Live in the Belle Epoque on Cap d'Ail

27 September 2018

In the early 20th century, aristocrats, artists and members of high society built the reputation of Cap d'Ail. Today, the splendor of the Belle Epoque is still present. This delightful French commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region continues to attract an elite international clientele, like to time has passed at all.

A festive breeze

Could it be the warm Alpes-Maritimes wind, the salty mist shooting out from the bay’s blue waters, or the good humor of the Cap-d’Aillois that makes the charm of Cap d’Ail so irresistible? An undeniable beauty, the sweeping panorama, between the sea and the mountains, will take your breath away.


It is the ultimate dream of many to buy a Belle Epoque villa in Cap d’Ail, standing proudly and majestically along the coast. These villas exude the ritzy style of the Great Gatsby, with white columns overlooking the terrace and the Mediterranean Sea. There are few things in life more beautiful than residence in Cap d’Ail. Architects have worked their magic here, rivaling the nearby residences in Monaco. That’s right, the border between Cap d’Ail and the Principality is as fine as an olive leave brushing up against the district of Fontvieille in the western corner of Monaco.

One foot in France, the other in Monaco

Buying a luxury villa in Cap d’Ail offers residents the luxury of France with the prestige of Monaco. To a certain extent, Cap d’Ail natives feel binational. To be honest, it can be quite difficult to detect the difference between Cap d’Ail and the Rock. With total respect for nature and the environment, the city’s pride and joy are its parks and gardens. Olive trees mix with carob trees, mimosas sparkle under the sun like confetti. It is an explosion of colors and scents. “La Villa Les Camelias” is the emblem of this commune’s prestigious past. Now a museum, its architecture is flamboyant, through which you will discover a number of exceptional works and enchanting gardens of bougainvilleas, camellias, and jasmine. We can just imagine the spectacular sight of the glamorous festivities, hosting celebrities from the world of arts and letters.  


A new era of beauty

Cap d'Ail has chosen to continue this glamorous legacy. The most extraordinary evenings, galas and festivities take place in luxurious villas, hidden out of sight. The private parks and gardens of these magnificent residences make the entire commune envious. A villa in Cap d’Ail will allow you to enjoy the true radiance of this sunny region throughout the year. To buy a villa in Cap d’Ail, whether as a vacation home or principal residence, is to surround yourself with unbelievable luxuries.


Yachts (up to 60 meters) and boats are docked at the marina, ready to release the moors for a tour at sea. The privileged residents of Cap d'Ail live in extraordinary conditions with modern infrastructure. In addition, Cap d’Ail has preserved a certain openness to the world. The city is serviced by the heliport in Monaco, from which you can take a 6 minute connecting flight to Nice and its international airport.  


So like the famous Sacha Guitry, Greta Garbo, Colette and Winston Churchill (the honorary mayor), treat yourself to the good life by buying a Belle Epoque villa in Cap d’Ail.

Photo Credit: Ingolf

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