Some experiences are unique, rare, and valuable, an expression of pure luxury. Staying in one of the 23 Haute Couture suites at the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Resort is one such experience. Each suite promises a unique and unforgettable journey to the heart of Europe's most sought-after destination. Each has its own soul and story... La Vigie Villa lets you in on the secret of mythical Monaco.
Some places retain the aura of their past glories. La Vigie Villa is one of them. Built in 1902 for Sir William Ingram, an English Lord, it became the place to be to experience the great art of living on the Riviera. The elegant Belle Epoque building was the venue for the best high-society parties, like the kind you read about in The Great Gatsby.
The villa’s stylish and glamorous history continued when Karl Lagerfeld fell madly in love with it. The famous fashion designer lived there from 1986 to 1997. He set up the office in the library, which is still there today, facing the front gate rather than the sea to ensure he wasn’t distracted from his work.
Today, guests of the private villa celebrate major life events here: Like the families that happily hold reunions here year after year and the couples who want an exclusive wedding venue on the Côte d’Azur. From princely weddings to luxury events and unforgettable stays, La Vigie Villa is always buzzing with special occasions.
Perched on a promontory overlooking the Monte-Carlo Beach, the villa offers breathtaking views. From the vast terrace, enjoy views of Monaco bay and the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort with the port in the distance. Marvel at the striking contrast between the sparkling blue sea and the wild green bay of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
The interior of the 600 m2 villa has remained true to its original soul. With moldings, Versailles oak parquet flooring, marble, and Murano crystal chandeliers, each material attests to the interior’s authenticity. On the ground floor, the living spaces, including the large living room, billiards room, and dining room, are elegant yet understated. The same spirit of refinement sets the tone for the six bedrooms on the upper floors, which are accessed via a majestic staircase. In keeping with this standard of excellence, silver service and 5-star services guarantee a luxury stay.
In most rooms, your eyes are drawn to the sparkling sea and its varying shades. The Mediterranean is omnipresent, creating a soothing and inspiring atmosphere. Every hour of the day brings a new magic show, bathed in the incomparable light of the Riviera.
Surrounded by nature, the garden of exotic and Mediterranean plants offers an intimate cocoon. A stroll along the walkways and groves, drinking in the scent of the flowers, and listening to the birdsong, will leave you with precious and romantic memories. Below, you can enjoy the sun and relax on the new beach at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club, where a private tent is reserved for you during the season.
Just five minutes away, the beating heart of Monaco invites you to experience the great art of living: Renowned restaurants, glamorous nightlife, luxury shops, and more. Experience the dolce vita Monaco style!