The Barrière Group, owner of the famous Cannes Palace, the Majestic, among others, is exhibiting some of Antoine Verglas‘ famous shots in its restaurant La Petite Maison de Nicole during the Film Festival (May 14 to 25 next May).

Antoine was born in Paris in 1962, he lives between Manhattan where he owns his studio and Saint-Barth where he is known and is also a member of the Saint-Barth artists’ association. He had the opportunity to shoot Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Stéphanie Seymour, Estelle Lefébure and Cindy Crawford to name a few. He does many shootings on the island of Saint-Barth. In fact, St. Barth offers exceptional light for a discerning eye like his.

But today, as we all know in Saint-Barth, the Barrière Group has bought the Carl Gustaf Hotel, whose renovation work after Cyclone Irma is in its final phase. The reopening is scheduled for the end of 2019.

And so, the Barrière Group has selected eight photographs of Antoine to reveal to visitors from Cannes the soul and beauty of Saint-Barthélemy. Very nice initiative. Very good communication plan considering the popularity of the Film Festival and the number of stars, producers and artists who visit Cannes during this magical period of the Film Festival.

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Monique Turbé grew up in a family of five children. Before becoming a respected hotelier, her father, Guy Turbé, was one of the first contractors on the Island. At the age of 18, Monique Turbé started her first construction, like her father, the “White Sand Beach Cottages, in Flamands. This property attracted prestigious guests, like Jackie Kennedy-Onassis and her son John-John, or Roman Polanski. In 2013, the Villa Mélissa was sold to a Venezuelan couple that fell in love with the property. Monique then decided to buy and renovate a new property that she called like her granddaughter: the “Villa Lenalee”. With this new property, Monique Turbé, created MY VILLA IN ST- BARTH, an exclusive concierge service dedicated to her two private villas. One of Guy Turbé’s last dreams was to see Monique create her own real estate company to look after the villas he had built and carry on the legacy. As an homage to her beloved father, she became the founder, chairman and partner of MY VILLA IN ST BARTH Real Estate, the first real estate agency founded by a St-Barths native and a villas owner.

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