Category Archives: French Rivieria Property

Collection of articles about luxury French Riviera property from the award winning property specialists, Home Hunts.

5 Luxurious Things to do in Marseille

The capital of the Bouches du Rhône department on the Côte d’Azur, the once gritty port of Marseille has transformed from caterpillar to beautiful butterfly.

As the European City of Culture in 2013 and the European Capital of Sport in 2017, this remarkable city now contrasts striking modern architecture, like the MUCEM museum, with ancient landmarks such as Notre Dame de la Garde, an iconic structure unique to Marseille.

With the spectacular Calanques National Park not far from the Vieux Port, which has been completely rejuvenated by architect Norman Foster, and 300 days of sunshine a year, this incredible city is brimming with culture, heritage, Provençal prowess and modern excellence.

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Insider’s guide to the Riviera

Planning your holiday to the French Riviera? Here are some tips from our very own Tim Swannie on how to live like a local on your Côte d’Azur vacation

With eleven million visitors each year, the French Riviera is one of the hottest destinations in the world. With so many chic towns and villages to explore in and around this stunning stretch of Mediterranean coastline, deciding how exactly to spend your precious holiday time is not easy.

With countless beaches, events, activities, excursions and restaurants on offer, making a decision about what to do is easier when locals give you the lowdown on what they would do on a Riviera holiday. Aware of what’s on and off the beaten track, insider information is one of the most efficient ways to ensure you experience your ideal holiday.

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5 Super Luxury Villas for Sale in Cannes

Luxury villas in Cannes are often move-in ready, with no need for repairs or renovations. You’ll be buying into more than just a magnificent looking property, though; you’ll be buying into a lifestyle. Year-round sunshine, views of the Mediterranean, private beaches, glamorous events, luxury shopping and gourmet cuisine all come with the distinctive, jet set way of life that Cannes is known for. Consider these five villas if you’re looking for an elegant, classy new home.

1. Prestigious villa estate in Cannes

5 Super Luxury Villas for Sale in Cannes

Set on a 1 hectare plot on the French Riviera, this rare Cannes property is sprawling, impressive and beautifully landscaped. You’ll feel as though you have an entire resort to call your own. The main villa has eight bedrooms with bathrooms and there are an additional 10 bedrooms throughout the outbuildings. The swimming pool area has more than enough room to entertain a bevy of guests. The property also includes a tennis court and an eight-car garage.

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2. Stunning villa near Cannes

5 Super Luxury Villas for Sale in Cannes

Located 10 minutes from Croisette and nestled in the heart of a romantic garden, this home has equal parts old world charm and modern luxury. The plush landscaping gives an air of privacy and seclusion, as though you’re in your own oasis. The villa includes a spacious reception area; a master suite that opens onto a private solarium terrace and Jacuzzi; four additional bedrooms; a home cinema; and a lift. The property also has video surveillance, a two-room apartment, a heated pool and a four-car garage, plus additional parking spaces.

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3. Must See Villa in the most beautiful part of Cannes

5 Super Luxury Villas for Sale in Cannes

This villa is situated in Californie, arguably the nicest part of Cannes, just a few minutes from Boulevard de la Croisette. The landscaped grounds make up 2,750 square metres and the home itself is 2,215 square metres, 692 of which are lovely terraces with sea views. Mixing traditional and contemporary décor, the ultra modern kitchen and family room perfectly complement the pretty, glamorous entryway and bedrooms. The property also includes two swimming pools and a garage that can accommodate up to 10 cars.

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4. Enormous stone house is set in the heart of Old Town Cannes

5 Super Luxury Villas for Sale in Cannes

This enormous stone house is set in the heart of Old Town Cannes, boasting luxurious amenities and stunning views of the bay. The property includes a swimming pool and a four-floor villa with lift access. The second floor includes an entrance, three en-suite bedrooms and the master bedroom. The first floor includes a living room, bar, billiards area, cigar cellar and two en-suite bedrooms. The pool level includes a second living room; a kitchen with a pantry and a cold room; a dining room; a separate guest room with a shower room; and access to the pool and garden areas. The above-ground floor has a second entrance hall, wine cellar, cinema room, staff apartment, office, spa area with gym, sauna, steam room and six-car garage.

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5. Imposing mansion near Californie, Cannes

5 Super Luxury Villas for Sale in Cannes

Calling residential Californie home, this mansion has a penthouse-style reception room that opens to sea views, a terrace and a rooftop swimming pool. The property also has six en-suite bedrooms, several of them with their own balcony; a garden and second swimming pool; a guest house; a 10-car garage with a chauffeur’s station; a staff apartment; and a wine cellar with tasting room.

