France

Hotels in France

Fashion designer Catherine Painvin fled Paris for the Himalayas and finally ended up in Aubrac. The inn, with only six rooms—each more eccentric and wonderful than the last—is a favorite of connoisseurs.

The restaurant offers a superb lunch. The hotel only has seven rooms, all of them lovely and freshly renovated, and each with a view of the river.

Small and opulent (when Oscar Wilde died here in 1900, legend has it that his final words were, “I am dying beyond my means”), L’Hôtel sports 20 rooms, each with a different theme—leopard, Italian Baroque, Japanese pagoda—but all tastefully over-the-top.

The property boasts an infinity pool overlooking the Calvi coastline.

The principal structure is an exceptional example of colloquial perigourdin architecture, with a façade of limestone blocks in a deep, drenched-ocher color; schist roof shingles; and knobbly pisé floors—schist chiseled into small, triangular stones driven pointy-side-down into wet, beaten earth.

This former bottling plant has a classic bistro with an extensive wine list from the region’s best vineyards—including 30 organic vintages. The 12 guest rooms are furnished with Napoleon-era antiques and modern steel-and-bamboo campaign beds.

The 18th-century maison de village, just a few miles from the
romantic market town of Uzès, has wide-open views of the surrounding
garigue and Mont Ventoux and a walled swimming pool fringed with olive

Impeccable turn-of-the-20th-century château in the heart of the Champagne region. 

This property, formerly a Four Seasons Resort, came under new management in 2012.

Built in 1923, this renowned Saint Germain des Près property next to Les Tuileries was remodeled in 1999. Over the years, it’s attracted a select clientele; guests have included painters Chagall, Buffet, and Miro.

This primo spot just underwent a $51 million renovation with ski valets, a tandem sauna and snow cave, and a 5,900-square-foot premier suite.

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.

Le Relais St.-Honoré has an enviable location along Paris’ most famed fashion street and near Le Louvre and Les Tuileries in the 1ère arrondisement.