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Moving to the French Riviera: finding your piece of paradise

Choosing to move to the Côte d'Azur means offering yourself an idyllic living environment that evokes vacations and a certain gentle way of life. Indeed, when we think of the French Riviera, it is the seaside towns and the sea shore that come to mind. But this region offers a multitude of facets that should be discovered before moving there, in order to make a choice in line with one's expectations.

Finding the property of your dreams in a popular region
Because of its particularly pleasant climate and obvious dynamism, the French Riviera enjoys ever-increasing popularity. And this appeal extends beyond France's borders, attracting many Europeans, Scandinavians and Americans every year. The real estate market is particularly saturated, both in the field of primary and secondary residences. ENGEL & VÖLKERS, our top-quality real estate agents, are the ideal partners for finding the property of your dreams when you want to move to the Côte d'Azur.

Living in the city, feet in the water
Cannes and Nice are, without question, the two largest cities on the French Riviera. With their dynamic city centers, they seduce lovers of cultural outings, shopping and nightlife. They also offer the privilege of being a stone's throw from the Mediterranean Sea. Both cities have an airport, and Cannes and Nice are ideal for those who need to travel frequently. Antibes is also an interesting choice when you want to settle in a city on the French Riviera. Although smaller in size, it benefits from the proximity of the Sophia Antipolis technology park. A world reference in the field of innovation which can offer interesting professional opportunities.

Trying out village life
If you want to move to the French Riviera to experience the gentle lifestyle so typical of the south of France, then settling in a village seems like the ideal option. Very dynamic in the summer thanks to the influx of tourists, they offer many amenities throughout the year. Each with its own aura, the villages of the French Riviera leave no one indifferent. Lined with green spaces, the village of Valbonne, for example, is very popular with families. Tucked away between the sea and the mountains, Théoule-sur-mer has managed to remain on a human scale. Particularly dynamic, Mougins offers many possibilities for art and gastronomy lovers.

Settling in the middle of nature
For those who love calm and authenticity, the Côte d'Azur hinterland is certainly the ideal destination to move to. Just leave the coast and go a few kilometers inland to discover sumptuous places where time seems to have stopped. Small villages appear in the middle of fields of lavender, mimosas, vineyards and olive groves. Never far from the sea or the mountains, they offer an exceptional living environment, far from the swarms of tourists, for lovers of wild and preserved nature. And if you want to have the feeling of being alone in the world, it is still possible to find small corners of paradise, without neighbors or vis-à-vis.

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