France

We’ve rounded up an ever-growing selection of boutique hotel stays, luxury hotel hideaways and romantic retreats in France. Click on a destination below to see our current pick of the best boutique hotels to book, as well as an insider guide to everything from restaurants and bars to picnics and hire cars…

Destinations in France

  • Aquitaine

    Aquitaine

    France’s south-westernmost region is a lush, green pocket of land caught between the mountains and the windswept Atlantic coast.
  • Biarritz

    Biarritz

  • Bordeaux

    Bordeaux

    Bordeaux is a city of grandeur and sophistication, of old money and legendary vintages, where connoisseurs can take the time to savour wines and cuisine perfected over generations.
  • Brittany

    Brittany

    Rugged, windswept Brittany in north-west France is the coastal twin of Cornwall, and its happy-holidays charm matches its UK sister’s in buckets and spades.
  • Burgundy

    Burgundy

    Located in the heart of France, Burgundy is a region of peaceful canals, well-tended vineyards and rural charm – the epitome of la vie Française.
  • Corsica

    Corsica

    Corsica is the ultimate short-haul adventure, tightly packing in all of the natural world’s best bits. It’s got mountains, fields and shimmering coastline. And it has a wild side too: wild boar wander and tortoises totter freely by your feet.
  • Côte d'Azur

    Côte d'Azur

    On the coast that defined seaside glamour, you can never be too rich or too brown.
  • Dordogne

    Dordogne

    In the warm valleys of southwestern France, where the Dordogne, Isle and Lot rivers wriggle their way to the Atlantic, the lush landscape, sunny days and mild temperatures combine to produce perfect conditions for grapes and truffles.
  • Gers

    Gers

    When it came to the natural lottery, the Gers won the biggest prize: a tapestry of colour-rich fields, shimmering shores, lush forests and fertile vineyards.
  • Guethary

    Guethary

  • Languedoc-Roussillon

    Languedoc-Roussillon

    Sprawling from the chestnut-dotted Cévennes Mountains to a flamingo-flanked Mediterranean Coast, by way of magnificent ancient cities and rolling winelands, this region has reason to puff out its chest when declaring its geographical and metropolitan offerings.
  • Lyon

    Lyon

    Often described, even by the Parisians, as being like Paris but without the crowds, France’s second city, Lyon, is a chic metropolis but with a style and frenetic pace all of its own.
  • Normandy

    Normandy

    A vast rural region of castles, Camembert and clifftops, Normandy is as rich in history as it is in mouthwatering rustic produce.
  • Paris

    Paris

    Paris is a dream project for pedestrians, with endless secrets hidden away from all the wonderful clichés.
  • Poitou-Charentes

    Poitou-Charentes

    Topped by the Loire valley, tailed by Bordeaux, cooled by Atlantic breezes, Poitou-Charentes is the home of cognac, and a coast-to-country destination par excellence.
  • Provence

    Provence

    The south-west area of Provence is a land of light and colour, where the languid river Rhône winds its way through fruit orchards and fields of lavender before melting into the watery maze of the Camargue.
  • Rhône-Alpes

    Rhône-Alpes

    Named for the river running through it and the mountains at its edge, Rhône-Alpes is a region of vinous valleys, mighty peaks, lakeside spa towns and scenic drives.

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