Welcome to the first article of our new series ‘Apartments with a View’! One of the best things about staying in a local’s apartment is that it’s quite often either right in the city center or in the best possible neighborhood of the area. This also means that the apartment sometimes comes with a hell of a view. That’s why we’ve selected some of our favorite apartments in Provence and the French Riviera that offer a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean Sea! These apartments not only have the view of your dreams, but also offer something extra. We’ve chosen a broad selection of small studios, apartments for the whole family, city apartments and provincial estates, so you can be sure there’s one exactly right for you!
One-bedroom vacation rental apartment in the beautiful French Riviera town Cap d’Ail
This tasteful Cap d’Ail 1-bedroom apartment is located in a magnificent former palace mere steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches of the Cote d’Azur. The palace was built in 1897 to receive British and Russian nobility, and it is now a secure residence with several apartments. The 1-bedroom apartment is perfect for a couple, but can sleep three if necessary. The sunny living room features a semi-open kitchen and two big French windows that give a splendid view of the Mediterranean Sea. The bedroom has another set of windows that open onto a small balcony. The beach of Cap d’Ail is one of the prettiest in the area, and even won an award for the cleanliness of the water! The center of the village is about a ten-minute walk from the apartment, and here you’ll find restaurants, cafes and shops. Monte-Carlo in Monaco is just a short drive from the apartment, and makes for a fantastic cosmopolitan day trip.
Also be sure to check out our top 10 beaches in the South of France for a list of some great beaches in the area.
Three-bedroom vacation rental apartment in the seaside commune Cassis
This amazing 3-bedroom apartment in Cassis features the most breathtaking views from its private terrace! The apartment is located on a hill, so you have a great view of the steep cliffs that the area is known for, as well as a view of the town and the Mediterranean Sea. With a total of three bedrooms, the apartment sleeps up to six people. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen, so you can prepare your own French food at home, and both the comfortable living room and dining room feature sliding doors that open onto the terrace. The apartment is also ideally located for sightseeing. Both the Casino de Cassis and the sailor’s landmark, Cap Canaille, are within walking distance.
One-bedroom vacation rental apartment in the city center of Marseilles
This lovely 1-bedroom apartment in Marseilles is ideally located for a Mediterranean city trip! The apartment sleeps up to four people, and is smack dab in the middle of the picturesque Vieux-Port (Old Port) area of the city. You just have to turn a corner outside the apartment to find yourself on the Quai de Rive Neuve. From here you’ll have a gorgeous view of all the boats in the harbor and the Mediterranean Sea. The interior of the two-story apartment also has a nautical theme, and from the bedroom you have a view of a quiet pedestrian alley. The surrounding neighborhood, however, is very lively as it’s filled with great seafood restaurants, cafes and shops. Check out our article 48 hours in and around Marseilles for more things to do in the city!
Provincial three-bedroom vacation rental villa in La Croix Valmer, the French Riviera
This sunny 3-bedroom apartment in La Croix Valmer, Gigaro is located on the ground floor of a villa that’s just a five-minute walk away from the beach! With three bedrooms and room for up to six people, the apartment is perfect for a vacation with your family or friends. The apartment has a modern kitchen and a cozy living room that opens onto a covered terrace. Here you’ll find a dining table that seats six, and offers a wonderful view of the wild garden that’s filled with eucalyptus plants, pines, palm trees and a lovely fragrant Bougainvillea that covers the façade of the villa. As there’s a beach just minutes away you’ll probably want to spend a lot of time sunbathing, but the village of La Croix Valmer itself is also quite worth a visit. The nearby hotspot Saint-Tropez makes for a great day trip.
If you love the idea of staying in a picturesque small town in the South of France, be sure to also check out our top 10 villages to visit in Provence!
Studio vacation rental apartment in cosmopolitan Cannes
The view from this modern studio apartment in Cannes is almost out of this world. The apartment is located in a classic 19th century building with elevator and even comes with a parking space. Perfect for a couple, the living room is fitted with a murphy bed, tasteful lounge area and a semi-open kitchen. Two French windows lead to the small balcony, which has an amazing view of the bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea. There’s a small table on the balcony that just fits two, which makes it a perfect spot to enjoy a coffee and croissant in the morning while looking out over the bay. The apartment is located in the upscale Basse Californie area on the edge of the City of Cannes, so it’s ideally located for a city trip or day trips along the Mediterranean coast! Check out 48 Hours in Cannes for things to see and do in the area.
Furnished studio apartment for rent in Cap d’Ail
If you’ve fallen in love with the French Riviera, this Cap d’Ail furnished studio rental apartment might be just the thing for you. This apartment is different from the others on this list in that it’s meant for long-term stay, and can be rented for one month or upwards. It’s the perfect place if you truly want to experience the Cap d’Ail like a local. The studio is great for a single occupant or a couple, as there’s a double sofa bed in the living room, a classic bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. The latter is especially great since the studio features a wonderful terrace where you can enjoy home-cooked meals with a glass of local wine and marvel at the spectacular view of the bay. As we already mentioned, Cap d’Ail has one of the prettiest beaches of the South of France, which is only about 200 meters (650 feet) away from the apartment! The plage Mala, an exclusive beach with some fantastic restaurants is also just minutes away. Lastly, the proximity to Monaco’s Monte Carlo means you’ll never want for things to see or do!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of apartments with a view of the Mediterranean Sea! If you could choose any apartment on this list, which would you prefer for a holiday?
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