France

Hotels in France

An eclectic gem, the 2010 addition to the Shangri-La brand was originally built for Prince Roland Bonaparte, Napoleon’s grandnephew, who took up residence at the hôtel particulier from 1896 until his death in 1924.

This 125-room hotel (a national historic monument on the Promenade des Anglais) is noted for its pink dome that overlooks Nice’s Baie des Anges.

For Paris first-timers, the English-speaking staff at this property goes out of its way to accommodate tourist clientele.

Located on Courchevel's 1850 lift platform, the hotel lends elite status to the tier.

Just behind the Quai de Rive Neuve, in the newly posh district of St.-Victor, this artsy inn has four simple guest rooms, a tapas bar, and a shop that sells furniture designed by owner Annick Lestrohan.

Esprit St.-Germain is a 28-room boutique hotel located in the sixth arrondisement between Boulevard St.-Germain and the Luxembourg Gardens, boasting striking views of the Romanesque-meets-Gothic St.-Sulpice church. The simple navy blue wooden façade outside signifies this hotel’s minimalism.

Set in a 17th-century house, this hotel run by Yves and Claudine Camdeborde offers just 20 rooms. A five-minute walk from Saint-Germain-des-Près Metro Station, the pet-friendly property is furbished with original wood beams, antiques, and marble bathrooms.

Philippe Starck’s public-space redo of this Paris institution, adjacent to the picturesque Tuileries gardens—including the bar and three-Michelin-starred restaurant—brought surreal new touches like a refrigerator-cooled mirror that’s literally frosted, and three-legged tables dressed in fancy sho

Once frequented by Picasso and Jean-Paul Sartre, this former fishermen’s bar is now a small luxury hotel in a quiet part of St.-Tropez.

Family-owned hotel and restaurant in a restored farmhouse.

Located in St.-Germain-des-Prés, Relais Christine is a small boutique hotel just two blocks from the Seine. Built on the remains of a 13th-century abbey, the hotel incorporates original architectural elements such as centuries-old stone vaults that arch over the cavernous breakfast room.