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.

The Hôtel des Saints-Pères is situated near the Le Bon Marché store and the Café de Flor in the Saint Germain des Prés district of Paris.

Inspired by literature, art, and the bustling Saint Germain des Prés district of Paris, the Bel Ami hotel appeals to chic travelers visiting the city’s Left Bank. The hotel’s 112 guest rooms and suites feature a strikingly modern aesthetic.

The 159-room Hôtel Lotti sits between the Place Vendôme and the Tuileries Gardens in Paris. Each guest room and suite is outfitted with elegant furnishings and fabrics in shades of gold, brown, burgundy, and beige.

Reserve months in advance.

A medieval hamlet turned into a hotel in a 54-acre park high above the Aveyron River. Even the swimming pool has a fantastic view.

This secluded three-story modern building has 17 rooms with balconies and views of the sea.

Renovated in 2007, this 23-room hotel takes its first name from Mathis, the adjacent bordello-chic lounge and restaurant, which is an institution among fashion and showbiz A-listers.

The Westin Paris - Vendôme has hosted royalty from yesteryear (Empress Eugénie and her husband Napoleon III) and today (Monaco’s Princess Grace and the Dalai Lama), but this 440-room hotel is known for panoramic views of the city, including the Tuileries garden, Place de la Concorde, Seine River,