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About Côte d'Azur
Once the place for artists and the wealthy to 'Winter', the Côte d'Azur is now de rigueur in Summer as well, the main challenge is deciding which of the best places to stay in the Côte d'Azur to choose. Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Antibes, Cap Ferrat, Juan Les Pins, Menton, Fréjus and St Raphael are our Gurus' top spots on the Côte d'Azur, but there are plenty of smaller hamlets also worth considering if you want to escape to the Côte d'Azur's beauty rather than see and be seen here.
The region stretches from Théoule-sur-Mer in the west to Menton on the Italian border, spreading the good life through Cannes, Nice and Antibes on its bright-blue-watered way. This is the French Riviera at its glamourous and most beautiful best, with stretches of perfect golden sand, dramatic cliffs, pretty fishing hamlets and an interior of medieval villages and verdant wilderness.
Are you a capital kind of person? in which case you'll want to stay in Nice. Once Italian and always decadent and fashionable, Nice is full of life, art, nightlife and shopping opportunities.
If you're here for a touch of the Côte d'Azur's glamour then you can't go past St-Tropez. A byword for glamour and wealth on a slightly hedonistic scale, St-Tropez is also rich in culture and history.
Cannes is just as glamourous, and possibly even more famous - at least once a year. The city's main promenade, La Croisette, gleams gracefully under the clear skies of the Côte d'Azur, a row of beautiful boutiques and excellent restaurants running all way down to the exclusive feeling harbour, which isn't actually that exclusive.
As well as gorgeous resort towns, the Côte d'Azur is famous for its beach clubs.
- Club 55 in St-Tropez was probably the first, it opened in 1955.
- Then there's La Voile Rouge, famous for scantily clad women and table top dancing.
- Z Plage in Cannes is a more affordable beach club at l'Hotel Martinez charging approximately £20 per person for a half day. Worth every penny for the people watching and the pool, although at the starriest beach clubs, nobody goes near the pool for fear of spoiling their hair or maquillage.
- Whilst Sly Stallone and Beyonce favour Nikki Beach Club.
For a slightly less glitzy and more atsy vibe, check out St Paul de Vence. its narrow alleys are crammed with galleries, and Marc Chagall is buried in its cemetry.
Alternatively you could base yourself on one of the area's islands. The Ile des Porquerolles is part of the Iles d'Hyeres group and has a population of just 200. It has an authentic feel to it and is about as off-the-beaten-track as you can get in this neck of the woods.
The Hotel Guru has scoured the region and has managed to find a wide range of properties. Our selection of the best places to stay in the Cote d'Azur range from the cheap and cheerful to the truly super luxurious where you'll mix with the stars.
Don't spare the expense
- With just four exceptionally glamorous rooms, Cap Estel is an exquisite mansion on a cliff top peninsula overlooking a stunning bay you can enjoy from both the terraces and private balconies. There's also a private beach, spa, gorgeous infinity pool and gourmet restaurant. True luxury 'A-list'.
- Sumptuous and luxurious, the Hotel Residence de la Pinède is also one of the few hotels in the South of France with access to a good beach. As well as its beach terraces and elegant suites, this hotel also has a restaurant with two Michelin stars.
- Château du Domaine St-Martin is a grand affair in the hills above the Côte d'Azur, with classically sumptuous rooms, beautiful suites, private villas, exceptional gardens and two Michelin stars.
- The Chateau De La Messardiere is too cool even for St-Tropez, instead it peers down from a hilltop overlooking the bay. This is a glitzy and secluded spot to relax in, where you'll feel truly pampered.
- Cannes' Le Cavendish's Belle Epoque façade and open bar in the evenings hark back to a more glamourous era of bright young stars and glamour. The small size, location just a few steps from La Croisette and private beach make this a popular spot, so book ahead. But in this case you can spare the expense - this hotel offers rooms starting from just £113 per night.
For a beach break
- La Voile d'Or is known as a romantic place to stay, with well placed antiques, excellent food and spectacular views of the coastline - it also has a private beach.
- Just back from Nice's Promenade des Anglais, the Hotel La Perouse has beautiful bay views and is just across the road from the beach, the markets and the port.
- The Hotel Pastis is a chic spot for a stylish beach holiday, with art, glamour and a beautiful courtyard. And it's all only eight minutes walk from the centre of St-Tropez.
- Brise Marine is an Italianate villa hotel with glorious sea views and simple, traditional rooms. Its terraces overflow with flowers and its position is nothing short of spectacular.
- For ,more suggestions check out all our Cote d'Azur coastal hotels.
- Le Ferme d'Augustin is a charmingly converted farmhouse hotel in a beautiful spot, only five minutes from St-Tropez's port, but surrounded by lemon trees and olive groves.
- Les Rosées is a romantic, elegant, five room guest house which serves fantastic home-cooked food, but also has Michelin starred restaurants just a short walk away. Surrounded by lush gardens, this is a peaceful, sunny retreat., situated in the hills above Cannes.
