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6 luxurious beach-front hotels in the gorgeous French Riviera

By , 24th June 2016

Enter into the playground of the rich and famous, and surround yourself with gorgeous Côte d’Azur beaches, luxe hotels and sightings of super yachts in the South of France.

Dream big and picture yourself installed in one of these super luxurious hotels, with pools to die for and of course, plenty of great food and wine.

Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic

Cannes 

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Le Majestic is one of the Côte d’Azur’s most luxurious hotels and is found nestled along Cannes’ famous beachfront promenade, la Croisette. The hotel boasts its own private beach, where guests can take part in lots of different watersports or simply top up on their tan.

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Treat yourself to one of the hotel’s finest rooms, the Junior Sea View Terrace Suite. The south-facing suite offers sun loungers and a breakfast table facing out to sea, as well as a spacious lounge and king-size bed with silky fabrics – this is truly the place to enjoy la belle vie.

Hotel Negresco

Nice

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Sumptuous, exquisite and iconic are only some of the words that do Hotel Negresco justice. The beautiful hotel is found on Nice’s beachfront and is truly something to behold. The aristocratic design is a world away from modern minimalism showcasing an opulence of days gone by.

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Classically decorated with pops of vibrant colour featured throughout the room, the Deluxe Rooms are ideal for anyone looking to enjoy the best Nice has to offer. Fitted with a mixture of contemporary and antique furniture and comfortable double-bed guests can relax in style – check out the ornate headboard!

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez

Cannes 

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Situated on the elusive Boulevard de la Croisette, the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel boasts everything you could want in a sun-drenched holiday, beach-front panoramic views, a stylish interior and a fully-stocked bar.

The hotel’s bar – Le Bar L’Amiral – is world renowned for its legendary status in the French Riviera and regularly plays host to the biggest stars and celebrity personalities. Fans of champagne and cocktails can enjoy a wide range of options from the bar’s expansive drinks menu.

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The Suite des Oliviers was even used as a filming location for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, and it’s easy to see why producers picked this suite. Boasting a fabulous art-deco design, separate living and dining rooms, a large marble bathroom and a private terrace, which boasts beautiful views over the clear blue Mediterranean Sea.

Hotel de Paris

Saint Tropez 

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Encompassing all the things France is famous for – chic style, delicious food and even better wine – the Hotel de Paris is the ideal hideout spot away from the cold shores of Britain.

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The hotel’s pièce de résistance is its extraordinary pool which is suspended 15 metres above the Atrium and is made of fully transparent glass.

Fun Fact: Fashion icon and haute couture designer Coco Chanel was a regular guest at the hotel.

C2 Hotel

Marseille 

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Marrying modern design with classical architecture in the heart of Marseille, the C2 Hotel is absolutely fabulous. Recently renovated, the hotel exudes an air of luxury and is a top pick for anyone looking to enjoy the summer sun in France.

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With only 20 rooms, guests can enjoy the hotel’s cosy boutique feel and pamper themselves in the modern spa without it being over-crowded. Managed by the skin specialists Filorga, the spa specialises in anti-aging treatments, with anti-wrinkle therapies proving to be exceptionally popular.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Antibes 

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Boasting miles of sandy beaches and secret coves, Antibes is a bit of a hidden gem along the Côte d’Azur. Loved amongst artists for its beautiful scenery and quiet seclusion, painters like Picasso, Matisse and Renoir have all stayed within the region.

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The suites offer the best in old-world glamour and boast all the luxury Pats and Eddie would expect from their South of France hideaway. The Superior Rooms are located in the hotel’s original building and so offer a charming historical ambience. All of the Superior Rooms are sumptuously designed and feature antique furniture and beautiful marble bathrooms.

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