La Colombe d'Or is one of the most popular hotels and a restaurant in southern France, It’s located in an ancient building located on the Charles de Gaulle’s square in the picturesque city of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. It offers 13 rooms and 12 apartments. The average price of one night in the Double room is worth €335-350, while Deluxe room will cost you €470-530.
In addition to the rooms astonishingly decorated with the antique furniture, the hotel offers a relaxation zone with a pool, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a bar and an art restaurant with an open terrace in the shadow of pomegranate trees and cypresses.
All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi access. The guests can request an additional bed. The price includes free breakfast and room service. There’s a laundry, the transfer service, and guests are also able to stay with their pets. One should book a room in advance.
Exact address: 1 Place du Général de Gaulle, 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
Phone: 04 93 32 80 02
What is the secret of the popularity of La Colombe d’Or Hotel in Provence?
The hotel belongs to Roux family and considered as an object of the national heritage of France. The thing is that the walls of the hotel and the restaurant are decorated with original paintings of Picasso, Matisse, Léger, Calder, as well as many other artists of the previous century. The entire place looks like a museum with the home atmosphere, while guests are able to immerse into the world of royal relaxation and hospitality.
La Colombe d’Or Hotel is one of the main goals of many tourists having a holiday in the Cote d'-Azur. And we have to say it’s really worth it. In addition to the art, collection guests are able to enjoy famous sculptures: the famous kinetic ‘Mobile’ by Calder is installed right next to the pool, while the famous ‘Finger’ by César Baldaccini can be found at the entrance, and astonishing murals by Leger are located on the terrace.
Make a visit to La Colombe d’Or Hotel and you will immerse into the world of Middle Age, enjoying the art of the 20th century, and taste the best food in Provence. Are you interested already? Continue reading…
But why are all these luxurious objects of art located here? The collection was created by the generous owner of the hotel. Mister Roux often invites artists from the capital, who had no money and had to pay for their stay with their works.
During many years La Colombe d’Or Hotel was visited by Pablo Picasso, Maurice Utrillo, Amadeo Modigliani, Maurice de Vlaminck, Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, and Jean Cocteau. It was later visited by the most famous celebrities, artists and other bohemian people from Paris.
Saint-Paul-de-Vence became a legend. Such famous people as Francis Scott Fitzgerald with his wife, Isadora Duncan, Greta Garbo, Tony Curtis, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bordeaux and Catherine Deneuve stayed in La Colombe d’Or Hotel. Iva Montana and Simone Signoret had their wedding ceremony here. François Truffaut, famous writer Jean-Paul Sartre, numerous politics, scientists and workers of culture visited the local restaurant.
If you decide to stay here, you may be able to live right next to a celebrity or a bohemian artist.