This former home of the U.S. Ambassador to France, constructed in the 1920’s, is set in extensive landscaped grounds totalling c. 4.000m² overlooking Villefranche bay, possibly the most beautiful in France, with panoramic views over Cap Ferrat towards Monaco and Italy. Elegant living areas overlook extensive landscaped gardens with a new infinity style 14 meters swimming pool with a wet bar. The beautiful gardens also feature an orchard, vegetable gardens, an ornamental pond, a parterre, and numerous antique decorative stone sculptures. THE CHATEAU: This has been completely remodelled and renovated internally with new air-conditioning, electric circuits and sound system facilities, security and alarms with I Pad/I Phone remote controls. The extensive living areas provide a perfect setting for entertaining on a grand scale. In the Property, there are five en-suite bedrooms. The Master Suite has a large sitting room, dressing room and bathroom, with magnificent views over the grounds and out to sea, with a habitable area of c. 75sqm. There is a unique second floor bedroom/study with a circular bathroom in the tower finished in the “Moustier” style. This thoughtful renovation provides desirable new facilities including a sports room with provision for sauna, a laundry room, wine cave, gardien’s cottage with garage, etc. Total habitable area is 500m². Located in the peaceful surroundings of French National Forestry land on Mont Boron, yet only 20 minutes from Nice International airport and the sophisticated attractions of Monte Carlo. Stylish and luxurious living with discretion and security were the guiding principles of the architect and developer of this project. LOCATION: Situated in the 57 hectare Park of the Forêt Nationale de France on Route Forestière, the chateau is reached by a carriage driveway which, in addition to secure garaging has space to park ten or more cars. The forest has over 11km of paths and is studded with beautiful umbrella pines, cypress and carob trees. At the other end of this road is the iconic landmark, the Fort du Mont Alban built in the 16th Century by the Duke of Savoy Emmanuel Philibert which overlooks Villefranche sur Mer to the East and Nice to the West. Facing South-East the grounds have superb panoramic views over Villefranche bay, Cap Ferrat and Eze, with Monte Carlo and Italy in the distance. The property is approximately 7 minutes’ drive both to the beach and Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, and to Nice City centre. Nice International Airport and Monaco are c.20 minutes’ drive. GROUNDS: The total land area is approximately 4.000m² with an ornamental pond with water fountain, fronted by a parterre. There are plenty of flat lawns areas, an orchard with a “secret garden” behind, a new 14 metres mosaic tiled swimming pool with infinity overflow effect and electrically controlled over, and a wet bar adjoining the sunbathing area. The beautifully landscaped grounds provide various shaded areas for relaxation with some beautiful mature “umbrella” pines, walnut and avocado trees, numerous olive trees, bougainvillea, grape vines etc. The orchard provides a multitude of fruit including orange, mandarin, grapefruit, cherry, passion, kiwi, etc. and there is a Mediterranean vegetable garden. There is a gardien’s cottage or guest house close to the main entrance to the Chateau which provides two beautifully finished en-suite bedrooms with a lounge area and kitchen, comprising approximately 90sqm, also having beautiful views over Cap Ferrat to Pointe Hospice and out to sea.