- Le Yaca is a collection of charming old houses just 100metres from Port des Pêcheurs. One of the houses was home to Colette in the 1920s. Discreet, casually chic and beautifully decorated in cool creams and whites accented by a Moroccan fabric here, an Oriental lantern there, it's the antithesis of St-Tropez flash and a real oasis of calm, especially the pool and garden.
- For more places to escape, have a look at all our Cote d'Azur hotels in the hills.
- Epi Plage on Pampelonne Beach is a collection of ten wooden chalets, all surrounding a central pool. Great for families, you're also only a short drive to the action of St-Tropez.
- The Hôtel Le Hameau is a Provencal farm house conversion beside the road to St. Paul de Vence. With views over a green valley and a simple elegance to its rooms, this is a peaceful and comfortable spot.
For great value
- The Hostellerie Berard et Spa in La Cadiere-d'Azur, is a charming hilltop hotel with sea views, a spa, suites with private balconies and a Michelin starred restaurant. And yes it's listed under 'great value' because the rooms start from just £83 per night.
- Villa Rivoli in Nice is a Belle Epoque gem, with small but pretty rooms and a private beach just a stone's throw away - easily one of the best places to stay in Côte d'Azur for those one budget, with rooms starting from just £59 per night.
- If you're visiting the Côte d'Azur for the sunshine and the beautiful coastline, then La Jabotte in Antibes, might be the understated charmer for you. An intimate nine room sanctuary around an orange scented courtyard, this is a family friendly hotel with plenty of rustic charm, and it won't break the bank.
- High in the hills over looking the Côte d'Azur and into Monaco, the Hotel les Deux Freres is a wonderfully renovated 19th Century school house rich in old-world glamour and panoramic sea views.
- The Auberge de la Madone also benefits from hilltop views, but this time you're right on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the Med.. Surrounded by olive groves and orchards, it's not a surprise that this auberge has wonderful views from the restaurant terraces, and equally wonderful food. And all starting from £82 per night.
Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay on the Côte d'Azur, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice. Alternatively widen your search and look at all our recommendations in Provence.
Best Hotels in Côte d'Azur
Hôtel L’Arena 32 rooms from $74Fréjus
L'Arena hotel's rooms boast warm summer colours and true Provencal rustic styles in a comfortably modern setting. Each looks out over the beautifully landscaped gardens, or the inviting pool terrace area. Explore locally - Fréjus dates back centuries, or head to the beach a little over a mile away.Great walks - The densely wooded Maures and Esterel mountain ranges offer great walking trails for all agesViews - Great views from hotelLocal markets - Good for local colour.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Hotel des Deux Rocs 11 rooms from $78Seillans, Provence
A sublime restaurant with wonderful rooms and sweeping valley views. Excellent food and shady terraces, three family rooms sleep four, all in a stunning location. A gourmet spot fit for families and romantic breaks.Views - Wonderful views over the valley.GourmetFoodiesSights nearby - Explore the hilltop villages, or take a trip to the beaches of the Cote d'AzurRecommended by - Sawdays
Hotel les Deux Freres 9 rooms from $78Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Côte d'Azur
Les Deux Freres is a 19th century renovation of an old school house with stunning views over the coastline and Monaco below. Old-world classic glamour all the way. Gastronomic restaurant with terrace for soaking up the vista. Great location, very romantic, unrivalled views.Views - Stunning views over the Cote d'Azur and MonacoOutstanding locationGreat walks - Good for walkers.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
La Jabotte 9 rooms from $84Antibes, Côte d'Azur
An adorable hotel with rustic charm. An intimate sanctuary with an orange scented courtyard and comfortable bedrooms in pastels and mauves. A lovely and friendly hotel suitable for families and those looking for something more understated.Local markets - Good for local colour.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Sawdays
Le Verger Maelvi 14 rooms from $104St-Tropez
Located just 15 minutes from St.Tropez is this quiet hotel with fourteen rooms and suites all set in a secluded garden with swimming pool. Large rooms with private terraces, free parking and a communal bar. Perfect for those looking for a more relaxed spot away from the coast.Value chic - With rooms starting from just €98 per night, it's great value in a very expensive area!Local markets - Visit the daily local marketSights nearby - Port GrimaudFishing - Excellent fishing nearby.
