When leaving Claudie and Pierre last summer to go on a roadtrip on our own, the first stop was at the Hotel Marc-Hely, La Colle sur Loup, near Cannes.

We had such a hard time leaving Claudie and Pierre, that we left much, much later than planned. They even packed some delish things for us to eat on the way – the perfect hosts.

We practically lost 1 day of our planned route, a route that goes around up in the mountains on curvy roads – the kind of roads you would want to drive in an old, open sport car with the hair blowing in the wind… *giggles*

We stayed at Hotel Marc-Hely∗∗∗ for two nights for 220€ total (high season). They were very nice and serviceminded – and easy to talk with. We truly can recommend this small and quiet hotel.

Hotel Marc-Hely, La Colle sur Loup, France

The room were as expected from a three star hotel, nice and comfortable – and clean, which not always has been the case in our trips before…

Hotel Marc-Hely room, La Colle sur Loup, France

It was very nice to sit outside and eat breakfast in the mornings, lovely weather and temperature, but even the indoors breakfast room looked quite OK with it’s stunning panorama view.

Hotel Marc-Hely Breakfast room view, La Colle sur Loup, France

They even got a small, but nice pool – though we never got to use it since we were late with our plans and always get distracted by all the interesting things to see too!

Hotel Marc-Hely pool, La Colle sur Loup, France

We ordered a room with a balcony which had an absolutely fabulous panorama view over the surroundings. Who can resist such a gorgeous view?!

Hotel Marc-Hely's stunning room view, La Colle sur Loup, France

In front of the mountains, a bit to the right in this photo, is the medieval village of St Paul de Vence – Tor and Anna knows it well.

….and that is the way to our next post….

LifecruiserHotel Marc-Hely

8 Comments on “Hotel Marc-Hely, La Colle sur Loup, Southeastern France”


    I think I know it too ;-)

    What a great post from a lovely place! When I saw the palm tree, I was thinking of those days we where together at Claudie & Pierre’s! and now it is just a couple of month until we see each other again in Norway.

    claudie said:

    Nice to discover the trip you had after the good time we had all at home!!! St Paul de Vence is a place I love even if it is a middle age village as le Castellet or La Cadière d’Azur but specially for all the artists who were used to stay there as the painters Modigliani, Matisse, Chagall, the poet Prevert or the writer Giono. This is why this village has a special place in my heart!!! :smile: I stay tuned!!!!:-))


    What a divine looking place. It’s a very lovely hotel and the room looks modern and clean. Loves it!

    SwordMama said:

    I wish I could teleport there!! I love your views!! And thanks again for sharing. I was telling little guy that I was reading about France. He loves French food like crazy. I showed him your pictures. :D

    expatraveler said:

    How beautiful, definitely somewhere I’d love to travel to!

    DianeCA said:

    That really was a gorgeous view! Wow! We also made a round in the mountains on the way home, although in a different area. This is a trip i will remember all my life!

    Hmmm I don’t know if you should go around in open top cars…I bet your hair would be interesting hehehe!


    Wow! Beautiful hotel. It is a far cry from the campsites that we stayed at in the South of France:-) Incredible views. We couldn’t get over how beautiful France is while we were driving through it. It really is an extraordinary country.

    TorAa said:

    Oh dear Mrs Lifecruiser, you remember very well. You know, Anna and I went from Vence via this beautiful village and the Capital of parfumes, Grasse, to Marseille Int Airport the day before we met the two of you and later the same afternoon our great friends Claudie and Pierre. What a blast of a meeting we did have;)).
    Funny to think about the name wich means The Hill at the Wolf (the River down in the bottom of the narrow valley).
    It’s a beautiful area and we love the small villages on the Alpine slopes.
    Excellent photos as usual. The hotel looks to be our style as well.

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