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Dream Locations in French Riviera

Real estate for sale: modern property, villas, coastal houses, and more

Looking for your dream home in French Riviera?
Discover the definitive selection of the country's best real estate: coastal houses, Belle Epoque mansions and modern villas.

The beautiful, coastal villas and houses of the French Riviera, settled on picturesque cliffs, lead the list of the world鈥檚 most desirable, prime properties. JamesEdition features more than 3,500 real estate listings in the area that attract constant interest from international buyers.

Below, we have listed the best locations to buy luxury properties in the French Riviera, based upon our internal housing market data.

Where to buy prime property in the French Riviera: luxury real estate for sale in Nice, Monaco, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cap d'Ail, and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Let鈥檚 start with the eastern part of Cote d鈥橝zur, bordering with the Italian Riviera. From Menton to Nice, a buyer can find attractive, waterfront villas, classic and contemporary houses, and exclusive apartments.

The average price for prime real estate in this area is higher than in other parts of the French Riviera and amounts to 7,300,000 euros (8,000,000 USD). Excluding Monaco where the most expensive properties are located, the average price still stands at 4,560,000 euros (5,000,000 USD) with the most expensive, modern, and Belle 脡poque houses located in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

It鈥檚 of interest to know that the world鈥檚 most high-priced home is situated along the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Villa Les C猫dres, a 14-bedroom mansion with one-of-a-kind interiors, was sold in 2017 for 410,000,000 USD (375,460,000 euros).

Another iconic Cote d鈥橝zur property, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also is situated in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. And the legendary Villa Leopolda is located in neighboring Villefranche-sur-Mer.

At the same time, it鈥檚 possible to find a property in the price range of 460,000 euros (500,000 USD) to 1,200,000 euros (1,310,000 USD) in Menton, the easternmost town of the French Riviera. There, 730,000 euros (800,000 USD) can buy a nice, beachfront apartment, while a villa or a townhouse can run as much as 1,000,000 euros (1,100,000 USD).

Buying a luxury property in the heart of the Cote d鈥橝zur: villas and houses in Cannes and Antibes, Mougins, Vallauris, Cagnes-sur-Mer, and Theoule-sur-Mer

The towns of Cannes and Antibes, as well as smaller towns and villages around these two locations, represent the best a buyer can find on the French Riviera and in southern France.

Yacht marinas, Michelin restaurants, luxury boutiques, and chic, seaside villas reside alongside inland, Provence-style country homes, chateaus, and their cozy, relaxed lifestyles.
The average housing price in the area is about 2,400,000 USD (2,200,000 euros) and can buy a classic, French-style villa, an apartment overviewing Croisette, or a mansion with a private garden.

The most secluded, luxury properties in the French Riviera: real estate for sale in Saint-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime, and Grimaud

In and around Saint-Tropez, buyers can find a wide range of amazing, coastal properties at a considerable distance from Nice airport--fact that promises you a pleasantly sedate, Mediterranean lifestyle.

The average housing price in the area is about 2,750,000 euros (3,000,000 USD). This amount of money can buy a modern, architectural villa with a panoramic sea view and an infinity pool in Sainte-Maxime, a historic home with a garden in Grimaud, or a beachfront apartment in Saint-Tropez.

How to buy a property in the French Riviera as a foreigner

Dozens of real estate agencies operate in the area: from bigger players (Knight Frank, Sotheby鈥檚 International Realty) to smaller local companies such as La Riviera Properties in Menton, Hermitage Riviera in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, or RivieraKeys in Cannes.

You can find the full list of more than 250 real estate offices based in Cote d鈥橝zur on this page.

For anyone interested in real estate investment on the French Riviera, we recommend the latest Knight Frank鈥檚 France Report.

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