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French Riviera, La Vie en Rose

The French Riviera has been a quintessential playground for the rich and famous for more than a century. In the late 1800s, wealthy and aristocratic northern Europeans used to flee the harsh winter weather for the balmier climate of the Riviera but it wasn't until the 1920s when the Cote d'Azur quickly gained popularity as a summer destination due to the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The beautiful landscape, warm climate, and easy access made it the prime location to host what has become the most prestigious annual film festival. The first Cannes Film Festival was held in 1946 and the Riviera's romantic appeal has since captured the imagination of filmmakers around the world.

The French Riviera continues to appeal to discerning travelers for a number of reasons. The turquoise waters and sandy beaches are ideal for families, nearby mountains offer outdoor adventure, the exquisite yachts, casinos, fabulous restaurants and entertainment provide the perfect setting for young and old. Rich in history and rooted in French culture, you can explore the glitz and glamour in the famous seaside towns of Cannes, St. Tropez, and Monte-Carlo as well as the old world charm of the medieval towns and villages such as Eze, St. Paul de Vence, and Mougins. From an adventurous family vacation to a relaxing romantic getaway, the French Riviera sets the standard for beautiful living and captures the essence of "La Vie en Rose."

As time feels more rushed we are all seeking to slow down and live in the moment. Vacations give us the opportunity to spend time with the ones we love and explore the world around us. More and more travelers are choosing to rent vacation homes over hotel rooms as they are looking for a more authentic experience and to immerse themselves in a different culture while enjoying the company of their family and friends to the fullest. A.M.A Selections is the new premier vacation rental agency on the French Riviera. In keeping with their philosophy, Cofounder Mariek Anselme says, "A vacation rental is a destination in itself and we pride ourselves on personally selecting all of our properties for the complete experience they have to offer."

Whether you are looking for glamour in the heart of St. Tropez, a modern seaside villa, a private estate on one of the most exclusive golf and spa resorts in Europe, or an impressive bastide dating back to the Roman period, A.M.A Selections can deliver. The following are just a few of the properties that A.M.A Selections has to offer.

Domaine Bardot, St. Tropez: This elegant Belle Epoque villa is nestled in the heart of St. Tropez village, only 300 meters from the port. Secluded behind beautiful wrought iron gates and a palm tree-lined driveway, this beautiful home boasts one of the largest gardens in central St. Tropez with 1 acre of pristine landscaped gardens.

Villa du Cap, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: This stunning contemporary, modern villa is located in the beautiful seaside town of St. Jean Cap Ferrat between Nice and Monaco. This impressive home is set on 4 floors and offers breathtaking uninterrupted views of the hills and the Mediterranean sea from every room on every floor.

Domaine Terre Blanche, Tourrettes: This magnificent villa has been fully renovated to the highest standard and is situated on one of the most exclusive golf and spa resorts in Europe. Nestled in the charming town of Tourrettes, only 25 minutes from Cannes and 50 minutes from St. Tropez, this fully staffed property offers both a taste of tranquil countryside living and the glamour of the French Riviera coastline.

Domaine Médiéval, Grasse: This stunning luxury bastide is nestled in the charming hillside village of Grasse, only minutes from the world-renowned perfumeries. Dating back to the Roman period, this villa is rich with history while still offering all the modern luxury comforts one could ask for.

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