A stunning, modern villa with views near Grasse situated on a hillside with far reaching views across the surrounding hills to Lac de St Cassien and the bay of Mandelieu. Modern design and comtemporary furnishings create a light, airy, comfortable living space with large glass doors making the most of the fabulous views.
A very modern and well equipped 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment right in heart of Cannes, close to the town hall area. Set in a small building just off one of the main streets, the apartment is on the first floor. There is no elevator.
A truely amazing luxury 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom penthouse apartment with a great terrace with jacuzzi and increadible sea views. The apartment is located in a closed park, which includes a tennis and beautiful gardens, in the lower ‘Californie’ area.
Stunning three bedroom, three bathroom apartment in the centre of Cannes, just off Rue d'Antibes and a couple of minutes from the Palais, the epitome of luxury. The apartment is located on the second floor of a typical bourgeoisie building
Villa rental with pool and stunning views over Monte Carlo – Superbly positioned on a hillside overlooking Monte Carlo and its bay, this villa enjoys a prime location from which to view the Grand Prix during the month of May from its large south-facing terraces; the shops and restaurants of Beausoleil are just within two miles and the beach is also close at hand.
L'Escalet Plage beachfront villa - Ideally situated a few metres from L'Escalet Plage and its splendid cove in the Ramatuelle area, this beautifully renovated family villa with air conditioning and Jacuzzi hot tub enjoys direct access to the beach
France holiday villa Garde Freinet - this South of France villa near St Tropez is in a fantastic location between two charming hilltop villages and is less than nine miles from the beach! With extensive grounds, a private salt water pool and lovely views, this tasteful, character villa would make an excellent base for a holiday in the Var.
The accommodation is arranged across the main house and annex enabling friends and families to enjoy each other's company whilst benefitting from a measure of privacy. The delightful, mature garden provides a pleasant place to unwind surrounded by trees, shrubs and flowers.
Modern Cannes villa located in the exclusive area of La Californie above Cannes, La Comtemporaine is a striking, avant-garde villa with stunning views of the Bay of Cannes. Large glass doors open onto sweeping balconies on each of the 3 storeys and marble floors throughout create a cool elegance.
This is an exceptional villa with direct access to the sea, a secret refuge between the pine forest and the water, at the bottom of the Domaine of La Reserve, but only about 10 minutes’ drive from Pamplonne’s famous beach clubs and the nightlife in St Tropez
Walk to beach South of France villa with infinity pool and sea views – Escalet Beach Villa is a superb property in a fantastic location near St Tropez and just a short walk from the lovely Escalet beach. Set in half an acre of terraced, landscaped gardens on a private domaine, and with south-facing sun terraces, this exceptional holiday villa is a real find.
St Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of the most prestigious locations along the Cote d'Azur, and Villa Ferrat enjoys a secluded position among pine trees within walking distance of the beach, port, shops and restaurants. This spacious family villa dates back to the 1920s and sympathetic refurbishment has allowed a small taste of 'Les Années Folles' to remain. The grounds are a delight, with plenty of shade on those hot summer days.
Located in a quiet and much sort after Domaine overlooking La Grande Dame, this pretty recently built hillside house enjoys wonderful views of the sea. The house has been cleverly configured and decorated in a light comfortable, contemporary style
Villa Lumineuse is fresh, light, fully air conditioned and has a private heated pool. This villa is oozing with luxury and offers sublime views of the bay of Cannes. Within walking distance of Mougins, you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants.
Plan de la Tour modern villa with pool – Tucked away amid vines in a tranquil area just a few miles from the quaint village of Plan de la Tour and its amenities, this immaculate, newly built contemporary villa enjoys sweeping views over the rolling countryside with its vineyards and olive groves
Pampelonne beach vacation villa for rent – A few hundred metres from the renowned Pampelonne beach is this beautiful villa surrounded by a large mature garden whose tall Mediterranean pine trees ensure total privacy and pleasant shade for a relaxing holiday on the French Riviera.
