2003 Ref
6 Beds
5 Baths
550 m² Built
2.980 m² Plot

CÔTE D'AZUR, FRANCE La Carriere | Historic Estate within Fortress

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Alpes-Maritimes, France
12.000.000 €

Listed for €12M | No Reserve.
Bidding Opens: May 11, 2023 5 PM EDT

Breathtaking historic beauty meets modern luxury in this one-of-a-kind Côte d'Azur escape. The residence of Princess Margaret of Denmark and Prince René of Bourbon-Parma, the estate’s history is as rich and vibrant as its architecture. This majestic manor home dates back to 1920, constructed within the stone walls of a fortress. Secluded and private, the unique location creates an atmosphere of immediate and inviting tranquility. Admire stunning views of Villefranche’s iconic bay, Cap Ferrat, and the gardens, turrets and ramparts that surround your personal oasis. Get a bird’s eye view of the French Riviera from the terrace crowning the estate. Contemporary luxury peeks through historic charm throughout the main villa: linger over a gourmet meal in the formal dining room, where neutral walls put vast arched windows at the center of attention, framing the ancient stone fortress beyond. In the living room, beamed ceilings soar above a majestic stone fireplace. Gather here with friends and family to honor the rich history of this estate and rejoice in its next chapter.

Nestled between Nice and Monaco, the seaside town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is a picturesque paradise. Admire the crystal-clear bay waters beyond winding cobblestone streets, peppered with red-tiled roofs and romantic vaulted passages. Villefranche’s old town is one of the best-preserved in the region, sure to thrill any lover of history or architecture. A thriving arts scene with countless galleries, museums, and events cement Villefranche’s status as a vibrant cultural hub. Beautiful beaches beckon along the bay, where crystal-clear waters and a sheltered location make an irresistible combination. Soak up the stunning natural scenery, from the sparkling Mediterranean to the verdant hills of Provence.


€100,000 bidder deposit required.

Total: 550m2 | 393 m² loi Carrez | 0.298 hectares | 6 bedrooms | 5 full bathrooms

Architectural Features | Historic residence of Princess Margaret of Denmark and Prince René of Bourbon-Parma; Surrounded by a stone fortress; Overlooking the iconic bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat; Spacious kitchen and formal dining room; Large reception hall with antique beamed ceiling and a majestic stone fireplace; Southwest exposure for ample natural light

Outdoor Features | Unobstructed bay and ocean views; Rooftop jacuzzi and deck overlooking the bay; Swimming pool with stone terrace; Sweeping terrace overlooking the sea, gardens, turrets, and ramparts surrounding; Three balconies; Lush green lawn and verdant gardens

Additional Spaces | Detached 40m2 poolside studio; Cellar

Other Amenities | Parking for six vehicles

Location | 5 minutes to the amenities and train station of Villefranche-sur-Mer; 20 minutes to Monaco; 25 minutes to downtown Nice; 15 minutes to the Côte d'Azur international airport

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