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Hotel La Vague de Saint Paul ****
Saint Paul de Vence, Cote d'Azur, Provence, France

Just outside St. Paul de Vence, a spectacular village up in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this modern and beautifully refurbished hotel has reopened in the spring of 2013. Quiet and peaceful with a lovely pool and outside lounge areas, it is set back into the tree covered hills and makes an oasis for a sun drenched holiday within minutes of the enchanting hillside villages of Provence or the coastal towns and villages of the Cote d'Azur.

Peter and Linda D'Aprix 2012-2014

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The Hotel:
Hotel La Vague de Saint Paul**** is located up in the hills just outside of St. Paul de Vence, in southern France, amidst the trees and forests that climb up the steep hillsides. It is a modern and spacious hotel with all glass walls facing south that fill the hotel with light and a view of the Mediterranean in the distance. Completely remodeled and refurbished in 2012 by Swiss architect Maurus Frei, the sun light fills the lobby, lounge and bar area of this peaceful four star establishment - an immediate feeling of well being fills the soul as you enter.

viewThe fifty rooms and suites, 90% of them with their own terraces and garden views, contain luxury bedding, wifi, LED TV, reversible and individual air conditioning and iPod docking sound system.

The peace and serenity of their spa can provide its guests with jacuzzi, steam room and Hammam. Both facial and body massage are available. The fitness exercise machine room lies next to the spa with a view out over the pool and garden area.

The sun pours into the terraces and patios of the rooms most of the day as well as drenching the pool area. So whether you prefer to take your sun privately or close enough to the water to dip within seconds, there are many places to enjoy southern sun worship. There is also a synthetic grass tennis court for those with the passion and energy. The spacious restaurant opens seamlessly to the outdoor dining terrace.

The Restaurant:
The hotel has taken the "bistro" culinary approach for its food service with its indoor/outdoor dining "Bistronomic" restaurant. The menu is small, thus ensuring that all choices are very fresh. It is based on baroffering a fish dish, beef dish, poultry dish with one or two other choices depending on the season. The vegetables that accompany the menu items are not listed since they are selected according to what is the freshest in season that are available. And this can change on a daily basis so the same meal order can have a different character from day to day.

The chef varies his fruits and vegetables according to the season and is supplied by a local St. Paul woman grower for all his produce. Light spices give his food a delicate, different taste experience. There is a wonderful brunch BBQ every Sunday on the lovely dining terrace overlooking the garden, pool and, on a clear day, the sea in the distance.

Hotel la Vague**** is perfect for couples or a family holiday away from the hustle and crowds of this popular spot but close enough to explore the medieval village of St. Paul de Vence just a few minutes away. Full of art galleries and shops, it is also the home of the "Fondation Maeght". It is surrounded by "La Foret (the forest) de la Sine" which offers pedestrian and bicycle paths and horse-riding. This all makes the hotel ideal for a week end or an extended visit.

Hotel La Vague de Saint Paul****
Chemin des Salettes
06570 Saint Paul de Vence – France
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 11 20 00
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