Cap d’Antibes Property – French Riviera
The Cap d’Antibes lies on a southern peninsula in the town of Antibes, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the south of France, and is one of the most coveted locations in the world to own a property. The Cap was originally discovered during the Belle Epoque period of the 19th century and has been enthralling the rich and famous ever since.
For those who aren’t fortunate enough to own property in the Cap d’Antibes, the most exclusive place to stay is the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. This luxurious property was originated by Auguste de Villemessant in 1870, who founded le Figaro, through the construction of private mansion called Villa Soleil.
Pablo Picasso arrived in Antibes in 1946 where he lived for several months in its 12th century castle, which since became the Picasso Museum. Picasso often stayed at the hotel and rumour has it that he designed the restaurant’s new menu in pen and ink in 1955. Other illustrious guests – among an endless list – have included Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (the hotel is a highly popular venue during the Cannes Film Festival), Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Perhaps the most famous modern-day resident of the Cap d’Antibes is Russian business tycoon and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich – who, with his US$12.1 billion fortune, is the 68th richest person in the world. In 2004 Abramovich bought the notorious Château de la Croë, which had historically been leased by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor following the Duke’s abdication in 1936.
As the neighbouring town of Juan Les Pins became renowned for jazz music during the twenties, famous musicians and writers frequented the Cap d’Antibes. When the jazz festival was launched in 1960 it was attended by all the greats, including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles.
The villa “Les Chênes Verts” was home to Nantes-born writer Jules Verne who is famously wrote “Around the World in Eighty Days” while residing there – the property still exists today.
Properties in Cap d’Antibes are always in demand and whether buyers are seeking an apartment or a sea-facing villa there are a wide variety of property styles to choose from.
In an 18th century chateau, not far from Juan Les Pins, a four-bedroomed spacious apartment can be found which even offers its own terrace. At just under €1.4 million this exquisite property offers atmosphere and style in abundance.
This south-facing Neoclassical villa, built towards the end of the 19th century, offers two swimming pools (one outdoor and one indoor) in an enclosed residential area on the west side of the Cap. It offers five bedrooms and sea views, and is priced at €4.6 million.
Found in a sought after part of the Cap d’Antibes close to the Garoupe plage, this stunning property, sits in immaculately-landscaped grounds. Beautifully-designed interiors, glorious sea views, a Jacuzzi and private beach access are just a few of the benefits of investing in this €22 million villa.