France

Hotels in France

Le Corbusier's 1959 influential midcentury masterpiece still stands tall—12 stories to be precise—as a testament to pioneering postwar urbanist architecture. The massive, multicolored apartment block was designed to house 1,600 people in a vertical village

Three former residences in Provençal style (tile floors; arched stone ceilings), 2 swimming pools, an organic kitchen garden, and a stellar French restaurant with a 60,000-bottle cellar.

Formerly the Auberge de Cantobre.

It’s no surprise that the Kube, in Paris’s up-and-coming La Goutte d’Or neighborhood, fully celebrates the cube, ”the most modern of shapes,” according to the general director, Jérôme Foucaud.

Originally built as a wine exchange in 1609, the inn has 18 cozy rooms with exposed wooden beams and flat-screen TV’s. The owners, Marc and Carmen Rohfritsch, are an extremely cordial couple, and Marc makes an excellent sauerkraut at the restaurant.

Near the fortified port town of Concarneau, the Les Sables Blancs presides over an unspoiled strip of sand. The hotel opened less than a year ago, and has a mod, minimalist look, with bright orange chairs on a vast lantern-lit bar terrace where guests gather at night.

A cluster of 37 Modernist villas and suites designed by Philippe Starck protégé Christophe Pillet.

Housed inside a historic 17th-century building, the Hôtel Luxembourg Parc is located in Saint Germain des Prés, a Paris district full of art galleries and high-end shops.

From the grotto-like breakfast room to the duplex junior-suites under mansard roofs, the 29-room Hôtel de la Bretonnerie is a sampler catalogue of French fashions.

Fashion designer Stella Cadente transformed a private mansion an hour from Paris into a stylish B&B with nary a doily or floral duvet in sight. Five fairy tale–inspired bedrooms include the Queen of Snow, with etched mirrors and walls embedded with Swarovski crystals.