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.

All-white furnishings and glass accents by designer Axel Schoenert create an artsy, contemporary vibe at this Art Deco hotel on the edge of the Marais district. Billed as a “detox hotel,” the property emphasizes well-being and rejuvenation.

The redesigned three-star château is a great value. Stroll the kitchen garden or eat at the restaurant, Auberge d'Antan, which serves exquisite Gascon cuisine - rich, earthy fare.

Located in a 17th-century port, the hotel is made up of three fishermen's houses.

Housed in an 18th-century mansion on Place des Voges, Le Pavillon de la Reine hotel has a vine-covered façade and a shaded inner courtyard separated from the square by an iron gate.

In the 1980's the famous Byblos hotel, in St.-Tropez, expanded in Courchevel with the opening of Byblos des Neiges, now the Palace des Neiges. The property was favored by everyone from the Aga Khan to King Juan Carlos of Spain.

A petite, 14-room charmer with Provençal flair (embroidered toile bedspreads; carved walnut headboards). Two of the largest rooms face the harbor, with its bobbing sailboats.

An inland maison d'hôtes of good intentions and some allure.

A 26-room park-side mansion with a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Directly across from the Neoclassical Opéra de Lille, the Hotel Carlton is centrally located within walking distance of the Euralille business district, Lille-Flandres railway station, and Grand Place de Lille (the city’s main square).

The majestic 1910 hotel—which recently underwent a $30-million renovation—has grand public spaces and stately rooms filled with Louis XVI-style furniture. The 199-room hotel retains all of the grandeur of it's heyday, thanks to the crystal chandeliers, Roman arches, and Italian marble floors.