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Top France Hotels 2019

Cap Estel, Éze, France

Tucked away on its own five-acre peninsula on the Cote d’Azur, beyond a wrought-iron gate, lies the super-secluded Cap Estel Hotel. The hotel has long called to those who want to enjoy their vacation away from prying eyes, thanks to its totally isolated location, discreet staff and high-security measures. The fresh, white-stone mansion is pure South-of-France chic; it is surrounded […]

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

There’s no better place to embrace the timeless glamour of the French Riviera than at this famed hotel. It first opened in 1908 and has enticed the rich and powerful ever since. Set within 17 acres of exquisite Mediterranean garden, the hotel’s high vantage point means it has wonderful views from Nice to Monaco. There are two restaurants, Le Cap […]

Hotel Byblos, Saint-Tropez, France

A veritable institution of old-school glamour, Hotel Byblos first opened over 50 years ago. It was a billionaire hotelier’s labor of love; he wanted to impress Brigitte Bardot, and impress her he did — she attended the raucous three-day opening party at the hotel’s legendary club, Les Caves du Roy. Within the terracotta–colored hotel, there is a spa by Sisley, […]

Hotel George V, Four Seasons, Paris, France

A time warp taking you back to the 1900s, the Four Seasons Hotel George V is an Art Deco landmark in Paris’s Golden Triangle. The interiors are exquisite with crystal chandeliers, pops of jewel-colored fabrics, huge artwork and extravagant floral arrangements. The hotel’s three restaurants, La Falerie, L’Orangerie and La Cinq, have five Michelin stars between them. Try the signature […]

Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris, Paris, France

A beacon of storied luxury in the city of love, Hôtel Plaza Athénée has received the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage) label and the Distinction Palace. Since opening in 1911, the magical hotel has welcomed loyal Parisians, politicians and royalty. The decor is stunning and the epitome of Parisian glamour, especially the famous courtyard with its ‘Plaza-red’ parasols. There […]

La Réserve Paris, Paris, France

Beginning life as a home for the half-brother of Napoleon III, the Duke of Morny, La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa is still fit for a royal with Belle Époque styling: Think plush velvet, oak parquet floors, marbles, silk brocade, antiques and contemporary art. There’s a divine spa with a large indoor pool, an unusual find in Parisian hotels. We’re […]

Le Royal Monceau Raffles, Paris, France

A pleasant mix of old and new, Le Royal Monceau has a charming Art Deco-style exterior with a red carpet leading to the entrance, but a thoroughly modern interior awaits inside. The hotel shows rotating exhibitions of artwork from contemporary artists, and the 99-seat private Katara Cinema plays cinematic classics as well as 3D movies. Be sure to visit the […]

Les Airelles, Courchevel, France

An enchanting palace that would be right at home in a fairy tale, Les Airelles is absolutely one-of-a-kind. The exterior is distinct in sugary pastel pink with wooden carvings and woodland creature illustrations, and the story continues inside with crackling fires, sumptuous velvet and beamed ceilings. The hotel is located in the Jardin Alpin area so you have easy access […]

Ritz Paris, Paris, France

Coco Chanel lived here for three decades, F Scott Fitzgerald wrote about it in Tender Is the Night, it was featured in three Audrey Hepburn movies and Ernest Hemingway hoped heaven would be like this storied hotel. Many of the suites are named after these transcendent guests, and the Imperial Suite is a registered national monument. There’s a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, […]