Cote d’Azur, widely known as the French Riviera, is a glamorous and highly desirable area. With its beautifully clear blue waters and picturesque landscapes, it is the perfect location for those who are looking to purchase a property.
With the recent increase in exchange rate from British Pound Sterling (£) to Euro (€) and a 20 to 30% decrease in French house prices over the last 5 years, now is the ideal time to purchase properties in the region. This financial improvement makes the purchase of a second home on the French Riviera more tempting than ever, particularly if you are a Fiscal Non-Resident.
Sports & Recreation
Located on the South East coast, the Cote d’Azur region plays host to a beautiful selection of sandy beaches and yacht marinas as well as glorious countryside. The well-known coastal strip of Antibes, Juan Les Pins, Cannes, Mandelieu and Théoule is recognised for its array of luxury houses and apartments as well as its facilitation of fine dining and traditional French markets.
Further inland, Grasse, Opio, Chateauneuf, Vence and St Paul de Vence offer a variety of exceptional character properties whilst being within 20 minutes of the nearest beach.
A newly established golfing destination and in close proximity to the slopes, the French Riviera is the perfect retreat for both sports enthusiasts and those who like to relax.
With the Italian border only a 30-40 minute drive away and Aeroport Nice Cote d’Azur offering direct flights to John F Kennedy International Airport in New York as well as a range of destinations in the Middle East and Europe, the travel possibilities are endless with this fantastic region.
Local Hotspots & Events
For those with a creative eye, Cote d’Azur’s collection of wonderful museums and galleries will be of interest. With the Matisse and Chagall Museums in Nice, the Fernand Leger Museum in Biot and the Picasso Museum in Antibes, art lovers will be in their element.
Throughout the year, this Mediterranean playground plays host to a variety of exciting local exhibitions and festivals. Please find the events for August listed below:
Antibes’ Firework Festival – 6th to 24th August
Cannes’ Russian Art Festival – 23rd to 27th August