Working with both the local and international press is an important part of our marketing strategy in order to ensure that Cote d’Azur Villas and all our holiday properties receive the maximum exposure across international markets.

Here is a selection of articles and coverage that we have received in the press. Check back as the page will be updated regularly.

Top Ten Real Estate Features Les Pirettes

Les Pirettes, the former home of Edit Piaf is today featured by the key UK real estate portal, Top Ten Real Estate Deals. This exceptional villa is available for summer rentals and is the ideal venue for weddings and events in the South of France.


Haute Living Magazine Feature Cote d'Azur Villas

We are delighted to be included as the 'Pick of the Week' in Haute Living Magazine featuring Le Castelet, a wonderful villa to rent here in the South of France


PRESS RELEASE - Holiday in the former home of Brigitte Bardot

Holiday in the South of France in the former home of Brigitte Bardot. A beautiful, traditional Bastide – Easy to see why Bardot loved Le Castelet.

Now available to rent with Cote d’Azur Villas – Le Castelet - spend your holiday relaxing on the terraces of this amazing villa where Brigitte Bardot once lived.

Usually associated with the glitz and glamour of St Tropez, Brigitte Bardot was equally captivated by the countryside in the hills above the Cote d’Azur and in 1958 was introduced to Le Castelet by her friend, the French actor Jean Marais who owned a property just a few hundred metres away.

Recently divorced from Director Roger Vadmin, the 24 year old Bardot set up home at the Bastide in the spring of 1958. Residents of the nearest village, Peymeinade, still tell stories of the young boys of the village climbing the trees and walls surrounding Le Castelet to glimpse Bardot relaxing by the pool – one can only speculate that she repeated the trick that made her name in St Tropez by sunbathing in a rather risqué bikini.

Bardot finally decided not to buy Le Castelet and instead invested in a waterfront property in St Tropez. The property was bought by a young Swedish couple and has been lovingly restored and upgraded, including the pool by which Bardot once relaxed which is now a beautiful Japanese pond and not one, but 2 new infinity pools have been added.

HISTORY: Le Castelet originally dates from Roman times with the traditional round Bastide tower being added in the 1800’s. More recently the villa has been restored and now includes the main villa with an internal elevator, a guest house, beautiful gardens and breath-taking outdoor space. The views are unrivalled, sweeping down across the Cote d’Azur countryside.

Le Castelet is available for holiday rentals and weddings and events.

- 14 en-suite bedrooms - 2 infinity swimming pools - Vast outside space, ideal for weddings and events - Panoramic countryside views - Restored and renovated to a high standard - 25 mins drive from Nice International Airport


Riviera Business Person of the Year - Video

Thanks to the team at Riviera Life TV for including us in their video of the event where Greg and Marion Harris, our Co-Founders and Directors were named Business Person of the Year 2013.

Cote d'Azur Villas Launch - Affordable Riviera

The holiday you deserve at a price you can afford. With private villas, all with a private pool from a little as 68 Euros per person per night you can afford a wonderful holiday in the South of France this summer.


Cote d’Azur Villas, the leading villa rental company on the French Riviera launch today launch their ‘Affordable Riviera’ range of holiday rental villas throughout the South of France and Provence proving that this chic and elegant holiday region is not only for the rich and famous.

Affordable Riviera villas (all private villas with a private pool) start from as little as 68 Euros per person per night and are located throughout the South of France and Provence. With many families preferring a villa to the constraints of a hotel, particularly those travelling with younger children, then teaming a villa with a flight from a budget airlines, puts the South of France firmly within reach for Summer 2014.

We recognise that many of our clients are still struggling in this difficult economic climate and we want to be able to give them the holiday they deserve but at an affordable rate’ says Greg Harris, Managing Director. ‘Affordable Riviera offers a wonderful holiday home inclusive of all the charges for linen, towels, utilities & cleaning, there are no hidden extras. Our team meet each client on arrival and are always on hand throughout the holiday to help and advise our clients. We strive to offer a great property at a great rate but we never compromise on the service that we offer.

In 2012, France attracted 83 million tourists making it the most popular tourist destination in the world (Source: United Nations World Tourism Organisation) however length of stay and spend was reduced from previous years. Launching ‘Affordable Riviera’ is part of Cote d’Azur Villas continuing efforts to promote tourism and to support local businesses associated with villa rentals. Harris continues ‘This is still a difficult time for many small to medium sized businesses in the region and it is only by working more closely together with initiatives such as Affordable Riviera that we can all help each other’

PRESS - For more information please contact Maria McLean - maria@cdvillas.com

Riviera Business Club

More coverage of Greg and Marion Harris wining the Riviera Business Club, Business Person of the Year 2013.


We Won! Business Person of the Year 2013

We are delighted to announce that Greg and Marion Harris, our Co-Founders and Directors have picked up the coveted Riviera Business Club award for Business Person of the Year 2013. At the awards ceremony, Greg and Marion were up against tough competition from other local businesses but walked away with the prize with the judges praising the approach to business in the region and their results in building the company over the last 10 years. 'This is a team effort and this award is for everyone working with us' said Greg as he collected the trophy, an amazing piece of glass sculpture from the team at Crystal Caviar. The award is now in pride of place in the Cote d'Azur Villas Board Room. Great job and congratulations!


Thank you! Charity Toy Collection 2014

Thank you to everyone who donated toys, games and books to our charity toy collection. We were able to take all your donations to the main collection point at the ESCOTA offices in Mandelieu where everything be distributed to local children. The photos shows our Managing Director, Greg Harris and Madame Mourgue.You can see all the donations in the background.