The French Riviera is a lifestyle: an art of living grounded in a passion for doing things right. Here we share our travel notes so you can explore our favorite places for a unique, indulgent trip.
WHERE TO STAY: 5 STARS
Hyatt Regency Nice palais de la Méditerranée : the bay of angels and its turquoise waters
The Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is ideally located on the famous Promenade des Anglais, near Nice city center and all its attractions. Not only does this luxury hotel have a view of the Mediterranean, it is also just a few minutes from the most treasured points of interest in the capital of the French Riviera, Nice, and from its airport. Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée features spacious, luxurious accommodations in each of its 178 rooms and 9 suites. The contemporary rooms range from 25 to 117 m2, with balconies or patios that afford breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea or the city of Nice.
Hôtel Hyatt Regency Nice Palais
de la Méditerranée*****
73, boulevard de la Croisette, 06000 Nice
The Negresco : the unexpected luxury hotel
The Negresco opened in 1913. This hotel designed by Henri Negresco immediately began drawing a brilliant international clientele, including Old World royalty and New World magnates, such as the Vanderbilts, Queen Amelia of Portugal, the Count of Paris and Grand Dukes Vladimir and Dimitri. The guest book boasts many impressive names: Salvador Dalí, Princess Grace of Monaco, the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Elton John… All these celebrities sought to experience the legendary Hôtel Le Negresco during their stays ontheFrenchRiviera.JeanneAugieristhe caretaker of the Negresco legacy. The grand dame has owned the hotel since 1957 and devoted her life to preserving and promoting this singular slice of history. It earned its fth star in August 2009. The facades are based on a neoclassical design with opulent, quasi- baroque decorative touches. Along with the Ritz in Paris, it is one of the most venerated luxury hotels in the world.
Hôtel Le Negresco*****
Member of The Leading Hotels of the World 37, Promenade des Anglais, 06000 Nice
Boscolo exedra Nice : the pearl of the French Riviera
When Cannes and Nice became top spots fortheinternationalelite,thein uxofcreative energyrevolutionizedthehistoryofthelate19th century. In 1913, the renowned Swiss hotelier Felix Baumgartner called on architect Charles Dalmas to create the building that is now home to the Boscolo Exedra Nice. The hotel was intentionally built in the heart of the city, surrounded by greenery and tranquility and far from the crowds. The peaceful hotel attracts wealthy bourgeois customers who prefer peace and quiet to the bustle of the seaside. TheBelleÉpoquefacadeandthe18thcentury- inspired interior decors appeal to everyone who loves elegance, charm and style.
Hôtel Boscolo Exedra Nice*****
12, boulevard Victor Hugo, 06000 Nice
WHERE TO EAT?
Le Chancelier – 2 Michelin Stars
The Michelin-starred restaurant is at the brilliant, ve-star Hôtel Le Negresco, but it stands alone as Nice’s nest restaurant. Jean- Denis Rieubland, Executive Chef and Meilleur Ouvrier de France (2007), has earned two Michelin stars for his cuisine and style, which he describes as “inspired by Provence and respectful of its products and history.” His masterful menu is served in a ne dining room worth of the French gastronomy traditions.
Jan – 1 Michelin Star
A star among stars. South African Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is an executive chef with a Michelin star, as well as a cookbook author and food photographer. This multi-talented chef concocts dishes inspired by the food markets of southern France that elevate the freshest seasonal ingredients into high-quality fare.
Flaveur – 1 Michelin Star
Brothers Mickaël and Gaël Tourteaux are the chefs behind the Michelin-starred Flaveur. These passionate, committed brothers spare no effort in bringing you unforgettable avors. Flaveur was developed by three men united by a love for ne food, sharing and awakening the senses. They called their concept aveur whose meaning covers all the sensations experienced when enjoying a dish, whether they come from taste, smell or sight. Every detail is looked over to ensure your experience is complete.
WHAT TO DO?
Panoramic helicopter tour
Take ight and marvel at the view. One-of-a-kind sensations guaranteed!
Yachting from Nice
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Check out the unique Yachting Festival that takes place in the glistening Bay of Cannes each year in September. It’s the most prized event of the year.
This former Michelin-starred chef teaches “homestyle” cooking classes where you do the shopping, cook and sample the food alonside the chef.