Ruled by the Greeks, Romans and Visigoths, Provence was annexed to France in 1486. In 1790, Provence was divided into three departments, one of which is now called Alpes-de-Haute Provence. Cote d’Azur is the French name given in 1887 to the region’s stunning Mediterranean coastline, lined with deluxe Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur real estate.
Currently, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is divided into six departments. The region’s capital is Marseille.
Home to world-famous cities like Cannes, Nice and Arles, this region boasts several notable attractions including the Roman amphitheatre in Arles, Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille and Chateau des Baux in Les Baux-de-Provence.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur property profile
Classy villas, houses and apartments, elegant gites, ski chalets and impressive wine estates are among Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur high-end properties snapped up by international property buyers.
In Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, a medieval village with an ancient Paper Mill and ruined castle, you can choose from some of the most chic apartments and villas in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Moustiers Sainte Marie, famous for its faïence (glazed ceramics) has beautifully appointed gites lining its cobbled streets.
The glittering resort town of St.Tropez with its atmospheric Vieux port and Annonciade museum, is the go-to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur destination for luxury beachfront villas and mansions.
Lifestyle and leisure in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Owners of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur properties enjoy a glamorous lifestyle, with fabulous music and theatre festivals, carnivals, world-renowned casinos, nightclubs, restaurants and haute couture boutiques. If you favour more active pursuits you can head out to nearby white-water and snow sports.
Famous for its high-quality wines and striking coastline, this region hosts numerous dazzling events, including the Avignon Theatre Festival, Nice Jazz festival, Cannes Film Festival and Nice carnival.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur transport links
With several airports, a good train network, efficient bus and tram services and well-maintained motorways, residents of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur can enjoy an easy commute.
Top reasons to buy or invest in Provence- Alpes-Côte d'Azur property
- Breathtaking coastline and a pleasant year-round climate attracts international property buyers of all nationalities.
- Great return on investment as this is a popular luxury holiday destination.
- Outstanding winter sports, plenty of cultural activities and some of the world’s finest wines.
Winkworth International has a comprehensive portfolio of quality properties in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and would be happy to help you buy a Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur property. Contact us for your requirements.