Sweet dreams: a selection of exceptional hotels in France
When it comes to finding a place to stay, France is a visitor’s paradise. Enjoy browsing our newest and most charming lodging choices…
YOUR COUNTRY CLUB IS CALLING YOU
Imagine the scene: you are in the heart of the majestic French countryside, with rolling oak forests and a perfectly manicured 18-hole golf course before you. You’ve just had the round of your golfing life and now you’re relaxing with a glass of chilled wine on the terrace bar, before returning to your elegant holiday home: a luxurious and spacious lodge. Dinner at the resort’s renowned bistro awaits you later.
This idyllic image of a French golf holiday is what awaits you at the famous Souillac Golf and Country Club, just 20 minutes from Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne airport with its direct connections to the UK. Located on the borders of Lot, Dordogne and Corrèze departments, the resort represents an ideal base for exploring stunning local villages or taking advantage of the many activity options this beautiful part of France has to offer (such as cycling, hiking, horse riding). Or why not just enjoy another round of golf and then relax by the pool…?
A SINGULAR STAY
Discreet and ultra-elegant, the Hotel Singulier, in the Gambetta district of Bordeaux, has a real asset: the roof terrace offering a breathtaking view of the cathedral of the Gironde capital.
REVEAL IN GREATNESS
Located near Revel, at the source of the Canal du Midi, the 18th century Domaine de Montcausson is a superb venue for events but also has five immaculate guest rooms.
TOUCH OF GOLD
Les Cailloux Dorés in Massillargues Attuech in the Gard, is a restored farmhouse dating from the 18th century, combining old charm and modern decoration. Boutique hotel spirit with a touch of Provence.
Figeac in the Lot is an excellent short-stay destination. For a cozy central two-star stay, head to the Hôtel des Bains, on the banks of the Célé. A range of rooms for all group sizes, plus the ability to pack a picnic for your days out.
Beaune has so much to offer, from its beautiful tiled roofs and historic buildings to its rich wine heritage. So when visiting this Burgundy gem, why not treat yourself to a sumptuous stay? Le Cep is a veritable institution here, a five-star refuge formed by two former mansions – with their courtyards – which benefits from a prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World affiliation. Choose from 62 rooms (including 32 suites), each offering the required level of luxury, uniquely decorated and enhanced with antique furniture. Grand Cru wine tastings, as well as dining and spa options, are also top of the line as you might expect.
The Auberge de Gironval in Thin-le-Moutier, Ardennes, is a five bedroom house bed and breakfast in an old flour mill where homemade meals are served in a rustic dining room with a beautiful veranda overlooking the valley.
SO CLOSE, SO SPA
Take a short trip across the Channel towards Brittany for a 100% organic thermal break. Ideal for a stay on the theme of fitness, health, slimming or beauty in a splendid setting with a view of the sea.
What a surprise – this authentically luxurious “eco-lodge” in Paris proves that green can also be glamorous. Well-being, relaxation, sustainability are the key words… with a feeling of space.
DANDY IN DORDOGNE
The most convoluted web address in the world should not make us forget the major attraction of this striking 17th century hotel, classified as a historical monument.
BE THEIR GUEST
Chantal and Jean-Pierre Lesage are your hosts at the Val de Lys Paddock in Blessy, a small village in the Pas-de-Calais countryside. Choose from gites and bed and breakfast.
Nestled in the small village of Lorigné in Poitou Charentes, Le Gîte is a splendid “boutique” with three bedrooms cottage which makes a perfect home away from home for a group of friends or family. Open and bright living-dining room, fully equipped kitchen and heated swimming pool. A great year-round vacation option, including the Christmas holidays. www.le-gite79.com
YELLOH WITH ENVY
If you are looking for a guaranteed family holiday destination, that is to say 100% guaranteed, to satisfy the desires for fun and frolic of the little ones, then Yelloh Village in Languedoc could not be more recommended. It ticks all the boxes: beach, pools, playgrounds and spectacular nightlife. Located in Sérignan Plage – with direct access to the beach, which is so welcome – on the beautiful Mediterranean shore of the Hérault, it offers a relaxed but superbly organized camping holiday. The accommodation is exceptional, the staff are super friendly and there are loads of interesting activities and facilities (an organized kids club, playroom for toddlers, trampoline and playground) . Oh, and mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa needn’t worry – there’s a spa pool for adults, too. Book through Alfesco Holidays:
Excerpt from France Today magazine