Royal Antibes 64 rooms from $107Antibes, Côte d'Azur
A chic contemporary property right on the waterfront. Large glass-fronted windows unfurl impressive views. Simple white on white design with splashes of colour from the modern art. A trendy brasserie with creative Mediterranean cuisine. A spoiling spa. A real treat at surprisingly affordable rates.Spa breaks - A glorious spa and wellness space using Cinq Mondes products, a French brand famed for its aromatherapy.Beach Life - A one minute walk from the beach and glass fronted rooms with stunning sea views.Sights nearby - Take a stroll around the battlements and their rampart walks, the oldest part of the city.Views - Great views from hotel
Hotel Baptistin 14 rooms from $99Le Lavandou, Côte d'Azur
Chic little hotel on the seafront of Le Lavandou. No restaurant but enjoy an aperitif in the trendy bar before heading out on foot to a plethora of bars and cafes. Many beaches nearby, and relax at the end of a long day in quiet, shiny and modern rooms that look out over the Med.Lively area - In the heart of the town on the seafront, next to shops, bars and restaurantsSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotelGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Hôtel Le Hameau 17 rooms from $99St Paul de Vence
A Provencal farm conversion, beside the road to St Paul de Vence, overlooking the valley. Simple but elegantly rustic bedrooms and a large infinity pool surrounded by beautiful fragrant gardens. a peaceful, charming haven just 15 minutes drive to the beach and a ten minute walk to St Paul.Local exploring - Walking distance to the medieval village of St Paul de Vence and a short drive to the many nearby villages.Country Escape - Beautiful gardens full of flowers and sundecks, soak up the Alpes-Maritimes countryside.Local markets - Venice has been a market town for centuries, head down to the picturesque square every Tuesday and Friday.Great walks - Wander the large and well landscaped gardens planted with fragrant lemon and orange trees
Hostellerie Berard et Spa 40 rooms from $103La Cadière-d'Azur, Provence
A lovely hilltop hotel in a charming village with a Michelin star restaurant, excellent spa and wine cellar. Chicly decorated rooms and suites with valley views and private balconies. A hotel that indulges all the senses.Restaurant - Michelin-star.Spa breaksFoodiesSpa - Aroma spa with wide range of therapies and treatmentsRecommended by - Sawdays
Auberge de la Madone 17 rooms from $104Peillon, Côte d'Azur
Enchanting family-run inn perched on a cliff-edge high above the Med, with fabulous sea views. Fantastic on site restaurant serves locally grown produce to the highest standard. Understated rooms with private balconies boast spectacular views of the orchards, olive groves and distant sea. Romantic.Local exploring - Ideal for an active explorer, start with the proerty grounds and work your way to the town and surrounding countryside.Romantic Break - Wonderful views, delicious food and intimate rooms make this an idyllic couples hideaway.Foodies - Michelin recommended restaurnt serving locally grown produce in a traditional style.Great walks - There is wonderful hiking in the surrounding mountains and forests.
Le Canberra 35 rooms from $108Cannes (Cote d'Azur)
A cool hotel in a great location. A few minutes walk from the beach and central attractions. 1950s style rooms and suites with private terraces and sea views. Swimming pool, gym and sauna. A vibrant spot in the city centre.Outstanding location - A few minutes wall from La Croisette and the beach.Beach LifeSwimming Pool - Loveely Outdoor PoolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape
Hotel Bor 20 rooms from $115Hyères, Côte d'Azur
A modern chic hotel right at the beach with amazing views of the ocean and a private beach to sit and relax peacefully. Rooms are contemporary with amenities like a TV, work desk, sea views and 24 hr room service. A popular restaurant and bar on site. Enjoy a fresh buffet breakfast at the terrace.Beach Life - Situated right at the beach, this hotel offers a private beach to guests with sun loungers and a restaurant and bar.Back to Nature - Great views of the Hyéres Islands, guests come for the sunshine and waterfront views.Diving - There are diving schools nearby and lessons can be arranged for beginners.Lively - Hip and happening.
La Vague de Saint Paul 50 rooms from $116St Paul de Vence
A stylish modern hotel just outside Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The comfortable and spacious rooms come with modern interiors and smart ensuite bathrooms. Luxuriate by the sublime outdoor pool and enjoy delicious seafood in the hotel's restaurant. An ideal beach-chic getaway for couples and families alike.Beach Life - Just five minutes from the beach, it's perfect for exploring the beautiful coastline of Cote d'Azure.Sights nearby - Visit the nearby Château Grimaldi which houses some of Picasso's more obscure works.Local markets - The hotel is within eight miles of the Nice Cours Saleya and Flower Market.SpaRecommended by - Tablet
La Bastide du Clos des Roses 8 rooms from $124Fréjus
A peaceful hotel surrounded by vineyards, in the foothills of the Estérel Massif mountains. Chic rooms are minimalist yet comfortable. Enjoy some relaxation by the pool or wander through the fragrant rose garden. Do not leave without sampling some fruits from the vine!Romantic Break - Wine tasting, gourmet dining in bucolic France - tres bon!Great walks - Great walking opportunities in the Esterel Massif mountain range.Local markets - Explore local markets in Frejus.Secluded setting - For escaping.
Le Roquebrune 6 rooms from $125Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Côte d'Azur
A romantic little hotel on the coast with ocean views and beautiful bedrooms. Creamy rooms have private breakfast terraces and all the mod cons. Excellent seafood restaurant serves dinner, a short walk from the beach and the main attractions. Very romantic and good value too.Romantic Break - Romantic terraces, creamy rooms, and ocean views.Foodies - Fantastic seafood restaurant.Views - Great views from hotelSights nearby - Grimaldi Forum, Japanese Garden, Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco Harbour.
