Heaps of English antiques yet it is superbly French and fulsome: an Edwardian seaside residence perched on the cliff, its gardens ambling down to rocky coves and sandy beaches; fall asleep to waves and wind in the pines. (The beach club closes at midnight.) Inside, a mellow warmth envelops you in armfuls of drapes, swags and sprigs. Each room is a different shape and size, individually decorated as if in a private country mansion, with a sitting space, a writing table, a pretty bathroom and a view to the cypresses or, most wonderful, the sea. Expect florals, stripes, oriental rugs, white linen. Some bedrooms are big, with well-furnished white loggias, some are made for families with convertible bunk-bed sofas. Salons are cosily arranged with little lamps, mirrors, ornaments, old prints; the restaurant faces the sea and serves some pretty fancy and decorative food. The genuinely charming Jouanny family, immersed in the community and very mindful of their guests’ welfare, have created a smart but human hotel with a lovely intimate spa by the indoor pool. Walk, swim, or just lounge in this stunning setting.