The Massif Central

Hotels in The Massif Central

Formerly the Auberge de Cantobre.

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.

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.