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Rent Karl Lagerfeld’s Summer Home On The French Riviera For Up To $52,000 A Night

Article originally posted by Mansion Global

Deep-pocketed holidaymakers can now vacation like a fashionista at Villa La Vigie, the late Karl Lagerfeld’s summer home on the French Riviera.

The six-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion is located in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, on the border of Monaco. “La Vigie” translates to “the watch,” and the mansion sits on a promontory overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Renting for between €15,000 (US$17,386) to €45,000 ( a night, depending on the time of year, the residence can accommodate up to 12 guests, according to Aurelie Lepercq, the CEO of Edge Retreats, the luxury vacation rental platform offering the home.

“Villa La Vigie is unparalleled,” Ms. Lepercq said in a statement, adding that the villa “is one of the most prestigious on the French Riviera thanks to its history, architecture, exquisite decor and prime location.”

The turquoise waters are on display from almost every room of the home, which is surrounded by gardens. There’s also a more than 2,500-square-foot terrace with a spa where guests can also take in the view, according to the listing.

“It’s easy to imagine venturing through the gardens, sitting on the expansive terrace gazing at the sea or exploring the Monte Carlo Beach Club,” Ms. Lepercq continued, referring to the nearby luxury resort. “There’s simply nowhere else quite like it.”

The home dates to 1902 and was later used by the Germans as a lookout spot during World War II, according to the listing. Mr. Lagerfeld—the creative director of the French fashion house Chanel from 1983 until his death in 2019 at age 85—bought the home in 1988. He renovated the estate and lived there until the late 1990s.

Other features of the home include a billiards room, a minimalist office, dressing rooms, and landscaped grounds with mature palm trees surrounding the property, the listing said. The rooms are bright white in contrast to the blue Mediterranean, but each has pops of purple, orange or green.

Rates include daily breakfast and maid service, a 24-hour security guard, and complimentary access to the private beach and Olympic-size pool at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club. The minimum stay is seven days.


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