Raise a glass of champagne to this laid-back villa with views – you’ll find a bottle waiting for you in the fridge. Built in the 19th-century before this area became so popular, it has a big, exotic, multi-tiered garden, and views that reach to the Cap d’Antibes.
The barn-like kitchen is great for cooks, and there’s a ‘palmeraie’ with a pizza oven so you can lunch under the palms. Enjoy light-filled rooms dotted with objects from distant travels, and bedrooms with views of the sea – including one in a round tower.
The site feels remote yet everywhere is walkable: Vallauris up the hill, Golfe-Juan down. Stare at the yachts in Antibes, bask on the sands of Plage de la Garoupe, stroll La Croisette at Cannes. The Riviera may be swanky but the coves of the Cap d’Antibes are wild and beautiful and worth a clamber to get there.