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The Tour de France comes to the French Riviera

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The biggest and most exciting cycling event in the world, for 3 days this summer the French Riviera will play host to the iconic Tour de France bicycle race. Starting in Nice on the 29th August, this year’s competitors will cycle through some of the Riviera’s most spectacular scenery before winding their way up through the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence to the pretty town of Sisteron for the next stage of the race. Always a popular event, the 107th edition of the Tour de France promises to be an unforgettable race as the opening stages showcase the beautiful countryside of the French Riviera. From the iconic mountain pass of the Col de Turini to the Medieval villages perched in the hills around Grasse, this year’s route offers spectators a fabulous blend of culture and history right here on the Côte d’Azur.

To join in the fun, drive through the Tinée valley to catch the riders at one of the midpoints in the Gorges de la Vésubie or head up to the Col d’Eze with its magnificent views of the Mediterranean coastline. Discover the picturesque villages dotted along the Route Napoléon then make your way back down to Nice for the all-important stage finish before checking out the fun on offer at the Fan Park on the Promenade du Paillon.

To help you really make the most of race week, we’ve put together an exclusive collection of unique spaces to stay across the French Riviera. Simply browse our selection below and then click through to check pricing and availability for your favourite space before confirming your reservation on our website in 3 easy steps :

Superb Architect’s Villa in St Paul de Vence:

 Superb Architect’s Villa in St Paul de Vence

Set in the countryside just outside the pretty village of St Paul de Vence with easy access to the autoroute, this superb contemporary villa will be an ideal base during your stay in the French Riviera. Beautifully decorated in chic modern style, the villa is designed with a vast open-plan living area and is surrounded by grounds of over 2500 m² with a heated pool and a fabulous rooftop terrace.

State-of-the-art Wider 42 Yacht:

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The perfect way to catch all the race action along the coast, why not charter this state-of-the-art Wider 42 yacht for a day out to remember. A high performance boat with an impressive top speed of 50 knots, the Wider 42 features a unique expanding cockpit which opens up to offer guests an 18m² deck terrace for onboard socialising. Equipped with an outdoor music system, the yacht also comes with a supercharged Yamaha jet ski, a stand up paddle board, inflatables and snorkelling equipment.

Sublime Villa in St Paul de Vence:

Sublime Villa in St Paul de Vence

An exceptional villa located within a private residence, this sublime property will be a wonderful home away from home during race week. Set in the heights of Saint Paul de Vence with panoramic views of the mountains and the Mediterranean, the villa is surrounded by a beautifully-kept garden with a large heated swimming pool and pool bar plus a jacuzzi and sauna for total relaxation during your stay.

Stunning Countryside Villa in Mouans-Sartoux:

Stunning Countryside Villa in Mouans-Sartoux

Situated in the countryside around Grasse, this stunning villa is conveniently located just minutes away from this year’s Tour de France route. Surrounded by over 5000m² of landscaped garden, the vast Provençal-style villa boasts six bedrooms, five bathrooms and two guest houses and offers guests multiple patios and al fresco dining areas plus a huge outdoor swimming pool.

Sleek modern 31m yacht

Sleek modern 31m yacht

Leave the crowds behind and experience the Tour de France from a whole different perspective by chartering this sleek 31m yacht for the weekend. With 5 luxurious staterooms onboard plus spacious interior and exterior living areas, cruise the Riviera coastline and watch all the action onshore before enjoying the yacht’s thrilling collection of water toys which includes water skis, wakeboards, jet skis, inflatables and more.