The history of La Vigie, The Villa
The Société des Bains de Mer also has a hidden treasure for the most privileged: it’s a villa called la villa La Vigie nestling up there on the hill overlooking the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel in Roquebrune – Cap-Martin.
It was built in 1902 by Sir William Ingram, an English lord and managing director of the weekly Illustrated London News, and a Member of Parliament. It was purchased by the Société des Bains de Mer in 1952.
The house stands in a very large, wooded park, it has living area of 600m² (6,500 sq ft) with elegant bedrooms, lounges and bathrooms. The 237-square-metre terrace that runs along the building provides breath-taking views over the bays of Monaco and Cap-Martin.
Clients who rent by the week or month (one of the most faithful is Karl Lagerfeld who has spent ten consecutive summers there) have access to all facilities of the Monte-Carlo Beach, located below.