This recently renovated 4 bedroomed villa has arguably the best view on the French Riviera. Situated in a highly sought after gated domain on the cliffs directly behind the peninsula of Villefranche sur Mer the scenery stretches from St Jean Cap Ferrat down to the bay of St Tropez
Just a short drive away from La Jolie Pastourelle is Gassin, your nearest hilltop village, and here you will find shops, a local market and a good choice of restaurants. Do make sure you walk up to the ramparts where you can enjoy the most magnificent view over the Gulf of St Tropez
St Tropez villa with pool close to harbour - La Tropezienne is an attractive villa situated in a secure, private residential domaine close to the centre of chic St Tropez and less than half a mile from sandy Bouillabaisse beach
Rental villa in Vence with swimming pool - Villa Matisse is situated in the Mercantour Alpes region of the Cote d'Azur, just above the lovely, medieval town of Vence. It is a stylish, modern villa with contemporary furnishings. Large windows flood the house with light and make the most of the fantastic sea views
Exclusive Cote d’Azur villa – This grand, newly-built villa which exudes elegance throughout, is conveniently situated in one of the most sought-after areas of the Cote d’Azur, between Valbonne and Biot, a few miles from Antibes and its beach.
Villa Harmonie is an elegant family villa near Valbonne with large private heated pool situated just outside this popular village. It has been meticulously renovated and beautifully decorated to provide a welcoming and comfortable home
Luxury St Tropez Villa with heated pool – Set against a verdant backdrop of forested hills, within an exclusive residential area near Grimaud, this elegant contemporary villa commands far reaching views across the Gulf of St Tropez and benefits from close proximity to the French Riviera and its glamorous lifestyle
This superb, architect styled property has a modern feel although one of the wings dates back to 1916. Wonderfully situated in the hills above Monaco with spectacular views over the Mediterranean, it is also close to the medieval village of La Turbie
This is a uniquely placed villa rental in Menton with plunge pool, being walking distance between two countries! Villa Olivier is a completely restored, classic early 1900s villa with an enviable position overlooking Menton, close to the border with Italy
Contemporary French Riviera villa with panoramic sea views and heated pool - Le Ciel Bleu offers luxurious and stylish accommodation in a superb setting on a private domaine, overlooking the beautiful Gulf of St Tropez.
L' Oiseau Marin is a Mediterranean holiday villa perched on a hilltop above the sea close to the beautiful village of Eze. Gentle sea breezes and uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean create a wonderful holiday atmosphere. The pool is set above the villa, overlooking its rooftop to the sea beyond with nothing but trees and sky above.
French Riviera villa Valbonne centre - La Balade a Pied is tucked away in an attractive wooded residential domaine in Valbonne. A pleasant fifteen-minute stroll along the path that runs alongside the river Brague will bring you into the centre of this pretty, lively village.
This is a luxury French Riviera villa with sea views situated on the dramatic scenic coastline between Nice and Monaco: this modern property is a real delight.Each room has magnificent south facing sea views.
Les Hauts de Biot is a luxury self catering villa in France situated on a hilltop with lovely views of the village of Biot and distant sea. It has been tastefully furnished to a high standard. On the sun terrace is a large Jacuzzi positioned to enjoy the views
Les Fusains is a lovely family holiday villa in France, set on a gated domaine near Mougins. It is spacious and modern with light, bright colours adding a welcoming touch. A large covered terrace offers a comfortable outdoor living space overlooking the pool and garden
This modern Cannes villa enjoys an enviable position overlooking the old town of Cannes known as Le Suquet, the Bay of Cannes and the Esterel mountains. Large picture windows flood the house with warm Mediterranean light and make the most of the stunning sea views
This imposing La Croix Valmer holiday villa was constructed in the 1920s and has undergone complete renovation. The villa stands on three floors, with high ceilings throughout giving a light, spacious feel. The mature gardens include several magnificent large palm trees.
Cote d’Azur exclusive luxury villa - Perched on the top of a hill in a sought after residential area with striking views over the bay of Villefranche and St Jean Cap Ferrat, Villa Anastasia is the ultimate contemporary designer villa, providing the perfect accommodation for a truly luxurious holiday
Cote d’Azur villa with pool near Valbonne – Set in large, private grounds in a quiet residential area near Valbonne, this spacious and comfortable villa is only a 10-minute walk from the village's lively market, elegant shops and highly-rated restaurants, with the beaches of Cannes and Antibes only 10 miles away
Super Cannes is the most elegant residential area in the vicinity of Cannes, just 10 minutes drive from La Croisette. Despite its proximity to the centre, Super Cannes is a quiet, peaceful area without noisy traffic and close to excellent golf facilities. Call for Cannes Film Festival Rates.
