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  • Writer's pictureJameson Farn

“To Catch a Thief” Villa For Sale in Saint-Jeannet

For all you cinema buffs out there, a local villa from the movie, To Catch a Thief is now on the market.

With stunning views towards the Mediterranean Sea, Nice, and the Baou de Saint Jeannet, this villa would certainly be a keepsake to any buyer seeking something truly memorable in the Côte d’Azur, and the property’s unique history that is grabbing headlines.

In 1954, celebrated filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock selected the French Riviera as the location for one of his most famous films, “To Catch a Thief” and this particular property provided the stunning backdrop to some of the most iconic scenes in the movie starring Grace Kelly, as many will recall it was featured as the hideaway for Cary Grant’s character.

During this time, it was while on the set of the film that Kelly met Rainier III of Monaco. A year later the Prince and the movie star married, changing the Principality forever.

The film hit the silver screen in 1955 to high acclaim. “To Catch a Thief” would go on to win an Oscar for Best Cinematography in 1956 and was also nominated for Best Set; a nod to the beauty of the location chosen for the film.

Constructed in 1935, the villa’s successive owners have always maintained it in a way that perpetuates the charm filmed by the British director.

This 400m2 property includes a main house and a guest house, both carefully preserved to maintain their authenticity while inconspicuously featuring modern comfort. And offers seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

The two buildings sit on a 5000m2 plot, with splendid panoramic views, a meticulously maintained garden, and a swimming pool.

This cinematic piece of history is listed at €3.6 million.

Connect with Experience The French Riviera for more information.


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