In the heart of the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur), nestled between Nice and Cannes, stands the medieval village of Haut-de-Cagnes, a heritage site classed as a “Monument of France”. Close to the Grimaldi Castle and Museum, you will find a 14th Century inn, which has been beautifully transformed into a chic, charming and elegant guesthouse by the renowned interior designer Estelle Reale. The Irish owners continue to maintain and respect the character and heritage of this historic site. On entering Villa Estelle, you will be instantly in awe of the villa’s vast terrace with Florentine-style columns, which leads to its Mediterranean terraced gardens planted with palm and orange trees, bougainvillea and white laurel shrubs in flower six months of the year.
Nice, France (NCE-Cote D Azur) 3 miles
If travelling on the A8 motorway from the direction of Aix-en-Provence, take Exit 47 and Exit 48 if coming from the direction of Italy; then follow the signs to “Centre Ville – Cagnes-sur-Mer”, then the brown signs indicating “Haut-de-Cagnes – Bourg médieval” (do not follow the signs indicating Le Cagnard), then those marked “Château - Eglise”. Approaching the Château, stay on the road which goes around it, keeping left – you will pass the “Mairie Annexe /Tourist Office” on your right, then several restaurants as you descend the Montée de la Bourgade, steep hill with a view to the sea. Villa Estelle is at number 5, about 300 meters from the Castle, immediately after a private parking on the right. The main doorway is framed by a cypress tree on either side. Please stop the car and ring to unload your bags (do NOT panic if there is a car behind you .. they will wait!). A free shuttle bus (Number 44 - Bourg Medieval) services the village leaving from the Central Bus Station of Cagnes-sur-Mer every 15 minutes. There is a stop in front of the Villa.
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Alarm clock, CD player, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Bath robes, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi