The hotel’s history
THE HOTEL’S HISTORY
A boutique hotel in the heart of Nice
The Hôtel Vendôme is a 3-star hotel that has kept its original neoclassical architectural style, which combines the ideals of the sublime and the picturesque. Over the years, the rooms and the building itself have been fitted with all the modern comforts worthy of an establishment of its category.
The image of Nice and the 3-star Hôtel Vendôme is rightly associated with that of the Belle Époque,
the period when the city and its outlying areas attracted royalty and artists.
The most notable visitors were Queen Victoria, who would winter at the Régina, Tsar Nicholas II at the Parc Impérial and King Léopold II on the height of Villefranche-sur-Mer… Nice was also a favourite destination for artists such as Nietzsche, Chekhov, and Berlioz.
Joseph Kosma, a 20th-century composer who set Jacques Prévert’s poems ‘Barbara’ and ‘Les Feuilles Mortes’ to music, would stay at the Hôtel Vendôme and sketch views of the city’s rooftops from his window.
The hotel brings together authenticity, comfort, and charm all from an ideal location that is just a short walk from the beach, the Promenade des Anglais, the Acropolis convention centre, Old Nice, and the Cours Saleya, a street famous for its flower market, restaurants, and richly painted façades.
Whether for business or for leisure, the Hôtel Vendôme is open all year round and features 56 fully furnished rooms (five of which are duplex apartments).
The Hôtel Vendôme’s central location makes it easily accessible. It is just a five-minute walk from Durandi tram station, line 2 coming directly from the airport, only 1.3 km from the Nice-Ville railway station, and 7.7 km from the Nice-Côte d’Azur airport. It also has a private car park for guests.