Every May, the world’s glitterati descend on this riviera city for its annual film festival, but this glamorous seafront spot is a year-round destination, designed to cater to the most discerning of tastes.
Exceptional villas curated by our experts
Swept down the coast from Nice’s international airport by helicopter, you spot your sprawling villa as you round the headland, azure waters and long stretches of sand below. Fly over mega-yachts, taking in the curve of La Croisette round the bay, as the masts of the harbour and terracotta roofs come up to meet you.
It’s a brief chauffeur from the glittering centre to your villa nestled in the fabulous La Californie - the continental equivalent to the exclusive LA hills. Choose from elaborate Belle Époque villas to sleek contemporary homes, boasting views out over the crescent-shaped bay, the soaring Estérel mountains silhouetted in the background.
For a taste of le beau monde, head to the dazzling promenade, where haute couture boutiques await. Take in the art deco architecture of the seafront or head to one of the world-class casinos if you’re feeling lucky. For a change of scene, charter one of the sensational yachts in the harbour to the îles de Lérins, mooring in a secluded stretch between the islands. Come the evening why not give your private chef the night off, feasting at one of the Michelin-starred eateries that dot the area - soaking up the affluent atmosphere this seductive city is famous for.