St. Paul de Vence
It is also famous for the world-famous hotel and restaurant La Colombe d’Or, but also for the many famous guests who visit the place. The hotel was founded over 100 years ago by the Roux family, who are still running the place, as a small café that later grew into an inn with only three rooms and a restaurant. However, the owners were devoted to creating a stunning place, and they hired a famous architect who built the stone façade, expanded the capacity to twenty-five rooms, and designed the central fireplace.
La Colombe d’Or is in the center of the happenings, and the restaurant looks more like an art exhibition than a traditional restaurant. The large wooden doors and the stained glass dove sign welcome everyone, and once you cross the threshold, you are transported into another world altogether. The walls of the dining patio are lined with letters, photos, various art pieces, and expensive paintings.