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The Belle-Epoque of the French-Riviera

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The Belle-Epoque of the French-Riviera
"Belle-Époque" is a term adopted after the First World War to designate a certain "French way of life", including sociological, political, economic and technological progress.

From the end of the 19th century (1860) to the First World War (1914), the "Belle Epoque" era had a major impact on architecture, mainly on the French Riviera: indeed, some impressive properties were built with the massive arrival of an aristocratic clientele (often English and Russian) on the Côte d'Azur.

These prestigious Palaces are today the witnesses of a bygone era reputed throughout the world, proposing new decorations, ornaments, facades and roofs whose characteristics are specific to the "Belle-Epoque" buildings of the French Riviera.
Many of these palaces and majestic mansions are now part of the public domain (such as the Bonnard Museum at Le Cannet, or the Villa Domergue in Cannes - listed as a Historic Monument that has been awarded "Heritage of the 20th century" label. "). They have remained luxurious hotels (The Majestic, Splendid Hotel, Carlton (for example)) or have become luxurious condominiums (La Villa Kazbek, Le Rouve, Le Gallia, Le Bellevue Palace, Le Palais Beau Site, or Le Californie).
 

Our Belle Epoque luxury properties for sale in the French Riviera

Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty, your prestigious real estate expert, is pleased to present two magnificent "Belle-Époque" properties available for sale:

The villa "La Favorite" in Cannes, built in the 1880s for Maxime Outrey, former ambassador to the USA and Japan. He named the mansion in honor of the opera La Fazetti, premiered in 1840 at the Paris Opera and presented in its Italian version at the Scala in Milan in 1843.

Villa Les Rochers, built in 1905 by British Calvin White, one of the founders of Black & White whiskey. It faces the bay of Monaco in the private domain of Cap Martin.

Come and discover the charm of the "Belle-Époque" houses presented by Sotheby's International Realty.

Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty, your expert in French Riviera real estate

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