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Buying a villa or an apartment in Cannes - French Riviera: which district to choose?

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Buying a villa or an apartment in Cannes - French Riviera: which district to choose?

The real estate market in Cannes is very specific and the purchase of an apartment facing the sea or near the beaches, or a villa with a swimming pool, offers different perspectives. Depending on the sector, the properties are very varied and their services are of the most prestigious.

Overview of a high-end real estate portfolio

La Californie

Highly sought-after area of ​​Cannes, very residential and green, for very high-end real estate, whether it is apartments and penthouses in top of the range residences, or contemporary villas and Belle-Epoque houses with luxurious services. The Californie district in Cannes promises an exceptional sea view, overlooking the bay of Cannes, and often allowing a panorama from Cap d'Antibes to the Esterel Mountains, not to mention the Lerins Islands.
The elegant Californie in Cannes attracts buyers from all over the world looking for an exceptional second home near the Croisette, the beaches and major roads allowing easy access to strategic points of the Côte d’Azur : Nice Côte d’Azur international airport, motorway allowing access to St-Tropez or Monaco, etc.
Although close to the Croisette, La Californie is a true haven of peace, an idyllic setting for any buyer wishing to avoid the tourist bustle.

La Croisette

Known worldwide for its designer boutiques, starred restaurants and luxury hotels, La Croisette stretches from the historic port facing the famous Palais des Festivals - which notably houses the International Film Festival, to the Pointe Croisette - Port Canto. La Croisette represents a real micro-market in Cannes, with its prestigious apartments and penthouses offering breathtaking views of the sea, whether as a main residence or as a second home with a strong potential for seasonal rental yield.
Acquiring properties on the Croisette is reserved to privileged customers, budgets being particularly high in this sector.

Palm Beach - Mouré Rouge

In the immediate vicinity of the sandy beaches, facing the sea, an area benefiting from small local shops and restaurants. Buyers will benefit here from luxury apartments in recent residences with terraces and sea view, both for the main and secondary residence.

La Croix des Gardes

True green lung of Cannes, the Croix des Gardes is the family sector par excellence, allowing long walks surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation and offering exceptional panoramic sea views. La Croix des Gardes is a very residential area where you can find majestic homes with unparalleled services - Château de la Croix des Gardes, Palais Vénitien, and luxury residences with sea view, park, swimming pool, tennis court. A dense and varied market, where modern architecture and Belle-Epoque authenticity blend.

Super Cannes

Enjoy a prime position and discover the heights of Cannes, offering villas and apartments with sea views, in the immediate vicinity of major axes leading to the center of Cannes or to the motorway. A few minutes from Le Cannet, several schools and municipal parks make this district a family sector.

Le Petit Juas

Historic residential district of Cannes, it houses many mansions dating from the 19th century in the immediate vicinity of the Palais des Festivals and old Cannes, Le Suquet. Sought after area, Le Petit Juas offers an interesting market for its rental yield during festivals and other conventions in Cannes.


In the immediate vicinity of Cannes city center, the shopping streets and the seaside, the Oxford district usually offers luxury Belle Epoque houses or prestigious residences offering luxury apartments, most often with sea view. Even though the Oxford area is located near the city center, it remains a calm and residential sector which generally offers a beautiful South West exposure.

La Banane in Cannes

Highly sought after area stretching from Le Suquet - historic district of Cannes, to the end of the Croisette, La Banane mainly offers recent buildings enjoying a rather dynamic location in the city center, with its shops , luxury boutiques, restaurants, bars and hotels.
A real place of professional activity, La Banane is an ideal area for both a main residence and a second home with a potential and significant rental yield during festivals and congresses in Cannes, all a stone's throw from the Croisette.

Are you looking for an apartment, penthouse or house to buy in Cannes?

Consult the list of our properties for sale in Cannes Côte d´Azur here, contact our teams or visit our office of the 74 boulevard de la Croisette.


Contact Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty is the best way to find your home on the Cote d’Azur - our highly specialized consultants will provide access to the finest properties for sale or to rent within the most sought-after areas of the French Riviera.
Let’s plan a call or a video meeting to have a clear idea of your housing needs and budget and undestand your real estate project.
You will then receive from us a long-list of properties that meet your demand, and we will schedule a new meeting to get your appreciation and feedbak on this first selection.
After that, we arrange the viewings!

Trust Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty to find your luxury property on the French Riviera.