In an enviable position just outside St-Paul-de-Vence, L’Ancien Monastère is a handsome domaine offering a superb standard of accommodation for a large group in the very heart of the magnificent Côte d’Azur.
The set-up of this spacious villa and charming cottage is perfect for an extended family holiday or perhaps a reunion of friends with a range of bedrooms and apartments as well as a superb large living room with a roaring fireplace, central kitchen and wonderful outdoor space to gather together to
share special moments.
L’Ancien Monastère has the ambience of a traditional Provençal home yet it was built in the late 20th century cleverly using materials from an old monastery to add character and charm, such as the impressive wood beamed ceilings and reclaimed stone flooring in the living space. Throughout you will
find high quality furnishings and bold original art-work, making it a superb place to spend time in great comfort. Each of the villa’s bedrooms and the cottage have pretty terraces where you can find a moments peace in the vast and beautiful grounds.
Enjoy views of the Mediterranean from many of the rooms in the main villa or step outside and be mesmerised by the mountain and sea landscapes around you. Play a game of boules or wander down the enchanting terraced gardens to discover the tennis courts which can be lit up in the evening. The heated swimming pool is surrounded by landscaped lawns where you can lounge in the summer sun and the al-fresco dining terrace with its outdoor kitchen, open fire and bar is an idyllic spot for balmy nights dining by candlelight.
The concierge service is second to none and the owners are willing to assist with anything their guests may need from wine and champagne in the fridge on arrival, private chefs and restaurant bookings to tennis coaching, sailing lessons and golf reservations. They would also be delighted to assist with tickets for the Cannes Film Festival and arrangements for the Monaco Grand Prix, even arranging helicopter transfers if required.
One of the French Riviera’s most famous villages, St-Paul-de-Vence, is just minutes away with its picturesque cobbled lanes filled with art galleries, cafes and restaurants as well as the well-loved Fondation Maeght, a museum of modern art. Discover Matisse’s incredible chapel in Vence, just a ten-minute drive away or head a few minutes south to the atmospheric market in the old town of Cagnes-sur-Mer.
The marvellous coastline of the Côte d’Azur is within a short drive with great beaches around Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet as well as Antibes and beyond. Nice and Cannes are also magical places to visit so close or head to some of the French Riviera’s idyllic inland villages and towns such as Biot,
Opio and Grasse.
L’Ancien Monastère is the perfect oasis from which to discover this incredible region of Côte d’Azur beaches, classic hilltop villages, endless activities and extraordinary landscapes.