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"James Bond would stay here.  Run with a certain opulence by (American) Europe veterans, this up-market chamber d’hote is vast and full of architectural flair.  No two rooms are on the same level (five marbles steps mount each of the seven levels); the sky-high lobby of limestone walls lends the villa a chateau like air, and the sweeping view of St. Paul, Cap d’Antibes and the Med from the breakfast terrace, pool and most rooms is unbeatable.  But the piece de resistance is the 007 glass roof that opens, and the (Saber-wielding) Champagne breakfast …"

Lonely Planet
Cannes to Nice

"… even when the entire place was booked, it was refreshing to find a hotel where we didn’t get lost among 200 rooms and 500 people …”"

Travel + Leisure
Readers' Finds

"… the Villa St. Maxime, a cool modern residence just outside St. Paul with pool and a knock-out view down to the sea …"

Dolce Vita
Maggie Davenport & Daniel Heimpel

"Number one place to stay on the whole French Riviera is the Villa St. Maxime according to [sic] … my favourite travel website, TripAdvisor.com … [a] polished gem of a modern boutique hotel halfway up a Provencal hill far outshines the monumental Victorian hotel jewels of the Riviera … the Villa is run like a private house party. From the Champagne breakfast in the morning, to a free aperitif bar in the early evening, plus complimentary liqueurs on your return from dining out … there’s no shortage of refreshments and snacks … the Villa itself is an arresting piece of modern cubist architecture …"

John Trew
Irish Travel Journalist of the Year
Trew's Travels
Northern Ireland Travel News
"A modern gem, on a site facing St. Paul de Vence – a retreat of vast white spaces."

Alastair Sawday’s
Special Places to Stay

" ... Public areas are open, very large, with a wonderful combination of antiques and modern furnishings. In the evening complimentary aperitifs are served, including the house speciality, an 'Orange Max'. The bedrooms, all with balcony or terrace, are brightly furnished in primary colours. Very comfortable bed, linens just the right weight. Large bathroom with great shower head."

The Good Hotel Guide
Continental Europe

"… a recent, recommended arrival in St. Paul is the Villa St. Maxime. Ideally situated on the hill with a knock-out view of the sea … a friendly atmosphere with lounge, bar and coolly elegant guest rooms …"

Kate Windsor
Easyjet Magazine

"... extraordinary boutique hotel and a rare find, that combines modern luxuries with antiquity. In beautifully landscaped grounds, the hotel is a nugget, with an Olympic size pool."

Provence & the Riviera
"… lofty volumes, stylish furnishings in suites & guest-rooms – spectacular views down to the sea, lounge, bar …"

New Riviera
Cote d’Azur Magazine

The Villa has absolutely everything you could wish for and our room and bathroom were quite stunning with views up to St Paul and down to Antibes.”


“Perfect destination. Everything was wonderful. In particular the beds were great and the Villa was immaculate. And, Ann and John are the perfect hosts.”


“This place has it all and should not be missed. The view from our ocean view room was breathtaking with views of St Paul de Vence to the left and the Mediterranean directly in front, viewed through an entire sliding wall in our room that opened onto a covered private balcony. If I could have a wish come true, it would be to live out my life at Villa St Maxime.”

Private Villa Rental

390 Route de la Colle | St. Paul de Vence | F-06570 France
Tel: (0033) 4 93 32 7600

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