"Azur" is one of the most beautiful and mysterious names in the French language. The word means "the sky or the air", and the coastline it evokes seems to indicate the meeting point between these two infinite spaces. From Menton to Lavandou, travelers will discover fine sandy beaches, rugged coves, seaside resorts, perched villages, and an infinite number of places dedicated to art in all its forms, but especially the art of living. Because along the shores of the Mediterranean, the spirit and myth of the French Riviera lives on...
This property is annually closed. Reopening on 4/7/23
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. The Monte-Carlo Beach, a chic and timeless hotel built in the 1930s, has always been the epitome of glamour and "dolce vita". This palace, which has received celebrities from far and wide, has been renovated by architect designer India Mahdavi, and restored to all its former glory. Sea all around, and with an original terracotta façade and frescoes inspired by Matisse and Cocteau make it the perfect setting for an exquisite break. Located in an exceptional natural setting and sheltered by a pine forest, Monte-Carlo Beach offers a "Cabanas" service at the water's edge, an Olympic-size swimming pool, the Monte-Carlo Beach spa, as well as the Michelin-starred Elsa restaurant, certified 100% organic and wild fishery by Ecocert. Note: In accordance with French health regulations, we would like to inform you that from Wednesday 21st of July, all persons aged 12 years or over, regardless of their nationality or place of origin, must present the supporting documents for the Health Pass to access the leisure areas of the Monte-Carlo Beach Club. Please take note of the current Entry Conditions & Health Pass at montecarlosbm.com. ... Learn moreless
This property is annually closed. Reopening on 4/6/23
Hotel and restaurant in a village. This château, built on the steep slopes of the French Riviera, offers breath-taking vistas of the Mediterranean and has plenty of relaxing activities in store: swimming in the pool, fragrant gardens or Indian massages. The charming rooms are all different. The great classics of French gastronomy as well as Mediterranean specialties can be savoured in one of the four restaurants of the Chèvre d’Or, where the pleasure derived from the fine cuisine is enhanced by the stunning views. After the meal, you can stroll through the cobblestone streets of the medieval cliff-side village overlooking the grandiose panorama of the sea. ... Learn moreless
Chef Mauro Colagreco has found the perfect place to exercise his talents in this majestic 1930s building with mountains as a backdrop and magnificent sea views. It boasts a superb terraced garden, with fabulous views over Menton and the Mediterranean. In the kitchens, a team is busy preparing the dishes...Read More less
Perched on its rocky outcrop, Monaco seems protected against whatever the weather throws at it. Discover the village atmosphere of the principality and its beautiful restored buildings through a maze of dainty narrow streets. The stronghold of the Grimaldi family will seduce you with its gardens, terraces...Read More less
The chic and fashionable avenues traced around the Monte Carlo casino are bordered by palaces and luxury boutiques where you will have time to stroll or consume. With all the jewelry, clothing, decoration and leather goods stores, the biggest luxury brands have set up shop here. When the shopping is...Read More less
Of course you can see magnificent, ultra luxurious, ships. But look more closely: there are also lots of yachts. They reflect the sporting spirit that puts Monaco in such a strong position in sailing competitions. The Prince himself is an accomplished sportsman and helps project this active and dynamic...Read More less
This esplanade is symbolic of Nice. It stretches for 8 km, and, throughout its length, has every inch of that chic that is part of the charm of the capital of the Côte d’Azur. It was created for the tourism of the early 1820s, and follows the curves of the bay, providing a haven for walkers and joggers...Read More less
This property is annually closed. Reopening on 4/26/23
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. A blue paradise, where the only sounds to trouble the peace come from the waters in La Garoupe bay which you can reach by a tiny private path. A fine villa stands in the midst of this unique landscape, with stone pines and ochre-coloured rocks, once an inspiration to Nicolas de Staël and Picasso, and is home to this characterful hotel. Tastefully appointed contemporary rooms, each with its private terrace or balcony, look out onto grounds planted with old olive trees and a pool and wellness area. The private beach, edged with succulents and bay trees, and the restaurant terrace in the shade of the mulberry trees provide the finishing touches to this cool oasis of peace and quiet. ... Learn moreless
