The draw of the water

The draw of waterfront homes on the French Riviera

A home on the water is often considered to be the ultimate property purchase. Whether it is a lifestyle choice, holiday home or retirement dream, waterfront property has an eternal appeal. The Victorians introduced sea bathing, widely encouraged for its health benefits, Coco Chanel made a suntan a fashion must-have and the Beach Boys put surfing and California on the map.

The French Riviera, or the Côte d'Azur as it is also known, often tops the bucket list of "must-sees". Nice, Cannes, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Saint Tropez are all synonymous with glamour, sunshine and celebrities, plus the dramatic landscapes beloved by artists and writers, in addition to sporting opportunities aplenty ensure the French Riviera really does have it all.

Amongst the world’s most exclusive and desirable destinations for second home ownership, the Côte d'Azur is seen as "long established for residential investment and second home ownership for the world's wealthy and as the epitome of a resort location".

Indeed, as a globally connected location with unbeatable amenities, prime property in the region has had a long-standing appeal to investors. Moreover, the Côte d'Azur offers opportunities for all, combined with authentic charm and a special atmosphere.

Ranging from beachfront villas with private moorings and beach access, to dramatic waterfront retreats with panoramic views, the selection of properties below showcases just why the French Riviera is top of that "must-have" list.


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