Grasse is one of the most sought-after areas to buy property on the French Riviera. Set back inland it is possible to find better value houses here than in other more touristy locations on the Côte d’Azur…
Grasse is located in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and is considered to be the perfume capital of the world. It now has more than 60 companies producing flavours and fragrances for an international market, and each year more than two million tourists come from far and wide to visit the perfumeries and experience the flower fields and the scents of roses, jasmine and lavender that fill the air.
If you are thinking about buying a property on the Côte d’Azur, here are three reasons why you should consider buying a property in Grasse.
Easily accessible and unique holiday location
Just 30 minutes’ drive from Nice Airport and the golden beaches and glamour of Cannes, and 10km from the medieval village of Mougins and its gastronomic restaurants, Grasse is accessible and well positioned. But while this is an excellent base from which to explore the Côte d’Azur, many who buy property in Grasse spend much of their holiday time in and around the town itself enjoying the public gardens, the winding streets of the old town, the jasmine-fragranced air, the Mediterranean micro-climate, and the charms of the surrounding countryside.
Exciting and economically thriving region
As well as being a beautiful and tranquil holiday destination, often buyers looking for property in Grasse are keen to work in the Côte d’Azur area due to its multicultural environment, which is constantly attracting new talent through its renowned engineering and management schools. With Nice airport providing access to 150 worldwide destinations, the Côte d’Azur is home to many international organisations, startup and technology companies, and Sophia Antipolis, Europe’s leading science and technology hub. Grasse has two of its own business parks: the eight-hectare Arôma Grasse, which is for perfume, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and Sainte-Marguerite, which is devoted to fragrance and flavourings.
Buy Riviera properties at lower prices
Despite being the perfume capital of the world, Grasse attracts fewer tourists than other parts of the Côte d’Azur. Properties are less expensive here inland than in locations closer to the sea, so often spacious properties with large gardens and swimming pools can be found at lower prices. Hillside properties offer beautiful sea views and panoramic views across the local countryside.
Three beautiful luxury properties for sale in Grasse
Bastide with luxurious gardens
This stunning eight-bedroom stone bastide (HH-9481596) was built in 1895 and offers nothing but beauty and tranquillity. Overlooking the Grasse countryside, it provides breath-taking views and four acres of gardens, including Mediterranean shrubs and rose bushes, which were created by garden designer Jean Mus. The picture-perfect exterior includes a charming covered terrace and exquisitely-designed swimming pool area, and the interiors are resplendent with stylish decor with Provençal colours throughout.
Exceptional 19th century mansion
Not only is this incredible eight-bedroom property (HH-9436799) located close to the historical centre of Grasse, but it also benefits from panoramic views of the sea and surrounding hills, and large sweeping terraces. Two of the bedrooms are located in a private wing, which means that family and friends can enjoy privacy as well as luxurious accommodation when they stay, and that an additional income by renting out the property is also possible. At €1,190,000, a viewing is recommended as soon as possible.
Stylish single-storey country house
This south-facing six-bedroom country home (HH-5018355) is set on one level in picturesque, peaceful surroundings. With a landscaped park, a swimming pool, summer kitchen and tennis court, this property is perfectly set up for a luxurious summer lifestyle. There is also a separate apartment and the possibility to create several building plots if desired. An excellent investment opportunity, this property is on the market for €1,200,000.
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