The Alpes Maritimes department is a wonderful, varyed region between the Italian border and Cannes as part of Provence and extends into the Alpine hinterland. Discover all the facets of a holiday in the south of France here. Rent a luxury villa in the golden triangle between Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat with spectacular panoramic views or in the quiet but no less picturesque hinterland of the Massif de l'Esterel.
The Alpes-Maritimes are famous for their breathtaking mountain scenery, which you can explore by travelling along the famous Route des Grandes Alpes or by hiking along one of the many hiking trails. The region also offers picturesque coastal towns such as Nice, Cannes and Antibes, which are known for their beaches and nightlife.
The region is also known for its romantic villages such as Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Eze and Gourdon, which are perched on the hills overlooking the coast and offer spectacular views of the sea. The Alpes-Maritimes are also rich in historical sites such as the medieval Grimaldi Castle in Antibes or the Roman amphitheatre in Cimiez.
Nice's old town and the Promenade des Anglais
If you are on holiday near Nice, you should definitely not miss the Vieux Nice, the historic old town of Nice. The historic city area offers a picturesque insight into old alleyways, lovely restored buildings and lively neighbourhoods. Here you can experience the typical ambience of Provence. The seafront promenade, known as the Promenade des Anglais, is also worth a visit. Follow in the footsteps of the English aristocracy, who discovered France and Nice in particular as a holiday destination back in the 18th century, and rent a holiday villa to stroll along the beach in Nice.
Villa of Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also known as Villa Île-de-France, is located not far from Nice. Built in the Renaissance style at the beginning of the 20th century, the property belonged to Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. She was considered a great lover of the art of the Belle Époque. The villa reflects this: the building was constructed in the so-called Goût Rothschild or "Rothschild taste", a style that was particularly popular in 19th century France. Discover the magnificent house and use your stay in France to take a stroll through the villa's gardens.
Massif de l'Esterel
Those looking for a more active holiday might enjoy the Massif de l'Esterel. Located on the Cote d'Azur, south-west of Cannes, the mountains are considered one of the most beautiful regions on the entire coast. Active holidaymakers will find numerous idyllic hiking trails here.
In the summer months between June and September, France attracts the most visitors for a summer holiday with warm temperatures and good beach weather. The southern coastal regions of France attract tourists with around 300 days of sunshine a year.
The south coast in particular has a Mediterranean climate, which means mild winters and hot summers with temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius. Thanks to the long-lasting warmth, France's Alpes-Maritimes is also ideal for a Mediterranean break in autumn and spring, when the weather is mild and the landscape is in full bloom. The summer months can be very hot and attract many tourists, but it is also a great time to visit local festivals and events such as the jazz festival in Nice or the film festival in Cannes.
For entertainment and nightlife, the Alpes-Maritimes offers many options, from bars and restaurants in the villages to glamorous nightclubs in cities such as Cannes and Nice. You can also visit local markets where you can buy fresh produce and handmade goods from local producers.
As a direct neighbour of Germany and Switzerland, the region is easy to travel to by almost any kind of transportation. The choice is yours as to whether you want to reach your holiday villa by plane or car. If you have rented your holiday villa in the Alpes Maritimes region, the most convenient way to reach your villa is by plane. You can land in Nice or Cannes on commercial flights and by private jet. Our concierge service will be happy to ensure that you reach your holiday villa in France from the airport in the quickest and most private way.