Anyone who has been to Cannes (or the French Riviera) will have at least seen, and most likely visited the “Lerins Islands” off the coast of Cannes, namely Île de Saint-Honorat and Île Sainte-Marguerite. These islands have a rich and fascinating history. One of the oldest working Monasteries in Europe, the Île de Saint-Honorat is the Southern, smaller island, dating back to AD410. The Monks, … Continue reading Leonardo di Caprio, Monks, Napoleon and the Gestapo have one thing in common. But what?
Built just before the French Revolution, this rare and exquisite silk-worm farm has been recently renovated to the highest English/American standards. The Bastide was particularly well placed in the valley surrounded by vines and the Maures mountains. This three-story bastide provides large and luminous rooms, but still retains its original charm and character. The large stone house consists of 6 bedrooms (including a superb master … Continue reading French Riviera Property of the Week: “Historical Riches of Provence”
We are working with a long time (French) colleague who has identified a niche – well-priced Paris property being advertised outside the Estate agency circuit. This sector represents an astonishing 55% of the entire Paris market and the aim is to show the best properties available among the 4,200 private real estate offerings coming onto the market every year. Here is a sampling of what … Continue reading A Paris Property “Niche”
OPULENT CENTRAL CANNES APARTMENT Price – 950 000€ Spacious – Imposing – Elegant Boulevard Carnot Luxury 3 bedroom apartment for sale in Cannes Centre 153 m² of living space 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Living Room and Dining Room Separate spacious kitchen with high quality fittings Original Fireplaces Wooden Floors and high pressed ceilings Fantastic location within easy walking distance of all amenities Storage cellar Elegantly … Continue reading Opulent three bedroom apartment for sale in Cannes
I’m very harsh on real estate agents. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because of how they call every small house ‘charming’ and every run-down house a ‘great fixer-upper’. Just once, I’d like them to show me a house and declare, ‘This one’s a piece of crap’. Stephan Pastis Continue reading Agents Take Note – A Great Fixer-Upper
For all those boat lovers out there… and even if you’re not a boat lover, it’s difficult not to be enchanted by the majestic classic sailing boats that participate in this famous Regatta which took place last week in Cannes (and we were lucky enough to take part in some of the racing!) Many of the boats have wonderfully rich histories (including one having belonged … Continue reading Regates Royale – Cannes Real Estate Expert goes sailing!