Concierge.com's insider take:
The cliff-side Le Cagnard is in the preserved walled medieval city of Haut-de-Cagnes (about halfway between Antibes and Nice), with a ruined castle and impossible-to-navigate narrow streets (rent a Mini). The hotel is small but charming, with a tiny reception alcove and a mazelike arrangement of 20 rooms spread across multiple floors with entrances from many of the town's tiny streets. Decor is old-fashioned Proveçal for the most part, with medieval accents and a range of sizes and configurations. All rooms are considered "sea view," though you may have to crane your neck to catch a glimpse. The best views, however, are from the terrace of the Michelin-starred restaurant, capturing the mountains and the water in one panorama.