A grand Mediterranean villa that looks so settled in Nice’s lush western hills you’d never know it was a 21st-century creation. There are balustrade-edged terraces, panoramic views and a blissful pool. Bedrooms above the pool house have a zen-like calm: wrought-iron four-posters draped in muslin, teak floors, white walls; orchids and silks hint at the exotic. The Lavender Room in the main house opens to the garden and is as feminine as the rest. Nathalie, the perfect host, kind, gentle and generous to a tee, delights in juggling family life with her B&B. Nice is a ten-minute drive down the hill.