Southwest France

Hotels in Southwest France

A five-room B&B on the edge of town.

The hotel was originally Napoleon the Third's summer palace. Converted into a hotel in the late 1800's, the décor has been relatively unchanged for the last 50 or so years.

Michael Portos's increasingly lauded hotel restaurant serves reconstituted sunny-side-up egg with baby clams. Booking a room without booking a table at the in-house eatery is a crime.

Two architects transformed a medieval priory into a vast garden, complete with pear and cherry orchards, using period tapestries as inspiration. It’s also home to a restaurant and inn.

On slim, windy Route D4, which crisscrosses the foothills below the summit of La Rhune mountain, we pass the lovely village of Sare, where the homey Hôtel Arraya harbors a restaurant and sells fresh gâteaux basques—dense, mealy cakes filled with cherry preserves.

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

The cliffside hotel was built in 1872, with hanging eaves and wrought-iron balconies.

Built as part of a St.-Martin-de-Ré shipyard in the 16th century, the Toiras is the kind of property that gives Relais & Châteaux a good name.

The recently updated four-star hotel features molecular gastronomy in chef Philippe Etchebest's restaurant. Try the unexpected scallops in beef jus with raspberry vinegar.

Guest rooms are furnished with antiques at this 19th-century hotel.