Windsor 54 rooms from $125Nice
Eclectic and quirky hotel with original decoration and an exotic garden. Good value, set back from the seaside but within walking distance of all Nice has to offer. Rooms decorated, some wackily, by local artists. Laidback and informal with plenty of character and charm.City Style - This stylish hotel with rooms designed by contemporary artists, is perfectly located for absorbing the nightlife and beaches.Total relaxation - Chill out in the shady garden, take a dip in the hotel pool and avail of the on site spa treaments and hammam.Great walks - You'll have great fun exploring the narrow, cobblestone pedestrian streets of Vieille Ville de Nice, just 900m from the hotel.Local markets - Check out the Monday morning antique market on the Cours Saleya.Recommended by - I Escape
Epi Plage 10 rooms from $125St-Tropez (Ramatuelle)
Fun and fashionable seaside resort right on Pampelonne beach. The California style laid-back wooden chalets are extremely comfy and most face out onto the central pools. Within easy reach of St Tropez, but without the hustle and bustle.Sights nearby - Visit Musée de l’Annonciade, this16th-century former chapel is one of the longest-established modern art galleries in FranceGreat walks - Le Sentier du Littoral is a magnificant seven mile hike along the coast to the Pampelonne beaches.On the beach - On Pampelonne BeachViews - Great views from hotel
Hotel Victoria, Cote d'Azur 32 rooms from $134Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Côte d'Azur
A modern seaside hotel with a stunning location right on the bay of Cap Martin. The comfortable and spacious rooms follow a blue on blue beach-chic theme. In the evening, enjoy a cocktail on your private balcony and soak up the spectacular views out over the bay.Beach Life - Located just a five minute walk from the beach, with spectacular seaviews and a strong sea and sky theme.Local exploring - Perfectly placed to explore the lovely bay of Cap Martin area by foot or by sea.Local markets - Just ten miles from the fantastic Nice Cours Saleya and Flower Market.Sights nearby - Visit the stunning medieval village of Èze.
Hotel du Clos 11 rooms from $135Le Rouret, Côte d'Azur
A lovely village hotel with a Michelin star restaurant. Rooms and suites in contemporary elegant style. Olive trees scatter the garden and breakfast terraces. Great value for money in a great location.Restaurant - Michelin starred restaurant and a bistro for something more relaxed.Foodies - Michelin star restaurant.GourmetSights nearby - Close to Grasse, the famous perfume capital, plus all the attractions of the Cote d'AzurRecommended by - I Escape
La Parare 4 rooms from $139Provence
A gorgeous B&B in a 17th century farmhouse. Rooms are rustic-chic with stone walls, bare wooden floors, and fireplaces alongside large bathrooms. Salt water outdoor pool, terrace and gardens. Spa treatments available. Romantic, laid back and welcoming.Romantic Break - Bathtubs built for two, gourmet dinners on the terrace, pool and the beaches of French Riveria close bySights nearby - Cannes, Antibes, Monaco, Vence, St Paul de Vence, Eze, Tourettes sur Loup, Biot, Villefranche sur Mer, St Jean Cap FerratLocal markets - In Ventimiglia, San Remo and BordigheraCooking classes - With chef Frederic GallandRecommended by - Sawdays
Le Cavendish 35 rooms from $141Cannes (Cote d'Azur)
A lovely townhouse hotel a few steps from La Croisette. Belle Epoque facade, Carrara marble floors and comfortable bedrooms, plus complimentary open bar every evening. Classic elegance and refined decoration. An intimate spot in a great location.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Sawdays
Hotel Gounod, Nice 43 rooms from $142Nice
A good Four Star option in the centre of Nice. Contemporary rooms with all the mod cons, fabulous rooftop pool, and a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views serves local cuisine. Spa, therapeutic treatments, and its own private beach and beach bar less than 1km away.Views - Stunning views from the rooftop deck and pool.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Local markets - Good for local colour.Spa
Le chateau des demoiselles 5 rooms from $146Côte d'Azur
This chateau, accompanied by it's impressive vineyard encompasses the genuine beauty of Provence. Bedrooms are finished with neutral tones and lovely furnishings and the garden and swimming pool offer a lush idyll in which to unwind after a day of sight-seeing in the gorgeous surrounding areas.Wine tasting - Château des Demoiselles is a splendid 300-hectares wine estate in Provence with an on site tour and tastingGarden - There are over 200 hectares of woodland and 72 hectares of grapevinesSights nearby - Saint Tropez and Cannes are 40km awayGreat walks - There are 3 different walking trails around the property, 4km, 6km and 8km long.
