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.

Secluded 17th-century hotel with modern bathrooms, stone balconies, and panoramic views abutting ancient rock walls in the medieval village.

Le Corbusier's 1959 influential midcentury masterpiece still stands tall—12 stories to be precise—as a testament to pioneering postwar urbanist architecture. The massive, multicolored apartment block was designed to house 1,600 people in a vertical village

French graffiti artist Monsieur André can now add hotelier to his résumé with the retro Hôtel Ermitage. Each of the 27 stylish rooms was decorated by one of his friends (Chloë Sevigny and Christian Louboutin among them), and the hotel's restaurant is already drawing crowds.

Situated in a posh residential neighborhood and set back from the water in Nice, the Hi was designed by Matali Crasset, one of Philippe Starck’s protégés. The Hi is exactly like a Starck hotel, only more so. It is more toylike, has more gadgets, and its underlying philosophy is deeper.

Popular with international jet setters, Hotel Byblos is located in the heart of St.-Tropez, within walking distance of the town’s famous white-sand beaches.

A cluster of 37 Modernist villas and suites designed by Philippe Starck protégé Christophe Pillet.