When envisaging Plage Palace *****, Guy and Jean-Louis Costes sought to pay homage to the beach of their childhood, which stretches from Palavas to Carnon, by establishing a hotel “par excellence.” The simple pleasures of a seaside holiday come together with the sleek comfort and understated luxury of truly modern architecture and design.
The two-story structure of white cubes that gently curves between the private beach and hotel gardens were designed by Buttazzoni & Associates. The rooms and beach area are the inspiration of Imaad Rahmouni, and the restaurant and lounge decor are the work of François-Joseph Graf.
Located five minutes from the Montpellier Airport and its new high-speed train station, Plage Palace is easily accessible from all major cities in France and Europe.
On the hotel’s private beach, deck chairs and club sofas overlook the welcoming Mediterranean Sea, which beckons you to swim until November. Two outdoor bars serve continuously, day and night. Kitesurfing, paddleboarding, or bike tours give rhythm to the more athletic guests’ days.
In the vicinity of the hotel, guests can discover the “other” South of France, the Occitan region, mysterious and proud of its untamed nature and regional customs.
Montpellier, a city with a rich history going back a thousand years, offers a unique heritage, each century has left its imprint for the visitors’ pleasure. In the evening, the outdoor terraces fill, and the narrow, winding streets remain lively deep into the night.
To the east of the hotel, the Petite Camargue offers unique landscapes and unusual wildlife: bulls, white horses and flamingos. Magnificent sunsets are reflected in the immense mirrors of the salt marshes. Several inns and starred restaurants throughout the area offer the region’s unique specialties, where sea and countryside meet.