La Bastide du Roy, renowned venue on the French Riviera

La Bastide du Roy, renowned venue on the French Riviera

Bastide du Roy pool and building

5 reasons to get married on the French Riviera at the Bastide du Roy

This charming residence nestled in an elegant and unspoiled area of Antibes has been hosting weddings since spring 2017. About fifty couples have since decided to get married on the French Riviera at the Bastide du Roy. The location, the elegance, the state of mind, the tailor-made accompaniment, discover what makes this place a wedding venue in the Côte d’Azur totally essential.

1. A home of art and history predestined to host weddings

Getting married on the French Riviera is something you are seriously considering. And why not in a property rich of art and history ? If it only became a wedding estate in the Côte d’Azur in 2017, the Bastide du Roy seemed predestined to welcome beautiful unions for a long time! Henri IV received it as a gift in 1608 and the famous stylist Jeanne Lanvin bought it in 1924 as a wedding gift to her daughter and son-in-law Count Jean de Polignac, cousin of the princely family of Monaco. Pianist and harpist Marie-Blanche Lanvin de Polignac then welcomes Colette, François Poulenc, Jean Cocteau…

This artistic and cultural effervescence will therefore continue to animate the Bastide du Roy. Mick Jagger even stayed there in 1971. A few years later, the sculptors César and Arman came there regularly under the impetus of Jean Gismondi, a renowned Parisian antique dealer who became a tenant in 1989 and purchase it later. When he passed away in 2014, her daughters took the lead and Divina Gismondi, now CEO of the Bastide du Roy decided to make it a site dedicated to events and a wedding venue in the Côte d’Azur.

Works of art beautifully installed outdoors but also in the 6 rooms ,that can be privatized during your event, classified and protected gardens since 1990: a wedding at the Bastide du Roy combines chic refinement, elegance and romanticism.

2. Getting married on the French Riviera in a protected but accessible location

Behind the large black portal that leads to the venue, many do not suspect the existence of this imposing house. La Bastide du Roy knows how to be discreet, nestled in its vast wooded land between Biot and Antibes. Mediterranean pines rub coexist in harmony with 365 olive trees planted on the estate and multiple species along each thematic garden.

Getting married on the Côte d’Azur, precisely at the Bastide du Roy, is appreciating the rich vegetation that makes it a timeless haven of nature. And yet easily connected. “We are 10 minutes from the motorway and 20 minutes from the airport, explains Divina Gismondi, owner of the premises. Our car park can accommodate 300 vehicles and the site is accessible to buses of all sizes. We also have a permit for a helicopter arrival. “

As many appreciable technical strong points and which simplify the organization of an event.

Facade of the building

3. Discovering the place during the highlights of your wedding

This chic and romantic mansion knows how to make itself desirable and is discovered step by step according to the flow of your wedding. What if organizing your reception in this wedding venue in the Côte d’Azur was like a singular treasure hunt during which your guests would be captivated at each stage of your event? This is essentially the idea of Divina Gismondi who likes the discovery going crescendo.

How about inviting your hosts for a walk, from the welcome drink to the after party, through your cocktail (or vin d’honneur in French) and dinner? First, surprise them with the French gardens. Then, have them wonder about between the Music Garden, a charming space with curves, leading to the Spanish gardens. They will enjoy spending some time in the pool garden and the main courtyard before discovering the majestically lit facade of the Bastide du Roy. Memorable!

For dinner and the dancing evening, many married couples particularly appreciate being in the olive-tree pavilion. This covered and incredibly aesthetic space has been edified with respect for these hundred-year-old trees (none of which have been cut down) and fits in perfectly. Enchanting!

“No space is used twice during the wedding,” says Divina Gismondi. The discovery of the gardens, one after the other, makes it possible to organize the reception as a real tour to preserve the surprise element “. Effect guaranteed on your guests!

4. Getting married on the French Riviera, so French and … so French Riviera

Getting married on the French Riviera is the dream of many couples! But the Bastide du Roy offers much more. The French gardens give the feel of a small classic and elegant Versailles complemented by the all-Provençal charm of the architecture of the Bastide itself. This vast wedding estate on the French Riviera, thanks to its abundant vegetation and its multitude of species, including majestic umbrella pines, also has a very strong Mediterranean imprint. Choosing this wedding venue on the Côte d’Azur means mixing multiple influences in a single site.

bastide du Roy Pool and garden at night

5. Efficient and tailor-made support

The team at the Bastide du Roy takes great care of the future married couple. From the moment of contact until the D-day, Divina Gismondi and Apolline Ferrachat, project manager, as well as the whole team are fully involved for the success of your event. Advising, accompanying, informing, reassuring are the watchwords throughout the preparation and then during the reception. “We ensure a rigorous follow-up from the first visit until the day after the wedding, specifies Divina Gismondi. A manager is on site on the Day as well as members of our team to guarantee flawless organization and security. We want our customers to be well cared for and reassured. ”


“Getting married on the French Riviera at the Bastide du Roy is getting married in an exceptional place, says Laetitia D, wedding planner in Cannes and director of Luxury Events made in France. The newlyweds are in contact with a team of professionals who have a real love of the place and are constantly concerned to embellish and enhance it. “