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Paris, Europe’s Ultimate City Break Destination

No matter how short your trip may be, Paris is the kind of city that once you have experienced it, you can never forget it. Its outstanding museums and galleries offer art lovers a rare chance to explore some of the world’s finest collections of art, while a walk through the cobblestone streets of Montmartre gives curious a glimpse into the 19th century Parisian literary society.

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Fontevraud L’Hotel - France

A medieval abbey converted into a modern design hotel, Fontevraud retains the marvelous architecture, cultural heritage, and austere atmosphere of its original structure, but offers outstanding comfort in contemporary decors with sober bespoke furnishings, noble materials, and subtle colors. A project of French designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku in collaboration with Abbey Director David Martin, the hotel offers accommodation in 54 bedrooms. Housed in the ancient cloister, Fontevraud Restaurant is where award-winning chef Thibaut Ruggeri serves fresh and creative French cuisine, while the abbey’s former chapel serves as a digital media library where guests can enjoy fine wines while standing at multi-touch tables.

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Le Mas de So - France

Picturesquely located between the southern French communes of Uzès and Avignon, amidst the sun-kissed vineyards of Côtes du Rhone, Le Mas de So provides a glorious window into Provence. The lovingly restored traditional farmhouse boasts a beautiful swimming pool and 7 individually designed bedrooms, each with its own character and decoration theme. The villa’s magnificent outdoor spaces invite guests to wander, relax, and enjoy alfresco dining under the stars. Further services and amenities include a modern home theater, library, billiards room, a fully-equipped summer kitchen, as well as world-class meeting and wellness facilities.

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Hotel Armoni - Paris, France

Conceived by French designer Oscar Ono, Hotel Armoni offers stylish accommodation in the 17th Arrondissement of Paris, near the Arc de Triomphe. Rooms are intimate, yet extremely elegant, with chocolate-colored walls, subtle lighting and black-and-white photographs. Each unit comes with an entertainment system and individual high speed Wi-Fi provided by the Apple Mac mini technology.

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Chateau Les Carrasses - France

A refined combination of self-catering holiday properties and boutique winery, Chateau Les Carrasses offers luxury accommodation in Languedoc, South of France. Once a road-side rest area for pilgrims on the Way of St James, the 19th-century property has been gorgeously restored and converted into a unique self-catering chateau that blends the privacy of a villa rental with the services of a 5-star hotel. Accommodation is offered in 28 suites, apartments and villas - all exquisitely decorated with stylish French furnishings and fully-equipped kitchens. Some units feature private swimming pools or sprawling terraces with BBQ and sun loungers. In addition to 10 acres of beautiful gardens and an array of tastings and events, guests are offered a tennis court, a bijou boutique, a lovely Mediterranean restaurant, an infinity pool, and a outstanding Orangerie designed by Gustave Eiffel.

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Villa Pearl - St Tropez, France

Set in its own 4000 square meter estate, in a quiet area on the edge of Saint-Tropez, Villa Pearl is a luxurious 5 bedroom property with beautifully crafted interiors and a glorious pool area. The immaculate décor throughout is a gentle mix of modern and stylized vintage furnishings, with classic French doors and white-color-based rooms with neutral accents. Charming common areas include an elegant living room with fireplace and plush sofas, a fully-equipped kitchen and a TV lounge.

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Vice Versa Hotel - Paris, France

Situated in Paris’ 15th arrondissement, Vice Versa Hotel is the creation of luxury lingerie designer Chantal Thomass and stands out for its sensual interiors that pay homage to the Seven Deadly Sins. To give you an idea, Gluttony rooms come with sweet macaroon-shaped cushions; Greed is represented by walls covered in bank notes; Pride dazzles in gold and marble; and Anger is done in black and fiery red with evocative paintings and gun-printed carpets. A sexy boudoir feel prevails throughout the hotel, from the hell-inspired basement with its steam room to the dreamy all white living area to the eccentric suites.

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