The Côte d'Azur or French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline in the southeast corner of France, including Monaco. French Riviera is extended from the Italian border in the east and Saint Tropez or Cassis in the west.
The area attracts superstars and VIP’s around the world in search for the finest luxury properties and vacation homes, drawn by the magically sunlit beaches and abundance of wealth, high end culture, magnificent nature, plentiful of business and educational opportunities and unbeatable luxury lifestyle.
Finest luxury properties in Cote d'Azur
Some of the most prized luxury real estate, including seafront apartments and villas, in the French Riviera can be found in the region's capital of Nice, glamour and VIP filled Cannes and beautiful seaside resorts of Cap d’Ail and Villefrance-sur-Mer. The prime luxury residential property selection lies on the whole area from Nice towards Monaco to the east with the most prestigious homes closer you get to Monaco.
The coastline of Cote d’Azur was one of the first modern resort areas and attracted an abundance of wealthy aristocrats and upper class tourists. The area was an attraction for many famous artists and writers including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Edith Wharton who draw inspiration for their art from the natural scenery and laidback lifestyle. Many modern day VIP’s and celebrities, including Elton John and Brigitte Bardot, own property on the beautiful coast of French Riviera.
Because of its beautiful natural location, fantastic climate, an abundance of leisure activities, amazing cuisine, shopping and easy flight connections through Nice airport, luxury property in French Riviera is one of the most desired in the world. Due to the mountains Cote d’Azur has limited buildable land which together with high demand for the local homes makes this a stable and profitable luxury real estate market for global jet setters.
The biggest city in the area is Nice, with a major airport with flight connections throughout the world. The main seaside resorts in the area are Cap-D’Ail, Villefrance-sur-Mer, Saint Tropez and Cannes. Of course Cote d’Azur is not only about tourism and resorts but also includes a high tech science park / technopole at Sophia-Antipolis and a big research and technology center at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. This attracts many innovative companies and offers great educational opportunities for ambitious students and future leaders worldwide.
Owning luxury real estate at Cote d’Azur offers an ideal lifestyle with plentiful of business and educational opportunities combined together with cultural activities and events. In addition, French Riviera is one of the top destinations for the world’s superyacht fleet, hosting 50% of these fabulous boats every year and having 90% of these superyachts visiting the area at least once in their lifetime. And when you have finished sailing you can always visit one of the 14 ski resorts or 18 golf courses and the beautiful beaches, accompanied by almost constant sunshine, great food and wine.
The area is not only offering amazing relaxation and luxury lifestyle but it’s also a center of many international conventions and congresses thanks to the completion of Palais des Congrès in Nice and and the host to the world famous Cannes film festival, Monte Carlo rally and Monaco Formula 1 race.
Combine all of the above with the beautiful Mediterranean climate with warm and sunny summers and mild winters, luxury real estate in Cote d’Azur cannot be located more perfectly, covering all areas of life and offering best of the best of everything. Its picturesque settings not only attract wealthy property searchers but also famous painters and creative souls like Henri Mattise, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and many others in search of inspiration.
The luxury homes with sea views in the coastal towns on the east side of the French Riviera offer the most highly valued residential luxury real estate for locals and foreigners as their new second or third homes.
Verzun is a boutique real estate brokerage firm offering a hand picked selection of the finest luxury properties in Cote d’Azur valued $10mln and above. The personalized service and carefully curated selection of the best real estate includes a magnificent palace in Cannes, fantastic seafront villas in Cap d’Ail and other prime locations around the coast.