This property is annually closed. Reopening on 4/30/23
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Halfway between Nice and Cannes, in a setting where the Mediterranean takes centre stage, the Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel is a contemporary architectural jewel. Its minimalist lines are in perfect harmony with the lush Mediterranean vegetation, with the charm and freshness of a garden by the sea, a fine private sandy beach facing the Lérins Islands, and a delightful infinity pool. The original décor of the rooms and suites transports guests on a sensory voyage. The enchantment continues in the restaurant Les Pêcheurs, which looks out onto the sea and offers a feast for the palate as well as the eyes, with a view of the Esterel massif in the distance. ... Learn moreless
Antibes Old Town, between Nice and Cannes, is really the place to stop any time you are down on the Côte d’Azur. Its high point is its busy market. In the morning, you can breathe in all the scents of Provence in the covered market on Cours Masséna. When you have finished strolling through the brightly-coloured...Read More less
It goes without saying that this town enjoys a worldwide reputation for its Film Festival. The number of stars who have trodden the red carpet in Cannes! The Croisette passes the legendary Palais and wends its opulent way along the sea line, with its string of luxury boutiques and luxury hotels. This...Read More less
Bruno Oger left the kitchen of a palace hotel in Cannes and the hustle and bustle of the Croisette to move to the calm of Villa Archange and its shady courtyard in Le Cannet. This 18th century Provencal building, which has been masterly refurbished and tastefully decorated, reflects the sensitivity of...Read More less
This property is temporarily closed. Reopening on 7/1/23
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. On the French Riviera, near Lavandou, this large Tuscan-style villa shines out against the magical background of the Mediterranean Sea. Imbued with charm, the Club de Cavalière exposes its ochre arcades and fragrant vegetation to the sun. Nestled among maritime pines, bougainvilleas and exotic gardens, the hotel is bordered by its own private beach of fine sand overlooking the Levant islands and has an array of sumptuous rooms and suites, and villas with patios right on the sand. This is the perfect place for a truly refreshing break. The restaurant features the flavours of southern cuisine, in the shade of mulberry trees and overlooks the magnificent bay of Cavalière. ... Learn moreless
A former island now attached to the coast, the Giens peninsula offers an astonishing natural setting. Two huge strips of sand stretch along the coast: the first is open to winds for windsurfing and kite surfing specialists; the second is popular with families - here you can walk up to 200 feet out from...Read More less
Protected by its National Park status, Porquerolles is a true paradise. The numerous sandy beaches of its northern coast are bordered by pine forests and heath with the scent of myrtles and strawberry trees. The most important of the Hyères islands is home to a Botanical Conservatory which helps fight...Read More less
When you leave Lavandou, keep going as far as Bormes-les-Mimosas. When you arrive, stop off at Domaine de la Malherbe, a superb vineyard tucked in between the garrigue and the sea, near Fort de Brégançon. The Ferrari family who own it produce some excellent white, red and rosé wines. The whites are attractively...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
"I am from the Vendée and the Atlantic coast of France and have been running L’Oasis with my brothers Antoine and François for twenty years, yet I can assure you that I do not know a single region anything like Côte d’Azur, or one that has as much to offer as it. Where else could you, come the spring, sail down the ski slopes in the morning and go water skiing in the Mediterranean in the afternoon, after having had lunch on the terrace? The only place is right here! In La Napoule, where I am fortunate enough to work, we are close to La Croisette, Nice, Saint-Tropez as well as being close to nature, to the Var, to our hinterland. This tour is a perfect example of that. In terms of cooking, it would be a gross understatement to say that the region is rich in produce! Olive oil, tomatoes, basil, sea food…, the earth and sea are alive with it and provide the ingredients for dishes with have a reputation for being healthy and nutritious, the famous ‘Crete diet’. That will become increasingly apparent to all of you when you make a stop at the different stages of this tour, where it will be our duty to welcome you as an individual special guest."