Histoires de Bastide 7 rooms from $146Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Côte d'Azur
Charming boutique B&B. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and the serenity of Provence's hills. Contemporary elegant rooms with private terraces overlooking olive trees. Spa, swimming pool, and close to gourmet restaurants. Utterly romantic.Romantic BreakSwimming Pool - Large Outdoor PoolSpaLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Hotel Cantemerle 26 rooms from $146Nice, Côte d'Azur
Attractive hotel and restaurant set in acres of private grounds 15km inland from the coast in charming Vence. Stylish rooms in a cluster of artfully old-fashioned ochre-roofed buildings. Gourmet restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa. A lovely place to relax and while away a few days.Hideaway - A chic yet peaceful hotel set between the mountains and the sea, with fragrant gardens and lovely pool.Spa breaks - A lovely spa featuring an indoor heated pool, Hammam, Massage room, solarium and an outdoor pool.Swimming Pool - Indoor and Outdoor PoolsViews - Great views from hotel
Brise Marine 18 rooms from $155St Jean Cap Ferrat, Côte d'Azur
An Italianate villa hotel on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, only ten km from Nice and Monaco. The simple traditional rooms open onto charming flower-filled terraces with glorious views. A green oasis of calm two minutes walk from beautiful Riviera beaches.Local markets - Visit Nice's exuberant flower, fruit and local produce market in the Cours Saleya, just behind the Promenade des Anglais.Great walks - Take in the wonderful views of and from the peninsula by following one of the coastal paths.Sights nearby - La Chapelle Saint HospiceSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Les 3 Iles 5 rooms from $156St-Tropez (La Croix-Valmer)
With stunning vistas of the Mediterranean, Les 3 Iles is a delightful hotel. Its locatuon is matched by its interiors, with graceful, comfortable rooms that open out onto terraces overlooking the sea. Explore the areas stunning coastline or simply unwind by the infinity pool. A coastal charmer.Beach Life - A stunning property just five minutes walk from the beach on the famed St. Tropez coast.Great walks - Situated in the heart of a fantastically preserved area of natural beauty with plenty of hiking trails.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Secluded setting - For escaping.
Le Mas du Langoustier 50 rooms from $157Porquerolles, Ile de Porquerolles
Nestled between pines and eucalyptus trees, Le Mas du Langoustier is a peaceful hideaway with a principally French clientele, excellent cooking and a relaxing atmosphere.On the beach - There's a semi wild private beach just steps from the main building......just ask for a towel!Sights nearby - Explore the botanical gardens. There's a half hourly shuttle bus that'll take you to the village or harbourSpa - A wellness centre offers chromotherapy treatments and a wide range of massages, manicures & facialsHideaway - True escapism. Pack some good books and not much else.
La Grande Bastide 14 rooms from $157St Paul de Vence
Gloriously luxurious 18th century country house with valley and coastal views. Sumptuous rooms and suites in creams with all the mod cons and private balconies. Enormous swimming pool, hot tub, and plenty to do at the beach. Not far from NIce, it epitomises the romance of Provence.Views - Stunning views towards the coast and into the valleys below.Romantic Break - Beautiful bedrooms with patios straight onto the garden.Sights nearby - Fondation Maeght, Place du Grand Jardin, Vence Cathedral and Porte du Peyra.Swimming Pool - A candle lit pool in the evenings is the perfect spot for an aperitif.Recommended by - Sawdays
Le Bailli de Suffren 55 rooms from $157Le Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, Côte d'Azur
The perfect beachside hotel in a fabulous setting. Directly on the seafront sits a luxurious spot that includes large rooms and suites with private balconies and ocean views. An enormous pool and sun deck area, three restaurants, and therapeutic spa. A glamourous choice for a beach break.Luxury - Stylish with all the amenities and direct access to the beach.Foodies - Three excellent restaurants to choose from.Views - Spectacular ocean views.Beach Life
Le Ferme d'Augustin 22 rooms from $157Ramatuelle, Côte d'Azur
Fabulous coastline farmhouse hotel within striking distance of St. Tropez and Tahiti Beach. Wonderful greenery in the garden viewed from sunlit rooms and suites with private terraces. Couples, families, groups of friends can enjoy delicious food and relax amongst the lemon trees and olive groves.FamiliesGroupsPrivate Hot Tub - Some rooms have jacuzzi bathsSights nearby - Only 5 mins from St TropezRecommended by - Sawdays
Bastide du Port 27 rooms from $157St-Tropez
A comfortable contemporary hotel nestled in lovely garden shaded by ancient palm trees. The rooms are simple and pleasant, with some boasting great views over St. Tropez bay. Make the most of the proximity to the beach and yacht hire facilities. In the evening, enjoy a drink at the Bastide bar.Beach Life - Conveniently located just seven minutes walk from the beach, plus the hotel organises yacht rentals for exploring the coast.Sailing - A fantastic place to lay your head when docking in St. Tropez.Views - Great views from hotel
