Visit La Soufflerie

La Soufflerie (The Wind Tunnel) is set out on 4 levels. There are three double and one single bedroom with three bathrooms. Each room is equipped with reverse cycle air-conditioning. There are televisions in each room with satellite reception. The loft is equipped with a broadband WIFI connection. The finest materials have been employed in the construction to make this loft a luxurious and peaceful retreat from the outside world, right in the heart of Cannes.

Ground Floor

Fully equipped professional kitchen with dining facilities for 12 guests. Surround sound music and every conceivable gadget to help to make entertaining a breeze.

First Floor

Living room leading out to the garden terrace. On this level there is one single en-suite bedroom and a further twin (or double) en-suite bedroom.

Second Floor

A vast master bedroom which can be arranged as a twin or with a double bed. A glass floor affording panoramic views of the garden and lower floor levels. A generous modern bathroom with a walk-in Roman shower and bath.

Top Floor

Under the apex of the roof this charming twin room benefits from a private sun terrace with a 180° sea view looking out over the Historical Suquet to the Lerin Islands to the south east and west down the Esterel coast line.

History

La Soufflerie was built following Gustav Eiffel construction plans during WW11 on lawn tennis courts requisitioned by the Free-French Vichy government. The assumption that Allies were unlikely to bombard Cannes and that the occupational forces had other stretches of coastline to defend proved to be spot on. The fact that there was an abundance of hotel accommodation for the design teams and technicians and an airport in the vicinity were deciding factors. French Aerospace (SNIAS) still have their research offices to the west of Cannes.

The Bréguet 690 et 693 and Alizé range of aircraft were continually developed in Cannes. It is reputed that the Concorde's "droop snoop" nose cone was designed by the French team during the mid sixties and tested in the Cannes facility. La Soufflerie closed down in the nineteen seventies and an architect with insight transformed the building into a Loft complex.