To Cap it all
Looking out across a deep sapphire blue sea, standing on the edge of a peninsular, with nothing between you and the horizon is a magical feeling. Calming, thought-provoking and relaxing, the sensation of being on the edge is a huge attraction for property buyers.
Owning a property which is situated on or close to a Pennisular is a wonderful way of experiencing a closer to the ocean feeling.
These pieces of land, known as Caps are surrounded by water on three sides and are still connected to the mainland. There are often rocky, rugged and a little bit wild whilst also having an exclusive feel.
Across the Mediterranean coastline of southern France, jutting out from the Riviera and Provence Coasts are a number of Caps, such as Cap d’ail, Cap Ferrat, Cap Martin, Cap d’Antibes, Cap St Pierre, Cap Benat, Cap Brun, Cap Negre and Cap Canaille.
Cap Ferrat is situated in Alpes-Maritimes department, in south eastern France. It is located in the commune of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on a peninsula next to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-Mer and has been voted as one of the most beautiful bays in Europe.
Its serenity and warm climate make it a sought after destination of homes for European aristocracy and international millionaires and billionaires. Once a slow paced, tranquil little fishing village, Cap Ferrat is today France’s retreat for the super-rich and famous. It has some of the most expensive real estate in the world. However, the port area still retains an old world charm, proudly displayed by the collection of little fishing boats moored next to more luxurious cruisers and yachts.
This stunning 200m2 apartment in Cap Ferrat has a view to top all views looks across the entire bay of Villefranche. Price contact us.
Cap d’ail enjoys a privileged position on the Cote d’Azur, located at the gateway to Monte-Carlo only 20 minutes from Nice and Italy with rocky peaks rising up to 500 meters beaches and peaceful bays. At the very end of Cap D’ail sits the Villa “The Rock” of Prince Jean Louis Faucigny-Lucinge, French aristocrat, whose best known and most frequent visitor was Greta Garbo.
Cap D’ail shelters many exclusive luxurious villas, some of which can be seen from the Sentier Littoral which traces a rocky seaside path from Cap D’ail some two to three kilometres to Fontvieille Monaco.
For sale overlooking the Cap, is this stunning south facing property (above) with panoramic sea views. Price: 1,195,000 euros
Roquebrune-Cap Martin is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department in south-eastern France between Monaco and Menton. The area (originally known as Roccabruna) was founded in 970 by Count Conrad 1 of Ventimiglia, in order to protect his western border. After centuries of being under the control of the Grimaldi family of Monaco, in 1804 Napoleon built a road along the coastline. This road connected the village to the rest of the Cote d’Azur, and eventually led to its merger with the smaller town of Cap-Martin.
Cap-Martin comprises several villages and towns: St.Roman, practically a suburb of Monaco, the residential areas of Cabbé, Bon Voyage and Serret, Roquebrune with its perched village and château, the exclusive Cap Martin peninsula and the modern seaside resort of Carnolès with its long pebble beach bordering Menton.
For example this extremely stylish contemporary house designed by Marco Casali is located just a few minutes from the waterfront. Price 13,500,000 euros
Cap Martin is often overlooked by property buyers; however it does offer excellent value for money in comparison to its neighbour Cap Ferrat. Its proximity to Nice, Monaco and the Italian border make it a very attractive location. There is a peaceful atmosphere which has been favoured by many rich and famous such as the Agnelli family, Grundig, and owners of Dolce Gabana.
Le Cap d’Antibes really started to develop by the middle of the nineteenth century. At that time, wealthy people from all Europe, notably UK and Russia started to discover the area and built luxurious homes.
In 1926, the old castle of Antibes was bought by the local government and restored for use as a museum. Pablo Picasso came to the town in 1946 and was invited to stay in the castle. He stayed for six months, painting and drawing many pieces of art as well as crafting ceramics and tapestries. When he departed, he left all his works here, and the castle officially became the Picasso Museum.
It is a privilege for us to offer, one of the most important estates on the Cap d`Antibes. This charming property has an interesting history and is in an elevated position with stunning views of the sea and French Riviera coastline.
With 1500m2 of habitable space and 2 hectares of grounds please contact us to discuss this fine property.
Cap de St Tropez
Although the name St Tropez is world-famous, is not normally associated with the actual name of Cap de St Tropez.
There are several breathtaking Caps in between the Bays of Pampelonne and Grigaro such a Cap Camarat and Cap Taillat – still relatively unknown to many.
The areas on these Caps are fervent and rich in vegetation, the beaches boast fine sand and there are many pretty creeks tucked away under immense rocks. It has become a mecca for many naturists who avoid the glitz and glamour of the St Tropez port, favouring the rugged rocks and pine scented forests which lie on this part of the coastline.
Ideally located on the top of the hill, calm, sumptuous contemporary style villa, offering a panoramic view of the sea & the bay of St Tropez. Price contact us.
The area of Cap Benat, along the Provence coastline, is an exclusive private domaine with private beaches and a private port. With three different private domains on the Cap Benat, buyers come here for the peace of mind of a secure domaine combined with private beaches and the beautiful views over the Iles d’Hyeres.
The 250 hectares of the domaine is considered one of the most prestigious domaines in southern France. Individual houses of owners from mainly Switzerland, France and Germany, a quarter of the 250 hectares has properties situated on it, the rest has been left natural with trees, flora and fauna. There are very strict laws and so nothing intrusive has been built. Thanks to this owners are able to still have the feeling of seclusion. There are also 7 tennis courts and also watersports on the private beaches.
This property is only 100 metres walk from the beach of Cap Benat facing due south and offers great accommodation with a main house and then guest house with the same views. There is the possibility to build a pool. Price contact us.
Further west along the coast towards Marseille and situated in between the exquisite calanques of La Ciotat and Cassis lies the Cap Canaille.
The calanques between Marseille and Cassis are popular amongst tourists and locals alike, offering several vantage points (such as the Corniche des Crêtes and Cap Canaille) and have spectacular sea view panoramas. A great number of hikers frequent the area and the cliffs are also used as training spots for rock climbers.
This stunning watersedge property in La Ciotat is the perfect place to Cap-watch. With outstanding seaviews it offers 250m2 living space plus a guest/caretaker house on grounds of over 6750m2. Price 2,600,000 euros.
Most of the calanques are also closed to the public during the summer (typically July through September) due to the risks of forest fire that often happen during the dry season. The best time to visit Cap Canaille and the calanques is probably March through May, when temperatures are still quite fresh and, unlike autumn and winter, rain is usually quite rare. Boat tours are also available starting either from Marseille, Cassis or La Ciotat, which can provide for some spectacular sightseeing. Although there are no properties actually on the Cap, there are a number of beautiful properties nearby which overlook the Cap.
To Cap it all….owning a property near or on these locations is the ultimate choice.
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