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“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.”

“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.”

Hotel Review

A fabulous, vibrantly decorated and beautifully run addition to the choice of places to stay in the hills above Cannes and Nice. The late 18th century house faces the town's great ash tree, planted in the reign of François I and captured in paint by Soutine. Inside, the imaginative decoration is ravishing, the five suites large, airy and luxurious, the breakfast delicious.
Recommended for
  • 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.
 

Written by Leonie Glass

Recommended For

  • 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.
  • Great walks
  • Explore Vence’s old town, these narrow cobbled streets right outside the hotel will amaze and intrigue.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the Rosary chapel, just outseide the town, the ceiling was painted by Matisse when he lived here.
  • Museums
  • The Museum of Modern Art is right outside the front door in the Chateau de Villeneuve.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a day in the library or lounge soaking up the art and histroy of the hotel.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast and Dinner by arrangement
  • Child friendly
  • Children over six are welcome.
  • Downtown
  • Views
  • Family Suites
  • Full of character
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Townhouse
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Quirky
  • Contemporary
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Public parking is possible at a location nearby and charges are applicable.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast and Dinner by arrangement
  • Child friendly
  • Children over six are welcome.
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Family Suites
  • Car not required
  • In room DVD
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Garden
  • Air conditioning
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Local markets
  • The nearby towns of Biot, Tourette-sur-Loup, Valbonne as well as Vence itself hold local produce markets every week.
  • Great walks
  • Explore Vence’s old town, these narrow cobbled streets right outside the hotel will amaze and intrigue.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the Rosary chapel, just outseide the town, the ceiling was painted by Matisse when he lived here.
  • Museums
  • The Museum of Modern Art is right outside the front door in the Chateau de Villeneuve.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a day in the library or lounge soaking up the art and histroy of the hotel.

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Other Reviews

La Maison du Frêne

"This boutique hotel on the Côte d'Azur is ideal for art lovers, filled with the wonderful private collection of the owner."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

La Maison du Frêne

"Each of the rooms are spacious, giving La Maison du Frêne the intimate feel of home away from home."

Originally published by Harpers Bazaar (view article)