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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.

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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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Presidential Suite of Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris

Presidential Suite of Fouquets Barriere in Paris Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris served as a place where President Sarkozy spent the night of his election triumph.

Presidential Suite of Fouquets Barriere in Paris

Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière is situated between the Champs-Elysées and George V Avenues. Blending tradition with modern comfort, the guest rooms at Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière are decorated by famous designers. Moreover, the sweeping marble staircases, gilded mirrors, mahogany furnishings, and miles of velvet in Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière may reference tradition, but the clean curves, cutting-edge high-tech amenities, and bubbly, down-to-earth service unabashedly emphasize its relative youth. The rooms include a free minibar, a private bathroom with bathrobe and slippers.

Presidential Suite of Fouquets Barriere in Paris

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Presidential Suite of Fouquets Barriere in Paris

You can dine at the renowned Fouquet’s or try the classic French dishes in the Michelin-star restaurant, Le Diane. From the hotel’s rooftop terrace every guest may enjoy a panoramic view of Paris. The spa of the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière includes a swimming pool, sauna, hammam and fitness centre.

The main attraction of Paris the Eiffel Tower is only a 20-minute walk away from the hotel. Besides, George V Metro Station is 70 metres away and the Arc de Triomphe is a 5-minute walk away.

Presidential Suite of Fouquets Barriere in Paris

Presidential Suite is the part of the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière which should be described in more details.

The 250 square-metre (2700 sqft) Presidential Suite includes a large entry hall which can be closed off to create a mini office/kitchen for your private Butler. The 40 square-metre master bedroom offers an exclusive view over the Champs Elysée. The suite is decorated in shades of gold, delicate fabrics in a modern style using noble raw materials.

Presidential Suite of Fouquets Barriere in Paris

Being fully soundproofed, the spacious mahogany dressing room leads to the second bedroom, 34 square metres decorated in coppery shades and overlooking the Champs Elysées. Each bedroom includes a magnificent en-suite mosaic and marble bathroom. The master bedroom bathroom boasts a double bath for Balneo and chromo therapy treatments, plus a rain-effect shower for maximum pleasure. The spacious lounge includes an office area and an arranged balcony overlooking our private garden that provides an amazing view of the “Grande Dame Parisienne”, the Eiffel Tower.

Presidential Suite of Fouquets Barriere in Paris

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Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière is the first place where to stay in Paris (France). Being opened in 2006, the hotel is very much the new pearl in Paris, being popular with visitors from Russia, Brazil, America and the Middle East.

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Source: Covet Edition Magazine

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