Pampelonne beachfront villa with pool - Nestling amid tall maritime pine trees and Mediterranean shrubs bordering Pampleonne’s sandy beach, this lovely, air conditioned villa enjoys a unique situation in one of the most exclusive areas of the French Riviera with unrivalled sea views across the bay stretching from Cap du Pinet to Cap Camarat
Luxury St Tropez Villa by Tahiti beach - Set in a quiet residential area within walking distance of Tahiti Beach on Pampelonne Bay and just a five-minute drive from St Tropez, Villa Tahiti Plage is a stunning, elegant property with a perfectly manicured garden and heated pool
Contemporary vacation villa with pool – This superbly appointed villa is set in a peaceful and secluded area of the countryside between Gassin and La Croix Valmer, a very short distance from the coast. Afine example of modern, streamlined architecture, Les Nénuphars is furnished in stylish cream and white colours with beautiful wooden floors and large windows for maximum exposure to the light and views over the surrounding hills
Set against the striking red backdrop of the Esterel mountains, this air conditioned villa with heated pool and sea views enjoys an ideal situation in La Trayas, just a few minutes’ walk from La Figueirette harbour, sandy beach, twice-weekly markets and restaurants.
This brand new villa is a unique and luxurious space to spend a holiday or to visit Cannes on business. Tout Suite has five bedrooms and plenty of space to entertain or relax including a gorgeous garden with a swimming pool and jacuzzi.
This stunning luxury rental villa from Time & Place combines Provincial charm with the sophisticated allure of the French Riviera. With 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, this extravagant home is fully equipped with all the amenities you need for your luxurious vacation in the heart of Southern France
This luxury villa with infinity pool and Jacuzzi hot-tub sits in an elevated position with commanding sea views over the Gulf of St Tropez, set against a backdrop of forested hills on the edge of Port Grimaud.
Chateau Perla is a luxury 5 bedroom home with the most amazing of locations, located just minutes from the beaches and nightlife this Chateau is a one of a kind experience. With it's beautiful grounds and fantastic decor, the owner has spared no expense in making this a premier destination for travelers
Recently being fully removeled. This magnificent 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms water front villa as all to offer for exceptional vacation. Swimming pool, BBQ, terrain de boule, garden, a huge terrace on the sea over looking St Raphael and the Dramont, and the private entry to the Mediterranean sea.You will be on first lodge for the sunrise
French Riviera luxury villa near Grimaud - Set in a dominant hillside position overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez and Chateau Grimaud, La Radieuse is an elegant property ideally located on the outskirts of the perched village of Grimaud with its restaurants and picturesque Medieval quarter, and a few minutes' drive from St Tropez and the splendid French Riviera
French farmhouse in vineyards Grimaud St Tropez - located just outside the perched village of Grimaud near St Tropez, this former farmhouse with pool has been lovingly restored by its current owners and offers an outstanding base for a relaxing French Riviera holiday at any time of the year
An absolutely stunning newly built Villa just 2.5 miles from La Garde Freinet but totally secluded with wonderful views across the countryside. The well tended terraced garden of more than 4 acres with an infinity rock pool is surrounded by forest, ideal for groups looking for peace and privacy within striking distance of everything St. Tropez has to offer
This Villefranche villa rental near Monaco has just been completely refurbished to the highest standard. Its dramatic position on the cliffs above this scenic stretch of coastline between Nice and Monaco affords fantastic views over St Jean Cap Ferrat and the Bay of Villefranche.
Villa Gracieuse is a wonderful, Belle Epoque luxury Villefranche villa situated in Villefranche-sur-Mer, within walking distance of the town centre, port and beach. The elegant façade and delicate wrought iron balconies are a fine example of the architecture of the period. Inside, high ceilings and marble floors create a cool, spacious and relaxing environment with wonderful sea views.
