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Recommended accommodations in Provence and the Cote d'Azur


Aix-en-Provence
Hotel des Quatre Dauphins, 54 Rue Roux Alpheran, 13100
This small, well-run hotel provides good value right in the heart of old Aix.
Phone:  33.04.42.38.16.39
Fax:  33.04.42.38.60.19
Doubles From:   60EUR

Mas d'Entremont, Route Nationale 7, 13090
For those who prefer more peace and quiet, Mas d'Entremont is a stone
farmhouse just outside town. There's a swimming pool, beautiful gardens, and a good restaurant.
Phone:  33.04.42.17.42.42
Fax:  33.04.42.21.15.83
Email:  entremont@wanadoo.fr
Web:   www.masdentremont.com/fra_index.asp
Doubles From:   135EUR

Villa Gallici, Avenue de la Violette, 13100
Created by three partners ? two of them decorators ? this stylish, elegant hotel is the nicest in Aix. There's a lovely terrace and swimming pool.
Phone:  33.04.42.23.29.23
Fax:  33.04.42.96.30.45
Email:  reservation@villagallici.com
Web:   www.villagallici.com
Doubles From:   220EUR

Antibes
Hotel Imperial Garoupe, 770 Chemin de la Garoupe, 06600
Next to the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc, this property ? managed by the Cap director's son ? is located in a pine grove 50 yards from the beach. The hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotel group.
Phone:  33.04.92.93.31.61
Fax:  33.04.92.93.31.62
Email:  imperial@slh.com
Web:   www.slh.com/france/antibes/hotel_antimp.html
Doubles From:   250EUR

Hotel Juana, La Pinede, av. Gallice, 06160 Juan-les-Pins
Located outside Antibes in Juan-les-Pins, the Hotel Juana was built in the 1920s and recently refurbished. It has a sandy beach, a marble pool, and a Great Gatsby charm.
Phone:  33.04.93.61.08.70
Fax:  33.04.93.61.76.60
Email:  info@hotel-juana.com
Web:   www.hotel-juana.com
Doubles From:   235EUR

Hotel Mas Djoliba, 29 Avenue de Provence, 06600
Set amid beautiful gardens between Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, this cute Provencal farm house is a great buy. It even has a pool and a restaurant.
Phone:  33.04.93.34.02.48
Fax:  33.04.93.34.05.81
Email:  info@hotel-djoliba.com
Web:   www.hotel-djoliba.com
Doubles From:   90EUR

Arles
Grand Hotel Nord-Pinus, Place du Forum, 13200
Right on the lively Place du Forum, the Nord-Pinus has hosted luminariers from Picasso to Hemingway. The colorful, eclectic décor and stylish brasserie add to the appeal. If your clients want peace and quiet, they might be happier elsewhere.
Phone:  04.90.93.44.44
Fax:  04.90.93.34.00
Email:  contact@nord-pinus.com
Web:   www.nord-pinus.com/
Doubles From:   145EUR

Hotel d'Arlatan, 26 Rue du Sauvage, 13631
This 15th-century stone house is located within walking distance of all Arles' attractions. There's a charming inner courtyard and each of the rooms is individually decorated.
Phone:  04.90.93.56.66
Fax:  04.90.49.68.45
Email:  hotel-arlatan@wanadoo.fr
Web:   www.hotel-arlatan.fr/
Doubles From:   85EUR

Hotel Jules Cesar, Boulevard Les Lices, BP 116, 13631
Located in a 17th-century Carmelite convent, this four-star property has a pool, a cloister, and one of the best restaurants in town.
Phone:  33.04.90.52.52.52
Fax:  33.04.90.52.52.53
Email:  julescesar@relaischateaux.com
Web:   www.hotel-julescesar.fr
Doubles From:   158EUR

