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Top France Hotels 2018

Cap Estel, Éze, France

If you’re looking for privacy on the French Riviera, Cap Estel is the place for you. Set on a private headland stretching into the calm waters of the Mediterranean, Cap Estel encompasses four accommodation areas: The Cape, the luxurious main mansion; The Sea, with ocean views and easy beach access; the recently renovated The Gardens; and The Park, with a […]

Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, Saint-Jean-Cap, France

This year marks the 110th year that this palatial mansion, set amid 17 acres of exquisitely manicured gardens, has been open. The stunning views of the Côte d’Azur evoke an unparalleled joie de vivre and have attracted a host of royalty and celebrities over the years, most notably Coco Chanel, Winston Churchill and Elizabeth Taylor. Oenophiles will delight in the […]

Hotel Byblos, Saint-Tropez, France

Having recently marked its 50th year with a momentous celebration and series of collaborations with iconic luxury brands, Hôtel Byblos continues to prove the legendary status it has built up over the years; the hotel is a regular haunt for celebrities and the Saint-Tropez elite. Resembling a Provençal village, the hotel is made up of Mediterranean houses with balconies overlooking […]

Hotel George V, Four Seasons, Paris, France

The first hotel in Europe to offer three Michelinstarred restaurants — Le Cinq, Le George and L’Orangerie have five stars between them — the Four Seasons Hotel George V is a gastronomic journey in itself. Gourmands will adore the three-night culinary discovery package which offers tasting menus at each of the restaurants as well as a private tour of the […]

Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris, Paris, France

Home to the largest suite in Paris, Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris combines Louis XVI– inspired decor with sumptuous luxury and modern amenities to create a comfortable and chic property in the heart of the City of Light. Much of the hotel offers views of the Eiffel Tower, and for romantic occasions there is no better place for an evening under […]

La Réserve Paris, Paris, France

A stay at La Réserve places you amid Paris’s most celebrated landmarks and avenues, with views over the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais and Panthéon. In keeping with its Belle Époque facade, the rooms are adorned with rich fabrics and ornate antique furnishings. Unusually, the hotel has significantly more suites than guest rooms. The grandest of these is the Grand Palais […]

Le Bristol Paris, Paris, France

Steeped in historic French grandeur, Le Bristol Paris boasts elegant 18th-century interiors, four Michelin stars between its two restaurants and a La Prairie spa. Perfectly positioned on the chic rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré – home to a large number of fashion boutiques – the hotel is ideal for weekend shopping trips, museum visits and culinary tours. While you’re there, make […]

Le Royal Monceau Raffles, Paris, France

With its own art gallery and a 99-seat cinema, Le Royal Monceau isn’t like most hotels. Here, the focus falls on the Parisian arts — it even has an art concierge who can provide tours of the hotel’s private collection and beyond. The historic palace hotel was recently redesigned by Philippe Starck, so each room combines original 1920s features with […]

Les Airelles, Courchevel, France

At this historic palace hotel in Courchevel 1850 — the highest mountain town in the greater Courchevel area — guests are placed amid dramatic Alpine peaks, which are a playground for outdoor exploration throughout summer and blanketed in snow for the winter ski season. Just as you’d imagine, the hotel is a picture of classic Alpine style. Interiors here, designed […]

Ritz Paris, Paris, France

A beloved haunt of Audrey Hepburn, F Scott Fitzgerald and Maria Callas, the Ritz Paris is synonymous with glamour. First opened in 1898 by César Ritz, the hotel names its rooms and suites after memorable guests. Despite a four-year (and $450m) makeover, completed in 2016, the Ritz stays true to its roots by preserving period furniture and paintings, and the […]