Henri Matisse first discovered the Côte d’Azur in 1917, and would never again turn his back on it. Unable to resist the charms of the region’s natural light, glistening waters and delightful climate, he settled down in Nice, where he would continue to paint until the end of his life. Whether it be Auguste Renoir before him, or Pablo Picasso a few decades down the line, some of the greatest artists have fallen in love with the relaxed lifestyle and natural beauty of the Côte d’Azur. Cinema lovers will recall that Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief opens with a shot of a poster of the area claiming “If you love life, you will love France”. Perched on a headland at the heart of Picasso’s beloved ancient village of Mougins, Emile Garcin Côte d’Azur is looking forward to introducing you to this magnificent landscape of floral hills overlooking the sea, dotted with heritage villages and luxury villas. From Menton to Cannes, not to mention Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cagnes-sur-Mer and Saint-Paul-de-Vence, come and discover luxury real estate and gardens packed with Mediterranean plants. Enhanced by their exclusive facilities, these properties will make every trip you make to the Côte d’Azur a relaxing and energising seaside experience.