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Château Eza, Èze

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Côte d'Azur, France, Europe
Rue de la Pise
Eze
France 06360
Tel: 33 4 93 41 12 24
info@chateaueza.com
www.chateaueza.com
Concierge.com's insider take:

Atop one of the most dramatic peaks on the Côte d'Azur, the ten-room Château Eza has the feel of an old Hollywood hideaway. You'll have to climb a winding street in the town of Eze to find the tiny excuse for a lobby—a bench and some chairs set off a narrow passageway—but then the adventure begins. Rooms are set into the cliff, and each has a door onto the street. The biggest draw is the view: vertiginous, cloud-level vistas of the entire Riviera, extending on clear days to St. Tropez and even Corsica. The guest rooms (once you've torn yourself away from the window) are high-end homespun Provençal, with checked linens, fleur-de-lis wall coverings, and much stone. Rooms come in standard, superior, and deluxe sizes; there are also junior and big suites. The junior suites have the best views, while the larger suites have tiny balconies and whirlpool tubs. Avoid the standard rooms, which look into the village rather than toward the coast. The Eza is certainly not a value proposition in terms of room size and amenities; what you're paying for are the views and the otherworldly location. With that in mind, off-season could be considered a bargain, with basic rooms starting at $260 (they go for $915 during the Monaco Grand Prix in May). Whether you stay at Château Eza or not, you should eat at its Michelin-starred restaurant, which serves vertical seafood creations that match the peerless vistas and even has a special table for two that sits on a promontory outside, dangling over the cliff and coast. Say it's your anniversary when reserving.—Ralph Martin

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