We start our 4-hour tour at Port Gallice in the bay of Juan-les-Pins. Overhanging the port, the Chateau de Juan-les-Pins was the holiday place of Rudolf Valentino. In the 1920s, the Fitzgeralds held court at the Saint Louis Villa, taking the sea air and entertaining their circle of friends. The Belles Rives still contains rare wooden furniture from the '30s. Pablo Picasso, Gérard Philippe, Umberto d'Italie, Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, and Miles Davis all stayed there.
Built in 1912, the La Vigie Villa was bought by Frank Jay Gould. His wife Florence entertained all the celebrities of the day there: Chaplin, Cocteau, Gide, and Estée Lauder, to name a few. Cons...Read More