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 #12 - Édition Riviera 2019/2020