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Experience a summer on the Côte d’Azur with a villa rental close to Monaco

With a luxury villa rental close to Monaco, spend the summer exploring one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.

By LLM Reporters  |  May 6, 2022
View on Monaco Monte-Carlo from Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Provemce, Cote d\'Azure, France

The Côte d’Azur comes alive with energy during the summer season, offering extravagant parties, world-renowned events, glamorous beach clubs and plenty of high-end restaurants. With a superb selection of the finest luxury villa rentals close to Monaco, it is only right to start planning your summer itinerary. 

Whether you are looking to feel the warm sand between your toes on Cap Antibes beaches, or people watch on the hilltop of Eze, visitors will revel in the pleasures and natural beauty of the French Riviera. Discover the best things to see and do with a Monaco house let this summer. 

Visit Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa and Gardens, Cap-Ferrat

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat villa
From the 1st of July to the 31st of August, discover the old-world glamour and enviable romance of this world-renowned villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

From the 1st of July to the 31st of August, discover the old-world glamour and enviable romance of this world-renowned villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Built between 1907 and 1912 by Baroness Beatrice Rothschild, and designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, the villa is one of the most iconic buildings along the French Riviera. The villa itself was designed in the style of an Italian palazzo, with a façade of delicate pastel pink. Inside, Béatrice’s exceptional taste is apparent, with sumptuous floral-motif décor and Louis XVI furnishings. 

After touring the villa’s interiors, take in the evening air and stroll around the property’s illuminated gardens – noted by the Ministry of Culture as one of France’s most remarkable gardens. Or, before heading back to your Monaco house let, be entertained by the villa’s many summer concerts and shows, and enjoy refreshments and a delectable dinner prepared by top international chefs. 

Take a dip in Plage Mala, Cap d’Ail

Cap d'Ail
Located on the edge of Monaco, the small French town of Cap d’Ail is famed for its luxurious beach hidden between cliffs

Located on the edge of Monaco, the small French town of Cap d’Ail is famed for its luxurious beach hidden between cliffs. Touted as one of the best beaches to visit in the world, Plage Mala is a hidden gem found at the end of a beautiful coastal walk that begins in Monaco. The walk boasts sublime views of the azure blue Mediterranean Sea, exquisite luxury villa rentals close to Monaco, and a magnificent stretch of white sand nestled amongst the verdant pine trees. 

Visitors enjoy a full day of swimming in the rippling translucent water, soaking up the mid-day sun and trying out a host of water sport activities from jet-skiing to stand up paddle boarding. The two private beach restaurants on Mala Plage, Eden Plage and Cap Resort are second to none. Here, you can enjoy a delicious lunch on the shores or rent a lounge chair and umbrella for an afternoon nap in the shade. 

Monaco Yacht Show, Monaco 

monaco yacht show
To mark the end of a superb summer in a luxury villa rental close to Monaco, make sure to attend the Monaco Yacht Show from the 28th of September to the first of October

To mark the end of a superb summer in a luxury villa rental close to Monaco, make sure to attend the Monaco Yacht Show from the 28th of September to the 1st of October. This annual event is held amidst the spectacular setting of Port Hercules, attracting the world’s finest superyachts, sailing boats and explorer yachts. Yachting enthusiasts from across the globe descend to the sun-lapped harbour to find out more about the latest yachting trends, meet with industry experts and plan their next yachting adventures. 

With its picturesque Mediterranean scenery and refreshing sea breeze, Port Hercule is also a delightful spot for al fresco dining and leisurely strolls as the sun sets behind the hulls of the largest sailing yachts. 

For prime access to this world-renowned event and the glamourous charms of Monaco in late summer, stay in a luxury villa rental close to Monaco in areas such as Villefranche and Beaulieu. 

Jazz à Juan Festival, Cap Antibes

Jazz festival
Jazz à Juan Festival is one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe, celebrating and encouraging the movers and shakers of the jazz world to share their passion

For music lovers staying in a Monaco house let, attending the Jazz à Juan festival in July is one of the most exciting things to do on the French Riviera. Set in a spectacular outdoor setting at the Gould Pine Grove in Juan-les-Pins, this renowned festival presents a melting pot where multiple genres of jazz blend in harmony, including New Orleans Jazz, Latin Jazz, Swing, and Blues.

The Jazz à Juan Festival is one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe, celebrating and encouraging the movers and shakers of the jazz world to share their passion. From famous performers and up-and-coming new artists, many artists have performed on this stage, which has enabled them to establish themselves on the international jazz scene. 

The hilltop village, Eze

Eze village
Home to some of the most beautiful luxury villa rentals close to Monaco, Eze is a gem of the Côte d’Azur

Home to some of the most beautiful luxury villa rentals close to Monaco, Eze is a gem of the Côte d’Azur. This charming medieval village is perched on a steep hilltop high above the Mediterranean Sea, with sweeping vistas of the Cap-Ferrat coastline.

On a warm summer’s afternoon, wander the narrow cobblestone streets of the village and enjoy perusing the artisan boutiques, beautiful sea views and the 12th-century church with an elegant neoclassical façade from the 18th century. At the very top of the Eze hillside is the spectacular Exotic Gardens, which boasts a breath-taking outlook of Italy. For an afternoon aperitif, head to the La Chevre d’Or, a luxury hotel and Michelin-star restaurant housed in a 14th-century chateau. 

To make the most of a summer on the Côte d’Azur, organise a luxury villa rental close to Monaco for an elevated experience.