In spite of not standing out as the most reputed attractions in Cannes, the villas in this city are a definite must-see for those who want more than bustle from their experience in Cannes. These objectives are a wonderful occasion of getting to know Cannes in its rather cannier dash imprinted in the sumptuousness of the respective landmarks generally built during the 19th century or at the beginning of the 20th century.
At the same time, these establishments substantiate the taste for luxury, style and distinction of the aristocrats who saw in Cannes the perfect scenery for placing their establishments. These buildings bring joy and pleasure to the eye, and they are worth discovering, Cannes, as lively as it may be, being incomplete without their presence.
Some of the most renowned villas of Cannes refer to, for instance, Villa Eléonore Louise (24, Avenue Dr. Picaud), Villa Domergue (Avenue Fiésole, Quartier de la Californie, 06400, telephone number: 0033(0)4 93 68 91 92) and Villa Rothschild (1, Avenue Jean de Noailles, telephone number: 0033 (0)4 93 39 69 88).
Villa Eléonore Louise is one of the oldest of its kind in the entire Cannes, being built upon the decision of Lord Brougham at the beginning of the 19th century in the residential area of the nowadays Quartier de la Californie.
Villa Domergue (also referred to as Villa Fiésole) is located at the foot of the La Californie Hill, and it stands out as a genuine work of art, being designed by Jean-Gabriel Domergue and Odette Maudrange-Domergue, his wife. This villa is opened to the public, but only July to September with a guided tour.
Villa Rothschild is a rather more recent acquisition of Cannes, having been built in 1947, and it is perhaps the most frequented by tourists. Nowadays, it hosts the municipal library of Cannes.Go to top