France isn't just a favorite among Americans; it attracts more foreign tourists than any other country. Most are swayed by the charms of Paris, where you'll find many of the country's best hotels.
But there are properties that will persuade you to travel further afield, such as a former 19th-century hunting lodge in the Loire Valley. Whether you stay steps from a beach on the French Riviera or back in Paris off the Place de la Concorde, expect a gorgeous setting and at-the-ready service.
After all, these are the top hotels in France, based on readers' votes in our annual World's Best Awards survey.