The French Riviera – Antibes
The commune of Antibes, originally founded by the Greeks, lies in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France and is one of the most coveted locations in the world to own a property.
Nestled between Cannes and Nice, and offering kilometre after kilometre of stunning Mediterranean coastline, it is no wonder that it has always been, and still is, the area of choice for so many famous faces.
Back in 1946, Pablo Picasso stayed in the town of Antibes’ 12th century castle, which is now the Picasso Museum. And the Cap d’Antibes, which is home to the exclusive Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, often plays host to high profile celebrities – particularly during the Cannes Film Festival – such as Brad Pitt, Sharon Stone, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and…. in fact, everyone who’s anyone has stayed at the Hôtel du Cap
One of today’s most famous resident of the Cap d’Antibes is Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich. In 2004 he bought the impressive Château de la Croë, which had historically been leased by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, following the Duke’s abdication in 1936.
The Cap d’Antibes is located in between Antibes and the beautiful coastal town of Juan-les-Pins, which became renowned for jazz music during the twenties. When the jazz festival, Jazz à Juan, was launched in 1960 it was attended by all the greats, including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles. It is still one of the highlights of the summer on the French Riviera and attracts hugely popular international artists each year.
Out to the west of Antibes lies the commune of Vallauris, where the sparkling seaside resort of Golfe-Juan can be found. One of the Cote d’Azur’s most popular marinas is here, Port Camille Rayon, which can accommodate over 800 boats.
Properties in Antibes are always in demand. At around 20km from Nice Airport and the TGV train station, international connections are on the doorstep, making this a perfect holiday destination or regular get-away spot. Either way, Home Hunts offers an extensive selection of properties to suit those looking to buy in the area.
This unique, beautifully presented six bedroomed villa is located in the Cap d’Antibes, a two minute walk from the Plage de la Garoupe. The property has been completely renovated throughout and has five ensuite bedrooms in the main house, plus a staff apartment. There is a great pool with pool house as well as the distinctive clock tower and large roof terrace. You really need to see this property to appreciate it!
Huge apartment with stunning views over Port Vauban and the Riviera coastline with the Alps beyond… This is a view you would never tire of! Situated on the sixth floor of a residence within walking distance of everything. Needs some updating but lots of potential and the possibility to add value.
Incredible waterfront villa with direct access to the sea within easy walking distance of Antibes. This recently renovated property is in a wonderful and unique setting, it also has a saltwater swimming pool
To find out more about these properties or to discover more about what is available to buy in the Antibes area, visit the Home Hunts website, www.home-hunts.com or contact the French office to speak with a member of the team.