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The rich past of Villa El Djezaïr, a promising future

Located on the sea front in between the center of Cannes and the old town of Antibes, Villa Djunah has brought a touch of exotic elegance to the Côte d’Azur for almost a century. An exciting new chapter in its history has opened – rekindling an enchanting past.

A historical building in Antibes Juan-les-Pins …

A graceful incarnation of a “villa mauresque” in Juan-les-Pins. Originally known as Villa El Djézaïr (Algeria in Arabic), the building was commissioned as a private villa by Camille Chrétien in 1922. Revolutionary in its time, the building was designed by a local architect, Ernest Truch, to reflect Chrétien’s memories of travels to Algeria and his love for the country’s neo-Moorish architecture.

A landmark in the history of Villa Djunah, declared monument of historical importance

In 1999, the Villa was declared a monument of historical importance and given the French Heritage Commission’s “20th Century heritage” label.

Lovingly and skilfully restored for over five years, Villa El Djézaïr has now reopened as Villa Djunah Restaurant, Bar & Gardens, offering Middle-Eastern flavours and oriental elegance.

Today, Villa El Djézaïr is home to Villa Djunah

Why Djunah? Two Arabic words combined, meaning ‘Awesome’ and ‘Pavilion’.

Villa Djunah is a way of life with relaxed pleasure at its heart. To be enjoyed day and night, it is a hybrid place both intimate and festive depending on the hour and your mood.

Visit our ‘What’s On‘ calendar and discover our many curated events bringing art, culture, entertainment and wellness to Antibes Juan-les-Pins.