France as a destination

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There’s a single word that manages to convey the meaning of flair, flamboyance, pride and swagger all into one and it’s French: Panache! If ever there was a word that accurately describes the Gallic way of life then this is it and if ever there was a country that has taken the art of living to such sophisticated heights then it must be France.
The finest cuisine, wines and cheeses vie with a unique sense of style that makes it a simply irresistible proposition. Countless monuments, chateaux and abbeys and museums will keep even the most urbane traveller happy.

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France Hotels, B&B's, holiday homes and maisons d'hôte

For all its sophistication France fiercely hangs on to its rural traditions and beliefs like no other modern country. This is very much reflected in the country’s range of accommodations. Hotels in Paris, the French Riviera and most coastal towns are as sophisticated and stylish as any in the world, of course, but it is the small, romantic bed & breakfast or maisons d’hôte in the French countryside that are especially charming. In addition to its beautiful cities, France has managed to preserve its magnificent landscapes, mountain scenery and a village life of yesteryear with no apparent contradiction. So whatever you are looking for – whether a bold design hotel, peaceful bed & breakfast in a medieval village or just downright chic, you will find it here.

Where to go in France

Although some of Frances regions are more famous than others, almost all of them are worth visiting. Be it for their natural beauty, the excellent local food, the romantic villages or chique cities. For those that have never visited France, Paris with its stylish city life and boutique hotels is a must. Next in line would be the Provence and nearby French Riviera, known as the Côte d'Azur, the Loire valley and its enchanting chateaux, Brittany with its rugged coast and lovely bed & breakfasts or chambres d'hôtes, Aquitaine in the south west. Food lovers will not want to miss the Périgord and Alsace.

Travel inspirations, itineraries and best places to stay

A handpicked selection of elegant and luxurious accommodations. From five-star hotels to beautifully decorated guesthouses in unique surroundings ….
Close your eyes and imagine: just you, the mountains, valleys or the sea. Escape daily routine and enjoy the magic of nature in one of our secluded getaways set in amazing surroundings.
Who says good things must be expensive? We have discovered a number of quaint little hotels and bed & breakfasts that are great value for money without missing out on comfort, service and beauty.
Child friendly hotels and self-catering holiday homes great for children and parents alike. Let your kids enjoy nature and local traditions in the company of others with lots of unique things to do …
Traditional dishes prepared with fresh local produce, lovingly prepared comfort food in a rustic setting or fine dining in an elegant environment, everyone has his preferences …
Take part of the laid back village life, stroll along cobblestone streets, dine in small traditional restaurants and smile at the locals on the main square.
There are so many beautiful wine regions that it is hard to make a choice. Besides the Chianti in Italy, Burgundy in France, the Douro in Portugal or La Rioja in Spain there are endless more …
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