When people think of the French Riviera, one of the first thoughts that come to mind are the beaches up and down the coastline and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
In fact, most of our requests for either a holiday villa rental or property purchase tend to be as close to the sea as possible. That is until people tend to see the price for such a luxury.
One of the best things about being in the Cote d’Azur is that no matter where you are located, you are never far from a beach.
With that, we have seen a dramatic change since the springtime of 2021 where people are seeking to buy a property not necessarily at the seaside but more so in what is locally considered the countryside, in such areas as Valbonne, Biot, Mougins, Grasse, and Saint Paul de Vence. And all are within a reasonable driving distance of any city center and beach.
These more tranquil locations tend to offer a reminder of the Riviera from days gone by and are steeped in history once filled with artists such as Picasso. In these areas, there is more of a sense of community, where villas feel more solid in a sense and in a range of architectural styles and usually come with an expansive plot of land including a swimming pool, making it all possible to both entertain and relax.
And best of all, property prices can be more realistic for most budgets.
With this in mind, listed below are just a few listings currently available in the region.
Valbonne - 2,090,000 EUR
Provencal property for sale with guest villa within walking distance to Valbonne village.
Area: 261 m2
Land: 5993 m2
Situated in a closed and secured domain, this property composes of the main villa with 3 bedrooms and a guest villa with 2 bedrooms on a splendid flat parcel of land of 5993 m2.
You will be seduced by the majestic arrival that leads to the main villa, which has been entirely renovated.
The main villa has a spacious and bright living room, a dining room, and a kitchen opening onto a large terrace, two en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor, and a large master en-suite with a dressing room and private terrace on the first floor.
The guest villa has two en-suite bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, and a kitchen.
Plus a beautiful infinity pool, a pool house with a summer kitchen, a bowling alley, a carport, a garage, and a workshop complete the ensemble.
Biot - 2,490,000 EUR
Provencal style villa with panoramic views towards the sea.
Area: 300 m2
Land: 4500 m2
In one of the most sought-after neighborhoods of Biot, with easy access links to Antibes, Mougins, and Valbonne, this beautiful villa offers panoramic views stretching down to the sea and flat, landscaped Mediterranean gardens of 4500m2.
This wonderful property has been entirely renovated with taste and offers light and bright interiors leading to the swimming pool and garden.
On the ground floor are a large entrance hall, dining room leading onto the south-facing terrace, living room with fireplace, and fully fitted design kitchen with feature island ideal for cooking and socializing. Plus, a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom is ideal for inviting your friends to stay.
On the top floor, the master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, and two additional large double bedrooms.
A cellar, a laundry room, and a double garage complete the property.
This south-facing property enjoys maximum sunshine and its lovely gardens and swimming pool invite you to escape and fully experience the Côte d'Azur.
Saint Paul de Vence - 3,490,000 EUR
There is a second en suite bedroom with large bay windows opening onto a landscaped garden.