10km (6 miles) from Cannes, on the red rocks of the Estérel massif and at the heart of Théoule-sur-Mer, you will find a haven of peace: Port-la-Galère. This coastal town built in the 70s and 80s by the architect Jacques Couëlle is an ode to comfort and amenities. Seawater and freshwater swimming pools, fitness rooms and saunas, exotic gardens and restaurants... Port-la-Galère is devoted to luxury facilities while the beaches and landscapes offer welcome respite from which guests can enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the French Riviera.
The real estate market
There are 420 apartments and a dozen villas within this resort. All of the apartment have terraces and sea views, with surface areas varying from 60 to 150 sq.m (645 to 1,615 sq ft). Over five years, prices have climbed by 20 to 30%, and by around 15 to 20% in the last two years. Average prices stand at €9,800 per sq.m, although the most coveted properties (>120 sq.m or 1,290 sq ft penthouses) go for between €12,00 and €17,000 per sq.m.
The gated resort of Port-la-Galère is a sound investment, with a permanent security presence and away from prying eyes.- Manuela PACE Director BARNES Port-la-Galère
Art of living
Heritage treasures, intoxicating spas and gourmet restaurants, Port-la-Galère is brimming with places well worth a visit.
In the heart of the historic capital of perfumery, Grasse, the Fragonard factory continues to distil everyday wonders. Visitors can discover the methods used in this typically French art form and even take home one of the iconic bottles themselves from the brand’s shop.
20 boulevard Fragonard, 06130 Grasse
Musée du Masque de Fer
Centuries of history and a riveting mystery await within the Fort Royal. In addition to the cell of France’s most famous prisoner, visitors can admire archaeological objects from the Mediterranean region that date back to the Roman Empire.
Île Sainte-Marguerite, 1 place Bernard-Cornut-Gentille, 06400 Cannes
Espace de l’Art Concret
A multi-faceted space where children’s workshops take place alongside vanguard contemporary art exhibitions, as well as yoga and painting classes and healthy lunches run all year round.
Château de Mouans, 06370 Mouans-Sartoux
Spa at the Club Port-la-Galère Hotel
The spa of this hotel in Port-la-Galère itself has a full range of well-being treatments, a fabulous heated outdoor pool, a hammam and a sauna to guarantee total relaxation. And for that little bit of indulgence, why not head to the hair salon for a new colour or enjoy a massage or manicure?
Port-la-Galère, 06590 Théoule-sur-Mer
L’atelier des Vitraux
Jean-Michel Bonhert is a craftsman without equal. He takes glass and enhances it with bold colours so as to accentuate the light that filters through. The door to his atelier is always open to those looking for a unique interior design piece or wanting to pierce the secrets of his work.
15 avenue Charles Dahon, 06590 Théoule-sur-Mer
Dolce & Gabbana
The world-famous brand shows off the best of Italian couture and its latest collections in this lavish boutique furnished with marble floors and stairs.
3/5 boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes
The hottest reservations in town
A private beach on the waterfront where each new dish comes with its own Bohemian ambiance. We especially love the house fettuccines with king prawns and girolle mushrooms, and the panko breadcrumb sea bass.
Port de Théoule, plage du Suveret, 06590 Théoule-sur-Mer
Le Coup De Fourchette
A regular Michelin entry in Théoule, Le Coup d’Fourchette serves up a generous menu that will leave you spoilt for choice. From the roast suckling ribs to the mullet caught in the bay of Cannes and the Atlantic bonito from the Lérins Islands, everything here is local.
15 bis avenue Charles Dahon, Théoule-sur-Mer
A little pink stall that instantly puts a smile of customers’ faces. Artisanal ice creams accompanied with colourful toppings and home-made cornets. Or why not a waffle or crêpe for the more peckish?
7 avenue Charles Dahon, Théoule-sur-Mer
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