This beautifully restored and refurbished Villefranche villa commands stunning views over the Mediterranean and St Jean Cap Ferrat. Three large terraces maximize the outdoor living space, whilst marble floors, modern furnishings and top of the range fittings create a cool interior
Luxury villa near Vence - Le Nid d' Aigle is an imposing, stone-built Vence villa rental, perched 360 metres above sea level, with sweeping 180 degree views across the surrounding countryside to the Bay of Cannes and the Italian coast. This is a stunning villa in an equally stunning setting, just 1 mile from the centre of Vence.
Holiday home with private tennis - This small country estate lies just outside La Garde-Freinet and offers complete privacy amid tranquil countryside. The flexible accommodation is in 3 independent houses, each with their own style and charm
Holiday villa Ramatuelle near St Tropez - Villa Ramatuelle is in a superb position very close to the beautiful beaches and famous restaurants of the St Tropez peninsula and less than 2 miles from charming Ramatuelle, which is known for its open-air theatre and concerts in July and August. This spacious and private villa is tastefully decorated to a very high standard and boasts a stunning pool and breathtaking sea views
Family villa with heated pool near Pampelonne beach - Within a couple of miles of Pampelonne beach and Ramatuelle, this family villa with heated pool sits in a typical Mediterranean garden and offers the ideal location from which to explore the St Tropez peninsula and the entire French Riviera
La Roseraie is an attractive stone villa with a superb pool. Set in beautiful mature gardens, this luxury holiday villa is in walking distance of Mougins and its excellent restaurants. If you’re looking for a high quality Cote d’Azur villa for your vacation then this property with its appealing exterior and attractive internal décor would make an excellent choice
Elegant Belle Epoque Cote d’Azur Villa – From its enviable hilltop location this classic, stylish villa boasts unrivalled views over the Mediterranean sea, the bay of Cannes, the Islands of Lérins, Juan les Pins and Antibes. Built in 1895, Terrasse sur Théoule has been refurbished to the highest standards in order to revive its Belle Epoque beauty and charm
A stunning property of 10.000m² with beautiful views over the Golf de Saint-Tropez and high end features. This luxury villa is quietly situated in the quarter “ Les Marres”, about 3 km’s from the centre of Saint-Tropez and 5 minutes driving to the beaches of Pampelonne.
This very comfortable villa is set in the midst of the beautiful wooded hills of the Var and is surrounded by rivers and vineyards, but is just 10 miles from St Tropez. If you're looking for real privacy and tranquillity but want to be within easy reach of charming hilltop towns and Riviera beaches
Palms and pines line the winding route down into St Jean. Pass the pretty bars and restaurants, the beret clad artists, Jean Cocteau street sculpture, the port filled with sleek yachts and families on the sandy beach. The chauffeur turns up the private road to Villa O. And there it is – tiers of terraces, shields of glass, a tricolor of white walls, cobalt sky and pine green trees.
The perfect destination for family and friends. Ideally suited for guests seeking luxury, tranquility and privacy only minutes from St Tropez, numerous beaches, restaurants and charming villages. This villa is furnished to an exceptionally high standard offering the perfect blend of true Provencale living with all modern requirements. There is a large private heated pool which has an additional shallow area for babies and young children.
Villa Beau Vida is situated in the “Croix des Gardes” area on the west side of Cannes. It is very near the centre but just far enough out to be peaceful and quiet. The famous Croisette, The Palais des Festival , Rue d’Antibes, Le Suquet area and its famous restaurants, the Forville market are just 7 minutes drive ( 25 minutes walk) and the beaches are within walking distance.
Located in a quiet residential area, this beautiful property, achieved in 2010, offers high standard services with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, a spacious living and dining room opening onto the swimming pool, a private movie theater, a fully fitted kitchen, a gym, numerous private terraces and cosy outdoor lounges
Stunning Ramatuelle villa with large heated pool with kids area and small poolhouse Very nice and large property (+ 450 m²) located in a quiet and close private domain in Ramatuelle at only 5 minutes from the beaches of Pampelonne
La Garoupe beach villa Cap d'Antibes – Just over a mile from the centre of Antibes, Villa La Garoupe offers glorious views of the Mediterranean sea, a private pool in a stunning, mature garden, easily accessible restaurants and shops, and the lovely La Garoupe beach with its cafe and beach restaurant just a ten-minute stroll from your door
There are many lights in the garden so it is also very nice during the night Large villa of + 430 m² (full airco) with garden (close) of 6 000 m² in the middle of vineyards with a great view on the vineyards and countryside
Perched on a hillside overlooking the magnificent bay of Ste Maxime, this is a superb contemporary villa with infinity pool and air conditioning, ideally set 100 metres from Ste Maxime tennis club, just 250 metres from the nearest beach and one of Ste Maxime’s most renowned restaurants
Mougins family villa - L’Estivale is a beautiful, comfortably furnished, bright and airy villa, with air conditioning throughout, an attractive heated pool with spa, current and waterfall features. A ten-minute stroll will bring you to a selection of convenient local shops, ideal for your everyday groceries.
