Château de la Croix des Gardes

An Idyllic Setting

Welcome to Château de La Croix des Gardes

A dream setting immortalized in the cinema, a breathtaking view, a Florentine-inspired architecture… Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Château de la Croix Des Gardes has been part of the mythical properties of the Côte D’Azur. Today, the chateau is the only remaining castle to overlook the Bay of Cannes from sunrise to sunset; with breathtaking 360°-degree views over the Lérins Islands, the Mediterranean Sea, and the snow-capped mountains.

Polished Garden
25 acres
16 Bedrooms
3,868 sq-meters
The Ballroom
160 standing people and 80 seated
The Château's Garden
Events up to 2000 party guests


  • On the Bay of Cannes
Château de luxe à Cannes

The Château

  • Neo-Palladian Architecture


  • Italian Style

Meaningful Dates


La Belle Epoque

The Château was built in 1919 for the Swiss industrialist Paul Girod.

First Cannes Festival

The 1st annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 20 September to 5 October 1946. Twenty-one countries presented their films.

To Catch A Thief - Hitchcock

The Château de la Croix Des Gardes loaned its lavish sets and became a movie legend by hosting the filming of Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, featuring iconic megastars Cary Grant and Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.

Villa Perrier

Gustave Leven founder of the Perrier empire acquires the Château and redesigned the property in the Palladian style architecture.

Chopard Secret Night

Chopard host a stunning, unforgettable night at Château de la Croix des Gardes to close the annual Cannes Film Festival.
Château de la Croix des Gardes

A New Beginning

The Château de la Croix Des Gardes opens its doors again to private hire for the first time in 56 years. In the greatest secrecy, a dazzling scenario is being prepared to which only a happy few will be able to enjoy the newly renovated domain.
Activities & Security

The Château Premises


Everything your heart desires

Explore the mysteries of a mythical and fascinating place, where the Château de la Croix des Gardes and its gardens conceal many secret activities to discover.

Security & Staff


At the Château your privacy is one of our main concerns, you will be able to feel safe and at ease with our State-of-the-Art Security System & Features, discretely located throughout the property.


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