A villa once decorated by Pablo Picasso is for sale for 26 million euros

The Côte d’Azur never ceases to dazzle us. This edge of the Mediterranean continued to charm artists, poets, crowned heads and tourists from all over the world. Because from Cannes to Saint-Tropez, via Monte-Carlo and Antibes, everyone has found a unique magic and inspiration in this haven of beauty, but also the art of living, which often made them extend their stay.

Villa La Vigie was one of the cradles of this Mediterranean magnetism. This residence, which became one of the most famous in the south of France, especially thanks to its position overlooking the Cap d’Antibes, hosted the most recognized personalities of its time of all time: Jean Cocteau, Estée Lauder, Mistinguett, Maurice Chevalier, Charlie Chaplin and Pablo Picasso . The Spanish painter, who presented the villa in several paintings, also left behind a special myth in the legend of the place. During his stay in 1924, he turned the garage next to the villa into a workshop, and he would decorate the walls of the bedrooms and living rooms (or the garage according to other versions) with his drawings, before the owners forced him to cover them with a white coat.

With a magnificent infinity pool overlooking the Bay of Cannes (Lérins Islands and the Massif de l’Estérel), as well as a private jetty, this villa with extraordinary architecture is now for sale. , for a modest sum of 27 million dollars (about 26 million euros), according to the agency’s press release Knight Frank. The building dates back to 1912. Located a few steps from the Hôtel Belles Rives, the famous Art Deco palace where Francis Scott Fitzgerald stayed, the residence is surrounded by gardens, promenades and terraces with a beautiful view of the sea. It also has access to the sea with a private jetty, boat house, infinity pool and house by the pool. The interiors are designed with large bay windows, in order to provide multiple views of the sea. The house even has a re-equipped entertainment complex, the “tower lounge”, which looks directly at the sea.

Courtesy of Knight Frank

The announcement states that the house has eight bedrooms. The master suite has its own bathroom with bathtub, private living room and walk-in closet, as well as an entertainment area. Each of these rooms offers a beautiful view of the sea, and there is also a living room, a formal dining room, a playroom and an office. Among other facilities, the residence has a tavern, staff quarters, a tiled conservatory and a five-space car park. On the other hand, to our greatest despair, there is no trace of Picasso’s frescoes…

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