Le Grand Jardin, Cannes
Côte d'Azur, France
Fully Staffed Only, Sleeps 24
- 3.5 Acres Estate
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Sea Views
- Direct Beach Access
- Private Beach
- Botanic Private Garden (14,000m²)
- Koi Pond
- Eco Spa
- 3 x Treatment Rooms
- Terraces & Balconies
- Alfresco Dining
- Outdoor Lounge Area
- Pool Loungers & Parasols
- BBQ Area
- Pool Bar
- Wine & Cigar Cellar
- Helipad (2 Landings Per Day)
- Security System
Located on the coast of the UNESCO protected Île de Sainte-Marguerite, Le Grand Jardin is the French Riviera’s most exclusive hideaway. The island not only showcases a large historical heritage, but also features diversified flora and fauna, being classified as a biological reserve since 2002.
Being the largest of the Lérins Islands, Sainte-Marguerite offers plenty of activities for guests to enjoy on their villa holiday. A range of walks, visiting the island's forests and bays, offer the opportunity to take in the beauty of the local wildlife are nearby to the villa. The Fort Royal can be found on the other side of the island, just an approximate 14-minute walk from the Le Grand Jardin. Linking with this famous historic monument, Sainte-Marguerite island also features the first underwater eco-museum in France and the Mediterranean, a series of 7 statues (about 100m from the shore of Le Grand Jardin) representing the 'Man in the Iron Mask'. Boat excursions, to close by islands and villages, can also be enjoyed from the island.
Le Grand Jardin is only a 10-minute journey by private boat or helipad from the chic city of Cannes. In fact, guests will easily be able to reach the famous promenade of La Croisette as well as the Cannes Festival palace. Here you will also have access to a choice of shops and luxury boutiques, classy restaurants and glamorous bars.View Location Map
Located on Island St. Marguerite, Le Grand Jardin is the ultimate exclusive estate on the Côte d'Azur. Being the only private property on the island, this high-end luxury villa comes with an intriguing history. Dating back to the 13th century, the property was home of monks and remarkable historical figures, including Louis XIV and the 15th-century Dukes of Guise. Legends and stories around this secret sanctuary are many: the most rumoured is the one believing that the famous Man in the Iron Mask was once held prisoner in the villa's fortress.
Le Grand Jardin (meaning 'The Great Garden'), can accommodate up to 24 guests in 12 bedrooms, spread across seven different buildings: the Governor's house, the Pool House, the Guest House, the Fortress Tower and three cottages. The estate is ideal for large groups wanting to escape the real world in complete privacy, while still being in close distance to Cannes. Featuring a luxury eco-spa, an outdoor swimming pool and 14,000m² of botanical gardens, Le Grand Jardin is the perfect choice for your luxury summer holiday in France.
Beautiful history meets uncompromised luxury from the moment you step foot onto the estate. Surrounded by 13th century walls, modern luxurious interiors combine to ooze the minimalistic style of southern France inside the estate's buildings. Careful use of sustainable materials, including rock flooring, white and grey marble, and neutral beige colours, characterise the interior design throughout the whole property. The Governor House hosts the villa's main living areas, when not enjoying the plethora of facilities or outside space. The classy living and dining areas showcase a bright and airy ambience, ideal for gatherings with friends and family. A fully equipped modern kitchen is also available, for evening preparations by your very own private chef. The villa also includes an extensive wine and Cigar cellar for the most discerning guests.
Le Grand Jardin offers countless outdoor spots where to relax under the Mediterranean sun. Enjoy alfresco lunches or apéritifs on the long table under the pool house pergola, creating the perfect setting to socialise. Jump in the outdoor swimming pool or sunbathe on the nearby loungers, sheltered with parasols, whilst admiring the stunning sea background. Alternatively, take a walk amongst 14,000m² of botanical gardens with unique sculptures and an idyllic Koi pond, ideal for those seeking some quiet and peaceful moments.
You will reach ultimate relaxation, thanks to the numerous wellness facilities available at Le Grand Jardin. The villa's eco spa includes three treatment rooms with a spa therapist, perfect to prioritise your wellbeing in an elegant setting. Furthermore, you will find a sauna, a Hammam and a gym.
