Book Review: Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, A Timeless Legend

Book Review: Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, A Timeless Legend

Situated in the magnificent landscape of the Cap d’Antibes in the south of France, the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was first imagined in the mid-19th century as a retreat for artists and writers, and continues to captivate an international clientele as an exclusive getaway today.

By the 1920s, it was at the crossroads of the Modernist movement, attracting writers such as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose Tender is the Night was set at the hotel, and artists from Chagall to Picasso. The history of the resort is also intimately linked to the history of cinema – since the inauguration of the Cannes Film Festival in 1946 it has always been a favourite haven for stars visiting the Riviera.

This beautiful volume, illustrated with hundreds of archival photographs published here for the first time, pays tribute to the romance, mystery, and legend of the hotel’s fascinating history.

‘Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera’, by Alexandra Campbell, published by Flammarion

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