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Cote d'Azur

Impressionist

On Christmas Day 1917, Henri Matisse took a room in the Hôtel du Beau Rivage on the sea-front at Nice, meaning to stay for a few days. It became his home away from Paris for the rest of his life. In 1919 Picasso took rooms in the Hôtel Continental et des Bains in Saint-Raphaïl. He was to spend almost every summer until the Second World War on the Mediterranean, in and around the beaches and coves of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins. The region became his home in the prolific last decades of his life. The presence of Matisse and Picasso on the Côte and the “magic” they have added to its allure have contributed to its development as a centre of modern art unrivalled in France outside Paris.

Mile after mile of beaches near fashionable urban hubs make for a vibrant stay. The region also boasts superb Michelin star restaurants and excellent hotels.

We also organise private villas.