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Cannes. A sumptuous estate occupying one of the finest positions on the Cote d'Azur. Five-levelled main residence, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 2 further villas, separate staff accommodation, 5 acres. pounds 19.2 million.

Knight Frank 0171-629 8171.

La Vignette

Mougins. A unique property in an old hilltop village, surrounded by its own olive and pine trees and overlooking La Napoule bay, the Grasse valley and the Esterel mountains. Main residence, 2 guest cottages, staff flat, swimming pool, sun terrace, sauna, tennis court, 5 acres. pounds 4.8 million.

Knight Frank 0171-629 8171.

Le Collet de


St Antonin Du Var. An authentic Provencal Mas in a secluded position with sweeping views over its own vines. 4-bed main residence, 3-bed guest cottage, staff cottage, outbuildings, swimming pool, olive grove, woodland, 35 acres. pounds 925,000.

Knight Frank 0171-629 8171.


Canalside House A 17th-century stone house on the banks of the Canal Lateral a la Loire which is navigable to the Mediterranean, and surrounded by woodland, corn and sunflower fields. 4 beds, 2 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, cellar. pounds 120,000.

Domus Abroad 0171-431 4692.

nr Pontorson

Old Water Mill, Antrain,. A converted 19th-century mill on the banks of a river with its own pond and small private island. 4 beds, 1 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, cellars, outbuildings including a cottage and a barn, 4 acres.

pounds 150,000. Domus Abroad 0171-431 4692.