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France Hotels and Lodging

It can be a challenge to find the best lodging for you in France. Figure out how to get great bargains at budget hotels or live like a king at some of this country's most luxurious accomodations. Here are tips on finding France hotels and lodging.
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Hotels in Lille
Lille makes a wonderful short break. It's near Paris, the U.K. and Belgium, has a vibrant cultural, restaurant and cafe life, and has plenty of places to stay for all budgets. Here is my list of recommended hotels.

La Bastide du Calalou Hotel in Provence
Located in the small hilltop village of Moissac-Bellevue, the Bastide du Calcalou is a charming family-run hotel in the Regional Park of the Verdon. It’s the ideal center for a vacation in this part of Provence, well placed for visiting the Gorges du Verdon, the Lau de Ste Croix with all its watersport facilities to the north and medieval villages like Aups, Salernes and Cotignac to the south.

Romantic Breaks in North France
Find a romantic hotel or bed and breakfast in North France. All the hotels recommended here are near Calais and Paris and make perfect short breaks.

Villas, Castles, Cottages and Houses to Rent in France
Rent a villa, chateau, cottage, house of apartment in France. Here is a list of four reputable companies who have properties all over France in all price ranges.

Accommodation in Bordeaux
Accommodation in Bordeaux - a guide to where to stay from hotels to apartments

Chateau Le Cagnard Castle Hotel in Haut-de-Cagnes on the French Riviera
The Chateau Le Cagnard castle hotel is tucked away in one of southern France’s prettiest hilltop villages. It has been beautifully renovated and now offers a romantic, superb place to stay on the Cote d’Azur. Located in Haut-de-Cagnes, the upper part of Cagnes-sir-Mer, just a few minutes from the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea, the hotel combines Scandinavian flair with Provencal chic.

Stay in a bed and breakfast in France
Stay in in bed and breakfast accommodation, known as chambres d'hotes in France, makes a perfect alternative to a hotel. Many of the chambres d'hotes are in beautiful houses and are cheaper than hotels. Located throughout France, you can choose to stay in the countryside in an old mill, a castle, farm or small house. Or choose the center of a...

Top Hotels in Provence
The top hotels in Provence are amongst the best in the world. Here is a suggested list of ten Provence hotels from one that was once Alain Ducasse's home to a fortress like castle.

Where to Stay in Courchevel
Courchevel has an extraordinary number of top luxury hotels, including two out of the nine special new Palace hotels, a new category developed by the government to set the best hotels in France apart. There are many 5-star hotels here also in the chic resort of Courchevel 1850, which sets it apart from other skiing resorts in the French Alps.

Les Manoirs de Tourgéville Luxury Hotel and Spa in Normandy
Les Manoirs de Tourgéville Luxury Hotel and Spa is the perfect place for a short break. Just outside the chic resort of Deauvill, it's also close to Honfleur, Rouen, Caen, Bayeaux and makes a great base for exploring the D-Day Landing Beaches nearby.

Book a Hotel in Tours in the western Loire Valley
Hotels in Tours range from boutique hotels to discount hotels. Choosing a hotel in the city of Tours makes a good central point for visiting the chateaux and gardens in the western part of the Loire Valley. Check out which hotel to choose in Tours from these recommendations, including chateaux hotels.

Book a Hotel in France
Hotels in France range from intimate locally-owned inns to popular chains to splendid and impressive castles turned hotels. Here is a primer on hotels in France, from France's hotel rating system to various hotel options to the cheapest times to stay at a hotel to choosing the right hotel for you.

Hotels in Montreuil-sur-Mer
Montreuil-sur-Mer in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region is a lovely old town with a fortified citadel and ramparts. It makes a perfect base for a weekend stay or an ideal stop on the way south. There's a good range of hotels and restaurants, both traditional and cutting-edge to satisfy everybody's tastes.

Hotels in Burgundy from  Beaune to Dijon
Chateaus, former Abbeys and Manor houses make top hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation in Burgundy. Here is a list of my top 10 favorites – all interesting hotels in Burgundy in and around the main cities of Beaune and Dijon.

