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4 bedroom Apartment for sale with Income Potential in Montfleury, Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249379
Unique opportunity to acquire a luxurious, bright and spacious 4 bedroom apartment with beautiful communal gardens, ideally located near all amenities in Cannes. Situated in the popular area of Mo...
1,590,000 EUR
Immaculate 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249320
Bright and welcoming 3 bedroom top floor apartment, with a glimpse of the sea, situated right in the heart of Cannes, rue d'Antibes, just 100m from the Croisette and beaches. set in a beautifully ...
2,290,000 EUR
Bright 1 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249300
Immaculately presented 1 bedroom loft-style 1 bedroom duplex apartment, which is ideally situated within a highly sought-after area of Cannes, just a few minutes walk from "Suquet" and the "Forvill...
650,000 EUR
Bright 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea and panoramic views in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249266
Situated right in the heart of Cannes, on a quiet pedestrian street close to beaches and shops, this 4th floor apartment is set in a lovely bourgeois building and has been completely renovated usin...
2,200,000 EUR
Luxury 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249247
Enjoying panoramic views from its ideal location in the heart of Cannes, is this bright and spacious 3 bedroom luxury apartment. Situated close to the Old Port and the Croisette, this lovely prope...
1,290,000 EUR
Bright 3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249209
Well maintained 3 bedroom duplex apartment, which is ideally situated close to amenities and just a few minutes walk from rue d'Antibes. Situated in a charming and quiet building, this beautiful ...
890,000 EUR
Luxury 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249082
A gem of a property ideally located near the beach and all amenities in the heart of Cannes, is this luxuriously renovated 2 bedroom apartment. This stunning property offers a spectacular view of...
1,190,000 EUR
Luxury 4 bedroom Villa for sale with countryside view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249081
Stylishly renovated 4 bedroom luxury villa set in beautiful gardens, ideally located near all amenities in the heart of Cannes. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this magnificent property of a...
2,350,000 EUR
House for sale with Income Potential in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249074
Ideally located near all amenities in the heart of Cannes, are these two houses nestling in over an acre of beautiful mature gardens. This property extends over more than 5,000 m2. The original ...
1,890,000 EUR
Stunning 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249025
Outstanding 3 bedroom luxury apartment with beautiful communal gardens and pool, enjoying panoramic sea views from its sought after location in the popular California district of Cannes. , Set on ...
3,490,000 EUR
Luxury 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249010
Spacious and bright 2 bedroom top floor apartment, enjoying panoramic sea views from its peaceful location near the beach and all amenities in Cannes. Offering views to Le Suquet, set in a luxury ...
890,000 EUR
Stunning 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248999
Bright and spacious 2 bedroom luxury apartment with communal pool, enjoying panoramic sea views from its prestigious location on the famous La Californie hill, Cannes. This superb condominium apar...
725,000 EUR
Immaculate 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic and sea views in Californie, Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248996
In excellent condition is this luxurious 2 bedroom apartment with beautiful communal gardens and pool, enjoying breathtaking sea views from its prestigious location in the popular California distri...
1,695,000 EUR
Frontline 1 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248957
Bright and attractive 1 bedroom apartment with impressive sea views, in a highly sought-after residence with reception and caretaker on the Croisette in Cannes. The 44 m2 property comes with pano...
895,000 EUR
Wow factor 5 bedroom Villa for sale with sea view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248934
Absolutely outstanding 5 bedroom spacious and luxurious villa nestling in nearly half an acre of glorious landscaped gardens with pool, while enjoying panoramic sea views from its prestigious locat...
4,500,000 EUR
Luxury 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic and sea views in Californie, Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248932
Enjoying breathtaking views of the bay of Cannes, the Lerins Islands, and the Esterel hills, is this bright and spacious 3 bedroom apartment with beautiful communal garden and pool, ideally located...
2,100,000 EUR
Wow factor 3 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic view in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248914
Absolutely exceptional 3 bedroom duplex Penthouse apartment with pool and garden, ideally located within walking distance of Rue d'Antibes and the Croisette in Cannes., Set in a fully renovated re...
3,378,000 EUR
Immaculate 1 bedroom Apartment for sale in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248911
In excellent condition is this stylishly renovated one bedroom apartment ideally located near the beach and all amenities in Cannes. This superb 43 m2 property is on the 3rd floor of a luxury resi...
429,000 EUR
Spacious 3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248910
Spacious 3 bedroom garden apartment, situated in a quiet and private setting within a luxury residence in Cannes. With a total living area of 100m2, plus a large terrace area, private 200m2 woode...
898,000 EUR
Authentic 4 bedroom House for sale in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248886
Rare opportunity to acquire an authentic 4 bedroom house with garden ideally located near the beach and all amenities in a sought after area of Cannes. This superb property is in very good condit...
2,900,000 EUR
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Area Guide

Buying Cannes property allows a rare opportunity to buy into the lifestyle enjoyed in a city famed for its glorious sunny weather, beautiful beaches and countless facilities for sports and leisure.

