A Côte d’Azur villa named Les Bolovens has been listed by Sotheby’s International Real Estate. Located in the village of Saint-Jeannet 20 minutes from Nice Airport, the villa’s proximity to the rest of the Riviera, its spacious green grounds, sweeping views and swimming pool are certainly positives for potential buyers. But it is the property’s place in film history that makes it stand out.
Having been constructed in 1935, the villa was later used as a set in the filming of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief. Featuring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, the film hit the silver screen in 1955 to high acclaim.
The Villa provided a picturesque setting for iconic scenes throughout the British director’s thriller, and it was while on the set of this film that Kelly met Rainier III of Monaco. A year later the Prince and the movie star married, changing the Principality for ever.
This 400m2 property includes a main house and a guest house, both carefully preserved to maintain their authenticity while inconspicuously featuring modern comfort. The two buildings sit on a 5000m2 plot, which offers an expansive view of the Côte d’Azur.
Further included in the listing price of 3.6 million euros are seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and the chance to own a piece of cinematic history.