11 Cote d'Azur properties for long term let in France

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cassis calanque3Image courtesy of Marie Aurore Llorca (https://www.instagram.com/maria__ll/)The Cote d'Azur is a fantastic location for a long term rental in France. The weather is glorious and there is always something going on - be it an international convention, a local festival or a weekly farmer's market. The Cote d'Azur is an eclectic combination of glitzy resorts and quaint old French villages.

The Cote d'Azur has over 71 miles of coastline (often referred to internationally as the French Riviera). It also welcomes over 50% of the World's Super Yachts every summer. But the Cote d'Azur is not just about beaches. The region receives over 9.2 million visitors each year and it is estimated that the holiday and travel sector accounts for over 15% of the local economy and over 150,000 jobs. There are over 3,000 restaurants in Cote d'Azur, 18 golf courses and 14 ski stations. The region is also home to one of the most important Technology parks in France (Sophia Antipolis - home to over 2,500 companies such as Dell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Ericsson). Nice, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille all have well-regarded Universities and there are 2 excellent International Schools in Mougins and Aix.

The town of Grasse is a World renowned centre for perfume manufacture. Cap Ferrat, is reportedly one of the richest areas of Europe. It rivals Monaco for more millionaires per hectare. Cannes is famous throughout the World for its annual film festival, but it also hosts 14 other international events throughout the year, attracting 1 million visitors per year, including over 350,000 cruise ship passengers.

The Cote d'Azur has always attracted many famous artists and writers, such as PicassoF Scott Fitzgerald, Marc Chagall, Jean Cocteau, Renoir, Cézanne, Ernest Hemmingway and Henri Matisse. There are important art museums in Mougins, St Paul de Vence, Antibes and Aix-en-Provence - all demonostrating the rich culture of this special part of France. In fact, Nice is home to no less than 17 museums, the most for any city in France outside of Paris.

When to visit Cote D'Azur?

Perhaps the best time to visit the Cote d'Azur is actually during the low season. The mild winters - when temperatures during December can reach 15°C/59°F during the daytime - mean that you can still enjoy outdoor meals and pleasant strolls along the beach. The long hot summers also provide endless opportunities for picnics, browsing around Provencal markets or lazing on the beach. 

The French Riviera has some of the most spectacular coastline in Europe. With turquoise waters, rocky cliffs plunging into the sea and beautiful coastal villages it is easy to see why film stars and celebrities have flocked to the Cote d'Azur for decades. Once you get to know the area, you will find quieter beaches and coves where you can enjoy the area like a local.

The principal cities on the Cote d'Azur are of course Nice and Cannes, but other celebrated resorts include St Tropez, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Juan-les-Pins, Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus and Sainte Maxime. My personal favourite places on the French Riviera are some of the smaller towns like Antibes, Menton and Cassis

 

Cote d'Azur long term property rentals France 2023

The Cote d'Azur does get incredibly busy during August and rental prices rocket during this month. The summer property rental prices in Cote d'Azur are among the highest in the world. However, there are still some affordable long term rental options if you shop around. Renting over the high summer season is going to be expensive, mainly because the property Owners can charge at least 50% more per week during July and August, than they can earn from monthly rentals at other times of the year.

Unless you have an unlimited budget, then you may want to find other quieter towns and villages in which to be based, away from the tourist throng. Amongst the destinations you may want to consider include Bormes-les-Mimosas, Cogolin, Hyères, Le Levandou, Le Plan-de-la-Tour, Biot, Valbonne, Mougins, Vence, Grasse, Fayence and Roquefort-les-Pins.

House rental prices Cote d'Azur France 2023

As a rough guide, you should expect to pay the following monthly rental rates. The prices exclude the utility bills, which are usually around 15% of the monthly rental price. The rates will obviously vary according to the location (add +15% for coastal properties):

 

 Rental type  Off season rentals   Rentals over summer
 1 bed property  €1200-1500  €2000
 2 bed property  €1800  €2500
 3 bed property  €2250  €3250
 4 bed house/villa     €2750  €4000
 Upmarket villa   €3000-€4000  €6000

 

For our full selection of long term rental properties in Cote d'Azur please visit the Cote d'Azur property page. Here are 11 popular long term rental properties from across the Cote d'Azur, available for rent during 2023:

 

1. Grasse 7 bed farmhouse long term rentals Cote d'Azur France Ref: 1990

Cote d'Azur long term rentals France

A beautiful 7 bedroom farmhouse for long term rentals in Grasse, Cote d´Azur. The farmhouse has been finished to a very high standard and comes with air conditioning and provides very comfortable accommodation for up to 14 people. The farmhouse is located in the exclusive residential area of Les Hautes-Ribes, overlooking the town of Grasse and with views down to the Mediterranean coast.

The property is built on a large plot of 2 hectares featuring Olive groves, a private swimming pool and shaded terraces. The nearest beach is just 20 kms and there are 3 excellent golf courses within 15mins drive.

