Hotels in France

Built in 1892 on the city’s first hot air balloon launch field, this Neoclassical château was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1990. The château is situated in a quiet residential area in the 16th Arrondissement, within two miles of the Trocadéro, Tour Eiffel, and Arc de Triomphe.

Pavillon des Lettres, hotel, Paris, France, author, literary

Voltaire once wrote, “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Paris’s 2010-opened Pavillon des Lettres takes this spirit to heart, and also pays homage to Voltaire himself, along with 25 other writers who were the inspiration for this chic hotel on

Fantastically located in the trendsetting Upper Marais, this former boulangerie in a 17th-century building has been redone by Christian Lacroix.

Sheltered behind the famous Avenue Montaigne, this family-owned three-story mansion excels at personalized service.

Cédric Béchade, 32, onetime protégé of Alain Ducasse and chef commis at the Hôtel de Crillon, is now proprietor of this nine-room inn and restaurant.

To mark its 10th anniversary, the renowned French hotel and spa commissioned the avant-garde fashion house Maison Martin Margiela to revamp its stand-alone suite, a favorite with local residents. Black-and-white photographs cover the walls, and white curtains are draped over cowskin floor mats.

Impeccable turn-of-the-20th-century château in the heart of the Champagne region. 

One of the more affordable hotels in St.-Tropez, “Le Sube” is situated directly on the Vieux Port above the Café de Paris. The exterior is typical of Provençal by-the-sea architecture, with smooth stucco walls, wooden shutters, and metal balustrades.

A private garden with towering potted trees and rare species of plants serves as the centerpiece for this five-star hotel in the central part of the city.

l’hôtel du moment

This quiet, romantic retreat may be only a five-minute walk from the towering chain stores—and the crowds that fill them—on the Champs-Élysées, but it gives the impression of a world apart.