The Côte d'Azur, a region with a hundred facets

With its fame partly the result of the legendary celebrities who have lived there, the Côte d’Azur is today among the clichés in the collective imagination when it comes to thoughts of glamour, rhinestones and glitter.The coast is home to the famous towns on the Côte d’Azursuch as Nice, Cannes, Monaco.The old fishing villages have turned into seaside resorts with beaches, summer events, restaurants and typical Provencal markets. St Tropez with its famous port where there are moorings for all the luxury yachts and Cannes with its flight of stairs at the famous venue for the international film festival are just a two examples.

However, far from this luxury and its reputation for ostentation, the Côte d’Azur is also a region where many villages have kept their true souls.Explore inland in the Var with its typical Provencal villages where the living is good.



Seaside resort par excellence

Bordering St Raphaël, Fréjus brims with emotion and history.A seaside resort par excellence, you can be sure to enjoy it both day and night.

With ten kilometres of coastline, its many beaches and coves are among the most beautiful in France.

In the morning, drink in the markets where local producers offer a thousand and one flavours of the south.By the sea or in the heart of the old town, you won’t be able to resist the urge to taste everything.

The afternoon is a great time to enjoy the beaches or take a tour around the François Léotard nature base.This 135 hectare space on the coast will allow you to enjoy the sun on its beaches and beautiful bike rides in the protected natural reserve.

In the evening, relax in Port Fréjus with a drink or a delicious meal in one of the many restaurants.

The sweetness of summer nights makes you want to discover more?Stroll through the seaside night market and during the summer season enjoy the regular fireworks displays.



Discover the charm of the Côte d’Azur’s larger cities

What would a stay at the 5 star Domaine du Colombier holiday village be without a visit to the emblematic towns on the Côte d’Azur?

St Tropez will charm you with its narrow streets, Place des Lices, citadel, luxury shops and famous port where all the moored luxury yachts will dazzle you.

35 km from the Domaine du Colombier, Cannes won’t fail to seduce you with its famous promenade La Croisette!The Palais des Festivals where the international film festival takes place will be an opportunity to be a star for a moment as you mount the steps on the red carpet.

World capital of perfumery, Grasse will immerse you in the world of fragrances.Famous perfumers open their doors to share their manufacturing secrets.

In Nice, the largest city on the Côte d’Azur, stroll in the heart of the old town, along the main shopping streets or just admire the Mediterranean Sea from the seafront – the Promenade des Anglais.

Close to the Italian border, the Principality of Monaco stands proudly on its rock.Don’t miss the Palais Princier, Monte-Carlo’s Casino and the Hôtel de Paris when you visit Monaco.



Dolce vita Provence-style

Discover the villages that add to Provence’s charm – such asSaint-Paul de Vence where celebrities loved to relax in their Provencal houses inside the ramparts of this medieval village.

The many authentic, quiet and unspoilt villages have a relaxed approach to life and will for sure delight you.

Ramatuelle, built on a hillside in the heart of a landscape of vineyards and wooded hills, is a charming village not far from the Gulf of St Tropez.

Verdon’s villages in the Var are well worth a detour, as are the hilltop villages in the Fayence area less than half an hour from the Domaine du Colombier holiday club.You will enjoy walking through the alleyways, stopping for a moment on the village squares to enjoy a drink accompanied by the song of the cicadas.