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Hotel Like Jagger: Le Negresco
Escape to Oz on the French Riviera.
02 . 16 . 20
Le Negresco Hotel is a real life land of Oz in the Côte d'Azur region of France and is the perfect winter escape.
Much like the towering Emerald City, the flamingo-pink dome can be seen from almost anywhere along the seaside of Nice. The glistening Belle Époque hotel is a National Historic Building and has hosted everyone from royalty to rock stars over the last century. Standing guard of the most recognizable hotel in Nice are doormen clad in navy-and-red frock coats and feather-topped hats, not unlike the gate keeper of Oz. That is just a taste of the dreamy experience to come once upon entering.
In January 1913 the Negresco opened its doors and was designed by Henri Negrescu. The hotel represents five centuries of French history in the 99 rooms and 25 suites, which all take on a completely different look. Thousands of valuable contemporary artworks and antiques decorate the halls and rooms that range from François Boucher originals to countless works by Salvador Dali. Dali in-fact has stayed and was good friends with the recently passed owner of the property, the fabulous Jeanne Augier. She created a hotel that perfectly defined the glittering flamboyance of the French Riviera.
The most famous art work perhaps is the painting of Louis XIV done by his official portraitist, Hyacinthe Rigaud. The painting is one of just three of its kind in the world—the other two hang at Versailles and the Louvre in Paris.
The hotel is perfectly located next to the Musée Massena, countless restaurants and shops and is only a five-minute walk to the Old Town.
The food offerings at the property are equally as creative and delightful. The totally renovated and beautiful La Rotonde with its white and gold tones, is a modern rendition of the former carousel themed restaurant. Virginie Basselot, executive chef at Le Negresco, has been creating a unique menu of fine local products of sea and soil.
Le Negresco Hotel is truly an imaginative property that remains an iconic piece of history offering a wonderfully comfortable and unique stay. It is a modern-day fairytale land.
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Amazing! love that you stayed here in winter! It really is a great winter spot in Nice. You should go back when the weather is warmer. I would love to see your take
Love this. WOW the images are beautiful and love your story of the hotel. I have walked past this hotel many times while in Nice but never went in. I wish i did. I am going back in April and will look into a stay here.
Did you stay here after Cannes? Cool winter stay for sure. Would love to see some summer coverage as well. Will you go back?
Breathtaking images. Stunning views
summer is the best here. you should go back. your images are pure art.
The hotel looks so cool. The art collections are incredible. What a great winter stay being so close to the ocean with great views.
This hotel is gorgeous!! Never stayed here but had drinks in the beautiful bar. Will definitely stay here soon though.
I was looking for a quirky luxury place to take my boyfriend for his bday and this is it. Looking into a stay in March. Thanks
Wow that view and the art 👍🏼👍🏼
The photos are so genuine and real. Really liking your photos and am fascinated by all of this art in the hotel.
Simply amazing 😉
Beautiful hotel. Go back in the summer. Would love to see the beach shots and outdoor restaurant scene