If your idea of the perfect stocking stuffer is a set of keys to a dreamy home in France, we’ve got you covered. From a classic chateau on the Swiss border to a turn-of-the-century Art Deco villa on the Riviera, these five stunning residences will have you packing your bags before you can say joyeuses fêtes.
History and charm abound in this exceptional residence, located in Haute-Savoie, in close proximity to world-famous ski resorts, the French city of Annecy, and Geneva at the Swiss border. Represented by Laurent Bijaoui and Krystle Bijaoui, the property is nestled in a private, park-like setting on nearly one and a quarter acres. Showcasing over 5,500 square feet of living space spanning four levels, the main house features a cathedral living room with fireplace, kitchen with bread oven and wellness area with a pool, spa, sauna and steam room. A sprawling basement level holds a nightclub, home theater and wine cellar. Complete with restored Savoyard-style buildings, including a wash house, winepress and carreterie, along with solar panels, the home masterfully fuses history and technology for an unprecedented living experience.
Set in the beautiful hillside of Mandelieu la Napoule on the French Riviera, this turn-of-the-century Art Deco villa, represented by Natasha Barrett, is nothing short of magnificent. Impeccably designed for entertaining, the historic home features Belle-epoque style architecture, high ceilings, inlaid 18th century parquet flooring, and tall French windows leading to expansive terraces overlooking Cannes Bay. Complete with the original swimming pool, detached artist’s studio and century-old gardens, the home is the perfect fusion of old-world charm and modern elegance, all just moments from picturesque beaches, nightlife, the private Cannes-Mandelieu airport and Nice International.
We can’t get enough of Cannes, and when you take a look at this seaside beauty, you’ll know why. Set behind gates in the exclusive neighborhood of lower Californie, this exquisite 1930s French estate, represented by Eric Lavey and Feroz Taj, features 7,857 square feet of living space surrounded by romantic, manicured grounds. Showcasing six bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a Provençal country guest house, luxe interiors include an elegant dining room, library, chef’s kitchen, and light-infused living room with a fireplace, exposed beams and sliding glass doors to a garden-facing terrace. An expansive master suite features a gorgeous domed ceiling and opulent bathroom, fireplace, and sliding pocket doors to two spacious balconies overlooking the sea. An exceptional swimming pool, lined on either side by wisteria-covered porticos and pavilions and 52 columns of white Carrara marble, is surrounded by mature trees and palms with staircases leading up to elaborate, terraced gardens.
Originally built in 1907, this recently renovated, character-rich home showcases panoramic views of Geneva, Switzerland and the Jura Mountains. Represented by Laurent Bijaoui and Krystle Bijaoui, the residence is located in the Bassin Genevois region of France, renowned for its green living environment at the base of Mont Salève mountain. The main level of the home features a large living room with fireplace, dining room and fully equipped kitchen with access to an expansive terrace overlooking the heated swimming pool and breathtaking mountain vistas. A spacious second level holds three large bedrooms, while the grand master suite is situated on the third. Additional features include a wine cellar, summer kitchen, and the possibility to develop an independent apartment or studio of 320 square feet.
And if you are looking for a short stay in Paris as opposed to your dream home in the French countryside, look no further. Located in Place des Vosges, the city’s oldest and most desirable square (originally known as Place Royale), this two-bedroom, two-bath lease is the best they come. Represented by Ann Eysenring and replete with soaring ceilings, exposed wood beams and expansive, open living spaces, the residence is as pedigreed as it is perfectly situated for enjoying Paris’s most fashionable—and historic district: Le Marais.