Property market


The countryside behind Cannes

Mougins is clearly seen as a countrified outpost of Cannes. Playing host to 19,270 residents, this “garden village” spread out around a medieval village with a spiral layout owes its reputation to its art-galleries, (...) Read on...



Saint-Tropez, an investment for personal pleasure

Limiting the very essential Saint-Tropez with its 4,550 inhabitants solely to its festive vocation would mean neglecting the very essence of the town, languishing on the Mediterranean shore, opening out to luxuriant (...) Read on...



Prestige at the water’s edge

Specializing in properties at the water’s edge since 1988, Michel Chassagne of Waterfront Property has counted 1,957 of them between Menton and Saint-Tropez, ranging from simple fishermen’s huts to sublime private (...) Read on...



Cap d’Antibes, a sound long-term investment

Cap d’Antibes, a sound long-term investment

At the end of the 19th century, James Wyllie had earth brought onto the cape, thus paving the way for the cultivation of Meilland, Loenetti, Astoux and Richardier roses. At the same time, the botanist Thuret introduced (...) Read on...

Saint-Paul, an address of genuine charm

Saint-Paul, an address of genuine charm

Saint-Paul owes its ramparts to Francis I, who transformed the village into a fortified stronghold from 1538 to 1547. With the Alps and Mediterranean as a backcloth, the village is now a must on any tour of the Côte (...) Read on...

MONACO, A FOCUS ON LUXURY

MONACO, A FOCUS ON LUXURY

In the Principality, a sovereign territory bordered by the communes of Cap d’Ail, Beausoleil, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and La Turbie, the population changes constantly. 35,900 people, French, Italian, British, (...) Read on...


Seasonal rentals, on top form !

Seasonal rentals, on top form !

The Côte d’Azur offers picture-postcard scenery, from sandy beaches to wild creeks, from luxuriant capes to the snow-capped Alps, from built-up areas, both trendy and crowded, to authentic hill-top villages. From a (...) Read on...

Cannes, a strong show of resistance

Cannes, a strong show of resistance

The 2007 ranking indicated an average price of 15,000 €/m2 for highly-prized neighbourhoods in Cannes. On the legendary seafront, palatial hotels rub shoulders with luxury boutiques and trendy restaurants. Over 30 (...) Read on...

Cap-Ferrat : a micro-market

Cap-Ferrat : a micro-market

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a 10-minute drive from both Nice and Monaco. From 1908, the Grand Hotel brought a wealthy clientele to the cape. It soon saw the appearance of sublime properties such as those built by King (...) Read on...


The countryside behind Cannes

The countryside behind Cannes

Renowned for its splendid villas, art-galleries and restaurants, Mougins, home to 20,000 residents, has won international acclaim. The science and technology park of Sophia-Antipolis covers part of the territory of this (...) Read on...

Villefranche : one of the loveliest views in the Alpes-Maritimes

Villefranche : one of the loveliest views in the Alpes-Maritimes

Cruise passengers appreciate the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer, a safe place to drop anchor sheltered from the wind, the Saint-Pierre Chapel decorated by Jean Cocteau and listed as an historic monument, the Saint-Elme (...) Read on...

Contemporary homes in Provence

Contemporary homes in Provence

In the strictest terms, Provence, bordered to the south by the Mediterranean, extends from the Italian frontier to the left bank of the Rhône. The Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur region occupies 31,443 km2 and plays host (...) Read on...


Monaco : a promising “back-to-work”

Monaco : a promising “back-to-work”

Surrounded by Cap d’Ail, Beausoleil, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and La Turbie, Monaco is home to Frenchmen, Italians, the British, as well as its own citizens, a segment of the population accounting for 21.5 % of the total (...) Read on...

Cannes, a symbol for prestige

Cannes, a symbol for prestige

The centre of Cannes lies at the foot of Le Suquet, the town’s authentic and picturesque Old Town. Yacht marinas are dotted along the seafront, rubbing shoulders with the legendary Palais des Festivals. Hotels, (...) Read on...

Properties at the water’s edge : a micro-market

Properties at the water’s edge : a micro-market

A rare and highly sought-after commodity which estate-agents mention with caution, villas “at the water’s edge” are to be distinguished from those merely on the front row. They alone give direct access to the sea, (...) Read on...