Best Hotels in France

The Best Hotels in France Get the Palace Designation

Eight 5-star hotels in France have been awarded the new distinction of “Palace, ” meaning that they are the very best among the top hotels in France.The new Palace category was officially created in November, 2010 under former Secretary of State of Tourism Hervé Novelli in order to continue the development of the new hotel classification system established in 2009. The rating is valid for five years.

Le Bristol

Le Bristol Hotel is the Grande Dame of Paris hotels. Standard-bearer on the prestigious Rue de Faubourg Ste. Honore, Le Bristol’s elegant white facade welcomes you to an antique filled, French-styled oasis. Service is superb and each room is uniquely decorated with the finest furniture and fabrics. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool and roof-top solarium. seasons in more than just the menu. The decor changes to welcome each season. In summer, for example, the restaurant opens to a view of the largest hotel garden in Paris. Chef Eric Frechon, considered by many to be the best chef in France, delights diners with his three Michelin-star cuisine.
112 Rue Du Faubourg Saint Honore
75008, Paris

Le Meurice

Tradition and elegance combine to make Le Meurice one of the finest hotels in Paris. Set in the heart of Paris, Le Meurice offers 45 suites and junior suites, most of which overlook the Tuileries Garden and also have spectacular views of the Paris skyline. Marble baths enhance the spacious, impeccably decorated guest rooms. If you want a Versailles-like experience, try Le Meurice. Oh, and the Le Meurice Restaurant is one of the finest in Paris. Chef Yannick Alléno’s three Michelin-star cuisine offers modern and original fare, served in the exquisite silver and white themed dining room overlooking the Tuilleries. Bar 228 is The place for a post-dinner drink. With a huge wine list and extensive collection of whiskeys and malts, just about any drink you desire will be available to you. Every evening, enjoy two jazz musicians who liven the soul of Le Meurice, from 7 p.m. to midnight. The pianist is accompanied by a bass guitarist, a guitarist or a drummer.

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Cheap hotels in S. France

by ambj1994

Hi,
My friend and are will be in S. France from Aug. 31-Sep 11. We're thinking of visiting Nice, Marseille, Avignon, St. Remy de Provence, St. Tropez and Nimes. Can anyone recommend cheap hotels in these areas? Do you think it's best to take the train or rent a car? Is it necessary to get an intl driving license?
Thank you in advance.

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FAQ

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Least Crowded Beach Vacation Spots (in Florida)?

My family and I are thinking of going to Florida (as we're Canadian snow-birds) for a week, and I am just wondering which beaches are the least crowded. From what I know, Orlando, Miami, and Panema City's beaches are THE most crowded. I just want to go to a beach with the palm trees, sugar-white sand, and crystal-blue water, and where I don't have to worry about finding a spot, if the water is clean or not, etc.

A great place for less crowded beaches is Destin and the Emerald Coast, which is up on the Florida Panhandle and not too far from Panama City. Destin has the sugar-white sand and clear crystal water you're looking for; however, in Dec-Jan-Feb, as one of the other answers says, the water is too cool for swimming, even for Canadians:) Do check out Destin if you're traveling in the warmer months!!

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