A sea-to-sky horizon, distant snow-capped mountains or flamingos in the foreground, what kind of a sea view would you choose?

While the weather is surprising us with snowfall on the Riviera and freezing temperatures in other areas of France, the calendar is, nevertheless, edging towards spring. With thoughts turning to summer holidays, it’s only natural to start thinking about what properties could provide the perfect base for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends during the summer holidays.

There are hundreds of stunning prime sea view properties for sale in France, but these are seven of the most eye-catching on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines.

Four levels of luxury in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Recognised as being one of the most beautiful bays in Europe, this newly-built eight-bedroom villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer (HH-11020247) has a highly prestigious address and offers remarkable views over the bay. Set in the hills over four floors (accessible via an internal elevator) the rooftop, heated pool and terrace have been perfectly designed for entertaining, and the Jacuzzi and solarium provide luxurious relaxation all year round.

A work of art in Cap d’Antibes

Views from the modern living room of this striking, white contemporary villa (HH-7663986) are of leafy palm trees, the turquoise swimming pool and the sea-to-sky horizon. The windows present the views like an artist’s masterpiece, with interior colour splashes picked to compliment the work of art. Recently renovated to include a cinema room, this is a spectacular property on the highly sought-after peninsula of Cap d’Antibes.

It’s in the Cannes

There are several spots to take in the stunning views of the Bay of Cannes and Esterel Mountains from this Belle Epoque-style property (HH-11182287). From the vast swimming pool terrace (the pool is also heated) to the outdoor dining area and the manicured gardens with their tropical foliage, this property is one of the most spectacular in La Californie.

Superior space in the heart of Saint-Tropez

This sophisticated prestige property (HH-7408964) has everything you could wish for. Not only is it located in the centre of Saint-Tropez, but it is has spacious interiors, including ten impeccably-designed bedrooms. The elegant façade, superior terrace and swimming pool are second to none, and offer beautiful views across the Mediterranean Sea.

Sea views and flamingos in Perpignan

A splendid 19th century château (HH-12203586), properties like this in the Perpignan area are not easy to find. There are not only sea views here, but also those of the surrounding nature reserve, which includes pink flamingos, and magnificent mountain ranges. Renovated in 2013 by a renowned architect, the interiors are as stunning as the exterior, which is set in 1.3 hectares of grounds and includes paddocks, stables and a vast, exquisitely-designed swimming pool.

The Bidart of relaxation

This striking waterfront property (HH-11846695) is located in Bidart, just 5 minutes along the Basque coast from its famous neighbour of Biarritz. One of its most spectacular features is a private walkway which leads directly onto the sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean. A majestic 13-bedroom family home, which once welcomed General de Gaul, you can witness magical sunsets and breath-taking sea views from its many terraces and large, inviting swimming pool.

A jewel in Gironde

Around an hour from Bordeaux and 20 minutes from the renowned seaside resort of Arcachon, this stunning architect’s chalet-style property in Gujan Mestras (HH-11191498) has four stunning bedrooms and a stylish, modern interior. Outside, the property is surrounded by verdant greenery and the decked terrace leads to a heated pool and a glorious sea view. This is a special home in a tranquil location, which also has a private hammam for the ultimate in relaxation.

If you are looking to buy a prime property in France with stunning sea views then Home Hunts can help. You can search for properties at www.home-hunts.com, but to speak to a consultant about your specific criteria and the best locations for investment, call +33 (0)970 44 66 43

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