A friend of mine recommended a visit to Cap d’Antibes and the famed Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, and let me explain why I am sold!
The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc has a rich history filled with stories and iconic people that spans decades. The hotel was originally built in 1869 as a destinations for writers seeking inspiration and was opened as the Grand Hotel du Cap in 1889 by an Italian hotelier. Over the years, the property became the preferred spot of the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the Kennedy family. Because of its vibrant history and its development into the “it” spot on the French Riviera, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc exudes classic riviera glamour and sophistication.
Antibes is easy to visit from many point of destinations along the riviera. I was staying in Nice which is about a 40 minute train ride to the Cap d’Antibes train station with the hotel being a short cab ride from there. Antibes is a beautiful little town with beach access as well. After traveling down the tree and mansion lined Boulevard John F Kennedy, you arrive at the pristine property.