Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat
Want to sleep in the same spot where the likes of great historic figures like Elizabeth Taylor and Pablo Picasso have laid their heads? Then head to the epitome of Cote d’Azur glamor, Four Seasons’ Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.
After taking in the stunning view of the coast outside, enter the grand foyer and be enveloped by an all-white interior designed by Frenchman Pierre-Yves Rochon. The Four Seasons touch elevates every room, which have an abundance of floral arrangements and intricate chandeliers everywhere.
Hotel du Cap Eden Roc
While the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat is located in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the world-famous Hotel du Cap Eden Roc is a stone’s throw away in Cap d’Antibes. Equally as luxurious, Hotel du Cap Eden Roc is owned by the Oetker Collection, a chain of hotels known formaking the most of each of their unique locations. This hotel is no exception, as it’s extremely French, down to the refined but not intrusive service by staff, and the elegant design of the dining and common areas. The restaurant and heated infinity pool both benefit from indescribable views of the water, which stays blue all year round. Like Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, a number of famous names have stayed here, including many American celebrities during the 20th century. Guests can pretend they are in a 1920s, as Ernest Hemingway was inspired by his stay here. The classic architecture makes it easy to slip into another simpler time, making this hotel a great choice for getting away from it all. The concierge service is second to none, so just about any request, no matter how large or small, can be accommodated.
Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez
Nestled further down the coast in Saint-Tropez is another gem. The Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez is centrally located in Nice’s Place de la Gendarmerie. To enjoy the view of the Riviera at its best, get a room with a balcony. You won’t have to go far either, as all the points of interest, including the beach, are in walking distance. The hotel has been totally refurbished to give a modern touch and all the latest technological amenities. Automated solutions for the rooms are invisible but make a visit to the hotel much more convenient. Each of them has geometric splashes of color that complement the light that the region is famous for perfectly.
Villa La Coste
Southwestern France’s jewel, Provence, is a picturesque place, with fields of lavender and fruit orchards as far as the eye can see. The contrast between Villa La Coste’s contemporary design and the ancient stone villas around it is a pleasant surprise. Art lovers will be in heaven, as there are works aplenty in the hotel to admire. Even the furnishings are living works of modern art you can sit on and admire at the same time. With 600 acres of grounds, you don’t have to see any other guests if you don’t want to.