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The 5 most beautiful villas on the Riviera, along the Mediterranean seashore

On the French Riviera, these dream villas, featuring deluxe amenities, all have an address— inviting you to discover them, and why not to move in.

The 5 most beautiful villas on the Riviera, along the Mediterranean seashore


From Hyères to Menton, the most beautiful villas of the French Riviera are the holiday dwellings for the rich and famous. Here the prestigious real estate offer is certainly not suffering from the crisis. It is even being upgraded, because this privileged region combines all the assets making it a small paradise on earth: a Mediterreanean climate, deluxe hotels, gastronomy, casinos, yachting and proximity to the airport of Nice and the Principality of Monaco.

1. A 1920s private mansion on the Cap d'Ail

All along the coastline of the French Riviera, the Roaring Twenties era has left behind remarkable architectural follies! Part of the high-end market is obviously oriented towards the Belle Epoque villas, an architecture appreciated by the bourgeoisie in the early part of the 20th century and which one finds in the discreet, but highly favored community of the Cap d'Ail, between Nice and Monaco.

A terrace on the roof

This private mansion, whose turrets dominate the Mediterranean Sea, offers a totally southern exposure. On a 1600 m² plot of land, its liveable surface of 350 m² is divided on 3 levels, plus a roof terrace of 110 m² and an independent house for guests or staff. It comprises 6 bedrooms each with their own bathroom. All the floors can be reached by elevator, including the 3 car garage. The main entrance opens up on a large living room with fireplace, an adjacent dining room and an entirely fitted kitchen. Another particularity of this exceptional property is that the outdoor pool provides total intimacy very near the sea.

2. A waterfront property in Carry-le-Rouet

Surnamed « The Pearl of the Blue Coastline », this township along the Riviera seashore attracts all the players of deluxe real esate. The former fishermen's village boasts scenic coves, tranquil beaches and a unique maritime park in the PACA region, making it a year-long residential destination to take advantage of the very best things in the world, while investing in high standard properties.

The best of all possible worlds on the Riviera

This villa with pink facades looks directly across the nautical shores of the Great South. In addition to the absolute calm of its landscaped garden of 900 m², while being close to shopping facilities, it features a direct access to the seashore thanks to a small private gate. Its liveable surface spans more than 290 m², with 6 rooms including handsome reception spaces. Very well organized, it is modulable in terms of its interior organisation. On the ground floor: an entrance hallway, a large living room, a kitchen dining room opening up on a large terrace, a small salon and a bedroom on the same level as its independent bathroom. On the upper floor: three bedrooms with a balcony and shower room—as for the mezzanine, it shelters a playroom, a home cinema, an office facing the sea, a summer kitchen with its terrace, as well as an additional bedroom with its private bathroom. There is also a heated outdoor pool, a terrace in teck wood, a porch for the car, a garage—all with intense luminosity, which will make you appreciate why the French Riviera appeals to so many.

3. A contemporary villa in Mougins

Safe haven of deluxe real estate in the Cannes back country, Mougins puts the spotlight on prestigious homesteads, in the shade of centennial pine trees. A privileged enclave for stars cultivating the Provencal magic, this village with ancestral streets often transforms itself into an open-sky gallery and high-end properties will certainly be filled with celebrities, who come incognito to take advantage of the Mediterranean climate when the balmy weather settles in.

A heavenly cocoon in all intimacy

This house is no exception, providing intimacy to those wishing to preserve the incognito side of their visit. Offering total calm, while ideally located in the historical centre, and very close to shopping areas, it offers a fairy tale panoramic view from all of its rooms on the bay of Cannes and the islands of Lerins. The main villa of 400 m² shelters, on the 1st floor, a huge living room with a separate kitchen, a bar, 2 master bedrooms and a fitness room. On the ground floor, opening onto a 15-meter-long outdoor pool, you will discover 2 ensuite bedrooms, a cinema room, a leisure room with bar and kitchen, a cellar, a laundry room and a 5 car shelter. Very close by, a secondary home of 80 m² comprises 2 apartments, and can be used as a guest house for friends or for staff. There is a living room with an American kitchen, 3 rooms, each with their private bathrooms, all giving out on a terrace and a garden. Now you have foretaste of what Mougins has to offer to its most exacting residents…

4. An architect's villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

From cape to cape, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is the magical destination between Nice and Monaco. A deluxe balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the most coveted area of the French Riviera is known for its « Millionnaire Dock ». With terraces offering a permanent show of the largest yachts in the world, these low-key palaces with private access to the sea and upscale real estate propositions are quite obviously exceptional.

Ultimate comfort on three levels

Recently built, this very high standing property comprises 3 levels. It is located near a haven of voluptuousness, labeled as a 5 star, hosting a number of personalities during the Cannes Film Festival. Owners can benefit from its services. Premium amenities are on deck. A more than 3 000 m² plot of land, a total liveable surface of 600 m², 5 bedrooms, several dressing rooms, 8 bathrooms, a large living room, a dining room opening up on large terraces, an entirely fitted kitchen, an outdoor pool with its own pool house, a sauna, a wine cellar, a home cinema, a playroom and a garage. Everything has been planned to warranty quality of life and tranquility, under the sign of excellence.

5. A trophy villa on the bay of Cannes

On the Croisette promenade in Cannes, the symbols of real estate dreams are showcased between the beach, the Palais des Festivals rolling out its red carpet during glamour sequences, palaces and casinos. Most of the time « Off Market », the properties, which are not featured on the catalogs of agencies, offer nonetheless all the guarantees to crowned heads, business men and leading industrialists hidden behind the smoked glass of their limousine.

A refined spirit down to the slightest detail

Overlooking the city, this contemporary village, considered as a trophy by hunters of unique properties, looks onto an exceptional panorama between mountains and sea, at 360°. Far from the spotlights, it is located on a 1,176 m² plot of land planted with Mediterranean essences, comprising a house of 796 m² and a guest pavilion of 380 m². There are 9 ensuite bedrooms with a Hollywoodian decor, 9 bathrooms, a home cinema, a fitness room, a spa, a wine cellar as well as a 354 m² garage. During your visit, you will realize that on villas for sale on the Riviera, some wager on high end amenities, while others concentrate on major luxury…

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