Legendary Homes and Hotels – Le Belles Rives Hotel in Juan-les-Pins: Life is a Party

This is the extraordinary story of how a modest villa on Cap d’Antibes became a legendary hotel, a paradise for the greatest artists of the last century. A place of celebration and creation discovered at the end of the First World War by a genius writer: Francis Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda.

The house was then called the Villa Saint-Louis. For two years, the Fitzgeralds took up residence here, enjoying the budding sea baths and throwing resounding parties with all the stars of the Roaring Twenties: Cole Porter, Ernest Hemingway, Mistinguett, Picasso… 

Each year, the Fitzgerald Prize is awarded to a contemporary writer, the festivities continue, the spirit of the Roaring Twenties endures and the stars continue to flock to Belles Rives.


  • Year: 2023
  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Production: Magneto Presse
  • Director: Solène Patron
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France