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ART DE VIVRE

Les Roches Rouges – part of Design Hotels™– nestles in a building dating from the late 50s and early 60s, revised by the Festen Architecture team to bring out the modernist lines of the typical French Riviera architecture of that period. Understated luxury and sober aesthetics come together in areas that reflect the holiday spirit and the colours of Provence. Added to the blue of the Mediterranean and red rocks of the Esterel region are touches of orange, ochre and lemon yellow. With a terrace for enjoying the breathtaking panorama, each of the 50 light and uncluttered rooms and suites has wonderful sea and garden views. The hotel has two pools, including a natural one nearly 30 metres long. A swimming lane was cut into the rock along the shore and you can go out to the open sea from the pontoon that extends

Three bars and a spa, as well as many activities within easy reach

it. The sensation of freedom and simplicity is omnipresent in this

– such as paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, outdoor cinema,

unique setting merging with the natural elements.

table tennis, boules, yoga, hiking, cookery classes, sailing and

The typically Mediterranean garden redesigned in a nature-

fishing – complement the experience.

oriented way reflects a seascape and its vegetation with small

For summer 2019, the three artists Rosie McGuinness, Caroline

cabins and wooden pontoons that invite you to relax and sunbathe.

Popham and Cecilia Carlstedt have been invited to pool their

As for the cuisine, the region is also in the spotlight in the Hotel

talent to create together two ephemeral murals for the first time.

Les Roches Rouges’ two restaurants, whose menus were inspired

Evoking the surrounding vegetation and the colours of the hotel

by poet René Jouveau’s book «La cuisine provençale de tradition

architecture, you can discover these works during the season, one

populaire». At both La Terrasse – rewarded with its first Michelin

in La Terrasse restaurant and the other on a wall in the ground

star this year– and La Plage, chef José Bailly offers dishes based

floor rest areas.

on local flavours and made using local produce sourced from top market gardeners, cheese makers, olive growers and beekeepers and accompanied by natural wines.

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LIFESTYLE Magazine - Riviera 2019/2020  

LIFESTYLE Magazine #12 - Édition Riviera 2019/2020

LIFESTYLE Magazine - Riviera 2019/2020  

LIFESTYLE Magazine #12 - Édition Riviera 2019/2020

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