A quaint holiday home situated in Saint Paul de Vence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, La Miette has been hailed by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the best Airbnbs in the South of France. With a terrace sun trap high amongst the jasmine covered walls, and glorious views of both the sea to the south and the mountains to the north.
The home once owned by famous French poet, writer and screenwriter Jacques Prévert, consists of two large en-suite double bedrooms, a living room, and fully equipped kitchen. Guests will enjoy the beautifully restored 12th Century apartment showcasing many original features. Ancient wooden beams, a huge open fireplace and large vaulted-ceiling bathroom accessed through a mysterious tunnel. In Prévert’s old house, you’ll be staying in a piece of French history.
Situated in the heart of the medieval walled village, there is lots to do. Windsurfing, diving and canoeing are available. Fondation Maeght Museum lies within a 5-minute walk of the property. It is 3 km from the centre of Vence. Local dining places, such as Le Tilleul and La Fontaine, can be found within 200 feet from the venue and this gem is only 20 minutes’ drive from Nice Cote d'Azur airport.
A dazzling waterfront retreat with an easy-going vibe best describes Les Roches Rouges. A stylishly revamped fifties hotel with whitewashed walls and polished-concrete floors are the canvas of the minimalist decor, accentuated with splashes of colour inspired by the shimmering blue Mediterranean and earthy orange rocks. The architecture at Les Roches Rouges creates an intimacy with nature. 44 light-filled rooms and suites offer never ending views of the glistening ocean, 3 of which are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Decorative artworks and objects with flowing lines give the rooms at Les Roches Rouges it’s Riviera way of life.
A 30-metre saltwater pool carved out of the rock holds centre stage, spilling right over the sea, surrounded by sunbeds. Every details is an alluring nod to the stunning Mediterranean coastline, with vintage rattan furniture, wicker picnic baskets, and sun-blushed landscapes, allowing you to easily disconnect whilst you sip a bottle of Saint Raphael beer listening to the sounds of the splashing sea.
There are two restaurants serving everything Provençal. Recif, is Les Roches Rouges’ Michelin-starred restaurant, serving fresh and succulent seafood caught locally and accompanied and locally grown greens – dishes transform into culinary art with edible flowers.
For a simple and timeless menu, you’ll find La Plage with a spectacular terrace that perfectly frames the sea view. From traditional lamb with stuffed artichoke puree, honey-roast apricots to olive and anchovy pissaladiere and fougasse bread.
All of the indulgence can be balanced with the endless activities available. In each room there are also walking-sticks for hikes along the pebble beach, or paddleboarding and kayaking around the shores. Head for an outside yoga class, games of tennis to a mountain bike ride, before heading back indoors for a wellness experience in the spa. With a relaxation space and three individual cabins with low-level lighting and a selection of calming soundtracks, it’s the perfect recipe for reconnecting body and mind. If you wish, you can even enjoy outdoor, open-air massages with views over the Mediterranean to be one with nature.
Pricing: From Euro 306 per night inc breakfast
At La Réserve de Beaulieu you’ll feel like a celebrity with world-class service in the French Riviera. Famous for it’s magical setting, mixing luxury and intimacy, in unique natural surroundings.
The hotel has 39 rooms, suites and villas. with panoramic views overlooking the Mediterranean, the Beaulieu-sur-Mer coastline or the estate’s interior garden. The elegance of the rooms is heightened by the rich materials, clean lines and masses of light coming in through the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the French Riviera. Whether in a suite or room, each of these luxurious accommodations encompass an apartment feel to ensure you experience the most sophisticated stay.
Experience a gastronomical adventure with the hotel’s 3 restaurants: the Michelin-starred Le Restaurant des Rois is where gastronomic haute couture is served. Light floods through the large bay windows, allowing guests to enjoy the magnificent views of the Mediterranean whilst they dine, combined with the large terrace, it’s a magical setting for showcasing starred chef Julien Rocheteau’s creations.
For a Côte d’Azur bistro atmosphere, La Table de la Réserve offers light and elegant cuisine showcasing the local products of small producers. Guests can watch their dishes being created from the open kitchen with its authentic bistro counter which blends in beautifully to this beautiful setting.
For a sunny terrace and ocean view, the outdoor Le Vent Debout restaurant is located adjacent to the swimming pool, immersing guests in a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. You can enjoy a moment of serenity in the Pool Bar which offers a tasty, summertime menu. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and savour delicious snacks whilst lying on the deckchairs in the Mediterranean sun or under the umbrellas. The ideal place to spend unforgettable moments taking in the blue sky that merges with the vast Mediterranean blue.
The hotel spa is a space dedicated to escape and well-being. Located between Nice & Monte Carlo on the Sea Front La Réserve de Beaulieu & Spa is set up with a hammam, hot tub and a top-of-the-line fitness centre, not forgetting the massage cabins where you can relax or experience a luxury beauty treatment.
Pricing: From Euro 650 per night.
Discover where the world’s most glamorous descend every summer - Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes feels like an impeccably styled film set! A centrepiece chateau, where nostalgia is kept alive with corridors filled with photographs of its famous guests from the past 150 years including the Windsors, Kennedys and countless film stars.
The rooms are adorned with antiques, mirrors and chandeliers. The light pours in from French windows to reveal gorgeous grounds and glimpses of the yachts in the bay. Glistening white-marble bathrooms come with separate showers and tubs and abound with Bamford and Sisley bath potions.
Service is second to none here, and if you go for a swish villa and you'll get privacy in the pines, complete with pool and butler-service.
The restaurants ooze casual chic during the day, at Eden Roc Grill. Wraparound terraces means you can dine overlooking the bay, islands and Esterel hills, whilst feasting on a lavish lunch buffet of octopus salad, steaks, jumbo prawns and a Niçoise salad – all served by staff in sailor suits.
At night, the scene transforms into formal and dressy. In the mansion, head to the Bellini Bar where the peachy Bellini cocktail is the best on the Riviera. Eden Roc Pavilion, is the rooftop Champagne Bar made for sunset bubbles and sushi on the rocks. A place that is a firm favourite to party during Cannes Film Festival.
The grounds are magnificent, with a catwalk alley sweeping down to the sea between perfectly manicured lawns. As you approach the dramatic coastline, the hotels saltwater infinity pool suspends over the glittering blue Mediterranean Sea. Cut into the edge of the cliff, it was dynamited out of basalt rock above the bay in 1914 and is now a safe, paparazzi-free zone so stars can relax.
In the paradise of the hotel grounds, Dior has come together with Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc to create a multi-facetted Spa. With décor inspired by the rocks on which the hotel stands. Treatments are exclusive and entirely customisable to reveal the holistic dimension of the Dior Spa philosophy. Discover two settings bathed in the light of the French Riviera and the extraordinary azure tones of the sea.
Not only is this the place for a truly luxury retreat, it is also a great sustainable choice, being a certified Green Globe property for their environmental initiatives, including the use of eco label cleaning products, locally sourced food and recycling programs.
Pricing: Double rooms from approx. €1500 per night in high season