Subtle tones of blue blend together, melt into each other within a backdrop of bountiful nature, with the Mediterranean, the sky and the horizon as their only witnesses. Capes and reliefs are sketched out below, while century-old trees overhang infinity pools.

This elegant contemporary villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer offers living space of 300 m2 (four suites plus independent guest accommodation) in grounds of 1,839 m2 on a gated estate. 11 M €. Savills French Riviera (04 93 87 41 15).

In the neighbourhood of La Californie in Cannes, this property of 1,600 m2 stands in grounds of over 3.21 acres. Perfectly integrated into the setting, the pool area offers a Balinese atmosphere while the panoramic view is worthy of a picture-postcard. 52 M €. John Taylor (04 97 06 65 65).

Nestling on one of the Côte d’Azur’s most sought-after estates, this exceptional property in Villefranche-sur-Mer offers six suites, a home cinema and a well-being area, in landscaped grounds with a caretaker’s house and accommodation for house staff. + de 10 M €. Savills French Riviera (04 93 87 41 15).

Near the beaches of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the Four Seasons Grand Hôtel, this residence of 680 m2 offers seven suites. Cutting-edge technologies, a gym, spa, indoor and outdoor pools, a funicular and elevator are among the amenities proposed by this outstanding property. 60 M €. Azur Méditerranée (04 93 01 70 75)