Le Grand Jardin's 12 bedrooms all offer a heavenly night's sleep. Found across the estate's seven separate buildings, Le Grand Jardin is perfectly set up for guests who wish to socialise together, yet still retain their own privacy. Within the main villa (the Governor House), guests will find a spacious, 53m² master bedroom complete with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, as well as a private terrace. Equally impressive, the double bedroom found on the Fortress Tower's first floor, encompasses the character and history of this villa complex, featuring high ceilings and multiple balconies for 360-degree views of your surroundings. The guest house's four double bedrooms are split across its ground and first floors. On the ground floor, the two bedrooms found here are interconnected, making a perfect family suite. Adjacent to the guest house, on the ground floor of the pool and wellness area, are a further three spacious double bedroom suites. The remaining double bedrooms can be found in three separate, self-contained cottages located along different sides of the garden, suitable for extended family.
For additional convenience, the villa is provided with air-conditioning throughout and a security system. There is also a helipad for guests arriving at their luxury summer holiday by helicopter.
Prices are based on the exclusive use of the villa for up to 24 guests on a fully staffed basis, to include full staff services (house manager, housekeeping, chef, service staff, driver and night porter) as well as private airport transfers on arrival/departure and complimentary daily breakfast and afternoon tea. Food and drinks for lunches and dinner service are charged separately.
Governor's House (Main Villa)
1 x Master Bedroom with dressing room, garden views and en-suite shower room.
1 x Double bedroom with private terrace and en-suite bathroom with separate shower. (Suite 1)
2 x Double bedrooms with private terrace and en-suite shower rooms. (Suites 2 and 3)
Guest House - Ground Floor
2 x Double bedrooms with lounge areas and shared en-suite shower room.
These two bedrooms are interconnected.
Guest House - First Floor
1 x Double bedrooms with private balcony and en-suite shower room.
1 x Double bedroom with en-suite shower room.
The Fortress Tower
1 x Double bedroom with private balconies, dressing rooms and en-suite shower room.
Cottage 1, 2 and 3
3 x Double bedrooms with direct garden access, lounge areas and en-suite shower rooms.View Floor Plan
Services and Inclusions
Categorised superior luxury quality, is the best way to describe this operator's villas. Every one of their properties offer all ranges of services, in the intimacy of your own private space. With its own concierge service, a refined cuisine by some of the best chefs of the region, personalised touches aimed specifically to each guest, and a fully equipped spa, means you will be sure to enjoy your stay. Whether for a private event amongst friends, or simply family-time to reconnect and re-boost, their villas will have the space that covers all of your needs.
This villa's service comes completely fully staffed to cater to your every need. A private chef and service team will be responsible for the loving preparations of daily breakfast, afternoon tea/light snacks and 3-course dinners, to ensure you sample a taste of delectable cuisine. As well as the concierge team adhering to your every request, an in-house manager will be on hand 8hrs per day, to make you feel at home in this luxury villa. Included within the package, guests have arrival and departure transfers from Nice airport, followed by a boat transfer across to/from the island. In addition, all guests will be able to make use of one daily return trip from the Island to Cannes, for a day trip on your villa holiday. Selected drinks are at the guest's disposal and a housekeeping service (make-up and turn-down services), to make sure your home-from-home is kept tidy throughout your stay, are also included.
They take pride and a lot of effort in perfecting every detail to ensure you feel the sentiment of being at home, with a feeling of ease and absolute intimacy. You could be joining them at any one of their properties within the Collection and you will experience the same signature services. It’s almost as if they become a part of the family — not only getting to know and anticipate your needs, but delighting you with surprises along the way. They are there to cater to the most spontaneous of urges and ensure you are fully relaxed on your holiday.
- Exclusive use of the villa
- Pre-arrival and in-resort concierge service
- House Manager (8 hrs presence per day)
- Private chef for one sitting per day of breakfast, 3-course lunch & 3-course dinner
- Service staff during mealtimes
- Complimentary breakfast menu
- Complimentary afternoon tea
- Grocery shopping (charged at cost, except for breakfast and afternoon tea which is included)
- Selected water, soft drinks, tea and coffee
- Arrival & departure airport (Nice) transfers by car / minibus (same time) followed by boat transfer
- One daily return trip from the Island to Cannes for all guests
- Night Porter (On call and for drinks service)
- Daily Housekeeping
- Make-up and turndown room service
- Bed linen and towels
- Bathrobes & Slippers
- Extended menus (multi course or gala dinners)
- Dinner parties
- Breakfast served at multiple times
- Additional grocery shopping
Additional Services (at extra cost):