Villa Azur 24 rooms from $167Villeneuve-Loubet, Côte d'Azur
An excellent, modern hotel set directly on the beach near Marina Baie des Anges. Awash with contemporary elegance, the rooms are minimalist and sleek, many boasting superb views out over the ocean. After a day on the beach, enjoy sublime sunsets over a cocktail on the veranda.Beach Life - With beautiful sea views and luxurious rooms, it's perfect for a romantic break on the beach.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to Nice to visit the stunning old town architecture such as the Chapelle de la Miséricorde or Palais Lascaris.Local markets - Located just eight miles from the fantastic Nice Cours Saleya and Flower Market.Views - Great views from hotel
Le Mas de Pierre 54 rooms from $169St Paul de Vence
Luxurious Provencal residence boasting luscious manicured gardens, tropical vegetation and a relaxing pool with terrace. Rooms are elegant all with private terrace or garden. A relaxing spa, plus gourmet Mediterranean cuisine complete the picture. A tropical oasis just 5km from the beach.Sights nearby - A region filled with natural and cultural heritage. The Mas is on the outskirts of St Paul de VenceRomantic - Good for couples.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorSpaRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux, Tablet
Hostellerie la Farandole 27 rooms from $175Sanary-sur-Mer, Côte d'Azur
A great find with an outstanding location. Rooms are simple, modern and elegant; lots of white and glass so as not to deter from the stunning views. Laze by the pool, step out onto the beach, have a dip in the hammam or head to the cocktail bar for sundowners overlooking the Med.Views - Stunning views over the Mediterranean SeaSights nearby - Embiez Island (3km away), a natural gem strictly protected, with secluded beaches, lush pine forests and mature vineyardsLocal markets - Marché de SanarySwimming Pool - Outdoor
La Maison du Frêne 4 rooms from $177Vence, Côte d'Azur
Strikingly done-up 18th century house. Vibrant decoration, large airy suites and a truly amazing private art collection. House party feel and exuding plenty of character. A luxurious a chic townhouse stay and a good base for local exploring.Artworks - Fabulous modern art by Hockney, Arman, Gilbert and George, pop-art, as well as pastiches of Picasso and Lichtenstein.Local exploring - Perfect for following in the footsteps of the great artists who spent time here and nearby.Romantic Break - These opulent and lavish suites set the tone for romaance.Local markets - The nearby towns of Biot, Tourette-sur-Loup, Valbonne as well as Vence itself hold local produce markets every week.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Hôtel La Villa 26 rooms from $187Juan-les-Pins, Côte d'Azur
Hôtel La Villa provides smart, elegant accommodation just minutes from the beach. Bedrooms are spacious and decorated in natural palettes with unique, modern features and large comfortable beds. En suite bathrooms feature seemingly bottomless baths. Laze by the pool with a glass of local bubbly.Sailing - Nearby sailing schoolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Five Seas Hotel 45 rooms from $196Cannes
Beautiful rooms, views and food in one of the most luxurious locations in the world. Metres from the beach, yet in the heart of Cannes, this hotel really does have it all. Treatments and massages in Cinq Mondes, delicious food in SeaSens, and a rooftop pool with views to stun one and all.Restaurant - 2 restaurants. Sea Sens has 1 Michelin star, run by chef Arnaud TabarecViews - Great views from hotelSpa - Spa By Cinq Mondes has 4 treatment rooms with a range of services on offerSights nearby - Located right next to the Palais des Festivals and La CroisetteRecommended by - Tablet
La Villa Mauresque 17 rooms from $204Saint Raphael, Côte d'Azur
A unique and beautiful Neo-Moorish villa on the Cote d'Azur blessed with dazzling panoramic views. The rooms all have their own character, some with private jacuzzis. Neutral tones with lashings of vibrant colour - spacious, airy and light. Soak up the Mediterranean air: a perfect beach beak.Views - Great views from hotelSailing - Can be booked nearby.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Spa
La Vigne de Ramatuelle from $207Ramatuelle, Côte d'Azur
A fantastic hotel nestled between vineyards, 8km from St.Tropez, and 5km from the nearest beach. Beautiful rooms, suites, and family suites are decorated in creams with all the mod cons and private terraces into the garden. Infinity pool and excellent restaurant. Romantic, gourmet, luxurious.Romantic Break - Romantic candle lit grounds to stroll around in the evenings, beautiful bedrooms, and excellent food.Foodies - Fabulous Green Kitchen serves fresh and inventive local produce.Families - Sumptuous family suites and even bigger duplex suites.Sights nearby - Not too far from St. Tropez.
