When touring the Côte d'Azur, be sure to make a stop at the Grimaldi hotel-restaurant, a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity located right next to the 13th century castle in the medieval village of Haut-de-Cagnes and lying just a few minutes from the wonderful coastline and traditional authenticity of the countryside around Nice.
To stay at the Grimaldi is to be transported into a unique world of intimate cosiness. Perfectly combining the character of a listed 17th century building with carefully chosen contemporary decorative accents, the exquisite charm of the five rooms, of which one is a suite, begins to work its magic immediately.
The restaurant offers unforgettable culinary experiences based around a southern French bistro-style cuisine that combines textures and flavours to perfect effect.
The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Just like so many famous painters and writers in the past, such as Auguste Renoir, Georges Simenon, Jean Cocteau and Amedeo Modigliani, you will simply fall in love with this picturesque village perched atop a hill and nicknamed the Montmartre of the Côte d'Azur.
And like them too, you will be enthralled by every history-imbued stone; you will be lost in admiration at the sight of the medieval castle; you will stroll the little semi-shaded streets, and you will enjoy making the most of the remarkable views over the Mediterranean and France's Mercantour National Park!
And when evening comes, settle yourself down on the terrace at the Grimaldi and be lulled by the gentle sounds of the jazz concerts that take place every Friday from mid-June to mid-September, whilst savouring one of the chef's recommendations or sipping that one last drink! What delicious joy...