Bed and breakfast or chambres d'hotes in the Loire Valley
If you're planning to visit the fabulous Loire Valley, consider booking into a chambre d'hote, or French bed and breakfast. You'll get great accommodation and very good value for money. Some of my selection also have renowned gardens open to the public.

Hotel Le K2 & Spa in Courchevel
Hotel Le K2 & Spa opened in December 2011 to universal praise. It's very exclusive, with five remarkable chalets within the hotel grounds along with 29 guest rooms in the main hotel building. Beautifully decorated echoing the Alps and the Himalayas in inspiration, Le K2 is the height of understated elegance. And it comes with a genuinely warm...

Hotel Chateau Tilques in Nord Pas-de-Calais
Hotel Chateau Tilques is a lovely chateau (castle) hotel just inland from the North French coast. Near St-Omer, the good-value hotel offers a great weekend break or a place to stay on your way south. And there's plenty to see in the area, from La Coupole to the marshlands nearby.

Hotels and Restaurants in Blois in the Loire Valley
Blois is a lovely town, dominated by the chateau which is open for visitors all year round. In a central position on the Loire River, it has plenty of variety for places to stay and restaurants. There's a hotel or bed and breakfast and a restaurant for every budget.

Hotels in Aigues-Mortes
Aigues-Mortes in the Petit Camargue area of Languedoc-Roussillon is one of France’s most romantic cities. This perfectly preserved walled town has some beautiful hotels where you feel as if you have stepped back four centuries, but with all of today's comforts.

La Maison Champs-Elysees in Paris
If you want to stay in a hotel that is different from the usual 4-star luxury hotel, try La Maison Champs-Elysees. The hotel has a great location in a small street between Avenue Montaigne, the Grand Palais and the Champs Elysees, right in the middle of the Paris of top shopping and major sights. Decorated by the Belgian designer, Martin...

Hotels in Le Touquet Paris-Plage
Le Touquete Paris-Plage is northern France's most chic resorts, with plenty of places to stay. Take your pick from this list, running from the very grand Hotel Westminster to the budget Red Fox.

Luxury and comfort in the Chateau de Montreuil Hotel
The Chateau de Montreuil hotel is a pretty, three-storyed whitewashed building with a distinctive English seaside look to it. Located in the pretty fortified village of Montreuil, it makes a perfect stop, either for a weekend spent exploring the area, or for a night on the way to Paris, Normandy or the World War I memorials around Arras.

Domaine de Beauvois in the Loire Valley
The Domaine de Beauvois Hotel is hidden away in the Loire Valley. Surrounded by the wooded slopes of a forest, this peaceful castle hotel makes a perfect base for exploring the chateaux and attractions of the surrounding countryside.

Romantic Hotels in France
You'll come across romantic hotels all over France, from small villages perched above the Mediterranean to cities, from castle hotels set in vineyards to former manor houses. Here is a list of some of the best romantic hotels. Many of them are chateaux hotels, but I have also included a small bed and breakfast in the remote Auvergne. They are...

La Sivoliere Hotel in Courchevel 1850
La Sivoliere is one of the luxury hotels in Courchevel 1850 in the Savoie region of the French Alps. It's delightfully unpretentious, and is particularly noted for being family-friendly, welcoming kids to its Petit VIP special deal, and providing half board for dogs as well.

Toulouse Hotels
Toulouse hotels feature a wide mix of lodging styles, including some fine four-star hotel as well as some wonderful bargains. Get more bang for your buck by staying outside Toulouse’s city lin

Le Saint Paul Hotel on the Cote d'Azur
If you want luxury, but also privacy in the busy summer village of St Paul de Vence on the Cote d'Azur, try Le Saint Paul Hotel. It's tucked away in the pretty medieval village and feels very private. Enjoy the peace of the hotel and the shops, galleries, little cafes, museums and views of this quintessentially south of France hilltop village.

Château de Codignat Hotel in the Auvergne Region
Château de Codignat Castle Hotel in the Auaavergne, France – France’s Luxury Castle Hotels

Top Palace Hotels in France
The Palace Hotels, a category created in 2011, is a group of nine hotels that are considered the very best in France. There are six in Paris, two in Courchevel, one in Biarritz and one in Cap Ferrat. Here is a short guide to all of the top French Palace Hotels.

