The Mandelieu Tourisme team invites you to visit an unmissable heritage of the Côte d'Azur: remarkable castles in the colors of the Estérel, facing the Mediterranean!


Discovered by the Romans, it was in medieval times that the Villeneuve family erected a fortress on the site, which was destroyed and rebuilt several times throughout history. It was not until 1918 that a couple of American artists and patrons – the Clews– acquire the ruins of the fortress and decide to rebuild it.

The castle today... The Château de La Napoule houses and preserves the cultural and historical heritage of Henry and Marie Clews. In parallel, The Napoule Art Foundation owner of the castle allows the reception of mostly international artists. Thus, accomplished and emerging creators from all over the world are selected each year to participate in the artist residencies of the Château de La Napoule.. The "Villa Medici" of the Côte d'Azur!

The Henry Clews Museum, meanwhile, is the showcase of the secret world of Henry and Marie Clews. The mystical and strange sculptures of Henry Clews integrate perfectly with the building and the gardens bringing their touch of strangeness to the place.

Practical: Open every day from mid-April to the end of September.

From October to mid-April – Visit of the Château on Friday afternoons and by reservation for groups.
More information at the Tourist Office – Tel: 04 93 93 64 64.

Social and solidarity above all! Built in 1918 by a certain Harry Legland of Lengley, it bears the name “Agecroft Castle” in memory of the property his grandfather owned in Scotland. Better known as the “Château des Mineurs”, this Scottish-style castle was bought in 1947 by Mr. Delfosse on behalf of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Houillères. This one will rebuild the castle which was partly destroyed during the war in order to welcome the miners and their families for a well-deserved holiday. Now listed, it is surrounded by a 14-hectare estate and is backed on all sides by an unobstructed view of the Mediterranean. Today it is a modern holiday residence managed by Touristra, for the beneficiaries of EDF and RATP Works Councils.

Good plan : Mainly reserved for the Works Council, it is however possible to have lunch there or have a drink at the restaurant located in the castle while enjoying a view overlooking the sea!