Located on the western slope of the Mont Fabron, facing Cap d’Antibes Nice is situated around the beautiful Baie des Anges and just 30 km from the Italian border, Nice is the capital of the French Riviera and also its largest city.
The city has its own dialect, cuisine and traditions which have been largely influenced by the large number of years it spent as a part of Italy. Like much of the Cote d’Azur, Nice began to attract European aristocracy because of its pleasing climate and beautiful landscape.
Nowadays it is one of France’s biggest international destinations, attracting international buyers that are interested in a seaside city with notable architecture, museums and cultural attractions of the Riviera. The airport, with direct flights to all major destinations, is conveniently close to the city centre.
Originally built in 1870 by an Italian entrepreneur, it was transformed when purchased in 1890 by British merchant Achille Larrey, who renamed it Beausite. Not content with the modest exterior, he had local architect Sebastian-Marcel Biasini enlarge and refurbish the property, giving it an impressive mélange of Victorian and Neo-Pompeian architecture.
1910 saw the construction of ‘Villa Isba’, which became a recluse for Madame Larrey during her final years, and ‘Villa Les Roches’ and ‘Villa Hyacinthe’, found use as guest housing and staff accommodation.
Bought in 1920 by British diamond merchant, Lewis Lindon, who lived there with his family until 1941, when they relocated to Switzerland. In 1948, the property was sold to Gisèle Tissier, famed artist, poet, harpist and owner of a high fashion store in Paris. She installed 18 harps and 3 pianos and it took 10 trucks to move all her belongings. She spent the rest of her life in the property, composing over 400 musical pieces.
Gaining listed status in 1987, the illustrious property boasts unrivalled sea views over the Baie Des Anges. South-west facing, the solarium terrace and large gardens look out towards the harbour of Nice and beyond.
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