Hotel le Saint-Paul 16 rooms from $209St Paul de Vence
Charming medieval villa with a gourmet restaurant and spectacular views from private terraces. Sumptuous bedrooms and suites with Provencal decoration - pastel colours, rich fabrics, and lovely views. A romantic spot for local exploring and gourmet cuisine.Romantic Break - A charming hilltop hotel with ramparts overlooking the Côte d’Azur, a flower-packed terrace and antique filled rooms.Local exploring - A medieval property set in a pretty town and just 25 minutes from Nice and Antibes.Sights nearby - Make a trip to Antibes and visit the Picasso Museum housed inside the Grimaldi castle.Local markets - On Mondays is the famous antiques market in the Cours Saleya.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Good Hotel Guide
Hotel Pastis 9 rooms from $209St-Tropez (Cote d'Azur)
Hugely glamourous yet relaxed hotel, 8 minutes walk from St. Tropez city centre. Beautiful rooms filled with stunning artworks, courtyard and swimming pool, plus sun-dappled breakfast terrace. A very chic spot for a stylish beach holiday.ChicCity StyleBeach LifeSwimming Pool - 15 m x 5m PoolRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Orion Tree Houses 5 rooms from $222St Paul de Vence (2436 Chemin du Malvan)
Four tree houses and a small cottage, all named after Jungle Book characters. The owner of Orion is passionate about these super luxurious tree houses - some have four-poster beds. They are well-facilitated and especially homely inside with a pebble-lined outdoor pool to boot: come here to escape.Back to Nature - Located in and amongst the trees you are quite literally immersed by nature.Remote - Off the beaten track.Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Les Rosées 5 rooms from $230Cannes, Côte d'Azur
Gorgeous French guest house in the hills above Cannes. Honeysuckle terraces, aqua marine pool, and rambling gardens. Elegant rooms in neutral tones and lots of natural light. Fantastic home-cooked food and Michelin star restaurants a short walk away. A romantic retreat away from the crowds.Foodies - Michelin two-star Le Moulin de Mougins a short walk away.Swimming Pool - Small Plunge PoolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
La Bastide de St-Antoine 18 rooms from $251Grasse, Côte d'Azur
Eighteenth century country house in Grasse, surrounded by lovely gardens and olive groves. The romantic rooms are a triumph: simple, stylish and effortlessly elegant. The on site restaurant is famed in the area for its astute use of local flavours. Grown up, charming and wonderfully French!Country Escape - Surrounded by beautiful gardens, olive groves and hectares of rolling farmland this elegant hotel is the perfect country escape.Foodies - The on site restaurant is renowned for its gourmet cuisine and wonderful ambience. Cooking classes are also available.Restaurant - Recommended.Great walks - Explore the surrounding gardens, olive groves and farmland, this area is famed for its natural beauty.Recommended by - Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
Hôtel de La Ponche 18 rooms from $251St-Tropez
Cluster of old houses form a chic, yet intimate hotel right on the beach. The elegant rooms are classically furnished and exude understated luxury. A fine dining restaurant spills out onto the street and terraces are available for breakfast with a view. Easy access to St Tropez town and markets.Sights nearby - The best known beaches are Club 55 and Tahiti beach just ten minutes from Saint-Tropez’s center and hotel de La Ponche.Great walks - Discover Saint-Tropez’s shaded streets and mythical spots with interactive guided tours every Wednesday at 10am.Views - Overlooks the bay of St TropezLively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - Frommers
La Colombe d'Or Hotel 25 rooms from $261St-Paul-de-Vence, Côte d'Azur
A family run hotel steeped in history. Unpretentious style and service lay the set for legendary art work including Picasso and Matisse. The Provençale cuisine is worthy of a visit alone and served in a laid back atmosphere. A truly unique property.Writing a novel - Steeped in romantic history, the hotel was an artists haven during WWII, this is an ideal property for inspiration and escapism.Honeymoons - A whimsical hotel ideal for romance, with lovely gardens, charming suites, and an indefinable mystique.Secluded setting - For escaping.House party feel - Be prepared to meet people.Recommended by - Fodors
Chateau de Valmer 42 rooms from $261La croix valmer, Côte d'Azur
A chic Five Star seaside hotel. Large rooms have designer furniture, stunning views, and elegant fabrics. Outdoor and indoor pools, tennis court, spa, gym and private beach. Superb Provencal style food, elegant bar, and library. Friendly, relaxed and luxurious.Country Escape - Although it is less than ten minutes to the beach, enjoy the rural peace with spa, tennis court and walking pathsFamilies - The treehouses are perfect for families, an outdoor pool to enjoy, gardens and private beach with kayaksKayaking - Kayaks and pedalos are available complimentary from hotel on the private beachGreat walks - 10km Gigaro coastal path
Hotel Alain Llorca 10 rooms from $266St Paul de Vence (La Colle sur Loup)
A chic hotel in the Provencal countryside. Large, elegant rooms are filled with antiques, white washed walls, and rustic furnishings. Outdoor pool, terrace, and a shady garden. Michelin starred cuisine, intimate bar. Grown-up, peaceful, gourmet.Country Escape - Set into the hillside, yet just 7km from the Med, offers peace and tranquility with a dash of gourmetGreat walks - On the beaches west of NiceSailing - Many schools nearbySights nearby - Saint Paul de Vence
Tiara Yaktsa 21 rooms from $271Théoule-sur-Mer,, Côte d'Azur
Stylish accommodation on the French Riviera. Guest rooms are spacious and airy, many with large four poster beds. This romantic clifftop hotel has a outdoor terrace overlooking the sea, serene swimming pool, gym and quiet private beach. French luxury.Private Hot Tub - Book the penthouse suite for your own private roof terrace with hot tubLocal markets - Visit the local daily flower market nearby in the Cours SaleyaSights nearby - The nearby village of Grasse - famous for its perfumes.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Small Luxury Hotels, Tablet, Relais & Chateaux
