Tucked neatly (and rather inconspicuously) in the foothills of Nice, just a stones-throw from the historic village of Vence and Saint-Paul de Vence, is a bed and breakfast gem. It’s called Le Bergerie, and I think it’s worth a recommendation.
But, I’ll begin this blog with a quick side note: the gracious hosts at Le Bergerie have not coerced me into writing this post. This is entirely my doing. The father and son team of Jean-Pierre and Alexandre, do a fine job of filling their four beautifully appointed rooms without any endorsement from me.
There are many reasons to like (no, rather love) Le Bergerie and it seems that guests who have been lucky enough to stay there, were as equally impressed. And who’s to argue with TripAdvisor’s ‘Excellence Rating‘ at 5/5.
The first thing you’ll notice about this charming guest house is the view. The impressive infinity pool sits at the front of the property facing south, offering a spectacular view of the Mediterranean and Cap d’Antibes (as seen in the featured image above). The focus may be the pool but the surrounding gardens and areas for guests to sit and relax are equally as lovely. I was impressed that both John-Pierre and Alexandre maintain the grounds themselves and do an excellent job of doing so. The entire property is immaculate.
There are only four rooms at Le Bergerie which means you’ll need to book sooner than later to avoid disappointment. You can review the rooms here. But I can vouch that they are all spacious, clean and well-appointed with an accent of French decor.
But, what makes Le Bergerie a genuine find, is the hospitality that is often lacking at big brand hotels. John-Pierre and Alex are extremely welcoming and friendly. If it wasn’t for their recommendations, sadly we would have missed Saint-Paul de Vence and Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. Who knew?
If you’re planning a visit to this region, Le Bergerie is ideally positioned to call home base for a few days or longer. Day trips to St. Tropez, Monaco, Cannes are an easy drive away. And don’t forget to visit Saint-Paul de Vence, Vence and Grasse as well, you won’t be disappointed.
Photographs by Murray Sye: The top featured image was shot early morning from pool side, overlooking the Mediterranean and Cap d’Antibes. All other images are a random collection in and around Le Bergerie.