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F.Scott Fitzgerald favorite French Riviera Hotels 9
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F. Scott Fitzgerald favorite French Riviera Hotels

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In the moment that the famous writer and his family needed to find “a new rhythm to our lives” as Fitzgerald wrote, they left their home on Long Island for the South of France, hoping to find a cheaper place to live and some quietude do write. They traveled through the then-cheap French Riviera Hotels. Many of the sunbaked restaurants, villas, and hotels they frequented still exist on the mythic stretch of coastline he dubbed “a playground for the world.”

Here’s where to walk in the  French Riviera Hotels in the same way that Fitzgerald did.

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F.Scott Fitzgerald favorite French Riviera Hotels 1Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes

The stately Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, in Antibes, France, has held court on the rocky Côte d’Azur since the 1870s—playing host to everybody from Hemingway and Picasso to Liz in Dick to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The world’s most glamorous have flocked to Hotel du Cap since Scott’s day: his friends Gerald and Sara Murphy, the models for Dick and Nicole Diver, once rented the hotel for an entire summer, drawing compatriots like the Fitzgeralds, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso into their magnetic orbit. Of course, nowadays the hotel is packed during the summer and is the virtual center of the universe during the Cannes Film Festival.

F.Scott Fitzgerald favorite French Riviera Hotels 2La Colombe d’Or, Saint Paul de Vence

Opened in 1920 as Chez Robinson, an open-air terrace cafe, and bar. Scott and Zelda have known fans of the hotel’s restaurant, a traditional French spot featuring the main dining hall, private room, and garden terrace, reportedly spending many a raucous evening at La Colombe D’Or. It was here that a jealous Zelda once threw herself down a flight of stairs after Scott drunkenly flirted with the dancer Isadora Duncan.

F.Scott Fitzgerald favorite French Riviera Hotels 3Hotel Continental, Saint-Raphaël

While Gerald and Sara Murphy were living at the Hotel du Cap, waiting for renovations to be completed on their retreat Villa America, the Fitzgeralds stayed at the Continental Hotel in Saint-Raphaël in 1924. It’s here that Scott wrote the majority of The Great Gatsby.

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Monte-Carlo Casino, Monte Carlo

“Once in the middle twenties, I was driving along the High Corniche Road through the twilight with the whole French Riviera twinkling on the sea below. As far ahead as I could see was Monte Carlo … when life was literally a dream.” – On Authorship, Scott Fitzgerald. Monte Carlo Casino was a favorite destination for the couple, mentioned frequently in their letters and writings.

F.Scott Fitzgerald favorite French Riviera Hotels 5Hôtel de Paris, Monte Carlo

Here, the hard-reveling couple would drink themselves into a stupor, with Scott reportedly a fan of the hotel bar’s gin fizz and mint juleps.

F.Scott Fitzgerald favorite French Riviera Hotels 6
Ruhl Plage, Nice
Zelda wrote of dining on the terrace where “stars fell in our plates … and we were alone with the deep blue grandeur and the filet de sole Ruhl, and the second bottle of champagne.”
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Hôtel Beau Rivage, Nice

The Hotel Beau Rivage was another spot where the couple stayed and played—although, in Zelda’s words, more “economically” than at other spots. Today, the hotel has been renovated, offering air conditioning, a private beach, and a terrace front restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean.

F.Scott Fitzgerald favorite French Riviera Hotels 8Hôtel Belles-Rives, Juan-les-Pins

In 1926, Scott, Zelda, and Scottie returned to the Riviera and rented a seaside house in Juan-les-Pins. Take note of the letter from Fitzgerald to Hemingway in 1926, framed and on display in the lobby: “With our being back in a nice villa on my beloved Riviera (between Nice and Cannes) I’m happier than I’ve been for years. It’s one of those strange, precious and all too transitory moments when everything in one’s life seems to be going well.”

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Ready to go on a hotel tour through French Riviera Hotels? Let us know which one was your favorite! Don’t forget to get more luxury hotels inspirations on our Pinterest!

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Top 10 Luxury Hotel Lobby Designs

World’s Best Hotel Lobby Designs – The Hotel lobby is the first thing that you see when you visit a Hotel, is the first impression that you have and it can be good or bad. Is really important for the Hotels to focus in their lobbies and get inspired with great lobby décor ideas. Today I’ll share with you the best hotel lobby designs around the world. Join me in this ride.

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Yoo Panama

The interiors are the responsibility of Phillipe Starck and this hotel had won the award of the international property for the Americas as best interior design apartment in 2014. Located in the heart of Balboa Avenue this hotel offers a perfect view of the Panama Bay and Panama Canal.

Yoo Panama - World’s Best Hotel Lobby Designs

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Raffles Singapore

Raffles Singapore is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world offering a perfect combination between civilization and culture a colonial oasis right in the heart of world’s most thrilling cities.

Raffles Singapore - World’s Best Hotel Lobby Designs

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

One of the most luxurious hotels in Barcelona its lobby has a modern décor that invites in, the hotel lobby furniture is simple and in white and combines with the urban environment of Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona - World’s Best Hotel Lobby Designs

Studio M Hotel Singapore

This modern hotel is notorious because of its creativity and the beautiful hotel lobby lighting design ensuring a unique hotel experience and there is no doubt that all guests love it.

Studio M Hotel Singapore - World’s Best Hotel Lobby Designs

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou

Four Seasons Hotel in Guangzhou has an impressive decor and all the details of the hotel interior design is an amazing experience to all guests, offering a perfect stay in one of the most modern and spacious hotels of the city.

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou

Boscolo Hotel Exedra, Nice, France

Distinctively modern this lobby is supreme because its style and uses treelike and scattered light across the wall creating a futurist environment.

Boscolo Hotel Exedra, Nice, France

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Palace

Four Seasons Hotel group always delight ourselves with wonderful interior designs and in Paris its lobby surprise because of its design furniture and beauty of the white walls and décor.

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Palace

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The St Regis Shenzhen, China

With a visionary style, modern design and beautiful decoration turns this hotel a unique experience and freshness.

The St Regis Shenzhen, China

Four Seasons Toronto

Located in the most glamorous shopping and restaurant quarter this fantastic hotel lobby blends sophistication and design.

Four Seasons Toronto

The Lola Hotel NYC

This hotel lobby design has a classic décor that really adapts to the vibrant city of New York City; from the moment you enter you feel that you are in a place of sophistication and luxury.

Lola Hotel

 

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I hope you have enjoyed this article. Whish lobby is your favorite? Do you know others lobbies that are so amazing like these? Give us your opinion!

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