Nice, Marseille + The Côte d'Azur
Hotels in Nice, Marseille + The Côte d'Azur
Like the property in the similarly titled 1994 book Hotel Pastis (whose author, Peter Mayle, drops by on occasion), Pastis’s owners are transplanted Brits—and there’s no shortage of Anglo style on display to prove it.
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.
Secluded 17th-century hotel with modern bathrooms, stone balconies, and panoramic views abutting ancient rock walls in the medieval village.
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.
Just behind the Quai de Rive Neuve, in the newly posh district of St.-Victor, this artsy inn has four simple guest rooms, a tapas bar, and a shop that sells furniture designed by owner Annick Lestrohan.
This 30-room, 11th-century property is a remote Riviera getaway - if you don't mind communal meals and friendly wine-making monks.