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Step back in time to La Belle Époque

Once the home of publishing magnet James Gordon Bennett Jr, founder of the International Herald Tribune, and later that of François Coty, the founder of Coty Cosmetics, Villa Namouna still exudes its old world charm.

Bought after the Second World War by the father of the current propriétaire, Madame L., the residence was converted into several residential apartments, all containing the original features that made the villa special. Some of those lovely apartments are available for rental today.

Villa Namouna is located in Petite Afrique, an exclusive section of Beaulieu-sur-Mer known for a number of villas styled with the influence of North Africa.

Villa Namouna is walking distance from the heart of Beaulieu, la plage (the beach) of Petite Afrique and the many restaurants of the port. Le cent, the well-known 100 bus stops just below it's gates and makes transportation to Nice and Monaco a sightseeing tour in itself.

In addition, those staying at the Villa enjoy the convenience of private parking and the security of a private gated residence.

From the moment you enter the property you are transported to another time and place.

The vestige of the central fountain, the grove of orange and lemon trees, the glorious shrubs and plantings, the palms, the ancient olive trees, the blue of the sea and the craggy cliffs all evoke the aura of La Côte d'Azur.

The journey back to La Belle Époque continues inside – the marble tiled floors, sculptured wrought-iron balustrades and marble stairs leading up to the domed ceilings of the two mezzanine floors and the apartments.

Rentals are furnished to the period with a blend of antique furniture, carpets and wall coverings yet still contain enough "modern conveniences" to make your stay enjoyable.