Homes in the French Alps offer a lot more than just fantastic, world renowned skiing. Alpine resorts have a lot going for them, from high-end restaurants and shopping to exciting nightlife. To help you choose where you should call “home” – or at least “home away from home” – consider these five areas of the Alps, based on what’s most important to you.
The French Riviera is consistently so desirable to overseas buyers because real estate here either holds its value, or adds to it. If you are looking to invest in luxury French property, here are some recommended locations – and property ideas – to explore
The Var’s selection of high-end rural homes is exceptional, with bucolic villas that are just as charming inside as their landscaped exteriors suggest. If you’re searching for luxury property in the Var, then you need to consider these five properties before you look any further.
If you’ve always had your heart set on living in Paris, and have an extravagant budget to play with, then there are plenty of luxurious properties available for those who like the finer things in life. These luxury homes are so large and grand, it will be hard to believe you’ll be living in a city centre apartment. Who said you have to sacrifice space and luxury to live in one of the worlds most romantic and chic cities?
Having the sea on your doorstep is a dream for some, but for many, buying a luxury home in France, means you can actually live out your fantasy life. Seaside property in France ranges from high-end, luxury apartments with every amenity you could want, to stunning chateaux plucked straight from a fairytale. When searching for a home by the Mediterranean, consider these five prime locations.
This French Riviera resort town, located between Cannes and Nice, has a charming Old Town that’s enclosed by 16th century ramparts. Luxury yachts can be seen at the Port Vauban marina, which was used as far back as before the Roman Empire, when it was still a natural harbor. Cap d’Antibes is known for its pastel buildings and medieval architecture, as well as the Marché Provencal covered market and a popular scuba diving season.
This Provencal house in Antibes looks over the Golfe-Juan resort and has a warm, inviting outdoor area and a summer kitchen.
Cannes has long attracted the wealthy, and not just when the film festival is in town. Spend your day on a picturesque beach or in designer shops, then head to a live music performance, casino, play or gourmet restaurant at night. If you love living in a buzzing city, you’ll be pleased to know that there really is no “off” season in Cannes – while other French villages become ghost towns as tourists go back home, Cannes still has a vibrant atmosphere.
Homes in Cannes are just as stylish as the city itself. This rare, three-floor property in Cannes is in a quiet area and just a short walk to the town centre and the Promenade de la Croisette. There are two terraces, one of which is on the roof, and an outdoor dining area. This bright apartment in Cannes comes with amenities like a caretaker, park, swimming pool and tennis court.
Located in southern France, the city of Montpellier is the largest city in the Languedoc-Roussillon area. Antigone, a chic, contemporary district in Montpellier, was inspired by motifs from neoclassicism. Art lovers should pay a visit to the Musée Fabre, which was founded in 1825 by a local painter and which today houses paintings from European Old Masters. Locals love Montpellier because it’s got a bit of everything, including orchestra performances and music festivals, restaurants that stay open late, and diverse landscapes.
Once belonging to Victor Hugo’s family, this enchanting country house in Montpellier has a pond, vegetable garden and orangery. Just to the east of Montpellier is this luxury chateau, complete with original architecture features, two lounges, a cinema room and a pool with a pool house.
This coastal town on the French Riviera attracts artists as well as the jet setting crowd, and is best known for its gorgeous beaches and buzzing nightlife. Stroll along the cobblestoned streets of the La Ponche quarter, which has hints of its past life as a fishing village, though today mostly yachts, not fishing boats, fill up the port.
Within walking distance from the Places des Lices market is this renovated house in Saint-Tropez, with sea views from two of the bedrooms; a fitness room; and a landscaped garden. If you want to be in the centre of the old village, consider this duplex apartment in Saint-Tropez, which comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, a corner office, and bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
Close to Monaco and east of Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer is set on the French Riviera and has the Alps as a backdrop. This petite village dates back to 130 BC, and the bay of Villefranche is thought by some to be the loveliest bay in all of Europe. On top of having several local beaches, there are also a number of museums in Villefranche-sur-Mer and nearby Cap Ferrat.
This exclusive property in Villefranche-sur-Mer was built with Florentine-style architecture and has an open-plan, light-filled living room and dining area. If you’re looking for a more intimate home, this apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer is located on the top floor and has two bedrooms, plus lift access.
HOMEHUNTS are luxury property specialists who are able to find you a selection of beautiful French properties by the sea based on your specific search criteria. Whether you want to live somewhere that is vibrant and busy or in a more tranquil setting, there is a luxury home to fit your needs. Search through our portfolio of luxury properties for sale in France or call us to speak directly to one of our consultants by calling +33 (0)970 44 66 43.
