The serene oasis in the French Riviera with stunning sea views of the bay of Nice and nearby Cannes, lying 5 km south of Antibes and east of Juan les Pins, Cap d’Antibes peninsular wallows in splendour and natural beauty. Its opulent villas and ritzy hotels scattered amidst pine groves make a perfect luxurious refuge for VIPs and jet-setters looking for an idyllic getaway.
Like many resorts in the Cote d’Azur, Cap d’Antibes owes its prosperity to the passionate enthusiasm of the wealthy tourists and nobles coming from all over Europe since the mid-19th century, in particular to British and Russian aristocrats and magnates. The Cannes Festival increased popularity of this place among movie stars who adore the private pool parties and
varied cuisines in the legendary Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc.
Often referred to as “Billionaires Bay” in allusion to the name of its bay with super-yachts of billionaires docking there, Cap d’Antibes abounds in historical residences, magnificent castles and palaces with botanical gardens. The Croë castle was the former residence of the king Edward VIII, now owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, and Sous le Vent is famous for its former resident, the General Charles de Gaulle. Celebrated writers, artists and actors, royals and billionaires made this part of France their home. Jules Verne, W. Somerset Maugham, Scott Fitzgerald, Marc Chagall, Monet and Picasso lived and created in Cap d’Antibes.