A welcoming retreat for the creatively spirited since 1870
Villa Soleil launched as a writers' retreat
The site of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was always a place of beauty and inspiration. It captured the attention of Auguste de Villemessant, the talented founder of Le Figaro, who realised its potential.
With the support of Alexis de Plestcheyeff and a group of notable people who founded the Compagnie de Cap d'Antibes, they built the elegant Villa Soleil; a writers' retreat nestled in the heart of paradise.