Such an elegant house, designed and built in 1936 by Arthur Teisseire, a renowned local architect who worked in Paris and Vence; other examples of his work can be found in the town and are worth seeking out. The pale stone house has arched doorways, large windows, a tower and a courtyard with a medieval chapel, so history lovers and those who appreciate design will be happy here. The owners (Vincent, Arthur’s grandson, and vivacious Hanneke) have restored to perfection and will greet you warmly – then it’s all yours. The hub of the house is a light and airy room with a wooden dining table and three sets of French doors leading to the terrace and garden; a snug living room with TV and books is less grand but perfect for slouching. Bedrooms (the master with its own terrace, the one at the very top with views to Antibes) are quietly understated and filled with family portraits and beautiful, interesting things; bathrooms are new. There’s a modern kitchen too with all you need to cook and a smaller table for less formal meals. Or amble into Vence for restaurants, shops and the cathedral with a Chagall window.