With such a glorious range of luxurious properties, a year-round rental market and a unique playground that suits businesses, families and anyone looking for the ultimate in glamour, Cannes is, rightly so, one of the world’s most coveted property hotspots
Cannes is renowned for its golden beaches, glamorous yachts, prestigious film festival and charming historic areas, such as le Suquet and the Vieux Port. But as well as being a tourism hotspot, it is also one of the world’s most visited business locations.
If you are looking to buy a luxurious holiday home on the Côte d’Azur, then one of the main reasons that Cannes should be top of your “house hunting in France list” is because of its year-round rentability factor. Continue reading
Searching for the perfect luxury property in France often means finding a holiday-worthy home away from home.
These five properties are so perfectly situated that you may be tempted to relocate here full-time, turning your life into one big holiday.
1. Stunning Villas in Èze
This set of two villas in Èze (close to Monaco) has views of both the sea and the village, plus a garden, terraces and two swimming pools. The main villa is completely automated, and it features large living and dining areas; a fully-equipped kitchen; six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; a game room and home cinema; a gym and hammam; and a wine cellar. The guest villa has an additional three bedrooms. Designed with light colors both inside and out, this private domain also has several luxury features, including a tennis court and a seven-car garage.
2. Water’s Edge Property in Anthéor
Set on the water’s edge in Anthéor, the lucky owner of this stunning stone property will have direct access to the sea. The property includes large reception rooms, multiple bedrooms, a library, and more than enough accommodation for any staff or guests, plus access by boat or helicopter. Hidden from sight and with a heated, sea water swimming pool, this home is the ultimate private haven. There’s also an indoor swimming pool with water and light effects, plus a massage room, a cold room, a wine cellar and fireplaces. If additional room is needed, the attic can be converted into living space.
3. Magnificent Villa With Panoramic Sea Views in Cap d’Antibes
Located in Cap d’Antibes, this magnificent villa has panoramic sea views, a private garden, terraces, and a swimming pool. The main, two-level villa faces the water and includes a triple reception area and four bedrooms with bathrooms and dressing areas. The guest house looks out on the swimming pool and includes a living room, two bedrooms and a shower room. Homeowners and their guests will also enjoy the tennis court, gym and sauna.
4. Fantastic Villa With Breathtaking Views of Saint-Tropez
Perfectly positioned at the entry of popular Saint-Tropez is this fantastic villa with breathtaking views of the bay and the village. Set in a secure residential area with easy access to nearby facilities, this house was recently built using the highest quality materials. The main villa’s ground floor has an entrance hall with guest bathrooms; a large living room and dining area; a fully-equipped kitchen with a central work area; four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; and a laundry room. The top level houses the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dressing area and balcony; two additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; and a study room. The garden level has a fitness room, home cinema and wine cellar. The property also has a caretaker’s apartment with a living area, kitchen, and bedroom with en-suite shower room.
5. Waterfront Property in Èze-sur-Mer
This waterfront property sits on the top of Èze-sur-Mer and takes in the view from Cap-d’Ail to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. There are several ways to relax here, from the heated pool, pool house and Jacuzzi to the private sea access. The villa has a large entrance hall, living room, kitchen, four bedrooms, office and terraces. There’s also a separate caretaker’s apartment and parking space for four vehicles, plus a mooring in the Port de Silva Maris.
HOMEHUNTS are luxury property specialists who are able to select beautiful, high-end, luxury villas based on your specific search criteria. Use the search facility above to browse our selection of luxury homes. You can also speak directly to one of our consultants by calling +33 (0)970 44 66 43.
If you’re looking to buy property in Languedoc, these locations offer good value for money and excellent investment potential
The sheer diversity of the Languedoc region has made it one of the most desirable places to buy property in France. Continue reading
Three ways to help you find your dream home in the City of Light
Are you looking to buy a property in Paris? If you are then you will know only too well that the choice of different arrondissements and range of properties can provide thousands of different options and result in a time-consuming and complicated property search.
Here are three questions to answer that will streamline your search for the perfect Parisian property. Continue reading
The French Alps are a major destination for adventurers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. The range of resorts allow skiers to stay out for long periods of time and cover great distances. Aside from skiing and snowboarding, several towns have summertime appeal, too. Plus, the French Alps are highly accessible, more so than some of the other major ski destinations in Europe.
Knowing how and how often you’ll use your property are two big considerations when searching for a property investment. While it is easy to find a chalet that’s ideally suited for renovations meaning you can design your dream home, there are also numerous apartments and chalets that are move-in ready, like this duplex apartment in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois. Just a few minutes from Geneva, it includes a vast reception area, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and plenty of storage space, plus views of the Swiss countryside.