The Charm of the

This architectural style of British or Italian persuasion which held sway from 1860 to 1914 gave rise to palaces with easily recognizable facades, roofs and balconies. Stucco, colonnades, cupolas and caryatids made their appearance, characterising winter residences and creating the splendour of yesteryear on the Côte d’Azur.

Built in 1901 and renovated throughout, this prestigious “Belle Époque” property on Cap d’Ail proposes elegant appointments. Its living space of 550 m² (seven suites, two drawing-rooms, a dining-room, study, movie cellar and hammam) is complemented by a garden of 1,200 m² overlooking the Mediterranean. 23 M €. Côte d’Azur International Realty (04 92 92 12 88).

Renovated throughout, this sublime villa offers living space of 200 m² on two floors (four suites and a studio for house staff) on the commune of Beausoleil, a stone’s throw from the Principality of Monaco. 6.9 M €. Côté Sun Luxury Real Estate (06 15 38 76 65).

This villa of 350 m² in Beaulieu-sur-Mer (spacious reception rooms and seven suites) is on a gated estate a short walk from the town centre. 8.480.000 €. Haussmann International (04 83 84 84 84).

This renovated house in Roquebrune-Cap- Martin benefits from four suites, guest-rooms with three bathrooms and their own kitchens, independent staff accommodation, and panoramic views of the sea and the Principality of Monaco. + de 15 M € Knight Frank (04 97 06 30 30).