Houses in La Colle-sur-Loup, at the heart of authentic Provence

Mary Deschamps 06 Feb 2021
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All those who carry Provence in their heart should consider buying a house in La Colle-sur-Loup, a village with an authentic setting.

Maisons à La Colle-sur-Loup, la Provence au cœur
Famous people have lived in this deluxe house which is eagerly expecting its next owner. © John Taylor

Built in the bucolic landscapes of the Provençal hinterland, this town, located between Vence and Cagnes-sur-Mer, is just 18 kilometers from Nice and 1 hour from the highest alpine peaks. Olive trees, lemon trees, lavender, generous sun, Mediterranean gastronomy, these are the main assets of this dynamic tourist destination, whose prestigious real estate properties have nothing to envy of the better-known cities in the region. As a member of the Sophia Antipolis Technopole Agglomeration Community, a nearby employment hotbed, it benefits from a favorable setting, as a guarantee, for those who seek to deluxe house in La Colle-sur-Loup tomove in as a family.

A preserved traditional habitat 

The enchantment provided by the unspoiled character of the ancient capital of the rose at the start of the 20th century is understandable. At the gates of the Gorges du Loup, it is a real place of escape for nature lovers. Life takes place here far from the frenzy of the Mediterranean coast, but at the heart of the scenic charms that seduce fans of the French Riviera. It cultivates a certain art of living around its old streets, its shaded squares where fountains rustle with playful water games, in front of facades with sculpted doors, the castle and the abbey which bear witness to the gentle architecture of this 16th century seigneury. How not to want acheter to buy a deluxe villa in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur when considering this environnement? Inside-trackers and those in the know when it comes to the advantages of this town are already on th ball.

The small story of a grand house 

And it is around an old feudal fortress of the 13th century that buyers focus their research in their desire to purchase a deluxe house in France. Nicknamed Château Monfort, the building was remodeled during the Renaissance by the Count of Ventimiglia for the wedding of his daughter Anne, then the place received King François 1st and Pope Paul III during their vacation in this region blessed by the gods. After many financial vicissitudes, the noble residence, which passed through several hands, was saved thanks to its classification on the list of Historical Monuments in 1937.

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Built by respecting the regional style, the interior has lots of style. © John Taylor

Total luxury in the middle of nature

Today, it still has some interesting arguments. On 10 hectares, its lush park has fountains, a large outdoor swimming pool, a gazebo, an old caravan, a pond dedicated to fishing and an open-air amphitheater. As for its living spaces, they have 1,200 m² of livable surface, with 15 rooms, a large living room, 14 bedrooms decorated with works by Jean Cocteau and a guest house. A top glamorous address to discover the royal splendor, in a Hollywood version ...

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