10 beautiful hotels in France

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Les Florets

Les Florets

Gigondas

Against a background of the craggy Dentelles de Montmirail, this old-fashioned hotel has a superb setting high in a wooded valley, near some of the best Côtes du Rhône vineyards.
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Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais

Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais

Paris

‘Well managed, charming; the location is superb,’ says a visitor regarding Alain Bigeard’s elegant small hotel in the trendy Marais district.
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Château de Saint Paterne

Château de Saint Paterne

St Paterne

"A wonderful antidote to faceless mid-Atlantic hotels", this beautiful Renaissance château stands in its own lovely park on the eastern edge of Alençon. 
From £145 per night
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Cour des Loges

Cour des Loges

Lyon

‘What a remarkable place,’ says a visitor to this designer hotel in the lively narrow streets of the trendy St-Jean quarter of Vieux Lyon. 
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Le Mas du Langoustier

Le Mas du Langoustier

Iles D'hyeres

The largest, and most easily accessible, of the three Îles d"Hyères, the island of Porquerolles (the name means "lavender port") is a car-free national park, with wooded cliffs and sandy beaches. 
From £150 per night
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Hotel Crillon le Brave

Hotel Crillon le Brave

Crillon-Le-Brave

Below Mont Ventoux, in a tiny Provençal village perché, this smart hotel (Relais & Châteaux), is managed by Sébastien Pilat.
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Hotel D’Aubusson

Hotel D’Aubusson

Paris

‘Not cheap, but the style, decor, service and fabulous location make it a winner’: this 17th-century mansion is within easy walking distance (via Pont Neuf) of the Louvre and Notre Dame.
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Manoir de la Hazaie

Manoir de la Hazaie

Planguenoual

‘Superbly restored’ by owners Jean-Yves and Christine Marivin, and with ‘furnishings tastefully selected to create an authentic contemporary ambience’, this stone-built manor house was found ‘delightful’ by regular Guide correspondents: ‘Our welcome could not have been warmer.’ 
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Annesse-et-Beaulieu

In an area of the Perigord, rich in geese, plum trees and pigeonniers, this traditional chateau hotel stands in country surrounded by forest.
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Chateau d’Etoges

Chateau d’Etoges

Etoges

A "ravishing building", a 17th-century château, with pepperpot tower, moat with swans, "hens and cockerels strutting in the grounds.
From £110 per night

From the charm of Paris to the romance of a country chateau, France has no shortage of beautiful hotels to escape to.

Michelin Star restaurants and historic details abound in hotels that range from elegant to bohemian, city to country and all the way to the magnificent Cote d’Azur.

Sharing 10 of the most beautiful hotels in France from their 2018 collection, here are just a few recommendations for travel this year from the Good Hotel Guide…