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A house at the Cap d'Ail, a royal residence on the French Riviera

Between Nice and the Principality of Monaco, the Cap d'Ail features deluxe houses, many of which are royal residences on the Riviera.

A house at the Cap d'Ail, a royal residence on the French Riviera


Between sea and mountains, near Nice, Monaco and Italy, this town, on the French or Monegasque side, is one of the most upscale in France and one of the most secret. It is renowned for its natural shores, its abrupt coastline with Mediterranean vegetation, its vertical slopes near the “Tête de Chien” and its wild coves. It is also the anchor, seasonal or permanent, of personalities such as the Lumière Brothers, Colette, the Russian imperial family, the Prince of Wales, Sacha Guitry, Greta Garbo, André Malraux, Winston Churchill or even football trainer Didier Deschamps. Since its creation 100 years ago, each of them has purchased a deluxe villa for sale in the Cap d'Ail. But the list of those who have acquired a prestigious property to seal their belonging to the appartenance happy few club, part of this romantic post card, is quite long.

A township of leisure with pleasurable villas

The dream of international stars who have come incognito to this world made up of legend and celebrations, this resort with a mild climate is not, however, just a long succession of houses for sale in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Located along the waterfront, it is abundantly endowed with a religious and cultural heritage made up of châteaux, museums and gardens inherited from the glorious past of the Belle Epoque. Along the customs path, the beaches of Marquet and Mala are separated by the marina which offers its docks to boats alongside super-yachts.

The whiteness of a property in the Californian style

But it is out of sight that stands an estate steeped in history: the Villa Marizzina. Dressed all in white, in the purest Californian style, it was the property of great figures of European aristocracies, such as the Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich, cousin of Tsar Nicolas II, the ballerina Mathilde Kshesinskaiau, then the Italian princess Odescalch. It offers a breathtaking view on Cap-Ferrat.

A residence overlooking an ultra private beach

Let's take a look at it together, during an express visit to discover its unique assets. Built at the beginning of the 20th century and completely renovated a few years ago, it overlooks a 1,200 m² plot of land spanning a total of 506 m² with marble floors, 1 suite, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 1 home cinema, 1 garage for 6 vehicles and 1 outdoor swimming pool at the heart of lush greenery. A balcony, on the Riviera horizon, definitely makes you want to buy a deluxe house in France.

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