Legendary ‘Castle of La Croix des Gardes’ Seeks New Owner, Price Withheld (PHOTOS)
French Riviera, France
A spacious manor steeped in history set high atop a hill in the legendary area of La Croix des Gardes is seeking a new owner. The wonderful private estate home has roots dating back to 1919 when a Swiss gentlemen by the name of Paul Girod purchased the property to construct his dream home. Six years after construction the property changed hands when the owner of Burma jewels purchased it. The property remained in his possession until 1960 when the owner of Perrier water purchased the estate. He hired English architect Alan Gore to extend and redesign the nearly 13,000 square foot structure. Sitting 213 metres high, the castle offers unsurpassed panoramic Mediterranean Sea and snowy mountain views. The iconic estate is centrally located just a few minutes from the port of Cannes and the Palais des Festivals, all while taking in endless views of the sea. Today, the 24.711-acre estate includes restored gardens, a world-class orangery, and a 33-meter long swimming pool with views that must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. This is one of the greatest properties to ever come on the market on the French Riviera and likely won’t last. THere are a total of 13 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms. The price had been withheld, but the property is listed with Sotheby’s International Realty.