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The Côte d'Azur's ten most beautiful views

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The Côte d'Azur's ten most beautiful views

The Côte d'Azur is a natural and architectural treasure trove, with a wide variety of landscapes between land and sea. Its broad palette of colors offers many magical panoramas, and has captivated the greatest artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Cocteau! A land of exception, the French Riviera will seduce you with its natural sites, one after the other. Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty has put together a small selection for you.

1. The Colline du Château (Castle Hill) in Nice

A green lung in the heart of the city, Colline du Château offers a unique panorama of the city of Nice, Port Lympia, the famous Baie des Anges and the surrounding hills. This must-see spot, with its 19 hectares of greenery and height of 93 meters, is located above the Quai des Etats-Unis. Ideal for peaceful strolls, you'll find archaeological remains dating back to the 11th century, the Cascade de la Colline, where the waters of the Vésubie offer a magnificent spectacle, the Tour Bellanda, and several viewpoints from which to admire the Nice coastline. Are you looking for an exceptional property in Nice with a panoramic view? Check out our listings here.

2. Mont Alban Fort in Nice

For a panoramic view of the Villefranche-sur-Mer roadstead and the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, you'll need to visit the Fort du Mont-Alban on Nice's Mont-Boron hill. Built between 1557 and 1560 at the instigation of the Duke of Savoy, Emmanuel Philibert, this former military fortress dominates the entire Côte d'Azur. From the Italian coast to the Esterel Massif, its panorama is nothing short of spectacular. Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty offers you a prestigious penthouse at Mont-Boron in Nice, contact us for more information.

3. La Tête de Chien (Dog’s Head) in Cap d'Ail

Situated over 550 meters above sea level, the Tête de Chien overlooks the Principality of Monaco. The view from the Belvedere stretches for almost 40 km, providing ample opportunity to admire the French, Monegasque and Italian coasts. This former strategic location for the military in the 18th century is home to the Fort de la Tête de Chien, completed in 1884 under the responsibility of General Raymond Adolphe Séré de Rivières. Find our selection of properties in Cap d'Ail & surroundings here.

4. The Exotic Garden of Eze

Laid out on the site of an ancient medieval fortress over 430 meters above the sea, the Jardin Exotique d'Eze is a veritable open-air museum with 14 statues by artist Jean Philippe Richard and plants from every continent. Admire the panoramic view from the Estérel massif to the Golf de Saint-Tropez as you stroll through the subtropical plantations. Our Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty real estate agency in Beaulieu-sur-Mer is listing for sale a charming stone house in Eze.

5. Le Baou de Saint Jeannet

This flat-topped rock overlooks the medieval village of Saint-Jeannet. A true natural treasure of the Côte d'Azur, the Baou offers one of the most beautiful panoramas from Italy to the Esterel: a 360° view. On your way up this 800-meter-high mountain, you'll come across hidden caves and the remains of an ancient sheepfold. A breathtaking panorama awaits you: from the Alpine peaks of the Mercantour to the Massif de l'Estérel, and Corsica on a clear day. Come and spend your next vacation in this luxury home with top-of-the-range amenities located in Saint Paul de Vence.

6. Pointe de l’Aiguille (Needle Point) in Théoule-sur-Mer

Famous for its magnificent red rock, the Massif de l'Estérel is brimming with natural treasures. The Pointe de l'Aiguille, made of solidified lava dating back to the end of the primary era, lies at the heart of a 7-hectare nature park and offers magnificent views over the Bay of Cannes, the neighboring islands and the Grasse hinterland. Nestled in crystal-clear coves, this unique, unspoilt site also boasts a wide variety of underwater landscapes. The Private Desk of Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty lists for sale the Villa Trident, a waterfront villa in Théoule-sur-Mer.

7. The Cap d'Antibes coastal path

Planted mainly with tall Aleppo pines and centuries-old olive trees, Cap d'Antibes is one of the most popular spots on the French Riviera. The coastal path takes you around Cap d'Antibes, past prestigious estates and hidden coves. With an endless panorama of the blue Mediterranean Sea, come and contemplate the limestone rocks, the peaks of the Mercantour and the Lérins islands. Le Château des Alpes, a luxurious mansion on Cap d'Antibes, is listed by our Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty agency in Cannes, at 74 Boulevard de la Croisette.

8. Le Phare de la Garoupe in Antibes

Rising to 103 meters above sea level, the Garoupe lighthouse is located on the Cap d'Antibes peninsula. It is one of the most powerful lighthouses on the Mediterranean coast. The 180° view stretches from Italy to the Tropez coastline, passing by the snow-covered Alps and the turquoise-blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Discover this magnificent architect-designed house offered for seasonal rental by the Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty real estate agency in Cannes.

9. Cap Camarat in Ramatuelle

Known for its iconic lighthouse, Cap Camarat offers spectacular views of Pampelonne Bay and the snow-capped mountains. It has kept its wild state with dazzling colors: the infinite blue of the sea, the white of the granite rocks and the green of the vegetation. Cap Camarat is a must-see in the Var region, offering peaceful walks to the sound of the waves. Looking for a property in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez? Discover this contemporary villa facing the sea.

10. Château de Grimaud

A true jewel of the Côte d'Azur, Grimaud offers breathtaking panoramas. At the top of the village stands the castle, an ancient medieval fortress classified as a Historic Monument.You'll be able to observe one of the most beautiful views of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Discover an exclusive charming provencal property in Grimaud at our Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty agency in Saint-Tropez.

Contact your agencies specialized in prestige real estate in Cannes, Nice, Beaulieu sur Mer, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and Saint-Tropez to find out more about our exceptional properties for sale and schedule a visit or discuss your real estate project: 

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