Avignon
Cloitre Saint-Louis, 20 Rue du Portail Boquier, 84000
Originally a 16th-century school for Jesuits, this hotel was remodeled in 1990 by Jean Nouvel. Today, the hotel combines modern design with features from the original structure. There's an outdoor, rooftop pool.
Phone:  33.04.90.27.55.55
Fax:  33.04.90.82.24.01
Email:  hotel@cloitre-saint-louis-com
Web:   www.cloitre-saint-louis.com
Doubles From:   100EUR

Hotel d'Europe, 12 Place Crillon, 84000
This 16th-century home has been a hotel since 1799 and has hosted Napoleon, Victor Hugo, and Tennessee Williams.
Phone:  33.04.90.14.76.76
Fax:  33.04.90.14.76.71
Email:  reservations@heurope.com
Web:   www.hotel-d-europe.fr
Doubles From:   135EUR

La Mirande, 4 Place de la Mirande, 84000
Described by Elle Décor as "one of the most refined and harmonious hotels in the world," La Mirande is likely to impress anyone. Expensive, stylish, and tasteful, it is located in a 17th-century town house across the street from the Palais des Papes.
Phone:  33.04.90.85.93.93
Fax:  33.04.90.86.26.85
Email:  la-mirande@avignon-et-provence.com
Web:   www.avignon-et-provence.com/la-mirande/index.html
Doubles From:   280EUR

Bonnieux
Hostellerie du Prieure, 84480 Vaucluse
Located in an 18th-century abbey in the center of town, this quaint inn has a lovely garden and a very good restaurant.
Phone:  33.04.90.75.80.78
Fax:  33.04.90.75.96.00
Email:  reservation@hotelprieure.com
Web:   www.hotelprieure.com
Doubles From:   100EUR

La Clos du Buis, Rue Victor Hugo, 84480
This spic and span little inn in Bonnieux has a swimming pool, a garden, and nice views of Mont Ventoux.
Phone:  33.04.90.75.88.48
Fax:  33.04.90.75.88.57
Email:  le-clos-du-buis@wanadoo.fr
Web:   www.luberon-news.com/le-clos-du-buis/index2.html
Doubles From:   75EUR

Cannes
Carlton Intercontinental, 58, BD. La Croisette, 06414
Phone:  33.04.93.06.40.06
Fax:  33.04.93.06.40.2
Web:   www.ichotelsgroup.com
Doubles from:    155EUR

Hotel Moliere, 5 -7 rue Molière, 06400
Just 100 meters from the beach, this is one of Cannes more affordable hotels. Request a room with a balcony.
Phone:  33.04.93.38.16.16
Fax:  33.04.93.68.29.57
Email:  reception@hotel-moliere.com
Web:   www.hotel-moliere.com
Doubles From:   80EUR

Hotel Villa de l'Olivier, 5 rue des Tambourinaires, 06400
Built as a private villa in the 1930s, this hotel is an excellent value in Cannes. It has a nice swimming pool, beautiful gardens, and a good old town location not far from the beach.
Phone:  33.04.93.39.53.28
Fax:  33.04.93.39.55.85
Email:  contact@hotelolivier.com
Web:   www.hotelolivier.com
Doubles from:   100EUR

Splendid , 4 & 6 Rue Felix Faure , 06400
Phone:  33.04.97.06.22.22
Fax:  33.04.93.99.55.02
Web:   www.splendid-hotel-cannes.fr
Doubles from:    124EUR

The Majestic, 10 La Croisette, 06400
Phone:  33.04.92.98.77.00
Fax:  33.04.93.38.97.90
Email:  majestic@lucienbarriere.com
Web:   www.cannes-hotels.com/majestic/
Doubles from:    215EUR

Gordes
Domaine de l'Enclos, Route de Senanque, 84220
Made up of several small stone cottages, this sophisticated inn is a short walk from Gordes. There's a swimming pool and great views.
Phone:  33.04.90.72.71.00
Fax:  33.04.90.72.03.03
Doubles From:   100EUR

