La Bastide Saint-Antoine in Grasse is surrounded by grounds spanning five hectares with lush Mediterranean vegetation and set amidst olive groves. La Bastide commands views of the surrounding plains and the Bay of Cannes and offers a wealth of pleasures for the eye, palate, and spirit.
Transformed from a former hunting lodge to a prestigious hotel this 18th-century country manor offers nine rooms and seven suites, a shaded panoramic terrace, four reception-seminar rooms and a lounge with fireplace. Relax in the outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi and the fitness room or enjoy gourmet food at the Michelin-starred restaurant.
The Provencal rooms are decorated in a style that is both warm and elegant. Each features some aspect of the region's charm: painted wood in traditional Provencal colours, antique furniture, quilted bedspreads, floors clad in original 18th-century terracotta tiles.
Five of the guest rooms are furnished in more contemporary style, but still retain the warm, traditional spirit of La Bastide. The prestige suites and the apartment have a fireplace and their own private Jacuzzis on the terrace.
You can spend a wonderful day with the chef of La Bastide and enjoy a cookery course complete with wine tasting.
Tthe swimming pool and jacuzzi sit in the heart of a leafy park. You can enjoy a few lengths in the pool, relax in the jacuzzi or sunbathe on one of the sun loungers provided. You can also book massages and spa treatments (hairstyling, manicures, make-up) through our concierge service, which are provided by external companies.
From October through April, you can enjoy your meals at the Michelin-starred restaurant inside in the luminous dining rooms, with fireplaces and soothing, harmonious decor. As soon as the warm weather comes to the Riviera, meals are served on the terrace under towering trees in our garden ablaze with flowers.
This hotel offers private parking as well as a valet service.
- “Incredible Service and Food” - Trip Advisor
- "The welcome was warm and friendly and this level of professionalism continued throughout the meal with the service staff. Too much to say about the food but everything from the lobster bolognaise to the hare "Royale" and raspberry souffle were sublime. A wonderful location with Maitre Chibois and his team excelling! " - Trip Advisor
- “Great location to explore the Riviera..especially Cannes and environs” - Trip Advisor
The medieval town of Grasse, famous for its perfume-making, rich history and rolling views down to the Mediterranean, lies in the hills behind Cannes. Grasse is within 15 minutes' drive of Cannes and 30 minutes of Nice, and acts as the gateway into the low Alps and Provencal back country. Bus 600 runs from Cannes and bus 500 runs from Nice; there is also a train line from Cannes which stops outside the town and connects with buses running into the town centre.
Grasse abounds in good restaurants and pretty pavement cafes. Provencal food dominates, but there is quite a wide range of cuisines to be found in the old town of Grasse-even Asian if that takes your fancy. If Michelin star elegance, refined Provencal food and a stunning terrace is what you seek, head to Le Bastide St-Antoine, while La Licorne is known for providing excellent food for a reasonable price and La Malouine is the place to head for delicious crepes. There are also some award-winning restaurants to be found in the nearby little villages; such as Au Fil du Temps in Magagnosc.
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While in town don't miss the Cathedral Notre-Dame-du-Puy which has paintings by Rubens and Fragonard, while the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence give you a real flavour of life in Provence over the centuries. There's also a small costume and jewellery museum in town, as well as the Museum and Villa of the French artist Fragonard. Other worthwhile sights include the square Saracen tower and the very pretty Jardin de la Princesse Pauline, the garden where Napoleon's sister once lived.
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Fragonard, Galimard, Molinard are three historic perfume-makers which open their doors to run tours. You can also make your own perfume at the Galimard or Molinard workshops, or visit the flower fields that are used to make the fragrances- including those that go into making the famous Chanel no 5. You could take a guided walking tour or ride Le Petit Train to learn the town's proud history and marvel at the gorgeous villas and medieval buildings. Just out of town, why not test out your high-ropes skills and head to the Riviera Nature Adventure Park, ziplining through the trees and enjoying the spectacular views, or explore some of the limestone caves in the surrounding hills with a spelunking club. You can also join the long range hiking path GR4 as it runs from alpine villages down to the Mediterranean, or visit the truly stunning cliffs and waterfalls of Gorges du Loup.
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There are three 18 hole golf courses around Grasse, all of which offer stunning views of mountains, village and sea. There's a lovely and quite challenging course at Golfe de Saint Donat, while in nearby Chateauneuf-de-Grasse you'll find the open fairways and panoramic views of Golfe de la Grande Bastide. The Golf du Claux-Amic is set on an old hunting estate among the oak trees, with breathtaking views- this course design requires exactitude. The Riviera has an abundance of great golf courses; see our Golfing Guide for details.
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Grasse does have some bars, a pub, occasional live music and a local theatre- although if you're looking for nightclubs and the glamorous Riviera scene, head to nearby Cannes with its glitzy piano bars and superclubs under the palms.
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Star Rating: 5 Star
Property Style: Hotel
Special Breaks: Golf Breaks
Vibe / Atmosphere: Chic | Traditional & Modern mix
Bookings For: Concierge | Massage / Beauty Treatments
Cleaning: Laundry Service
Access: Disabled access | Lift / Elevator | Pets welcome
Room: Air-conditioning | Central-heating | Hair dryer | Safe / Secure box | Telephone
Car-parking: Valet Parking
Entertainment: Drinks bar | Free WiFi | iPod Dock | TV | WiFi / Internet
Spa & Fitness: Gym / Fitness area | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Pool (outdoor)
View: Pool view | Garden view | Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 48 avenue Henri-Dunant | Grasse | 06130