France

Hotels in France

Seeing as the world “hotel” has its origins in the French language, there’s obviously no shortage of hotels in France. Visitors will find everything from international French hotels to cute B&Bs and, another French word, plenty of chateaux (especially in the famed Loire Valley). And for those traveling on a budget plenty of hostels and hotels in France offer affordable accommodations perfect for the wallet-conscious traveller. There’s even a long tradition of work-to-stay France hotels that give visitors room-and-board in exchange for working French farms. Just be sure to do your research before booking a hotel in the country’s many cities and make finding an excellent concierge or enthusiastic local guide a top priority. Both can do wonders for a great French vacation.

This 24-room boutique is a perennial favorite: book far in advance, especially for stays during Fashion Week in October and March. Restaurant scion Thierry Costes and artist and nightlife celeb Mr.

Opened in 2010 in the Montmarte neighborhood, this 340-square-foot apartment hotel from Bed & Style is a one-room studio furnished by interior designer Laurence Guarrisson.

A five-room inn with Modern art and an enormous collection of books, housed in a 17th-century convent.

The eight white rooms are basic, but the views are ravishing, whether of the village’s 12th-century church or the surrounding wildflower meadows.

The five-star Sofitel Le Faubourg is discreetly located next to the embassy and within walking distance of Musee d’Orsay and Palas Royal in the city's eighth arrondissment.

Like the property in the similarly titled 1994 book Hotel Pastis (whose author, Peter Mayle, drops by on occasion), Pastis’s owners are transplanted Brits—and there’s no shortage of Anglo style on display to prove it.

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