Feature For Sale: Historic 'La Croix des Gardes', Jewel of the French Riviera
The largest remaining estate on the Cote D'Azur, this legendary property is an homage to the glory days of the French Riviera. In 1955, the property became famous as the set of Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief". Megastar Grace Kelly fell under the spell of this unique Castle, positioned a few minutes from the port of Cannes and the 'Palais des Festivals'.
Dating back to the early 19th century, this villa was built alongside a series of outstanding properties in the region, such as the 'Villa Rothschild', 'Castle Vallombrosa', and 'Villa Romée'. The region became known as 'Quartier des Anglais'.
In 1919, a Swiss Gentleman purchased the property and built a Florentine style villa atop the hill, surrounded by authentic hanging gardens designed by a famed landscape architect known throughout the region. These iconic gardens defined the state, which would come to be known as the 'Castle of la Croix des Gardes'. In 1960 the property was purchased by the French bottled water mogul, Richard Perrier.
With unparalleled views of sunrise and sunset, the Mediterranean Sea and the snowy mountains, this property embodies the enduring romance of the Cote D'Azur.
OFFERED BY: Sothebys
PRICE: Upon Request
SIZE: 12,916 sq ft/ 1200 sq m
LAND: 24.7 Acres / 9.99 Hectares