This property for long term winter holidays comprises:

  • 4 bathrooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Private pool
  • Private off-street parking for 3-4 cars
  • 5 hectares of grounds

The farmhouse is available for long term rentals between October to May from €3,300 pcm + bills. The house is currently available to rent from 1 January to 31 May 2023 and again from October 2023.

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2. Villa Plascassier 4 bed long term rentals Cote d'Azur France Ref: 1996

Cote d'Azur long term rentalsThis lovely large 4 bed villa in Plascassier, Cote d'Azur, is available for long term rentals between October to April. The villa comes with 5,000 m2 of land and has a private swimming pool, garage, electronic gates and plenty of parking. Plascassier is a lovely medieval hillside village, that was once home to Edith Piaf. The village has 2 excellent restaurants and is surrounded by olive groves and fields of Jasmine and Roses (grown to supply the local perfume factories in Grasse).

The villa features:

  • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 12m x 5m private pool
  • Well-equipped kitchen + laundry room
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • WiFi and international TV channels
  • Lovely views
  • 5,000m2 of grounds
  • Quiet residential location on the edge of village

This 4 bed villa in Plascassier, Cote d'Azur, is available for long term rentals between October to April. Prices are based on a 6 month rental period. Minimum stay is 3 months. Not available May to September. The rental price does not include the utility bills (there is a monthly provision of €350 towards the electricity, water, WiFi and communal taxes). Firewood to be purchased separately.

Long term rentals (October to April): from €3,850 per month + bills. The villa is available for monthly rentals from October 2023.

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3. Au Souleu - large long term rental Vence, Cote d'Azur (Ref: 2055)

Cote d'Azur long term rentals France

Au Souleu is a beautiful 6 bedroom property in Vence, Cote d'Azur. The property is available for long term rentals between October to May. This stone built property is very spacious inside and comes with 4 bathrooms, a stunning open plan dining room and fitted kitchen. Outside there is a lovely garden, small swimming pool, extended terraces and private parking.

Vence is a beautiful old town, which comes with a good range of shops, supermarkets and facilities. The house is just a  minute walk from the historical center of Vence and just 10 kms to Nice airport and 20 mins to the Mediterranean beaches.

This property for long term winter holidays comprises:

  • 4 bathrooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Private pool
  • Private off-street parking for 3 cars

The villa is available for long term rentals between October to May from €3,500 pcm + bills. The property is available to rent from October 2023.

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4. Cannes property for long term rentals France (Ref: 1433)

French Riviera long term rentalsThis villa for monthly property rentals near Cannes, South France, comes with stunning sea views, 3 terraces and an infinity swimming pool. The villa is located only a short walk from sandy beaches and is close to the centre of Theoule-sur-Mer village, with its numerous shops and restaurants. This private villa in South France near Cannes is spread over four floors and comes with:

  • 4 double bedrooms
  • A private lift to all floors
  • Air conditioning
  • Private off-road parking
  • WiFi internet.

The villa is situated in a quiet residential area on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the Bay of Cannes. Just next door there is the iconic Pierre Cardin "Bubble House". This villa in Theoule-sur-Mer near Cannes is the perfect place for monthly property rentals for corporate clients attending the many conferences in Cannes. Rental prices start from €4000 pcm.

The villa is currently available to rent from January 2023 to mid-May 2023.

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5. Villa in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Cannes for long rentals France (Ref: 1727)

Cote d'Azur long term rentalsThis is a beautiful 4 bedroom villa in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Cannes, is available for long term rentals for 1-2 years. The villa is located in a quiet neighbourhood on the edge of Mandelieu-la-Napoule and comes with stunning views over the Riviera de Babossi golf course and the Esterel hills. This long term rentals villa comes with private gated parking, a swimming pool, enclosed garden and lovely terraces. Mandelieu-la-Napoule provides easy access to Cannes city centre, the beaches, Nice airport and towns along the French Riviera. The villa features:

  • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 13)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 8m x 4m heated private pool
  • Well-equipped kitchen + laundry room
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi and international TV channels
  • Panoramic views over golf course & Esterel hills
  • Horse stables, Tennis and Golf clubs within 2 mins
  • Quiet residential location on the edge of town

The long term rental prices for this villa in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Cannes; are based on a 12 month rental period. The prices do not include the utility bills. There is a monthly provision of €350 towards the bills. Minimum rental period is 6 months. Higher prices will apply to shorter rental periods over the summer season. Long term rentals from €3250 pcm + bills.

The villa is available to rent from mid-September 2023.

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6. Aups Cote d'Azur villa for long term rentals France (Ref: 1592)

Aups long term rentals Cote dAzurThis Cote d´Azur villa for long term rentals is a spacious contemporary property, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large open plan living room. The villa is situated on a large plot of land (3500 m2) with olive trees, cherry trees and fig trees. The villa is located just 2 kms from the charming village of Aups, which is located 1 hour inland from St Tropez, 1 hour 20 mins from Marseille airport and 1 hour 15 mins from Nice airport. This Cote d´Azur villa is available for long term rentals between October and May. The villa comes with:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3500m2 garden
  • Spacious interior
  • WiFi internet.
  • Heated swimming pool
  • 2km from village

This villa in Aups, Cote d´Azur, is available for long term rent between November and April each year. Rental prices start from €2620 pcm + bills. The villa is currently available for rent from October 2023.

