Castles should be shared. This one, a nearly 13,000-square-foot Renaissance beauty listed at €8.3M ($9.24M), has features particularly suited to hosting events with dozens of guests. Two and a half acres of landscaped grounds hold the main house and numerous outbuildings. Moreover, the exterior courtyard, elegant pool area, and domed interiors amount to a stunning setting for special events that demand a memorable French Riviera backdrop.
Interiors showcase arched windows and ceilings, along with ornate fireplaces and Renaissance artwork. In the living room, rustic stone walls surround a set of curved glass doors that offer a glimpse of the leafy garden. To fully soak up the idyllic outdoor surroundings, head to the covered patio draped in vines, where a long table and chairs are set up for open-air meals.
It would be easy to get lost in the extravagant and historical details of the property. Murals adorn the walls as you climb a stone spiral staircase—the images depict King François I of France's visit to the castle.
The pool was signed by 20th-century French artist and writer Jean Cocteau. And an underground lair with curved stone walls and a stained-glass window is lit in dramatic fashion by a pair of ornate chandeliers.
The castle features two master suites, three en suite bedrooms, and an independent apartment with a library. Annexes offer additional en suite guest bedrooms, independent apartments, and a studio for a caretaker. Situated 25 miles from Monaco and seven miles from Nice airport, the chateau is easy to reach and makes a convenient base for exploring the villages of Saint Paul and La Colle-Sur-Loup.