The Alpes-Maritimes département can be divided into three when it comes to visitors. Some visitors are here for the coast, most especially the Côte d'Azur and its multicoloured jewels, Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Antibes, Cap Ferrat, Juan Les Pins, Menton, Fréjus and St Raphael for example. Some visitors are here for the mountains and their ski resorts, such as Isola 2000, Valberg and Auron. And some visitors come for the green rural stretches between the mountains and the coast, dotted with particularly charming villages. Choosing the best places to stay in Alpes-Maritimes is highly dependant on why you've chosen to visit the region.
Because of its position by the Italian border, some of the Alpes-Maritimes has previously been within Italy, so this region has its own, slightly more Italian flavour.
Our selection here of the best places to stay in the Alpes Maritimes feature off the beaten track properties, in the mountains. If you're looking for something closer to civilisation, check out our recommendations for the best places to stay in the Cote D'Azur.
Jausiers, Alpes Maritimes
Stunning chateau with panoramic views of the hills and mountains around, and a few miles from ski resorts and a National Park. Steeped in luxury from the rooms to the food to the beautiful grounds with a swimming pool. A luxurious pad for an active holiday.
A traditional hotel in a 17th century house. Rooms are elegant with drapes, parquet floors and hill views. Garden, terrace, an outdoor pool, and bicycles are available from hotel. Lovely regional cuisine in the hotel's two restaurants. Opulent, warm and welcoming.