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7. Apartment for long term rentals near Menton France (Ref: 1918)

Menton long term apartment rentals Cote dAzurA spacious 2 bed apartment with a coastal view in the beautiful village of Castellar, just above the resort town of Menton. 

The hilltop village of Castellar is set among olive groves and citrus trees, just 4 miles from the beaches at Menton. The apartment enjoys spectacular views down towards the French Riviera coastline. Being situated on the French/Italian border you have easy access by road or motorway to the glamorous resorts of Monte Carlo, Nice, Cap Ferrat, Ventimiglia, San Remo and Imperia. 

The apartment comes with:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Private balcony
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Beach 10km away
  • Walking distance to boulangerie, cafes, restaurants

The long term monthly rental prices for this Castellar apartment are determined by the season and length of stay. Utility bills are in addition to the rent. Minimum stay is one month. Rental prices start from €800 pcm + bills. Currently available to rent from January to June 2023 and again from mid-September 2023.

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8. Valbonne 4 bed long term rentals villa in Cote d'Azur (Ref: 1909)

Cote Azur house to rent in FranceIf you are looking for houses in Cote d'Azur to rent long term, then this 4 bedroom house in Valbonne is perfect. The house is located just a short walk to the centre of the town and it is a perfect base for a longer term let. The villa provides easy access to the A8 motorway, Cannes, Nice airport, Monaco and the French Riviera coastline. The villa is just 15 minutes from the Mougins International School and the Sophia Antipolis technology park. The main benefits of this house are:

  • private pool
  • central heating
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 25 mins to Nice airport
  • 15 mins to Cannes
  • Beaches just a short drive
  • Very convenient for Sophia Antipolis technology park

This house in Valbonne, France is available for rent for up to 12 months. The house is currently available to rent from 1 November 2022. The monthly rent will vary according to the length of the rental period and the season

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9. Cote d'Azur property rental France long term (Ref: 961)

Long term rental in FranceThis Cote d'Azur property rental France has a heated swimming pool and fantastic scenic views. This property rental is situated within a 1,780 sq. m garden with olive grove. The stone floors throughout help keep the villa cool and welcoming. The master and first guest room have sea views. There are five separate terrace areas and a huge 48 square metre “auto covered“ terrace and outside eating area overlooking the pool and the sea view. This villa is in a great location with everything on your door step. The property is laid out on two floors and comes with 

  • 4 bedrooms (2 master suites and 2 guest rooms)
  • 4 bathrooms / shower rooms
  • Near Cannes and the beaches on the riviera
  • WiFi.

This Cote d'Azur rental property is an ideal base whether house hunting or on an extended holiday. Prices start from €4000 pcm. The villa is currently available for rent between February to May 2023 and again from October 2023.

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10. Long term rentals France French Riviera (Ref: 1666)

French Riviera long term rentals in Chateauneuf-GrasseA high quality 4 bedroom long term rentals villa on the French Riviera. The villa has been finished to a very high standard and comes with air conditioning throughout. It provides very comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people. The villa is located in a quiet residential area just below the delightful village of Chateauneuf-de-Grasse, close to Grasse. The villa is built on a large plot of 1 hectare, surrounded by trees and views back up to the village. The nearest beach is just 13 kms and there are 3 excellent golf courses within 15mins drive. This property for long term rentals comprises:

  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 13m x 8m heated private pool
  • Private off-street parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi and flat screen TV
  • Large landscaped garden
  • Walking distance to boulangerie, cafes, restaurants

This Chateauneuf-de-Grasse villa for long term rentals is available to rent between October and April. The monthly rental prices are between €2950 to €3850 pcm depending on length of stay.

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11. Apartment for long term rentals near Menton France (Ref: 1918)

Menton long term apartment rentals Cote dAzurThis nice one bedroom beach apartment for long term rentals in Cote d'Azur comes with a private terrace with sea views. The apartment is located within the popular beach resort of Village Cap Estérel in Agay/Saint-Raphaël, just 900m from the sea. The resort comes with its own services and a local bus takes you into the centre of Agay, for a larger choice of restaurants and shops. The apartment will ideally suit a single person or couple. The apartment comes with:

  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Private terrace
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Sea view
  • Beach 60m away
  • Walking distance to boulangerie, cafes, restaurants

The long term monthly rental prices for this Menton apartment are determined by the season and length of stay. Utility bills are in addition to the rent. Minimum stay is one month. Rental prices start from €650 pcm + bills. The apartment is currently available from March to June 2023 and again from October 2023.

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Thinking of moving to Cote d'Azur . . . ?

If you are thinking of planning a long stay on the Cote d'Azur during 2023, but you are hesitating about taking the plunge - don't worry! We can help you find the right property to rent, as well as introduce you to some excellent relocation experts that can help you with French bureacracy, enroling in schools and taking care of your tax liabilities. For further information please see:

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