Hillside French Riviera Villa Where Grace Kelly and Cary Grant’s ‘To Catch a Thief’ Filmed Hits the Market
Fabulous outfits, a zippy convertible, and the vibrant blue sea of the French Riviera were front and center in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film To Catch a Thief. Of course, so were Hollywood icons Grace Kelly and Cary Grant, dazzling the South of France with their star power. This villa in Saint-Jeannet was one of the pivotal film locations and it is now for sale asking €3.6 million.
Imagining that such Old Hollywood film legends as Hitchcock, Kelly, and Grant have not only spent time at this enchanting property, but created an Oscar-winning film here could create a pinch-me moment for buyers. It’s where they shot the film’s most iconic kiss. And, it’s easy to see how the hillside home got the role.
Whether you’re reading in the elegant interiors, having breakfast on one of the lovely terraces (as Grant’s character did), or strolling the divine grounds, views of hills and the ocean beyond sweep as far as the eye can see. When looking at scenes in the movie, you can quickly match certain moments to vantage points of the enchanting property.
The estate is poised to get rave reviews from critics, or at least any picky guests brought here. It’s stone main house (covered in pink flowers for that je nais se quois) invites you to dream, imagine, and indulge while here. Inside, the spaces all cater to the Côte d’Azur vistas with abundant glass and effortless access to the outdoors. Once outside, you’ll be immersed in beautiful landscaping from the ivy-covered dining area to the peaceful pool. Adding in the detached guesthouse, there are seven bedrooms in total.
Cannes isn’t far away, begging the question, is the villa destined for a film aficionado? For those interested, Nicholas Benbassat of Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.