Nice, Marseille + The Côte d'Azur

Hotels in Nice, Marseille + The Côte d'Azur

A 19th-century mansion and two private villas surrounded by 22 acres of gardens on the tip of the Cap d’Antibes peninsula. The grounds include a saltwater pool, seaside spa, private landing pier, and clay tennis courts.

At the Zen-inspired property, 15 suites give onto a terraced garden overlooking the Mediterranean. To reach the nearby beach, hop on one of the hotel's free bikes or take the shuttle-a Bentley, no less.

After buying Le Manoir de L’Etang from the family who had owned it for more than 50 years, Camilla Richards gave it a modern update, filling the ivy-covered Côte d'Azur villa with eclectic touches.

This sumptuous Belle Époque original was built in 1897 with half-moon balconies and caryatid columns and then refurbished in 2001 as the city’s first four-star boutique hotel.

Complex of stone buildings and a Michelin 2-starred restaurant set on a cliff above the Mediterranean. 

After their Le Cavendish relaunch, Guy and Christine Welter transformed this lovely 1884 villa in central Cannes into 11 beautifully appointed apartment suites with four-star luxuries. The eclectic styling mixes postmodern and Belle Époque, all elegant lines and rich colors.

A monument to the endearingly loopy vision of pastis magnate Paul Ricard (who built it in 1962), the 19-room Le Delos was recently reimagined by British designer Carolyn Quartermaine, who brought cohesion to the eccentric mix.