The ‘Castle of la Croix des Gardes‘ is at least one of the greatest properties to be sold on the French Riviera, if not the widest among all, and belongs to the most exclusive legendary properties on the riviera. Ideally located at the hilltop of ‘La Croix des Gardes’, only a few minutes away from the port of Cannes and the Palais des Festivals,the property stands out proudly overlooking this legendary neighborhood which glory days date back to the early 19th century.
The wonderful private estate home has roots dating back to 1919 when a Swiss gentlemen by the name of Paul Girod purchased the property to construct his dream home. Six years after construction the property changed hands when the owner of Burma jewels purchased it. The property remained in his possession until 1960 when the owner of Perrier water purchased the estate. He hired English architect Alan Gore to extend and redesign the nearly 13,000 square foot structure.
Sitting 213 metres high, the castle offers unsurpassed panoramic Mediterranean Sea and snowy mountain views.
Today, the 24.711-acre estate includes restored gardens, a world-class orangery, and a 33-meter long swimming pool with views that must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. There are a total of 13 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms.
‘La Croix des Gardes‘ is the only remaining historic and legendary castle with ultimate beauty overlooking the Bay of Cannes from sunrise to sunset with that can bring the future owners back to the glorious times of the Riviera.
The property is listed with Sotheby’s International Realty. Price upon request.