Places to Stay in French Riviera
Stretching from the Italian border in the east, surrounding the principality of Monaco, and containing the waterfront resorts in Nice, Cap-d'Ail, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Cannes, Saint-Raphael, Frejus, Sainte Maxime and Saint-Tropez, the Cote d'Azur is a luxury travelers dream.
Provence-Alps-Côte d'Azur is located between the Mediterranean coastline and the Alps and stretching from the Italian border at Menton to just the other side of Marseille, then north to the Haute-Alpes. Not bad we say! Its location and climate are extremely attractive with a warm weather, clear light and varied landscape.
The Cote d'Azur is a long succession of fashionable resorts, marinas and beaches, with a wide choice of activities for all tastes, which can be enjoyed throughout the year. Magnificent scenery combined with a rich historical past of remarkable archaeological and architectural interest, together with a multitude of celebrations and festivals make it a very interesting area to visit.
Every city, town, village and resort is perfectly prepared to accommodate and cater to the needs of the tourist trade with a wide choice of places to stay – from a luxury city hotel to a charming country bed & breakfast.
The Cap d’Antibes ranks among the priciest places on Earth. Its glittering beaches (such as silky, sandy plage de la Salis) and stately homes (like Villa Eilenroc, where Woody Allen shot Magic in the Moonlight) are a short stroll away from Villa Fabulite. Open since 2014, it’s a – relative – steal. Franco-Mexican manageress Angelina welcomes guests to her 15 rooms with Asian-inspired decor; these ring a swimming pool and orchid garden.
Owned by charming sisters Patricia and Marine, this petite hotel is well off the Riviera’s tourist radar. Each of the six chintzy guest rooms is light and airy and all boast a private sea-facing terrace. There’s a superb restaurant on site (reservation only) where Patricia will the seasonal menu with you in advance. Sweeping Mediterranean panoramas from the dining room take in Irish designer Eileen Gray’s newly renovated Villa E-1027...
Nice Pebbles manage the city’s finest collection of apartments, which often work out more affordable than a hotel when booked by the week. Each one of its 180 properties is artsy, well equipped and near the beach. All have Wi-Fi and sleep from two to ten guests. New offerings for 2015 include Valentina (sleeps 4, from €135 a night,), a mammoth two-bedroom property in a belle-époque building, wrapped with balconies all round. Other picks include Serenity...