The best design hotels in the south of France are located in hotspots all along the French Riviera, from the glamour of Antibes and Cannes to the luxury of Nice and Saint-Tropez. The French Mediterranean island of Corsica is also a great place for a boutique break, while the lavender fields of Provence are just perfect for a relaxing break in style.
Le Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel
What's the edge: A modern boutique design hotel with just 27 rooms, featuring a private beach and sensory pool.
Five Hotel & Spa
What's the edge: A cutting-edge space located right behind the famous Croisette. It's intimate and boutique, finished with handcrafted furnishings and a great rooftop pool.
Hotel le Canberra
What's the edge: A small boutique charmer with glamour of subtle 1950s decor and vast terrace of bamboo and bougainvillea.
Cezanne Hotel & Spa
What's the edge: Intimate and contemporary design with lively colours to brighten any day. A spa inside the hotel and private beach right on the Croisette seal it.
What's the edge: Delightful and classy affair housed inside an historic building. With just 12 exclusive apartments guests can enjoy the chic backdrop of the open bar in total relaxation.
Hotel HI Eco Hotel & Spa
What's the edge: An urban boutique with ecological credentials right in the centre of Nice designed by Phillipe Stark's ex-partner, Matali Crasset.
Kube Hotel Gassin
What's the edge: Luxury design retreat with lovely gardens. Spacious and light and right by the seaside.
La Reserve Ramatuelle
What's the edge: A 'temple' of wellbeing right outside Saint-Tropez with an enormous spa and loads of treatments options. This hilltop hideaway is part spa, part hotel, all serenity.
Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez
What's the edge: Beachside glamour and Parisien chic meet at this, the second collaboration of Shahe Kalaidjian and Christophe Pillet. Expect the ultimate in luxury and individuality.
La Plage Casadelmar
What's the edge: The natural elements, crisp sunlight and colours of the surrounding landscape were the inspiration for La Plage Casadelmar. Award-winning French architect Jean-François Bodin has created an unobtrusive structure that complements the setting perfectly.
What's the edge: A privileged and private landscape overlooking Porto Vecchio spectacular. Fine luxury and elegant leisure welcome the jet-set, with a private beach and yacht mooring bring the med even closer.
Domaine des Andeols
What's the edge: Clean lines, bold geometry and evocative art frame the landscape of rolling lavender and snarled olive trees to perfection.
Hotel B Design & Spa
What's the edge: A calming and sensual sanctuary to enjoy the serenity of French country life. Modern contours and broad open spaces complement the external charm of a traditional country residence at this family-run spa retreat.Search Villas