Gaze from your glamorous bedroom onto the French Riviera. Legendary playground of the rich and famous, one of its jewels is the Villa Rothschild – a ten-minute drive.
This colourful, comfortable, 1930s villa stands high above beautiful Villefranche, yet the harbour is an easy stroll (15 minutes down, 20 minutes up!). Tucked into a bay between Cap-Ferrat and the Cap de Nice, Villefranche flies under the radar. Make the most of its closeness to Nice: hop on the train or stride the coastal path (4km). Recover over cocktails at Nice’s legendary Negresco, or follow the rollerbladers on the Promenade des Anglais… the most romantic seafront in France.
Return to jet swims in the pool, dinners by the barbecue, and gold bannister’d stairs to bedrooms above. There are three in the main house, and a private apartment in the garden, with an elevated terrace smothered in bougainvillea.