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No hotel better sums up the glamour and grace of the French Riviera than La Chèvre d’Or. This resort hotel is built into and around the elegant hilltop town of Èze. Each sumptuously decorated suite is a grand apartment with a panoramic view of the coastline. It’s a habitual favorite of royalty and A-listers, and recent makeovers have made it popular with vacationing families and young hipsters as well. The 38 terraced gardens drip down the hill towards the Mediterranean to ensure absolute privacy—indeed there’s a ratio of one garden and three staff members to each room or suite. The best thing about La Chèvre d’Or? That would be the eponymous double-Michelin-starred restaurant overseen by top chef Arnaud Faye (fixed-price menus 85€–240€). Experimental dishes include a vegan square decorated with an edible garden of herbs and flowers; San Remo shrimp wrapped in oyster-infused gossamer-thin pasta; and roast lamb served with chickpea pancakes and lemon leaves.