A visit to Paul de Vence in France, a village on the Riviera at the Hinterland of Nice, is not complete without experiencing the authentic cuisine and art hotel of La Colombe d’Or and Le Mas d’Artigny, two of the most beautiful places in the Riviera that serve some of the finest food in the region. Colombe d’Or offers generous portions of innovative Nice cuisine and homegrown Provencal cooking while Le Mas d’ Artigny serves innovative haute cuisine inspired by local produce and the region’s terroir.
The menu at La Colombe d’Or features a wide array of starters enough to keep you full for the day, including a basket of crudités, grilled peppers in olive oil, stuffed baby vegetables, caramelized onions, anchovies, beans, baked provencal tomatoes, aubergines, and other specialties from the Mediterranean. French classics entrees like chicken fricassee are also a must-try.
La Colombe d’Or is hosted by the Roux family and is considered one of the most beautiful inns in the Riviera and a privileged place to stay. Hotel guests get priority in the restaurant and have all the time to admire the authentic artworks of master painters including Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Braque, Miro, Léger, Calder, and César.
For a more reclusive place and rustic ambiance, head off to Le Mas d’Artigny, situated in a 20-acre pine forest across the walls of Saint Paul de Vence. The magnificent structure dominates the Cote d’Azur and offers some of the most sumptuous views of the Riviera. This art sanctuary also includes a gourmet restaurant serving authentic Provencal cuisine, luxury hotel, spa, sobtropical gardens with modern sculptures, café, bar, outdoor pool, health club, waterpark, solarium, hamman, tennis court, and games room. A relaxed and cozy place to stay in the hills of Provence, Le Mas d’Artigny provides first-class luxury in the middle of nature.