La Ferme de la Rançonnière Hotel in Crepon, Normandy - a Luxury Hotel near...
La Ferme de la Rançonnière Hotel in Crepon, Normandy - a Luxury Hotel near the Normandy Landing Beaches

Budget Hotels and Acommodation in Antibes-Juan-les-Pins

Hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation on the Côte d'Azur needn't break the bank if you book one of my suggested hotels. Prices are generally higher from June to September, at public holidays like Easter and during events like the Cannes Film Festival. Most hotels are open from March to October, though some stay open longer, closing for one month in winter.

All the hotels on this list are doubles with private bathrooms (some quite basic). They have TV in the room and items like hairdryers, though you may have to request one.

For the key to the hotel prices given below, check the France Hotel Price Guide.

Abbaye de la Bussiere luxury hotel in Burgundy
The Abbaye de la Bussière in Burgundy is housed in an old Cistercian monastery. Surrounded by 18 acres of woods, sweeping lawns and small streams, this luxury hotel is the place to get away from it all. And the the wine lover it's the perfect place, being close to Dijon, Beaune and some of the great wine names of France.

Chateau d'Artigny Hotel in the Loire Valley
The luxury Chateau d'Artigny hotel in the Loire valley offers a real treat. Rebuilt by Francois Coty, the famous perfumer in the 1920s, it became the glittering venue for fabulous parties. Today its gorgeous 18th-century style fills the chateau.

Hotels in Troyes, Champagne
The medieval city of Troyes in Champagne has a wide range of hotels, including two of the prettiest in France. Check out the guide to hotels in Troyes.

France Hotel Price Key
Hotel Price Guide - Guide to Hotel Prices in France

Gites de France
Gites de France provide not only an inexpensive lodging option in France, but Gites de France are a choice that would be splendid to make even if money were no option.

Logis de France
Logis de France is an organization of smaller hotels, mostly akin to an American inn, which are almost always is connected to a fine restaurant. The Logis de France are a great option for those who want a true French lodging experience, but the assurance of certain standards.

Paris Hotels and France Hotels
Are the mentions "two star" and "three star" hotel on travel Web sites reliable? Should you rely on the French rating system? Written by the Senior Editor of a renown Paris guide, this article clears up the issue, and suggests 4 proven steps to increase your odds to pick the right France or Paris hotel.

Top 10 Hotels in Antibes
When you want the very best hotels in Antibes and money is a secondary consideration, look no further than my selection of top hotels. These offer luxury living at its best, in Juan-les-Pins, Antibes and on the fabulous Cap d'Antibes. For the key to the hotel prices given below, check the France Hotel Price Key.

Stay At A French Chateau
Joe Millionaire isn't the only peasant to live like royalty in a French chateau. There are many chateaux open for mere commoners seeking overnight stays.

The Royal Champagne Hotel in the Champagne Region
The Royal Champagne Hotel is one of the top hotels in the Champagne region

Top French Chateau (Castle) Hotels
Live like true royalty during your next visit to France. This country, with its rich history of elegant architecture and magestic castles, features several great castles that are open for overnight guests. As elegant as that sounds, some of these chateau hotels aren't insanely expensive. All the chateaux on this list of top French castle hotels bring guests a taste of the good life in old fashioned style and atmosphere.

The Château de Ligny Hotel in Northern France
Book at the Château de Ligny hotel in Northern France and Live Like a Prince

Top Ski Resort Hotels in France
France features some of the world's best skiiing, be it in the mesmerizing Pyrenees mountains lining the Spanish and Andorra borders or the magestic Alps along the Italian and Swiss borders. France also encompasses no less than five other mountain ranges. The hotel accommodations at some of these resorts range from upscale and luxurious to inviting and cozy. This list of top ski resort hotels in France features the best places to stay for French skiiing.

Lodging Options in France
France's lodging options go well beyond hotels. There are gites, logis de France and chambres d'hotes. You can stay on a farm, rent an RV or sleep on a houseboat. You can save money by camping or splurge euros on a castle stay. Find out about the various categories of accomodations in France, and how to book them.

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