St Tropez villa with pool close to harbour and town centre – La Lisiere is located in a calm residential area less than a mile and a half from the famous quayside and the Place des Lices, ideal for quick and easy access into the heart of St Tropez but also well positioned on the edge of town for driving to beaches such as Pampelonne
This is an exceptionally rare single storey 1920’s property situated only a few yards from the beachfront, with its own private jetty and outstanding views over the bay of St Tropez towards St Maxime. Wake up and enjoy a refreshing breakfast under the pergola covered terrace touched by a gentle marine breeze
This luxurious France villa in St Paul de Vence is ideally situated for exploring the Cote d'Azur. Some of the features which make Villa Prestige a superb location for a family holiday are the glass retractable roof, marble floors, ensuite bedrooms, exceptionally large swimming pool and dramatic views.
Mougins luxury Cote d’Azur Villa – Tucked away among the verdant hills surrounding Mougins, only a ten-minute drive from Cannes and the splendid French Riviera, La Pagode is an elegant, modern villa with a unique exotic garden. Great care has been taken in designing this magnificent terraced garden adorned with a multitude of tropical and Mediterranean plants, palm trees, garden features such as ponds and a romantic Japanese-style bridge
French Riviera beachfront villa with pool - Standing right on the beachfront overlooking the Mediterranean sea, this period villa with direct access to two beaches is within walking distance of St Aygulf's shops and restaurants and a short drive from Ste Maxime and St Raphael
Built in 1890, this exclusive south of France villa commands one of the most stunning positions along the Cote d'Azur, sitting at the head of the Bay of Villefranche with uninterrupted views over the ocean. It has been completely refurbished to the highest standard of modern comfort and convenience.
“Nice Holiday Villa” is a stunning private holiday home located in the green hills directly surrounding the Nice-City-Centre. Because of its location (250 meter / 850 feet above sea level) the detached villa offers spectacular views on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice and the Southern Alps. It is only a 5 minutes drive to the Nice City-Centre and the beach. With all the advantages of the city-centre of Nice nearby you can at the same time enjoy the space and privacy of our 3500 square meter (40000 square feet) property
Situated in an exclusive residential area on the edge of St Tropez, just 50 metres from Bouillabaisse beach and within one mile of the Old Port of St Tropez, this highly sophisticated, fully air conditioned villa with exceptionally large pool is surrounded by a generous Mediterranean garden, brimming with palm and olive trees
Exclusive hilltop villa near Cannes - Set on a hilltop in a residential area on the edge of Mougins, this luxury villa with heated pool, tennis court and sauna commands far reaching views over the Esterel mountains, Cannes and its splendid bay, only a short drive away
Cogolin private holiday villa with pool - This traditional Mas is located in peaceful countryside in the heart of a nature reserve near the charming village of La Mole. Built over one hundred years ago, this beautiful property sits on a gentle grassy slope at the edge of a protected forest
Bastide de la Poesie is a sympathetically renovated 16th century Plan de la Tour Farmhouse rental on the outskirts of the village. Set in 95 acres of beautiful countryside with forest, vines, olive groves and a stream, the country surrounds make it hard to believe you are just 25 minutes from the hustle and bustle of St Tropez
Villa Sambracia is an elegant and exclusive villa set in the gated, private domain of Les Hauts de Port Grimaud and is within 5 minutes drive of both Grimaud & the Port of Grimaud. This privately owned villa has been beautifully finished and furnished to the very highest standards.
