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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

A legendary Cote d’Azur hangout for more than 140 years, the ‘Eden Roc’ is more luxurious than ever following a major renovation and the quality stamp of the Four Seasons brand.

Over the decades, this sybaritic palace hotel has hosted a Who’s Who of celebrities, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who gave it a starring role in Tender is the Night.

So many people return year after year that, unless you book early, it’s almost impossible to get a room in peak season; in summer, the minimum stay is five nights.

There are two restaurants: the fine-dining Eden Roc and a more relaxed Grill & Lounge, with stunning views across to the Lerins Islands.

Its private seafront cabanas are famous for romantic trysts, and now have Champagne coolers; there’s no private beach, but the famous cliff-backed pool (dynamited out of the basalt in 1915) is a stunner.

With its stupendous grounds, boat and tennis courts, the Eden Roc is a totally unique experience, with world-class service – and the price tag – to match.

The hotel closes from mid-October to mid-April.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France[8.4 miles]

The world’s top film festival, held in the South of France. Though designed for professionals, it can be just as fun for fans with free and ticketed screenings.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 11 days

Maeght Foundation

Nice, Cote d'Azur, France[17 miles]

An architectural jewel, this museum between Nice and Antibes is filled with world-class modern and contemporary art, inside and out.

Best for ages: 18+ | £14

Perfume in Grasse

Grasse, Cote d'Azur, France[19.7 miles]

Discover the secrets of French perfume at some of France’s oldest perfume factories, in the fragrance capital of Grasse.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Walk the Tire-Poil Path

Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France[1.3 miles]

Escape civilization along this surprisingly wild, circular 5km coastal path that winds around Cap d’Antibes. Start at Garoupe Beach and pass rocky cliffs, high over the crashing waves.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2 hours

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Red parasols at a beach club with blue waters and white sand beach beyond

Garoupe Beach

Cap d'Antibes , Cote d'Azur, France[1.4 miles]

Sheltered from the wind, child-friendly Garoupe is a good choice for beach lounging. There’s a free, public section (Plage Municipale) with sunbeds and parasols, as well as multiple private beach clubs. Plage Keller is the trendiest. Petit Plage and Plage Joseph are also good, and family-friendly.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Small child riding down a waterchute from underneath, at Marineland


Antibes, Cote d'Azur, France[7.4 miles]

The biggest theme park on the Cote d’Azur – a sea-inspired water park – has dolphin shows, aquariums and fairground rides. In summer there’s also Aquasplash, an enormous water park and a mini-golf course.

Best for ages: Any | £25

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Small forested island with a tiny town in a blue sea

Ile Saint-Honorat

Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France[7.5 miles]

If you want to escape the crowds, cross the water to this peaceful island, the second largest of the Lerins. There’s a 3rd-century abbey, where St Patrick once studied; there are lovely walks, swims and the monks’ wine to purchase. See the ferry website for departures and tickets.

Best for ages: 8+ | £15

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Cote d'Azur, France

Sister city of Hollywood and host of the famous film festival, Cannes, with its palm-lined La Croisette, golden beach and five star hotels oozes cinematic and pure Riviera glamour.

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French Riviera

Cote d'Azur, France

Money, glamour and bombshell looks: this beach-trimmed stretch of French coast offers decadent hotels, lounging in beach clubs, fine restaurants and world-class art.

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