The Côte d’Azur unfurls some of the world’s most highly-prized landscapes : the Alps drifting down to the Mediterranean, green in harmony with blue, plantlife rubbing shoulders with minerals, all composing a unique backcloth.

On the seafront in Roquebrune-Cap- Martin, this house surveys the bay of Monaco, enjoying Mediterranean scenery from its picture windows. Its living space of 600 m² offers no fewer than 16 main rooms, including a master suite of 90 m². Plus de 10 M €. Beauchamps Estates (04 93 94 45 45).

This villa overlooking the bay of Théoule-sur-Mer offers an unimpeded view of the entire Côte d’Azur from Cannes to the Bay of Angels in Nice via the Lérins Islands and Cap d’Antibes, with the Alps in the background. It offers living space of 1,000 m2 - thirteen bedrooms including six suites, four self-contained apartments, plus accommodation for house staff with three bedrooms - in 59.3 acres of grounds. 39 M €. Fine & Country (04 92 59 25 93)

This exceptional penthouse in Cannes offers living space of 180 m² - four bedrooms - opening out to a terrace of 160 m² facing due south, with a pool and jacuzzi. 3.190.000 €. Coldwell Banker (06 01 21 47 73).

This property right at the water’s edge on the west side of Cap d’Antibes benefits from a landscaped park of 8,200 m² with a pool, pool-house and tennis court. Its living space of 525 m² offers nine suites and a self-contained apartment. 26.750.000 €. Savills Cannes Cap d’Antibes (04 97 06 06 90).