Cannes, a lesson in seduction
Year after year, the French Riviera remains the number one investment region in the world for the purchase of holiday homes. Since its creation in Cannes in 1977, Michaël Zingraf Real Estate has been meeting the expectations of mainly international clients by offering the sale of exceptional real estate and the rental of luxury apartments while providing a broad range of customised services.
Today the group has ten agencies and over fifty employees, half of which are not French (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, etc.). Passionate professional who know like nobody else, the specific characteristics of each real estate micro-market on the French Riviera.
Moreover, this know-how has convinced Christie's International Real Estate, which has chosen Michaël Zingraf Real Estate to be its exclusive partner for luxury real estate on the French Riviera.
Characterised by glamour
In the eyes of the entire world, Cannes symbolises a certain art of living that is embodied by the film festival and its flow of stars going up the famous steps. The greatest legends of cinema have left their mark on Cannes. This is where Grace Kelly met Prince Rainier, this is where the most famous couples came together (and fell apart), with Liz Taylor and Richard Burton taking the top spot… But above and beyond this gold and sequin-covered picture postcard, Cannes is a wonderful town that is active and lively all year long.
Actually there’s no other place in the world with so many hotels and luxury boutiques running alongside a splendid beach! The boulevard de la Croisette, which follows the sea for over 3 kilometres and is sheltered by palm trees, is anchored in the legend of the French Riviera. The real estate offer here is naturally exceptional, the ultimate property consists of rooftop villas and penthouses at the top of luxury residences. These terrace apartments are open to the skies and the Mediterranean.
This is a prestigious location, much sought after for decades by international clients. But Cannes can also be enjoyed from its quieter hillsides. Californie and Super Cannes offer spectacular sea views and are just a few minutes from the beaches on foot or by car. Purchasers can choose from secure luxury residences and prestigious villas, the value of which is directly linked to the location and the view.
Moreover, this hilly town, alternating between historical parts, with steep narrow streets, residential avenues and protected natural areas, has a heliport and an airport for private planes. Furthermore, the Nice-Côte d’Azur international airport is only half an hour away. Not forgetting, of course, a harbour with 800 spaces, including 250 dedicated to ships calling at the port!
Yachting is naturally popular here. Whether it be for calling into Cannes, for an overnight stay or a festival, or sailing between the Croisette and Cap d’Antibes around the Lérins Isles. By the way, did you know that these two islands, Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat, are part of the Cannes commune?
Michaël Zingraf Cannes
Tuesday, 5 August 2014