La Bastide Saint-Antoine

48 av. Henri-Dunant, Grasse, 06130, France

This ocher mansion, once the home of an industrialist who hosted the Kennedys and the Rolling Stones, is now the domain of celebrated chef Jacques Chibois, who welcomes you with old stone walls, shaded walkways, an enormous pool, and guest rooms that glossily mix Louis Seize, Provençal, and high-tech delights. The restaurant here is excellent but expensive (try the extraordinary symphony of foie gras terrine with truffles sweetened by celery in Port jelly, or the lobster with a black-olive fondue and beet juice). Lunch is a relative bargain at €66 (not available Sunday). Reserve well in advance.

PROS

  • a bastion of culinary excellence
  • perks like iPod docks, 1,000 TV channels, and coffee/organic tea in each room
  • seasonal deals on Bastide's website

CONS

  • rooms are a touch too Provençal for some tastes
  • breakfast (€31) not included
  • late check-in from 4 pm

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -04–93–70–94–94

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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