Hotel Ile Rousse 67 rooms from $275Bandol, Côte d'Azur
A stunning five-star hotel sitting on a heavenly sandy cove. Home to all the creature comforts of top class hotels, it features deluxe suites, an excellent spa and a superb Mediterranean restaurant. Whether reclining by the pool or on the beach, this hotel ensures ultimate relaxation.Total relaxation - With a stunning seaside location, a deluxe spa and lavish suites, it's perfect for a relaxing break.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to the stunning Embiez Island.Romantic - Good for couples.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Le Yaca 47 rooms from $287St-Tropez
A one of a kind hotel perched at the foot of the citadel of St Tropez. Quaint and stylish rooms have many original features and designs, with a strong French Provincial feel. The chic bar and restaurant serve mouthwatering cuisine and cocktails. Simple yet achingly elegant.Hideaway - The comfortable and stylish suites, leafy gardens, poolside loungers and chic restaurant and bar mean you never need to leave.Local markets - The hotel is only a ten mnute walk from the delightful Place des Lices open-air market in the heart of St.-Tropez.Sailing - Only a three minute walk from the Port, charter a boat and head out to explore the Riveria.Sights nearby - The hotel is located at the foot of Saint-Tropez citadelle, a major attraction.Recommended by - Frommers
Le Mas De Chastelas 23 rooms from $292St-Tropez (Gassin)
This 18th century mansion has elegant rooms and is set in a huge and beautiful garden only five minutes away from the beach. Spend the days relaxing by their outdoor pool or head into St Tropez courtesy of the free shuttle bus. The restaurant serves traditional cuisine plus there's free parking.Total relaxation - Spend the days relaxing by the pool and bask in the peaceful atmosphereActive Holiday - Tennis, golf and cycling all on offer nearbyViews - Views over the Bertaud Belieu vineyardsSwimming Pool - Large outdoor heated pool
Chateau De La Messardiere 117 rooms from $313St-Tropez (83990)
Glitzy and secluded luxury hotel set in a picturesque fairytale style chateaux, overlooking St Tropez bay. Ornate rooms are modern yet with a distinctly old world france feel. A perfect base for total relaxation, with lovely gardens, a good restaurant and a large pool and spa.Total relaxation - A glamorous retreat in the hills above Saint-Tropez boasting an extensive spa, hammam, steam baths and impeccable service.Sights nearby - The hotel runs a shuttle bus to St Tropez centre, head down and check out the sights.Swimming Pool - Indoor and Outdoor PoolsSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Kiwi Collection
Chateau Eza 12 rooms from $376Eze, Côte d'Azur
This centuries old château in the heart of picturesque Eze boasts outstanding views over the French Riviera. Just minutes from its private beach, enjoy 5 star luxury in the Côte D'Azur. Rooms are spacious, stylish and elegant. Come for the Michelin-star dining & glorious location.Foodies - 1 Michelin Star restaurant run by Axel WagnerViews - Stunning views over the French RivieraLocal markets - Good for local colour.OpulentRecommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
La Voile d'Or 45 rooms from $386Côte d'Azur
A romantic historic hotel on the coast, in the heart of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat just ten km from Monaco. Exuding old world charm through white walls, parquet floors and antique furnishings. Good food, spectacular views and very well located for local exploring in this most exclusive part of the coast.Sights nearby - Visit the royal Palace Monaco at 11.55am for the daily changing of the guard on the square in front.Swimming Pool - Two outdoor salt-water swimming pools with stunning sea views.On the beach - Private beach, small and rocky.Full of character
Château du Domaine St-Martin 46 rooms from $512Vence, Côte d'Azur
A fairytale chateau in the hills, with coastal views. Boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant and luxury spa. The classically sumptuous suites with balconies and private villas encapsulate French country chic. Luxury and tranquillity with fine dining.Honeymoons - An enchanting fariytale hotel with charming suites, private balconies with spectacular views of the sea.Foodies - There are several fantastic restaurants including the Michelin starred Saint Martin.Sights nearby - Close to the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, a church designed by Henri Matisse.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool within lovely gardensRecommended by - Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Fodors
Hotel Residence de la Pinède 36 rooms from $635St-Tropez
An exclusive and elegant seafront Villa with access to a private beach. White washed rooms feature terraces with views of the harbour. A stunning three star Michelin restaurant is the centre piece. Situated just a short walk into St Tropez's central and port. A spoiling beach destination.Romantic Break - A wonderfully pampering St Tropez Villa with private beach, poolside cocktails, gourmet cuisine and splendidly indulgent suites.Foodies - The hotel boasts a Three Michelin starred restaurant La Vague d'Or by the world renowned Chef Arnaud Donckele.Local markets - Explore the weekly Provencal markets selling the cream of the regions produce.Sailing - The hotel has its own private docking for boats belonging to its guests.Recommended by - Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Cap Estel 18 rooms from $907Côte D'azur, Côte d'Azur
Hugely glamourous Mediterranean mansion on a clifftop peninsula. Stunning views out to sea from private balconies and luxury rooms. Private beach, salt water infinity pool, spa, gourmet food. A pearl of the ocean. Romantic, gourmet, luxury, "A" list.Swimming Pool - Salt-water infinity pool overlooking the sea and Indoor poolBeach nearby - Private beach.ChicOutstanding locationRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection