Hôtel la Bellaudière

Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes
+33 (0)4 93 36 02 57

Renoir loved this romantic house on the cultural side of the Cote d'Azur…and the view, sweeping across the valley to the Mediterranean


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Wake to coffee, cakes and compotes, served on a terrace with an incomparable view. This beautiful ‘maison bourgeoise’ stands alone, just below the road from Nice to Grasse, protected from others by a profusion of trees.

Sit by lavender as a fountain trickles; play boules until the sun goes down. In winter, relax with other guests by the fire. Isabelle’s dinners are served by François and it’s a relaxed affair. Four of the bedrooms lie in the 16th-century half, and the rest in the Belle Epoque ‘new’. Bathrooms are stocked with soaps from the houses of Grasse.

Catch the bus and you’re in town in 15 minutes, exploring the fragrance boutiques. Travel east and you’re in Nice. Closer to home, treat yourself to lunch and a Michelin star: ‘Au Fil du Temps’ is a minute up the road.

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We think you'll love

  • Chilling out on the panoramic terrace
  • The owners, who make you feel as though you’ve known them for ever
  • Being so close to cultural and historic places
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You should know

  • There's no pool
  • Not for teenagers, or those seeking beaches and nightlife
  • Bedrooms on the road-side have double-glazing


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Until 1 February 2020 (still contactable by phone on +33 (0)4 93 36 02 57).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast, €9.50. Dinner, €25.


Nightly price
from €71
Extra bed: €10.
1 Family room for 3
From €117
2 Twins
From €71
10 Doubles
From €71
2 Doubles
From €84



I truly loved the luminous and serene atmosphere in this place, as well as the fact that, though close to the bustle of the Côte d'Azur, it was a haven of tranquillity. Delightful owners, who care for and interact with their guests. The magical surroundings and frankly, the sheer beauty of the place. As a writer, this is a place I could stay for inspiration.

Denise, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Up in the hills above Cannes, Grasse is famous for its perfume industry. The hotel is 4km from Grasse but surrounded by lush vegetation so you can’t see any other buildings. Many guests come to explore the hills and the back-country, and a regular bus stops outside the hotel. Below the house is a big, magical, south-facing garden, with tall trees giving shade.

Local points of interest from Isabelle d'Auzers & François Houdenot

  • Between sea and mountain, you can visit beautiful Provencal village located less than 20 Kms: Gourdon, Tourettes sur loup, Saint Paul de Vence Cannes is 21 km away and Nice Airport is 30 km away.The sea is 20 km away
  • You can also visit the famous perfumeries of Grasse (Fragonard, Galimard, Molinard, ..) and the international museum of parfum


Isabelle d'Auzers & François Houdenot

Isabelle and François are natural-born hosts: interesting, engaging and friendly. After leaving work in IT finance, they joined friends in running a Parisian hotel. Now they have realised a long-held dream: to run a hotel of their own. They bought La Bellaudière in 2016, have cultivated the garden, and offer delicious Provencal food given a bit of notice.