A former imperial villa becomes the height of luxury and indulgence. As a prelude for the permanent gourmet a few words can describe it all. Or almost. A palace over the sea where the waves play with the swimmers. And a restaurant headed by the renowned Meilleur Ouvrier de France Jean-Marie Gautier, who has been present since 1991, the year of the M.O.F. award. Madly in love with his wife, Napoleon III built this folly for her. And the Marquis of Arcangues described the place as "where the Sea dances". A fine classic house where one sits in peace with the ocean's horizon. And in which you can appreciate the time spent with the feeling that time has stopped. Quite simply.
• Restaurant currently closed for renovation work: re-opening planned for July 2019