Located within the French department of Alpes-Maritimes and the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Cannes property provides not only a beautiful city location with beaches and top-class facilities on the doorstep, but also a property that can act as a stepping stone to the Alps, Provence, Monaco and Italy.

Of course, Cannes Property, being found in the south-eastern tip of France, benefits from the sun-drenched Mediterranean climate that is synonymous with the south of France. The climate is characterised by long, hot summers, and short, mild winters. Rainfall is infrequent, allowing Cannes property to provide year round enjoyment of this beautiful city and the nearby open French landscapes.

The City of Cannes

The city of Cannes itself is perhaps the best known of the French Riviera towns and famous for its celebrities, glitzy hotels and, of course, the Cannes Film Festival. Perhaps less well known is the rich culture and history contained within the confines of the city. Cannes property can be found both in the vibrant, modern areas, or the more historic centres of the city and its outskirts. Le Suquet, the old town, boasts panoramic views of the sea, and with cobbled streets and much historic Cannes property, Le Suquet is often considered the centre of all things cultural in Cannes.

The history of settlement in and around Cannes is long, dating from at least the 2nd century BC. After an attack by the Saracens in 891, the monks that had previously lived mainly on the nearby Lerin Island were forced to move to the mainland, founding the oldest part of the modern city, Le Suquet. By 1035 when the grand castle was built to fortify the city, it had become known as Cannes. It was not until 1835 when the harbour was built that Cannes begun to be the elegant metropolis seen today, and, as a testament to this, the Casino Municipal and the Esplanade des Allies now flank either side of this picturesque and historic harbour. As the English aristocracy rushed to build glamorous winter residences in the Quartier des Anglais, where Cannes property can still be found today, elegant villa-style houses began to spring up, transforming the city from one dependent on fishing and agriculture to one synonymous with wealth and class. The railways arrived at the end of the 19th century, and, shortly after, the streetcars, prompting the building of projects such as the Boulevard Carnot, the rue d'Antibes and the famous Carlton Hotel on the Croisette.

The Croisette, where Cannes property can sometimes be found, is a breathtakingly beautiful waterfront promenade lined with palm trees and the very best restaurants and café-bars. It is flanked by the sun-drenched Cannes beaches which draw tourists from both near and far to their golden sands.

Cannes Culture

There are an impressive array of museums and art galleries in and around Cannes, often near the older Cannes property; for example, the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence which exhibits a wide range of artifacts from the prehistoric to the more recent past, documenting in exquisite detail the long history of the area. The museum is housed in a beautiful 18th century mansion with traditional French gardens that are perfect for a stroll on a sunny afternoon. The Phoenix Park offers a more exotic botanical experience, with plants and flowers from all over the globe, lovingly tended in a beautiful setting. In addition, Cannes also boasts a zoological park, allowing a safari style experience to see a wide variety of species in exhibits designed to mimic their natural habitats.

For those buying Cannes property that seek a residence amid the bustle and glamour of the city, the lively city centre really comes alive at night. There are a variety of casinos, bars and restaurants, which cater for tourists, locals and all those lucky enough to possess a Cannes property anywhere in the city. There are also many intimate theatre venues and live music of all genres is something that the people of Cannes really appreciate. In addition to the world-known Film Festival, the lesser known Fireworks Festivals in July provide a truly breathtaking experience. These fantastic displays take place over the bay, lighting the tranquil waters with an awe-inspiring myriad of colours. At other times in the year there are also carnivals, parades, regattas and festivals dedicated to all the arts.

Cannes property also provides an excellent base to enjoy a wide variety of sport and leisure activities, from watersports in the bay to skiing in the nearby Alps, and everything conceivable inbetween.

Among the many other activities within a short distance of the Cannes property for sale are frequent boat trips to the attractive Lerin Islands, and further afield to Monaco and St Tropez. Submarine trips are also available to explore some of the beautiful marine life in the seas just off the coast. The Lerin Islands are just a 15 minute boat trip away. St Marguerite Island, the infamous home of the unfortunate ‘Man in the Iron Mask’, is a small, forested island, while its neighbour, St Honorat Island, is now only home to a close-knit brotherhood of Cistercian monks.

Cannes property is easily accessible from the UK, with Nice Cote d’Azur airport only 15 miles away. There are also excellent road and rail connections from Paris and other major cities in France, and throughout Europe.

Buying a Property in France

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)

On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner.

The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent.

Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit

Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion

Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase.

During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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