Where old-world glamour meets modern luxury in the heart of the Côte d’Azur
Berkeley Bespoke couldn’t miss to spend the time at the legendary Hotel, nestled in a park of centuries old pine trees, this elegant Napoleon the Third style building looks over the sea providing uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean and the Lérins Islands.
The Oetker family, who purchased it in 1970, turned it into a luxurious palace hotel with all the comforts worthy of its rank. In 2007, it was entirely renovated once again. Today, the palace consists of the Hôtel du Cap, located in the Napoleonic building which has never changed in appearance, the Eden-Roc Pavilion overlooking the sea and the building known as “Les Deux Fontaines.”
Carved into the rock in 1914, the seawater swimming pool overlooks the Mediterranean as do the 33 furnished cabins nearby, creating a superb refuge offering intimacy and serenity. These wooden structures can be reserved for the entire day. In summer, a restaurant service assures guests of uninterrupted moments of relaxation. Hidden in one of the cabins is “The Spa Suite” for soothing body treatments in total tranquillity.
This exceptional site contains two restaurants offering guests wonderful gastronomic discoveries. For those who spend the entire day at the pool, the Grill & Lounge, under the direction of the talented duo of Hervé Buisson and Nicolas Marcon, proposes tapas, sushi and delicious grilled dishes. The Eden Roc restaurant, directed by Arnaud Poëtte for the past 30 years, offers specialties that have become famous like “Eden Roc roast sea perch with basil” or “Steak Diane flambé at your table“.
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A final and must visit in this magnificent residence is the chocolate factory which creates new flavors every year. Hidden from curious eyes inside its 9 hectares park, the Cap-Eden-Roc Hotel is a veritable Garden of Eden where confidentiality, luxury and charm blend together to perfection.
Marc Chagall was a regular guest at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. He stayed here every August for 15 years. Although he never signed anything…not even a simple bill, one year, a valet ran an important errand for him and Chagall relented and signed a post card for the fortunate employee.
Cannes was not always synonymous with its red carpet and glamour. Protected by the hills and the Estérel massif, the city was, for a long time, a fishing village under the aegis of the priests of the Lérins Islands.
Bearing witness to this bygone era are the medieval castle of Castres, built in the 12th century and the old city which has preserved its labyrinth of narrow picturesque streets, staircases and old houses.
This charming 19th century village became famous thanks to Lord Brougham, the Grand Chancellor of England who fell in love with the site. His influence with the royal court and his presence in Cannes attracted all of European aristocracy, many of whom had palaces and mansions built for them here. It was during this period that one the Côte d’Azur’s most prestigious hotels, was born: the Cap-Eden-Roc.