Hotels in France

Like a beacon on a hill, this boutique hotel sits atop a scenic cliff overlooking valley vineyards and the lights of Bordeaux. The exterior is a bit deceiving, as this Relais & Chateaux property is set inside three tobacco barn-inspired wood buildings with huge picture windows.

Ibis Paris Porte de Clichy Centre is known as a comfortable and convenient hotel mostly for business travelers on a modest budget. Located on the outskirts of Paris, the hotel has 124 non-smoking, air-conditioned rooms and an open-24/7 restaurant and bar.

This cool little upstart bed-and-breakfast combines colorful contemporary interior design with family-style service and rooms for under $300.

After their Le Cavendish relaunch, Guy and Christine Welter transformed this lovely 1884 villa in central Cannes into 11 beautifully appointed apartment suites with four-star luxuries. The eclectic styling mixes postmodern and Belle Époque, all elegant lines and rich colors.

The historic Hôtel Verneuil is housed in a 17th-century building in Paris’s Saint Germain des Prés district. Guests of the hotel enjoy convenient access to the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, and the area’s many shops and galleries.

Ten minutes up the road from Laguiole, a mountainous town in the sparsely populated département of Aveyron, is Hotel-Restaurant Bras, a large, luminous, and sparely portioned property with sculptural beige wicker armchairs and huge beds covered in sheets that are indescribably fine.

The hotel is set in an 18th-century town house on a quiet side street in the heart of the First Arrondissement.

Check into this Art Deco villa turned hotel run by two Flemish brothers who welcome guests like old friends. Its pool and gardens are just 130 feet from Salis beach.

This apartment hotel in the 17th Arrondissement features two separate apartments, the Bonaparte and the Joséphine, both furnished by fashion designer Stella Cadente. The accommodations can be rented separately or together for more space (around 1,100 square feet total).

Spend the night, or just dine at the on-site restaurant, which has paintings by Calder, Klee, and Miró.