I often get DMs and emails from you all asking for recommendations for accommodations around France. Not surprisingly, two of the most popular destinations you all ask about are Provence and the Côte d’Azur. I decided I would compile some of my own favorite hotels with some other recommendations from others who know the South of France well to share with you.

This region is wonderful every month of the year, but most people tend to go in Summer to enjoy the lavender fields. That is something every lover of France should see (and smell). Happy traveling and please leave your own favorites in the comments.

Provençal Countryside

La Cour des Sens

My parents and I randomly found La Cour des Sens when headed to Provence a couple of years ago, and we haven’t stopped talking about it since. Everything about it was wonderful, from the owners, to the comfortable, spacious, and air-conditioned rooms to the location among many of Provence’s most charming towns. I will never forget our stay here and look forward to returning many more times.

You can read about our stay and see more photos at my post here.

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Hôtel Château de Fonscolombe

This is one of the most fabulous places I’ve ever stayed. Highly recommend everyone stay in a French château at least once!

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center, Château de Fonscolombe is an 18th-century castle located in Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, 24 miles from Marseille.

The Orangerie restaurant serves local produce prepared by Chef Quentin Durand. It can be enjoyed indoors or within the French gardens that surround the castle. The property is set in a 10-acre wooded park and is surrounded by 35 hectares of vineyards.

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Villa Hautvallon

Located in Gordes, a 15-minute walk from the village center, Villa Hautvallon offers two-bedroom suites with access to a shared outdoor pool and a 2.5-hectare garden. The town of Gordes is a popular destination due to its incredible charm and the beautiful views of it and from it. Use this as a great jumping off point for all the beautiful towns in the area or spend your days by this beautiful pool.

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Hotel Martinez In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt

Located on the famous La Croisette Boulevard in Cannes, Hotel Martinez – in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a 5-star hotel featuring a private beach. Guests can enjoy a meal in one of the onsite restaurants or a drink at the Martinez bar.

Entirely renovated in May 2018, guest rooms at Hotel Martinez – in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt are decorated in a contemporary Art Deco style and feature a seating area. Each air-conditioned room features a marble bathroom and some have a private terrace with views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Five Seas Hotel

A stone’s throw from La Croisette, the 5⭐️ Five Seas Hotel Cannes offers 45 spacious luxury rooms, half of which are suites. From here you’ll have access to all the wonderful sights Cannes has to offer.

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Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso

My friend stayed here a few years ago and came back with the best photos from this place. She still raves about it.

Ideally located in the heart of Cannes, Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso is just a 5-minute walk from the Palais des Festivals, Boulevard de la Croisette and luxury shops. The hotel is directly linked to the Les Thermes Marins de Cannes Spa and beauty treatments programs and daily rates are available. Guests enjoy free access to the hot tub and indoor/outdoor swimming pool.

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Château de la Gaude

Located in Aix-en-Provence, 5.8 km from Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, Château de la Gaude provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. This 5-star hotel offers a concierge service and valet parking. The property has a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

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Le Pigonnet – Esprit de France

Le Pigonnet is an elegant Provençal style house which combines 18th-century refinement with contemporary style. Set in a beautiful 2-acre garden with flowers and chestnut trees, it offers a swimming pool, a fitness room and a hammam.

Le Pigonnet also features a bistronomic restaurant, La Table du Pigonnet, that serves regional cuisine. During the summer months, guests can have breakfast, lunch and dinner on the open terrace.

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Hôtel Cézanne Boutique-Hôtel

Hôtel Cézanne is a boutique design hotel is located in the center of Aix-en-Provence and offers 55 rooms. If features a terrace and a lounge, as well as air-conditioned rooms. There is a terrace with an outdoor bar, where guests can enjoy an aperitif.

The property is 200 m from the Cours Mirabeau and 300 m from a bus station, with connections to the airport and the TGV train station. Aix-en-Provence TGV train station is 7.5 mi from the hotel.

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Hôtel Dieu Intercontinental Marseille

InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu is set in a superb 18th century building in the historic quarter of Marseille, 350 m from the Old Port. WiFi access is available.

With 194 rooms and suites, some with landmark views and private terraces, the hotel features contemporary, elegant decor, complementing its historical features.

The hotel has 2 gourmet restaurants onsite – La Brasserie Les Fenêtres and Le Restaurant Gastronomique Alcyone. Le Capain Bar offers an array of cocktails prepared by specialists.

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Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port

Boasting free access to a spa, sauna and hammam, Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port also features 3 terraces overlooking Marseille’s Old Port. Some air-conditioned guest rooms have a terrace with harbor views.

Les Trois Forts restaurant serves gourmet cuisine, accompanied by fine wines and champagnes. It offers panoramic views of the harbor. There is also a brasserie ‘Carré Bistromanie’ which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with pastries available to buy in between. Guests can buy cocktails in the Dantès Skylounge bar.

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Hôtel La Pérouse Nice Baie des Anges

This luxury, 4-star boutique hotel is located high above the Promenade des Anglais nestled into the Colline du Château. It is 250 m from both Cours Saleya and the harbor, and offers a heated outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace with sea views. Some rooms even have windows and balconies looking out onto the Sea.

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Hotel Amour Nice

Located in Nice, a 6-minute walk from Forum Beach, Hotel Amour Nice provides air-conditioned rooms and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can have a drink at the bar or on the terrace. There is also easy access to Nice’s rocky beaches.

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Hyatt Regency Nice Palais De La Méditerranée

Set on the Promenade des Anglais, Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is an art-deco style hotel featuring an on-site casino, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a hammam and a sauna. The terrace offers panoramic views of the Baie des Anges.

Regional cuisine and Mediterranean dishes are served in the hotel’s restaurant, Le 3e. You can enjoy drinks in the Lounge Bar Le 3e at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée.

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