Cap d'Antibes, a blue-chip address

Still casting its spell, the market for superb historic residences continues to draw discerning fans. Known for its Old Town, its 16th-C. ramparts, the Fort Carré, yacht harbour, and the seaside neighbourhood of Juan-les-Pins, Antibes boasts a magnificent cape, a peninsula with lush vegetation surveying the Mediterranean and playing host to some of the Côte d’Azur’s most luxurious villas.

On a private estate on Cap d’Antibes, this villa with a caretakers’ house, in perfect condition, offers living space of 900 m2 in all, in grounds of 6,000 m2 enjoying panoramic views of the sea. 35 M €. Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty (04 92 92 12 88)

This 1930’s residence offers living space of 667 m2 on three floors in a landscaped park of 8,300 m2. Its interior decor proposes an array of noble materials and techniques : marble, stained-glass windows, moulded ceilings and gilding. The master suite offers an unimpeded view of the Deep Blue Sea, the bay of Juan-les-Pins, the Lérins Islands and Estérel hills. 29 M €. John Taylor (04 97 06 65 65).

Benefiting from grounds of 2,200 m2 and a private beach, this seafront property offers total living space of 1,072 m2 featuring a reception area of 200 m2 and seven suites of at least 40 m2 each. Its amenities include a movie lounge, a spa, wine cellar, tasting room, and an apartment for house staff. 28,3 M €. Carlton International (04 93 95 11 11).

On a gated estate on the west side of Cap d’Antibes, this contemporary villa of 405 m2, recently renovated, offers five suites, a beautiful sea view and refined appointments, in grounds of 2,002 m2. 10 à 20 M €. Michaël Zingraf Real Estate (04 92 28 19 19).