Chateau outside Nice
Prepare to be blown away by this spectacular property, renovated to the highest standard and set in a gorgeous location. Proudly sitting on a green hilltop, this imposing medieval fortress offers stunning panoramic views of the Cote D’Azur.
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Lovingly restored from ruins, this unique and luxurious residence is a truly enchanting place to stay. An early 11th century fortress built by Marquis Villeneuve, the chateau is ideally situated for privacy and relaxation in the peaceful hills of the popular Cote D’Azur.
Set in over three hectares of land, in a commanding hilltop position, the chateau is surrounded by landscaped terraces and gardens. Each of the four terraces provide a unique and stunning setting for events. The many arches, gates and big wooden doors of the chateau give the property an undeniable sense of grandeur and opulence.
Cypresses, one of the many mature trees withholding the ancient history of this magical place, stand tall and proud in the grounds of the castle, as a traditional symbol of hospitality in Provence. Over the years, more than six thousand plants and trees have been nurtured here to create gardens that reflect the natural beauty of the region. It is easy to see how the breathtaking views and rich colours of the surrounding Provençal countryside inspired artists such as Cézanne, Matisse and Chagall. From the snow-covered caps of the Alps to the sparkling turquoise sea of the Cote D’Azur, it captures the very essence of Provence.
The crystal clear heated swimming pool, settled into the beautiful terraces of the chateau, has the added feature of an infinity waterfall, and offers stunning views over the local countryside. The sound of the gently lapping water creates a calming and most therapeutic atmosphere whilst you relax by the poolside or enjoy the Jacuzzi. The chateau also features an indoor gym facility and spa area, as well as a ping-pong table, pool table, dry sauna and steam sauna.
On the inside, the chateau is tastefully decorated in an elegant and simple contemporary style. Entirely renovated with high-quality materials and state-of-the-art fixtures, it has been designed for comfort, but with a real luxury atmosphere. The rooms are light and airy, and offer a real sense of spaciousness. In the large salon, which has doors leading onto a terrace and views of the beautiful Var valley, your guests can be seduced by the warm tones of the baby grand piano.
The chateau’s 15 ensuite bedrooms can host up to 30 people. They all benefit from extra large king size beds with handmade mattresses, high-quality bed linen and ample wardrobe space for the discerning traveller. The cool marble interiors of the bathrooms, with plentiful hot water and fresh towels, will help you unwind or freshen up at any time of the day. Wake up to the relaxing chirping of the cicadas and enjoy a wonderful day of swimming, terrace dining and soaking up the Provençal atmosphere in this gorgeous property.
This truly unique estate, rich with history and character, offers all the amenities needed for a luxury stay, including housekeeping and laundry service, and is accessible to people in wheelchairs thanks to the elevator located in the building.
The chateau is the ideal location for private stays, large stylish weddings, corporate events, shows, and conferences, or just as a wonderful retreat from a busy life.
Both indoor and outdoor eating are catered for, making it the perfect venue for cooking retreats and television cookery programmes. The outdoor facilities, with a stage for theatre, music, fashion shows, product launches and displays, are absolutely superb.
The natural backdrop of the chateau and the surrounding landscape make this setting simply breathtaking and unforgettable.