Le Monastere

This historic property is located just a short walk from the lively upscale town of Valbonne in the hills above Cannes, in a sheltered setting ringed by 30 acres of woods, olive groves and fragrant Mediterranean greenery. Built as a monastery in the 1600s, with a central mansion surrounded by a cluster of other buildings devoted to managing a very productive estate.

These impressive buildings with cool spacious rooms with tiled floors and lofty timbered ceilings, and a gorgeous decor of vibrant colors, rich fabrics and choice antique furniture provide a private and elegant place to call home.
There are six bedrooms in the Main House and elegant stone steps take you up to the grand entrance hall and then to a sequence of salons which all open onto a long terrace that runs the full length of the building and overlooks the gardens.
The lower floor includes the kitchen, a winter dining room complete with the original range/fireplace, and a bright summer dining room that leads out to a vine-covered loggia.

La Ferme next door has been arranged as two apartments, the garden floor including a sumptuous long sitting room with a mezzanine library area, two double bedrooms and a kitchenette, while the upper one has an equally large sitting room and doors to an upper terrace, plus a double bedroom and a very large bathroom, beautifully tiled like most of the others in the property.
La Tour nearby is a round tower that has been cleverly converted to make 2 double bedrooms ideal for older children.

And there’s more! Outside are wonderful gardens, tall trees, and above the house the pool area, with an extra-large heated pool (65’x30’), a stone-built pool house with a built in barbecue and a sunny gym room with a range of exercise equipment.

Our Favorite Things About this Villa:

  • Versatile accommodation ideal for a large mixed group
  • Generous living spaces indoors and out with spacious rooms and choice of terraces
  • Splendid décor in true Provence style with rich colors and many choice antiques
  • Gorgeous 30 acre estate set among superb scenery, close to all the delights of the Riviera






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Location Information

Just a short walk away is the charming upscale town of Valbonne with its beautiful arcaded main square, known for its chic boutiques and fine dining as well as its luscious Friday market. And no more than a short drive downhill are all the delights of the Riviera, the richly varied city of Cannes, the boats and beaches, and all the famous names and places that have made the glowing reputation of this wonderful part of France.