Villas and houses for sale in Cannes Californie
LA CALIFORNIE, CANNES
La Californie is one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Cannes, and shares many of the characteristics of its namesake across the Atlantic: the climate, luxury residential property, beautiful villas and apartments, attracting residents and visitors from all over the world.
Situated on the eastern side of Cannes, perched within a screen of greenery and enjoying close proximity to the sea, La Californie is the hide-away of places with names borrowed from history such as Villa Fiesole, La Résidence du Château de Thorenc, La Villa Fiorentina, Le Château Louis XIII, La Villa Rothschild, and La Villa St Prieste. La Californie is also known as “la colline des milliardaires” or the “hill of billionaires”, being home to large estates and boasting splendid and panoramic sea views from the snowy Alps in the east to the red Estérel Mountains in the west, with Nice clearly visible in the distance. The Cap d’Antibes, Juan les Pins and Cannes are laid out just below. The Isles de Lérins lie clearly visible just off-shore; St Honorat with the oldest working monastery in Europe and St Marguerite home to the fort in which the Man with the Iron Mask was imprisoned for 14 years.
The views from La Californie are breath-taking and the prices of property as one would imagine, command a premium.
Avenue Roi Albert is one of the most well-known addresses in the area of La Californie (and all of France), with some fabulous historic buildings and some of the most beautiful properties in Cannes, built along this road by the Russians, the Americans and the English in years gone by. Queen Victoria and Albert enjoyed holidays here, Edward and Wallis Simpson, the Rothschilds, and the Russian aristocracy all lived, holidayed and socialised in La Californie, and very importantly, recent additions to the architecture in La Californie have respected the tradition and the quality of their forebears.
World class luxury property can be found in this beautiful area of Cannes, La Californie.