Anyone who loves the southern region of France and its cuisine should absolutely spend a few days in this owner-run gourmet restaurant hotel. That’s all it takes in order to fall under the spell of this town, the charming country manor and above all the refined wizardry of the head cook and his team. The hotel is housed in a historic country manor with a large terrace on the bordering valley. Interior spaces, including the guest rooms, are presented in an exciting boutique style with a balanced mix of antiques and modern furniture. Gourmet Hotel: Award-winning French cuisine with Spanish influences
The owner himself runs the kitchen—good food is this hotel’s principle focus. Allain Llorca is a passionate hobby chef and a lover of modern Mediterranean cuisine. His cooking, which has been awarded a Michelin star, places emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients used creatively. The menu concentrates on southern French specialties with clear influences from nearby Spain. Each meal begins with an exquisite selection of champagne types, directed by a trained sommelier who can recommend the perfect wine for every dish. The evening is crowned by an overpowering view of picturesque Saint-Paul de Vence from the terrace. 4-star Hotel: Rural charm & individualized design
It would be more accurate to say that the hotel is attached to the restaurant than the reverse—but this is not a disadvantage. Quite in the contrary, this gem of a country house only contains 10 guest rooms, ensuring a peaceful, private atmosphere at all times. Its private character also results from the fact that each room is designed in a completely individual and hand-tailored way. Rooms are separated into three categories, including six deluxe rooms, three junior suites and one suite. Each accommodation is named after a French painter and decorated with relevant art. One particular beautiful aspect is the stylish design and high-quality materials of the bright, airy rooms, including the bathrooms. Furthermore, each room offers its own unique surprises, such as a wonderful stained-glass window in the bathroom or a quiet private garden terrace. Food & Drink: Gourmet breakfast & in-house patisserie
Each day at the Hôtel Restaurant Alain Llorca starts off with a breakfast fit to match the culinary standard of the house. From Monday to Sunday, the gourmet restaurant is open for lunch as well as dinner. Furthermore, the hotel has its own patisserie, whose hand-made sweets and fine pastries can be enjoyed for dessert in the restaurant or in the tea salon during the afternoon. Room service is also available. As an alternative to eating in the hotel, there is a wide array of restaurants in Saint-Paul de Vence, just 1 km away. Athletics & Leisure: Swimming pool & cooking courses
In the hotel garden there is a small swimming pool surrounded by palm trees, where lounge chairs and umbrellas await. On request, group cooking courses in the hotel kitchen with the owner himself can be arranged. Location: By the gates of Saint Paul de Vence
The Hôtel Restaurant Alain Llorca is situated on the softly rolling hillsides on the outskirts of St. Paul de Vence. This historic country house enjoys lots of southern French charm and a magical view from many rooms as well as from the restaurant terrace!