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Consider your summer reading list complete with three wonderful books featuring Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Pairing whimsical Riviera storytelling with beautiful art, illustrations or photographs, all three books plunge the reader even further into this magical destination.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: The Travel Book by Patrick Jacqmot

Belgian-born artist and architect Patrick Jacqmot brings his mixed media approach of drawing, painting, gouache, aquarelle and collage to create his 56-page Travel Book dedicated to our corner of paradise on the French Riviera. Incorporating bits and pieces from his visits to Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Jacqmot offers fellow guests a beautiful compilation of what it’s like to spend summers here.

Where to find it

Patrick Jacqmot’s Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: The Travel Book is only available for purchase at the hotel’s concierge desk or the hotel’s boutique.

Claris, the chicest mouse in Paris: Bonjour Riviera, by Megan Hess

Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess presents the third book in her Claris, the Chicest Mouse in Paris series with this new title that sees the protagonist set out on an adventure to the French Riviera where she, of course, makes a stop at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc! The 48-page Bonjour Riviera is a delightful tale in the English language and a terrific poolside read for all ages.

Where to find it

Claris, the Chicest Mouse in Paris: Bonjour Riviera by Megan Hess is available for purchase in the boutique at the hotel.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera

In 312 beautiful pages, this new book by historian Alexandra Campbell, published by Flammarion, recounts the glamorous 150-year history of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc from its earliest days as a writer’s retreat known as Villa Soleil.

Featuring an introduction by Graydon Carter, editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair from 1992-2017, and contributions from Marc Brincourt, former chief photography editor at Paris Match and Henry-Jean Servat, former Paris Match journalist who covered the Cannes Film Festival, this milestone work offers a window into the first century-and-a-half of this legendary establishment through stunning images and charming anecdotes. Over 100 never-before-published photographs and documents drawn from a broad range of international archival sources help to illustrate the glamorous story of the French Riviera Grande Dame.

Where to find it

French artist Marc-Antoine Coulon has created a special-edition sleeve to go accompany the book for a precious gift or collector’s item.

Copies with the sleeve are available for purchase at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc and online at Eden Being, and without the sleeve wherever books are sold.

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