Apart from the copper plaque on the carved door, nothing hints at the existence of this quiet place, which has a gorgeous flower garden and a delightful turquoise swimming pool. Canopies, curtains, quilts, kilims, and archways participate in the intimacy of the Oriental decor and the comfort of the 12 rooms and suites.
An exclusive intimacy presides in this corner of paradise by day, making it ideal for a couple or family. But in the evening, from 7:00 p.m. on, the bar turns into a lounge, and the pool is cleverly converted into a dance floor. The cocktails are delicious (for instance, try the Sweet Pan Deï with champagne, Saint-Germain lychee and split pea purée), and the international wine list very well chosen. At lunch, the chef Quentin Durand serves a successful combination of Asian flavours and local ingredients, like a roast sea bream with dashi broth, enoki mushrooms and sea asparagus.
Pan Deï Palais
52, rue Gambetta
+33 (0)4 94 17 71 71
Rooms: from 210 EUR