Few destinations evoke a greater sense of romance and globetrotting glamour like the sun-drenched coast of the French Riviera. Known as the city of sun and stars and host of the world’s most iconic film festival, Cannes is the consummate seaside destination for yacht enthusiasts drawn to the ultra-luxe jet setting lifestyle exclusive to the Côte d’Azur. Snagging a premium piece of the enchanting coastline is a rare opportunity and this spectacular villa is among the more extraordinary luxury family properties in the highly sought-after Provence-Alpes area.

Situated on 2.6 acres of impeccably landscaped grounds, the magnificent home overlooks a sumptuous Mediterranean garden to the expansive turquoise waters of the Bay of Cannes. The property features multiple terraces and a heated swimming pool that spans over 80 feet in length.

From the moment you enter the grand foyer, Villa Cannes makes a dramatic impression with an opulent double staircase crafted in cool marble and glass which draws the eye up to a show-stopping statement chandelier. Throughout the spectacular villa design elements of classical grace and splendor are embraced to imbibe a sense of nostalgic charm into the contemporary interior. An afternoon spent relaxing on the arched veranda recalls the invigorating sense of being at sea with its unobstructed view of the Mediterranean.

In the master suite, one finds a retreat of understated elegance contrasted with the radiant blues of sea and sky out the oversized arched windows. Each of the six bedrooms in the main house opens up to a large terrace with views of the sea across the idyllic garden with its orange trees, fruit bushes, flowers and ponds. In addition to two additional bedrooms established in the staff quarters, the estate boasts the quintessential pied-à-terre, an utterly charming 2-bedroom cottage to allow guests their own space to which they can comfortably retreat.

Such a grand estate would be remised without a generous offering of top of the line amenities. Among them, guests can enjoy a spa, a wine cellar grotto, a home cinema, a security station, a lift, and a fully decked out luxury kitchen. Its impeccable design, enviable amenities and prominent location overlooking the sea make this property one of the most exciting and opulent luxury family homes in the heart of magnificent Cannes.

If you are in search of something truly special in the city of sun and stars this spectacular 12,862 sqft waterfront estate is offered by Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty for €40,000,000 ($43,840,421 USD).