What it is
A revamped 400-year-old chateau on the Cote d’Azur, with a Michelin-trained chef.
What it isn't
An antique. Sure, it’s centuries old (with stone walls and fireplaces galore), but the amenities are very “now”—expect high-tech showers, soaking tubs and jacuzzis.
What we think
Staffers at Chateau Eza are well-versed in giving guests any James Bond experience they desire. Want to charter a helicopter? Hop on a motorcycle to explore seaside winding medieval streets at your leisure? Your wish is their command. Even guests that book the “standard” room will find little standard about it, from the canopied toile bed to the tufted velvet headboard, though we’d personally recommend upgrading to a Deluxe room for a private balcony that peeps out on the hillsides of the Riviera, not to mention a fireplace for cozy evenings in.
You're here because
Anything you can do to be more like Grace Kelly and her ilk, you’ll do. Guests have access to the Monte Carlo Golf Club, set 3,000 feet above the Mediterranean (with the verdant Alps as backdrop).
Orange juice has never tasted as blissfully delicious as it does in this moment, as the sun rises over the red rooftops and glimmering sea beyond your terrace. You look down and realize your entire lap is covered in croissant crumbs, but you don’t mind—and reach for another. Vacation, indeed.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant Château Eza - Serves à la carte French and Mediterranean cuisine while overlooking the French Riviera
You’re about a 30 minute drive from the Nice Airport to the 1000-year-old village of Eze. Directions to Chateau Eza carefully note that you can’t miss reception. Why? Because it’s adjacent to their stable, with two donkeys. If that’s not old school service, we don’t know what is.