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HOMEHUNTS estate agents are able to select beautiful, luxury Cannes property based on your specific search criteria. Whether you want to live in the heart of a city or somewhere more tranquil, there is luxury Cannes property that meets your requirements. Use the search tool located 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.


Five of the best villages to buy property in the Saint Tropez area

Where are the best places to live in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez? Whether you want to walk to Club 55 or enjoy a panoramic sea view from your terrace, owning a property in these villages could help you to achieve your dream luxury lifestyle in Saint-Tropez.

Five of the best villages to buy property in the Saint Tropez area

Once a quiet fishing village, Saint Tropez caught the attention of the internationally well-heeled when Bridget Bardot filmed “And God Created Woman” here in the fifties.

Since then it has become one of the Riviera’s most famous destinations and today the likes of Bono, Beyonce, Elton John and Leonardo DiCaprio are often seen soaking up Saint Tropez’s unique atmosphere. In fact, DiCaprio is such a fan of this glitzy resort that he launched his charity foundation at the prestigious vineyard Domain Bertaud Belieu in Gassin, in the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Continue reading

5 of the Most Stunningly Designed Luxury Properties for Sale in France

Luxury properties in France combine beauty with function to create homes that are both highly livable and stunningly attractive. Many of these homes have been recently built using high-quality materials and keeping in mind what today’s buyers want: breathtaking views, exteriors that are just as impressive as the interiors, 24-hour security and additional space to accommodate guests. From multi-level villas to two-bedroom apartments, these high-end luxury homes and their phenomenal locations are irresistible.

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Why buy a property in Saint Tropez?

The uncertainty of the stock market, caused partly by the continuing political upheaval in the West, is leading investors to buy property in Europe’s safe-haven locations, such as Saint Tropez…

It is a testament to the stability of the French property market that in these times of political uncertainty more and more people are looking to buy property in France. Home Hunts has found that after the British voted to leave the European Union, the number of enquiries from UK-based clients wishing to relocate permanently to France has been rising.

Now, following the surprise presidential election of Donald Trump in the USA, the number of investors turning away from the stock markets in favour of second or third vacation homes in Europe is also increasing.

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French Property: Escape to the French Riviera

If you are looking to buy property on the French Riviera, here is the lowdown on locations that can give you more for your money.

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While property sales show no sign of slowing down for Home Hunts, the forthcoming Brexit – Britain’s future departure from the European Union – is likely to slow down the number of British buyers purchasing in the EU in the months ahead.

Although the pound has dropped a little against the euro, exchange rates are still favourable and interest rates in France remain extremely low. However, despite this buyers are, understandably, looking for a good property deal more than ever before. Continue reading

French Property: Escape to Saint-Tropez

Offering remarkable views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Maures mountains, as well as the chic side to Riviera life, Saint-Tropez is one of the most sought-after resorts in the world.

Saint-Tropez property guide

Saint-Tropez is situated in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and has long attracted stars from the worlds of fashion, film, music and sport. From quaint little fishing port to glamorous and upmarket Mediterranean resort for the global elite, Saint-Tropez has evolved over the years into one of the most sought after locations for prime real estate. Continue reading

5 of the Best (Must See) Luxury Villas For Sale in St Tropez

Saint-Tropez property ranges from centralized villas in the middle of town to private houses and intimate apartments a bit further away from the buzz of it all. You can own a dazzling seaside home with gorgeous views of the Mediterranean where you’ll spend most of the day outside on the terrace. You can also live on artfully designed land that makes you feel like you’re in a pristine park rather than your own back garden. You can even find a turnkey property that’s fabulous enough to live in right now while expanding it to truly make it your own.

Best Villas For Sale in St Tropez

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The Perfect Place to Buy French Property: Saint-Tropez Property Guide

Looking for a Saint-Tropez property? Here are three locations that should not be missing from your property search.

If you are looking for a Saint-Tropez property guide that can help you discover the most sought-after locations in this exquisite fishing village, this overview from Home Hunts should help you to find your perfect Saint Tropez home.

Featuring some of the most desirable places to live in Saint-Tropez – one of the most coveted areas to live in the world, as confirmed by Home Hunts’ INSIDE FRANCE report – a hand-picked property, which is currently on the market, is also included in each area.

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