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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 and Angelina Jolie.

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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.

Another famous, sought-after town in Antibes is 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.

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.

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This splendid four-bedroom villa (HH-1561312) located in Cap d’Antibes and not far from the Plage de la Garoupe, lies on the waterfront and offers a spectacular sea view. With private beach access, landscaped gardens and a Jacuzzi, this property, priced at €22 million, is all about luxurious living.

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Situated in a gated domain, this high-spec modern apartment (HH-6568630) offers sea views, a swimming pool and four en-suite bedrooms. A light and airy interior with a pristine finish makes this an excellent investment prospect.

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Infinity pools, such as the one at this modern villa in Golfe-Juan, are not very easy to find, but here it is possible to enjoy the sea view in what could only be described as aquatic heaven. Set over two floors, this property comprises two independent apartments, with four bedrooms in total, which can easily be re-joined if desired. At €1,485,000 it will not be on the market for long.

To find out more about these properties or to discover more about what is available to buy in Antibes, visit the Home Hunts website, www.home-hunts.net, or contact the French office to speak with a member of the team.