World War One drove many French artists south, where they took up residence along the Cote d'Azur. When peacetime came, some stayed, and among them were Fernand Léger, Georges Braque and Henri Matisse. Now labelled 20th-century masters, they then offered their works in exchange for bed and board at Colombe D'Or. The result: a museum's worth of art. Aside from the Calder mobile that overhangs the pool and César Baldaccini's oversized thumb sculpture which greets you on entry, you'll spot the Fernand Léger mosaic with ease as you sit down to lunch. The 1952 mosaic peers through a frame of dense ivy for al fresco diners to enjoy.
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