Welcome to Le Negresco, a living art hotel set on Nice’s Côte d’Azur. Staying at Le Negresco is like staying in a museum, but a living museum.
Le Negresco opened its doors over 100 years ago, and quickly became known for its quintessentially French art de vivre. Founded in 1912 by Henri Negresco, it changed hands in 1957, and it was Madame Jeanne Augier who dressed the hotel in lavish decor and furnishings. With a collection of artwork spanning over five centuries and some of France’s great masters, Le Negresco feels much like entering a museum. One in which artists like Picasso, Dali and Chagall were regulars. Here, modern sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle are juxtaposed with historic works from Louis XIII’s reign, including a portrait of King Louis XIV.
A symbol of Nice
In the heart of a region of timeless beauty and the capital of the Côte d’Azur, Nice is a city of history, architecture, culture and art, preserving the charm of a Mediterranean city with a wide variety of places to visit. The legendary Negresco Hotel is one of Nice’s most famous buildings and one of the few private palaces in the world. For nearly a century, the huge pink dome of the hotel has been towering above the famous Promenade des Anglais and Angels Bay becoming a symbol of the city.
Rooms and suites
Each of the rooms and suites, not to mention the beautiful corridors, transport you to another period of French art, either contemporary, baroque or classic, with period furniture to match.
To complement the extravagant décor are stunning views, overlooking the Bay of Angels or the lush gardens.
The rooms at the Negresco are large, some palatial and the colours are often well, garish, but comfortable and avant-garde which is a rare find. Of course they are equipped with all the must have’s – wardrobe space, hairdryer, slippers, robes, good lighting, wi-fi, etc.
Dining options include Nice’s top address Le Chantecler and the typical brasserie La Rotonde.
The first one is a restaurant guided by one-star Michelin chef Virginie Basselot and it’s a place that will awaken your senses to the most refined cuisine. The latter is an amazing brasserie with lighter fare that fits the jovial ambiance. On warm days the adjoining terrace is open for views to the sea.
Following dinner, make sure you retire to the recently refurbished Le Negresco Bar, where you can unwind with a cocktail as live jazz fills the air.
Le Negresco is a place to visit! Whether you can afford to spend a night in the deluxe suite or you can just treat yourself with a drink at the bar, you will be sure to be part of an extraordinary place that is steeped in history.