Chic Es­capes

Unique Côte d’Azur ex­pe­ri­ences

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Contents -

WHAT TO DO? The charm­ing town of Grasse with its dreamy land­scapes and sprawl­ing flower fields have se­duced trav­ellers for decades. Known as the per­fume cap­i­tal of the world, scents are crafted from fresh flow­ers that bloom ev­ery sea­son. Lux­ury fash­ion houses own pri­vate fields where jas­mines, May roses, and more are turned into bot­tles of Chanel N°5 and Dior J’adore. Why don’t you ex­plore the per­fumeries in all of its flo­ral splen­dour? WHE RE TO E AT ? Poised against the Alps, Mi­razur is a par­adisal en­clave. Helmed by Mauro Co­la­greco in idyl­lic Men­ton, the chefs tra­verse the gar­dens each morn­ing to care­fully gather the trea­sures for the day, in­clud­ing ed­i­ble flow­ers, mak­ing up a menu that is colour­ful and fresh. WHE R E TO S TAY ? Over­look­ing the Mediter­ranean Sea, the an­cient Èze vil­lage is one that is charm­ing in spirit and rich in his­tory. Walk the cob­ble­stone paths Lau­ren Ba­call, Mar­lene Di­et­rich, and El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor have once treaded, and al­low your­self to be swept away at Château de la Chèvre d’Or. Take your pick from the rooms and suites spread out in the vil­lage, each de­signed ar­chi­tec­turally to play to your heart’s de­sires; art­ful spir­its can go for the suites with dé­cors in­spired by fa­mous artists and mu­si­cians. Ex­plore the ter­races and sculpted gar­dens sur­round­ing the two Miche­lin-star La Chèvre d’Or, where a sen­so­rial ex­pe­ri­ence with lo­cally sourced dishes awaits.

“The dif­fused magic of the hot sweet South ... the soft-pawed night and the ghostly wash of the Mediter­ranean far be­low.” – F Scott Fitzger­ald

The pres­ti­gious Bar­low suite, high above the cliffs of Èze

Fresh laven­der from Provence

Mi­razur faces an end­less stretch of the Mediter­ranean

Mul­ti­coloured flower field

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