Once a prison, La Pérouse has been reconstructed into a spectacular and unique Riviera hotel. Set on a cliff, it’s built right in the gardens of the ancient château hill, with a secluded swimming pool almost carved out of the rock to the rear. No hotel aside from the adjoining (and slightly less expensive) Hotel Suisse affords a better view over both the old city and the Baie des Anges. Inside it resembles an old Provençal home, with low ceilings, white walls, and antique furnishings. The lovely, spacious rooms are beautifully furnished, often with Provençal fabrics. Most have balconies overlooking the bay. Guests who book directly online also receive a complimentary breakfast.