Côte d'Azur

Côte d'Azur, also known as French Riviera is a reference resort area, which is considered as the best in Europe and possibly the best in the world. For more than two hundred-year history Côte d'Azur of France has won popularity among the bohemian, bourgeois, golden youth, oligarchs and monarchs.

History of the Côte d'Azur

The town of Hyeres, which is a kind of border crossing point, the western outskirts of the resort, can be considered as the cause of the birth of the "Côte d'Azur" name. The bay of Hyeres impressed the writer Stefan Lesgear, who in 1887 coined the name "Côte d'Azur", which has spread quickly to more than 150 kilometers of the Mediterranean coastline. It is worth noting that aristocrats came to holiday in the Cote d'Azur already in the 18 century. And the 19th century became for the Côte d'Azur the "gold" era - here appeared a railroad and to the beaches rushed Russian tsars and writers, French industrialists and German governors.

Geography of the Côte d'Azur

Côte d'Azur is a part of the Riviera, the Mediterranean coast, which is divided between Italy and France. Riviera includes dozens of large and small resorts in between the cities of Menton and Hyeres. The capital of the Côte d'Azur is Nice. Nice is also the administrative center of the Alpes-Maritimes department. Here are located the most luxurious hotels of the coast led by the Negresco, the world-famous English Promenade, residences of celebrities and the third busiest airport in France. Apart from Nice the legendary French Riviera resorts include Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Frejus and others. Here is located the Principality of Monaco - the main gambling center of Europe.

Events in the Côte d'Azur

Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Grand Prix, Circus Festival in Monte Carlo, exhibitions and concerts - Côte d'Azur can be considered one of the major European areas, where are held the major cultural festivals and shows. Virtually every resort in Côte d'Azur has dozens of unique holidays. Whether it is the carnival in Nice, the Jasmine Festival in Grasse, jazz in Jean-les-Pin - exclusivity of each event in the French Riviera will be underpinned by year-long traditions.

Rent in the Côte d'Azur

Those who is searching for the most expensive villa rentals in France can respire. Côte d'Azur will stop this search. The luxury and charm of the Côte d'Azur villas are not absolute. Figures don’t tell you the real situation as depending on season and location the rental price varies dramatically. We can only say that the most expensive cities in terms of rent are Nice and Cannes. Rent of an apartment in Cannes costs on average 700 euros per month for long lease. What for tourist real estate, the database of cottages-for-holidays.com includes rental offers in Cannes from 380 euros per week. In any case, making up your mind about the prices for rent in the Côte d'Azur will be easier after studying the proposals of our catalog.