Large Cote d'Azur Villa with pool for vacation - Situated in an elevated position between Grasse and Cannes affording far reaching views across the Siagne Valley and the Tanneron hills, this large Cote d'Azur villa is surrounded by beautiful grounds with lush vegetation, a perfectly manicured romantic garden and full size tennis court
Large Cote d'Azur Villa with pool for vacation - Situated in an elevated position between Grasse and Cannes affording far reaching views across the Siagne Valley and the Tanneron hills, this large Cote d'Azur villa is surrounded by beautiful grounds with lush vegetation, a perfectly manicured romantic garden and full size tennis court.
Chateau near St Tropez to let – This impressive French Chateau dating back to the 17th century is set in the heart of a wine estate in the St Tropez-Var region, just 30 miles away from the Mediterranean coast. Sympathetically restored to revive its former splendour, Chateau des Merveilles has retained its original features including high vaulted ceilings, large stone fireplaces, wooden beams and turrets.
The Mansion St. Tropez, between Cannes and St Tropez, is an oeuvre d'art in terms of architecture. It has 10 bedrooms, either with superb sea views or with views over the beautifully manicured gardens, full of bougainvilleas
Chateau Saint Jeannet is an 11th century fortress built for the defence of France, lovingly restored from ruins to a very luxurious residence
The chateau is perfect for entertaining with five charming and spacious reception rooms. There are three traditionally styled rooms with chandeliers, oak floors and original fireplaces, ideal for dinners and meetings. These rooms open onto the terrace and benefit from stunning views over the south facing pool gardens
Staying in France is something of a fairy tale, when you think of France you think of the Modern Day Models that flaunt their new styles on the runways of Paris France each year for Fashion week. Paris has long been the place people look for their fashion ideas and future trends. You can visit Champs Elysees and see the amazing designer stores, such as Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Addidas, and more.
Paris has so much to offer, not only in the daytime but at night you can visit amazing restaurants, historical sites, the Eifel Tower with it’s lights that attract thousands of visitors each year. The of course you have other wonderful attractions such as: Montmartre Hill, the highest natural point in Paris, Notre Dame, the famous cathedral where the coronation of Henry VI and Napoleon I took place, Palais de Chaillot which includes a Marine and Navy Museum, Museum of Man and the Museum of French Monuments. Some beautiful castles such as the Château de Versailles, but if you do have the time, Fontainebleau and Malmaison. And of course if you are in town you can visit Euro Disney.
If you enjoy the Countryside, than you will love the Loire Valley, which is known to as the Garden of France with it’s beautiful castles, Châteaus, monuments, and historical sites, it is one of the best places to get a sense of how the French have lived for generations.
While traveling through the countryside by rail, you can visit Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Tourane, Nantes, Orleans, and Samur. You can also plan your trip by region, visiting either Anjou, Atlantic Loire, Berry Region, Chartres, Mayenne Region, and Sarthe Regions. Some cities of interest may be Ambroise, Loches, Vendome, Gordes, and Gravelle. For more information on this region visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire_Valley.
If you enjoy Skiing, well France is just the right place for you. Depending on how avid of a skier you are, you can try the French Alps, from the lowest elevation to the highest. Listed are some of the areas in France you can ski: Alps dHuez, Avoriaz, Courchevel, Chatel, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Les Gets, Morzine, Les Ardeden, and for more locations please visit http://www.skireport.com/france/stats/. One of the favored areas to stay for high end Skiing Châteaus, Villas, Cottages, and Resorts is Courchevel 1850, where you can mingle with the stars.
France is so much more than Skiing, Castles, Fashion, and Countryside, it is history of where many of our customs come from. We are indebted to the French for their amazing cuisine, there romantic gestures, and their impeccable style. It’s no wonder we always say Vive Le France. And if you’re thinking of France for the Beaches, go no further than St. Jean de Luz, where you can find surfing is always one step away and the sands are always pristine.
We offer Vacation Rental Cottages, Castles, Villas, Homes, and Luxury Apartments throughout France. We can also help you to organize your wedding, your family reunion, or just a great holiday with friends. We can also help you organize your ski trips, offer suggestions on locations, and give you a heads up if homes are going fast. There are some wonderful places to go in France, just find your legs and make your way. Also be sure to visit the Film festival in Canes each year. Perfect for those looking to sell their movie ideas.