Ferme de la Huppe, R.D. 156, Les Pourquiers, 84220
This property has a swimming pool, courtyard garden, and 9 rooms in an old stone farmhouse and its outbuildings.
Phone:  33.04.90.72.12.25
Fax:  33.04.90.72.01.83
Email:  gerald.konings@wanadoo.fr
Doubles From:   120EUR

Hotel les Bories, Route de l'Abbaye de Sénanque, 84220
This member of the Small Luxury Hotels offers rooms in the original farmhouse or in a new wing, where rooms have balconies or terraces. There are indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, tennis, and a good restaurant.
Phone:  33.04.90.72.00.51
Fax:  33.04.90.72.01.22
Email:  bories@slh.com
Web:   www.slh.com/france/gordes/hotel_gorbor.html
Doubles From:   150EUR

Gorges du Verdon
Chateau de Trigance, 83840 Trigance
About two thirds of the way between Moustiers and Castellane, this member of the Châteaux and Hôtels de France group is in an 11th-century castle. The restaurant is one of the best in the area.
Phone:  33.04.94.76.91.18
Fax:  33.04.94.85.68.99
Email:  chateautrigance@wanadoo.fr
Web:   www.chateau-de-trigance.fr/
Doubles From:   110EUR

Hotel Le Relais, 04360 Moustiers Ste Marie
Just above the bridge in Moustiers, this small inn offers neat and tidy rooms and good country cooking.
Phone:  33.04.92.74.66.10
Fax:  33.04.92.74.60.47
Email:  le.relais@wanadoo.fr
Web:   www.provenceweb.fr/04/ukrelais.htm
Doubles From:   52EUR

La Bastide de Moustiers, Chemin de Quinson, 04360 Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Phone:  33.04.92.70.47.47
Fax:  33.04.92.70.47.48
Email:  contact@bastide-moustiers.com
Web:   www.bastide-moustiers.com
Doubles From:   155EUR

Ma Petite Auberge, 04120 Castellane
We have not inspected this hotel in Castellane but feel it is probably suitable for those who want to raft the gorge. Visit their web site for more information.
Phone:  33.04.92.83.62.06
Fax:  33.04.92.83.68.49
Email:  mapetite.auberge@libertysurf.fr
Web:   www.guideweb.com/provence/hotel/ma-petite-auberge/indexa.html
Doubles From:   43EUR

Nouvel Hotel du Commerce, Place de l'eglise, 04120 Castellane
We have not inspected this hotel in Castellane but feel it is probably suitable for those who want to raft the gorge. Visit their web site for more information.
Phone:  33.04.92.83.61.00
Fax:  33.04.92.83.72.82
Email:  accueil@hotel-fradet.com
Web:   www.hotel-fradet.com/
Doubles From:   57EUR

Haut-de-Cagnes
The Cagnard, Rue sous Barri, 06800 Cagnes-sur-Mer
A member of the Relais & Chateaux group, this quiet inn in a charming hill town above the Riviera is filled with medieval ambience. Request a room with a patio overlooking the red tile roofs below.
Phone:  33.04.93.20.73.21
Fax:  33.04.93.22.06.39
Email:  cagnard@relaischateaux.com
Web:   www.relaischateaux.com/en/search-book/hotel-restaurant/cagnard/
Doubles From:   135EUR

Monte Carlo (Monaco)
Hotel de Paris, Place du Casino, 98000
This luxurious belle-epoque palace opposite Monte Carlo's casino is the place to stay in Monaco. Exemplary in every way, the hotel has a state-of-the-art spa, a great restaurant, and magnificent architectural detail throughout.
Phone:  92.16.26.26
Fax:  93.16.38.50
Web:   www.monte-carlo.mc/lodging-monaco/hoteldeparis/gb_index.html
Doubles From:   390EUR

Hotel Hermitage, Square Beaumarchais, 98000
Rooms here vary quite a bit in size and location, but the public areas are gorgeous. The winter garden is capped by a glass and steel dome designed by Gustav Eiffel.
Phone:  92.16.40.00
Fax:  92.16.38.52
Web:   www.monte-carlo.mc/lodging-monaco/hotelhermitage/gb_index.html
Doubles From:   355EUR

