Hotels in France

A rugged but serene paradise that stretches from Burgundy to Switzerland, the Jura is home to lakes, gorges, hills, and the Château de Germigney, a recently renovated 18th- century manor.

This half-timbered Basque hotel has eight suites done up in crimson and cobalt blue. All of the rooms look out on the wide caramel-sand beach, which is flanked by the Beaux-Arts villas of the families who summer here.

Check into this 16-room converted convent.

As its name suggests, the four-star Banke Hotel was once a bank. Located in the Opera district of the ninth arrondissement and a short stroll from the Galeries Lafayette, the heart of this hotel is an extravagant lobby with an arched colonnade, colored in deep reds and gold.

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

The Hôtel La Manufacture is located in Paris’s 13th Arrondissement next to the city’s famous Latin Quarter. A small, boutique hotel, the Hôtel La Manufacture offers 56 guest rooms equipped with wireless Internet access and flatscreen televisions.

The Location: A mile from Avignon in southeastern France, the medieval town of Villeneuve sits high on a rocky escarpment above the Rhône. Ivy twists up the walls of Hotel de l’Atelier, a pretty 16th-century maison that was a silk workshop in its last incarnation.

The Citadelle, poised on a cliff edge 130 feet above the Atlantic, is now a surprising hotel, the mâchicoulis serving as terraces lead off many of the 65 guest rooms.

Cluster of 14th-, 15th-, and 16th-century buildings housing 64 antiques-filled rooms (each named after a grand cru wine), in the heart of Burgundy wine country.