Where to Stay in Nice, France: Le Negresco

Le Negresco, Nice, France

Where to Stay in Nice, France: Le Negresco

The South of France is an excellent choice as a European vacation destination. There is so much to see and do on the French Riviera that it is worth spending some time here to really take in the sights, sounds, tastes and local ambiance of the region.

If you’re planning a visit to Disneyland Paris, do yourself a favour and add some time to your vacation to see a little more of France. I highly recommend the picturesque coastal region of the Côte d’Azur. I also recommend a stay of at least one week, with Nice as your home base.

Le Negresco, Le Promenade des Anglais, Nice.

Le Negresco, Le Promenade des Anglais, Nice. (Photo: Negresco)

Nice, France is a great location as a home base for a vacation in the South of France for many reasons:

  • the main airport for the region is located in Nice;
  • it is an iconic city in the South of France, with an abundance of history and amenities of its own;
  • there is a lot to see and do within close range of Nice; and
  • Nice serves as an excellent home base for exploring the Cote d’Azur from Cannes (or even St. Tropez) to Monaco.

I lived in Nice for over a year at one point and as a result I have a true fondness and deep appreciation for everything that Nice has to offer. As you may expect, I also have some recommendations for where to stay when visiting Nice.

Le Negresco

Without question, the most iconic luxury resort property in Nice is the historic Hotel Le Negresco.

Ideally located directly on Le Promenade des Anglais, Le Negresco is a landmark property that overlooks the inviting waters of the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) and the Mediterranean Sea.

Bielsa Junior Suite, Le Negresco, Nice

The Bielsa Junior Suite, Le Negresco, Nice. (Photo: Negresco)

In Le Negresco you will find luxurious surroundings that will really set the stage for the history and beauty that is all around you in the South of France. Le Negresco itself is steeped in the history of the area, making for a very immersive sense of place in a region with such an impressive and fascinating history.

Art lovers and casual observers alike with appreciate the Negresco’s art collection — a wonderful blend of antique and contemporary works covering five centuries of history and dedicated to the talents of the great masters.

The rooms at Le Negresco are posh and lavish, which is definitely part of the fun of staying here. Each of the 99 rooms and 25 suites has been furnished and personalized with exceptional period furniture inspired by the most remarkable periods of French Art. Whether contemporary, baroque or classic, most rooms have views of the Mediterranean Sea or overlook the wonderful gardens outside.

Art, Le Negresco, Nice, France.

Art, Le Negresco, Nice, France. (Photo: Negresco)

Le Negresco is Steeped in History

Not surprisingly, staying here will give you an added sense of history — something that you would expect from such a storied luxury property. Over the course of its more than 100 years of history, celebrities, actors, artists and heads of state have all stayed here. They enjoyed the distinct welcome of this luxurious property, just as you will.

Le Negresco symbolizes the very essence of a brilliant and timeless art de vivre à la Française. Le Negresco and its distinct decor are a favourite of filmmakers too, with more than 30 movies having been filmed here. So don’t be surprised if you run into a familiar face while staying at the hotel.

La Rotonde, Le Negresco, Nice, France

La Rotonde, Le Negresco, Nice, France. (Photo: Negresco)

Adding to this unique “Art de vivre à la française,” you won’t want to miss the gourmet cuisine of Chef Jean Denis Rieubland. Le Negresco has two very good dining options:  from the Two-Star Michelin Chantecler to the magical atmosphere of La Rotonde — the Merry Go Round Brasserie. There is also live music, a DJ, piano bar and more, all ready to help you enjoy a very memorable evening in this timeless travel destination.

Le Promenade des Anglais, Nice

Le Promenade des Anglais and the Baie des Anges, Nice, France.

Are You Planning a Vacation to Nice, France?

As a Luxury Travel Blogger and Deluxe Disney specialist, I am always looking for ways to help the Disney traveler see more and do more as part of their Disney vacations. If you are planning a trip to France to visit Disneyland Paris (or if you are visiting France for any other reason), I definitely recommend adding the South of France to your itinerary with a stay at Hotel Le Negresco in Nice.

Mike Belobradic, Luxury Travel Blogger
The Finer Side of Travel™