When you think of the classic French lifestyle, you most likely picture a place just like Valbonne. This 16th-century village in the Cote d’Azur has two distinctly different vantage points: The French Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. With mild temperatures and frequent sunny days, you’ll want to spend most of your time outside – and the homes in Valbonne cater to that, with wonderful outdoor space for swimming, entertaining and relaxing. It is also a perfect location to invest in property, which is why luxurious properties in Valbonne are very popular with overseas buyers.
Where is Valbonne?
Set in the Alpes-Maritimes department of southeast Provence, Valbonne isn’t far from Antibes and Cannes. This quaint French Riviera town is in a valley that’s teeming with Mediterranean greenery. Valbonne has grown along with the nearby Sophia Antipolis technology park, and many of the engineers and researchers who work there living locally in the area.
Summers in Valbonne last through to mid-September, with the weather being consistently dry, warm and clear. Wintertime is on the colder side (though still mild), and there tends to be cloud cover, with the season lasting from the end of November through the end of March.
The streets of Valbonne are well-maintained, with pastel facades and stone houses, some of which have been converted into boutiques. The square, called the Place des Arcades, is where you’ll find some lovely cafes with outdoor seating and shops with antiques, clothing and interior décor.
The commune has architectural features here and there to admire, such as ancient doorways, fountains and sundials, as well as an abbey and chapels to tour. There are weekly and monthly markets, plus annual festivals to celebrate everything from the arts and the local grapes for winemaking to the area’s architectural heritage and the holidays.
Valbonne also has two golf courses nearby – the nine-hole Victoria Golf Club and the 18-hole Opio Valbonne golf resort. At La Brague Park and Parc de la Valmasque, you’ll find nature trails and paths for hiking, horse riding, running and walking.
Types of Luxurious Properties in Valbonne
Valbonne is one of the more spacious parts of the French Riviera, and that’s reflected in the size of properties for sale. Many homes here have additional outbuildings, along with pools, jacuzzis, summer kitchens, cinemas, fitness rooms, wine cellars and more. Closer to the village are smaller townhouses, which may lose a bit of size but don’t lose the charm that homes in Valbonne are known for. Let’s take a look at five amazing properties for sale in Valbonne.
Stunning 11 Bedroom Villa in Valbonne
This 11-bedroom villa has plenty of character and unique features you won’t find elsewhere. The semi-open floor plan has main areas that fluidly lead into one another, and many of the rooms have sliding glass doors that lead to terraces. There’s a billiards room that can double as a library, and the garage includes a dedicated workshop space.
The main house has its own pool and jacuzzi, and there’s also a guest house with a second pool, as well as a smaller caretaker’s house. There are equestrian facilities, too, including shaded paddocks, tack rooms, an outdoor jumping arena, an outdoor dressage ring and a clubhouse.
A spacious and beautifully designed, new built villa in Valbonne
This new villa has sophisticated, modern features, and a neutral color palette gives you the perfect starting point to make this home look exactly how you want it to. Designed with the best in mind, there’s a state-of-the-art Gaggenau kitchen and made-to-measure furniture. There are three spacious bedroom suites, plus a master bedroom suite and a separate guest house. The property also has a fitness room, library, screening room and wine cellar.
Outside, there’s a pool and a pool house, as well as views over the golf course and countryside. You always have a front-row seat to your landscaped gardens, too, and there are covered outdoor dining areas for those days and nights when the weather’s just right.
Tastefully refurbished 8 bedroom house
This one-of-a-kind bastide-style property is set on parkland and surrounded by a rose garden and fish ponds. The garden level of the home has an enormous kitchen and dining room, plus a pantry. The triple-reception area includes a lounge with billiards, a sitting room with a fireplace and a TV lounge. The property includes a two-car garage, a swimming pool and pool house, a summer kitchen with a dining area and a jacuzzi.
The first floor is where the master bedroom can be found, which includes a lounge, fireplace, shower and dressing room. There’s also a second bedroom suite on this floor with its own bathroom and dressing room. Lastly, there are two child-sized bedrooms that share a bathroom and dressing room. The second floor has three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Well appointed beautiful Provencal-style villa in Valbonne
Set close to the village in a quiet, gated community, this Provencal-style home is jaw-dropping – even the entrance hall is impressive. The living space is large and bright, the dining room has a fireplace, and there’s also a fully-equipped kitchen. There are a total of five ensuite bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor. There’s also a pool and pool house, plus a double garage and a carport.
Magnificent 5 bedroom villa in Valbonne
This stunning property is in a calm setting at the end of a dead end and sheltered from view, giving you the utmost privacy. You’re not too removed, though – it’s just a short walk to the village. In addition to the main house with five buildings, there are outbuildings, including an independent studio that can be converted into a guest house. There’s also an infinity pool, a garage and multiple parking spaces, and plenty of greenery for when you’re lounging outside or entertaining guests in the covered dining area
HOMEHUNTS property agents are able to search the market for you and find a beautiful selection of luxury Valbonne properties based on your specific search criteria. Search our website and browse our selection of luxury homes. Alternatively, you can speak directly to one of our expert property consultants by calling +33 (0)970 44 66 43.