Sole agent – The present Chateau Saint Jeannet- formerly known as the “Château de la Gaude” is an old fortress of the 11th century built by the Marquis Villeneuve for the kings of France. The fortress was used for the defense of the southern area of France from the advancing Italians who crossed the river Var and pillaging the villages including St Jeannet. During centuries the chateau was a an advantage to the French army as an observation point thanks to its dominant positioning on the top of the hill during the French/Italian war. But once the Italian army manage to cross the river in many areas and the chateau was destroyed leaving only a part of the stone structure outside which stayed a ruin for 200 years. Many years later in the 1950’s a very famous French actress, Viviane Romance, acquired the property and had a dream to re-build the chateau. Unfortunately her project remains unfulfilled due to financial constraints. In 2001, a famous British director and producer felt in love with the chateau which was finally lovingly restored to provide a highly luxurious and unique residence situated, in an exclusive natural environment, only 15 minutes from Nice. This unique domain is offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, from the snow-covered Alps to the Mediterranean sea. The 1000 sqm main property, entirely serviced by an elevator, includes a spacious double living room, a majestic dining room, 4 fully equipped independent kitchens, a gym and 13 en-suite bedrooms with shower rooms or bathrooms and dressings. All rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished with sobriety and elegance. The domain is set on a magnificent more than 3 hectares’ landscaped park surrounded by terraces and terraced gardens leading to a beautiful relaxation area consisting of a heated swimming pool (18m x 9m) and its pool house, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room. The exteriors are perfectly overlooking the incredible panoramic views, inviting you to enjoy this natural heaven. Complemented by a guest house, a large garage, a rooftop solarium and a helipad, this luxurious property is exclusively offered for sale by Sotheby's International Realty – your real estate on the French Riviera.