Curious Thing about French Hotel Rooms

We had three nights to kill in Nice before our flight home so we used some points we had racked up to stay in the Grand Hotel Aston, near the Place Massena and not far from Old Nice (and about a 10-minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais and the beaches).

It was quite the plush room, let me say. Totally renovated, all in a clean, bright white, with all the mod-cons. And the hotel had a lovely (if small) roof-top pool. Above is the view from our room.

What I didn’t quite get, however, was the window in the bathroom, which looks out into the bedroom….It basically allows your partner to lay on the bed and watch you take a shower.


Or, you can keep a eye on your partner on bed while you take a shower.


So, it sexy-seductive, or is it simply a way of making the room feel larger, while letting lots natural light into the bathroom? Either way, I found it lovely. And, by the way, there is a curtain you can lower over the bathroom window if you wish.

One more photo–of the rooftop pool area.


It was a great spot in the world…..

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2 comments to Curious Thing about French Hotel Rooms

  • Ooh-la-la…those French can be so naughty! It’s kind of like how they love word plays with double meanings. Here’s a window with its own double entendre! Received the Bonne Femme cookbook and tried two recipes for a 4th of July dinner with friends…they were a smashing sucess! (the recipes, not the friends! although we did drink a fair amount of champagne and rose!)

    • Wini

      Thanks, Evelyn! Glad you got the book. Enjoy it, and enjoy your time in France.

      P.S.: Readers of this blog may enjoy Evelyn’s blog–she writes from near the Southwest of France, one of my favorite places in that fabulous country! Find her at:

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