Monte Carlo Beach Club, Av. Princesse-Grace, Monte-Carlo Beach, 06190 Roquebrune/Cap-Martin
Smaller, less expensive, and less formal than its two cousins, the Beach Club was built in 1928. Eva Peron stayed here in the 1940s and Princess Grace was a regular at the pool. All rooms have ocean views.
Phone:  92.16.25.25
Fax:  92.16.26.26
Web:   www.monte-carlo.mc/lodging-monaco/beachhotel/gb_tarif.html
Doubles From:   255EUR

Nice
Chateau des Ollieres, 39 Avenue des Baumettes, 06000
This Belle-Epoque villa set in a three-acre park has every modern amenity, including Internet access and e-mail modems. Built as the residence of a Russian prince, it has only eight rooms and is just a five-minute walk from the Hotel Negresco.
Phone:  33.04.92.15.77.99
Fax:  33.04.92.15.77.98
Email:  reservation@chateaudesollieres.com
Web:   www.chateaudesollieres.com
Doubles From:   140EUR

Gounod, 3 Rue Gounod, 06000
One of the best values in Nice. Guests of this hotel can use the pool sauna and other facilities at the Splendid, next door. For the money, the Gounod is attractive and nicely-located.
Phone:  33.04.93.16.42.00
Fax:  33.04.93.88.23.84
Email:  info@gounod-nice.com
Web:   www.gounod-nice.com
Doubles From:   100EUR

La Perouse, 11 quai Rauba-Capeu, 06300
A former prison carved from a seaside cliff, La Perouse has the best views around. The hotel lobby is reached by an elevator.
Phone:  33.04.93.62.34.63
Fax:  33.04.93.62.59.41
Email:  lp@hotel-la-perouse.com
Web:   www.hotel-la-perouse.com/
Doubles From:   180EUR

Palais Maeterlinck, 30 Boulevard Maurice Maeterlinck, 06300
Once the villa of the Belgian author, Palais Maeterlinck occupies nine secluded acres outside of town. The rooms are luxurious, but it's the grounds and terraces surrounding the pool and the ocean views that really distinguish the intimate hotel .
Phone:  33.04.92.00.72.00
Fax:  33.04.92.04.18.10
Email:  info@palais-maeterlinck.com
Web:   www.palais-maeterlinck.com/
Doubles From:   245EUR

Windsor, 11 rue Dalpozzo, 06000
This trendy post-modern fantasy is not for everyone. Check their web site before staying here. But it is stylish, well-located, and a good value.
Phone:  33.04.93.88.59.35
Fax:  33.04.93.88.94.57
Email:  contact@hotelwindsornice.com
Web:   www.hotelwindsornice.com
Doubles From:   75EUR

Roussillon
La Mas de Garrigon, Route de St-Saturnin d'Apt, 84220
This typical Provencal farmhouse overlooking the Luberon has a swimming pool and a nice terrace for lunch. Those who enjoy peace and quiet may prefer Roussillon to Gordes.
Phone:  33.04.90.05.63.22
Fax:  33.04.90.05.70.01
Email:  mas-garrigon@avignon-et-provence.com
Web:   www.avignon-et-provence.com/mas-garrigon/gb/index.html
Doubles From:   107EUR

Villefranche-sur-Mer
Hotel Welcome, 1 quai Amiral Courbet (bord de mer), F06231
Everyone from Somerset Maugham to Michael Douglas has stayed at this hotel right in the middle of Villefranche-sur-Mer. It's right on the water and most rooms have good views. Request a room with a balcony.
Phone:  33.04.93.76.27.62
Fax:  33.04.93.76.27.66
Email:  resa@welcomehotel.com
Web:   www.welcomehotel.com
Doubles From:   88EUR