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Nice, France

La Pérouse

What’s the hotel in a nutshell?

Established in 1936 and discretely perched on the Château hill, La Pérouse is Nice’s hidden gem with a timeless appeal to the discerning British clientele. The 4-star hotel brilliantly reflects the azure spirit of Nissa la Bella, offering breathtaking sea views and encapsulating the essence of Mediterranean charm. The architectural duo Friedmann & Versace masterfully breathed contemporary life into the interiors in 2023, carefully blending modern elements with the Mediterranean ethos. Commanding a spectacular vantage point where the Promenade des Anglais gives way to the port, La Pérouse reveals a dazzling panorama of the Bay of Angels from its rooms and solarium.

What are the rooms like?

A retreat to one of La Pérouse’s rooms is an immediate immersion into an astonishing world of coastal elegance. Be awed by the luminous tones that invite relaxation and the splendid view of the sea and the Bay of Nice. Carefully thought-out details like headboards in rattan and ceramic bedside tables provide a distinctive character to each room, while seashell-shaped handles serve as a constant reminder of the sea. Touches of vibrant yellow on the seating and curtains, raffia carpets from Lelièvre and custom-designed furniture by the architects, including artisanal wicker chairs, add a perfect dose of warmth. Each room, boasting either handcrafted parquet or terre mélée – a mixture of two fired clays made by local artisans, exudes authenticity and the spirit of the Mediterranean.

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La Pérouse Nice Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France hotel stay
La Pérouse Nice Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France hotel stay
La Pérouse Nice Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France hotel stay
La Pérouse Nice Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France hotel stay

What else?

The heart of the hotel is the Patio restaurant, presenting a sensory feast of centenarian lemon trees and enchanting jasmines on a pleasant terrace. The restaurant, with its exquisite mural inspired by Jean Cocteau and bar entirely decorated with seashells, promises an immersive dining experience. Helmed by Chef Damien Andrews, the culinary offerings are unashamedly Mediterranean; think Carpaccio of sea bream seasoned with fresh raspberry and ginger oil or farm chicken supreme aioli with confit vegetables in virgin oil. The outdoor bar, designed by Caroline Scholl, is a marvel in itself, complete with a façade of ceramic stoneware and an intricately detailed marine relief, making it a perfect spot to relax and take in the essence of Nice.

What’s the city like?

Meet Nice, the radiant gem of France’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region! Where the refined glamour of the French Riviera casually merges with a vibrant, laid-back atmosphere. Picture this: a leisurely amble along the iconic Promenade des Anglais, palm trees rustling above, the azure Mediterranean sea by your side. Then, a delightful plunge into the labyrinthine streets of Vieux Nice, the old town, vibrant markets like the Cours Saleya teasing your senses with fresh local fare. In Nice, art is in the air – it was Matisse’s haven, and his influence resonates in the city’s rich museum culture. Now, prepare for the true Niçois experience: every local has a unique spin on the famed Salade Niçoise, and discussing the ’correct’ ingredients could well turn into an impassioned debate.

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La Pérouse
11 Quai Rauba Capeu
Nice
France

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Photography courtesy of Christophe Coenon and La Pérouse

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La Pérouse
11 Quai Rauba Capeu
Nice
France

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Photography courtesy of Christophe Coenon and La Pérouse

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Affordable

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