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.