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Where should I go and buy Real Estate on French Riviera?

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For decades upon decades, the French Riviera, also known as the Cote d’Azur, has been the summer respite, the retirement spot, and the creative muse of the famous, prestigious, and those that can afford it. With gorgeous coastal scenery, some of the best weather found in Continental Europe, and a host of cultural hotspots, there are plenty of great corners of the Riviera to make your own. But where should you consider looking first?

The Arriere-Pays

The romantic hilltop towns that dot the Arriere-Pays are much loved for their stylish architecture, the prevalence of quaint old town designs, and the sense of rustic privacy and peace they offer. Towns like Grasse, Roquefort Les Pins and Mougins are also close to some of the cultural hotspots of the Riviera, such as Cannes, the famous restaurant scene, and more. Look at our properties near Grasse.


Of course, if you want to get closer, then why not consider looking at Cannes itself? A meeting spot for the influential, the creative, and the famous, this is a prime location for highly luxurious properties, showing the latest in both renovated vintage style as well as modern new builds. La Croisette is one of the higher-end markets on the French Riviera, with all of the amenities and facilities that should be expected from a luxury property. Look at our properties for sale in Cannes

Where should I go and buy Real Estate on French Riviera?


If you never want to be too far from the sea, then this halcyon village, a high-demand location in and of itself, can offer a peaceful retreat. Packed with all the ambient flavour that you could hope for, this is one of the most beautiful destinations on the Riviera. Mougins has an exciting and thriving restaurant scene, not to mention a strong sense of community; complete with weekly street markets, excellent international schools and a local business-driven economy making it a prime investment for families, as well. Look at our properties for sale in Mougins.


If you don’t mind (or even want) a little more of the hustle and bustle, then one of the most well-known and loved cities in France is also one of the most affordable areas to live in the Riviera. With plenty of seafront properties available, Nice remains a fantastic place to stay even during the winter months, making it popular amongst tourists. Nice also offers all of the cosmopolitan appeal and nightlife that the younger buyer might love. Look at our properties for sale in Nice.


What might have previously been one of the hidden gems of the Riviera, Saint-Tropez has since been propelled to massive popularity thanks to the visit of Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s. Since the time this tiny fishing village sprung to prominence, its gorgeous architecture, lively nightlife scene, and top-tier art community have made it a must-see and a hot spot for real estate. Look at our properties for sale in Golf of Saint Tropez.

Where should I go and buy Real Estate on French Riviera?

If you want to know where to find the best French Riviera properties, to find your home on the Cote d’Azur, and to get the latest news on new apartments, Living on the Cote d’Azur can offer you the information that you need. Take a peek at the site to learn more about where you find the properties that suit your precise needs. Use our French Riviera Property Buying Guide to get started!

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Ab Kuijer

Experienced communicator and marketeer. Former radio, TV and advertising producer in Amsterdam. Author of ‘Think Small, Grow Big’ that explains why advertising is dead. Owner of an international marketing agency specialised in real estate. Lives in the South of France since 2006 for obvious reasons: sun, sea, wine and healthy food. Became on the Cote d'Azur the first Dutch President of the British Chamber of Commerce, later rebranded the Riviera Business Club. Happily married to Jojo. Ab reads and writes 2000 words per day about different topics. xxxxxxxxxLiving on the Côte d'Azur is the first real estate portal with a personal service. A daily fresh collection of more than 1700 high-value luxury properties and new construction projects along the French Riviera; from Menton to Saint Tropez. We are also present with local teams in Paris, Ibiza, Portugal, Mauritius and Tuscany. Clients recommend us for being responsive, professional, honest and accurate. xxxxxxxxxxxxWith local multi-lingual teams, Living on the Côte d'Azur provides a 'Good old Dutch' Service for foreign buyers, helping them on the journey from a long-list selection towards visiting the short-list. We explain how French real estate law works, and guide the buyers through the impressive French paperwork until the signature at the notary for the final deed.