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Great Guesthouses of France

Mathew Hranek A curious local in the Dordogne

Photo: Mathew Hranek

Frances guesthouses—maisons d’hôtes—are in a delirious state of revolution, embracing Modernism, Moroccan exotic, Flemish austerity...everything, it seems, but traditional French Country style.

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Inspired by: 4 New French Inns — by Christopher Petkanas, Published Apr. 2007

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    Château de Balazuc

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    Le Canard a Trois Pattes

    The principal structure is an exceptional example of colloquial perigourdin architecture, with a façade of limestone blocks in a deep, drenched-och

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    L'Ange et L'Éléphant

    Historically, provincial maisons d’hôtes are a lot of things—deliciously louche, impossibly cute, poignantly decrepit—but rarely are they scene-y.

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    La Quinta des Bambous

    A single story of smooth whitewashed stucco erected around a courtyard paved with loose stones, La Quinta hews freely (very freely) to a traditiona

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