 days and heading to the Côte d’Azur is really straightforward! Nice’s airport is the second biggest in France. You will easily get a flight from your region with arrival times around the clock. There are also many high-speed train services from Paris, Marseille and Lille operating all year round. If you book ahead, you can take advantage of low prices when you travel.

Aéroport de Nice - France
Aéroport de Nice – France

Hotel or rental property? Nice and the surrounding region offers you a myriad of options for all budgets and tastes. If you enjoy your freedom, nothing beats renting an apartment or villa at rivieraholidayhomes.com for example. Bring the whole family to celebrate an event and offer them unforgettable memories amidst palm trees and luxury buildings in the Italianate style on the shores of the Mediterranean.

If you opt to stay for less than 3 days, a hotel is undoubtedly the best option. The region offers an abundance of accommodation: from the small family-run hotel oozing with charm, to the international luxury hotel, anyone can find board and lodging.

In 4 days, a real change of scenery: on the shores of the Mediterranean, a very pure light and colours ranging from cobalt to ultramarine blue await you, as well as coastal paths, beaches and world-renowned promenades. Provençal cuisine centred on fish and vegetables: both healthy and delicious. Exquisite flora, from palm groves to cypress trees and umbrella pines and baskets of multicoloured flowers. And finally the pleasure of discovering cities of art and culture, from Nice to Menton, Cannes to Antibes.

La Croisette - Cannes
La Croisette – Cannes

You will return from your short break, fully relaxed, your heart and mind full of extraordinary images.

Stay a week or more to enjoy a proper holiday and really get to know all the delights of the Côte d’Azur. Unforgettable!

Opt for a seasonal rental property for your stay: from apartments to villas of all sizes, you will find what you are looking for and can make yourself at home as a couple or a family. From an apartment on the Promenade des Anglais or facing the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer to a comfortable villa overlooking one of the hillsides of Nice. Take your time and choose your holiday destination by browsing the perfect site: rivieraholidayhomes.com

Enjoy peace of mind when it comes to your health: after the periods of lockdown, you want to relax “at home”, with your loved ones. And a seasonal rental property is perfect for this. So, every day you have the time to plan your trips to coastal towns: Cannes, Antibes, Juan-Les-Pins, Nice. Want to visit the museums? Wander around the old town centres? Take in the charms of the baroque cathedrals of the south? Or instead take in a good breath of sea air on the magnificent coastal paths? You’ll never forget these excursions.

Cours Saleya - Nice France
Cours Saleya – Nice France

The way of life on the Côte d’Azur is yours for the taking: a week is enough time for you to “do” the local markets. It is always a treat to feast your eyes on the stalls: in all seasons you will find a unique variety of vegetables, an abundance of fish, fruit and flowers… It’s hard to resist temptation! The same is true of the many restaurant terraces, from small hip, creative bistros, to Mediterranean brasseries. And take advantage of the open-air rooftops with endless sea views, or lovely beach restaurants. Here everything is an invitation to relax and indulge your senses.

Breathtaking views and activities: here, just setting off on one of the hiking trails, from the easiest to the most strenuous, will give you access to dizzying panoramic views combining the azure-blue sky, the scented brush, umbrella pines and the sea in the distance. But this is far from the only activity to await you on the Côte d’Azur. All water-based activities as well as land-based activities such as golf, ski-ing and mountain sports are on offer. You really are spoilt for choice.

Villefranche-Sur-Mer - France
Villefranche-Sur-Mer – France

In sum, as you can see, both short and long stays have their charms. But we are in love with our region and we recommend that you spend some time on shores of our Mediterranean. It would be a shame to miss out on all the marvels that await you on the Côte d’Azur!

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