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Cap Estel - Eze, France

Scenically located in Cote d’Azur’s ancient village of Eze, on a private peninsula that juts out into the twinkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Cap Estel is an intimate, recently renovated boutique hotel where you can experience all the glamour and charms of the French Riviera, from Michelin-starred cuisine and artistically decorated rooms to magnificent sea views, fragrant landscaped gardens and sublime well-being in its luxurious, full-service spa. Re-imagined by illustrious architects and interior designers, the hotel excels in all aspects, including design, luxury and comfort. Its refined interiors are a sensual mix of contemporary, unpretentious elegance and old-world charm.

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Villa La Tosca - Aquitaine, France

Tucked away in a tranquil corner of Arcachon Bay, on the southwestern Atlantic coast of France, the enchanting Villa La Tosca welcomes its guests in a refined environment that still retains the style and atmosphere of a grand private home. Although renovated and appointed with the latest comforts and amenities, this 5 star luxury beachfront villa oozes historic character, from its outstanding Arcachon architecture with Italian influences to the charming library with its wood-paneled walls, vintage furnishings and marble fireplace. The villa features 9 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms, a natural spring pool, a movie theater, direct access onto a sandy beach from the garden, and some magnificent outdoor and indoor living areas where you can relax, socialize or simply experience the French joie de vivre.

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Hotel Thoumieux - Paris, France

With its lovingly restored historic brasserie and gorgeous Michelin-starred Jean-François Piège restaurant, it’s no wonder Hotel Thoumieux is primarily known for its outstanding food scene. Nevertheless, this culinary temple situated in the heart of Paris’ 17th arrondissement, on the Left Bank, is complemented by 15 charming rooms designed by M/M Paris and architect India Mahdavi in an eclectic fusion of country home meets Paris chic. The hotel is a creation of hotelier-restaurateur Thierry Costes and Chef Jean-François Piège.

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Chateau de Bagnols - France

Once the residence of nobles and rich merchants, the 18th century Chateau de Bagnols has been converted into one of France’s most spectacular historic hotels. Surrounded by picturesque vines and superb French landscaped gardens, the property - an architectural masterpiece in itself – features a stunning collection of apartments, each named according to the chateau’s former residents. Some of the rooms are appointed with charming authentic décor, other feature lavish furnishings and gorgeously-preserved painted murals, but all exude character and an uplifting sense of joie de vivre. Among the hotel’s exquisite facilities are a roman pool, a majestic restaurant run by Chef Jean Alexandre Ouaratta and a wide range of beauty treatments.

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La Maison d’Ulysse - Baron, France

Idyllically located in the quaint little village of Baron, where enchanting Provence, the Cevennes Mountains and the former province of Languedoc meet, La Maison d’Ulysse is a historic boutique hotel that combines its original fortified farmhouse architecture and splendid surroundings with contemporary designs and modern comforts. Once the home of local poet and archaeologist Ulysse Dumas, the property offers a variety of uniquely decorated rooms, delicious regional cuisine, a swimming pool and a magnificent dry Mediterranean garden. The interior design is an ode to the past, with most of the original features still in place.

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Eco-Hotel Spa Yves Rocher - France

Idyllically located in the picture-perfect countryside of Brittany, in the commune of La Gacilly, where the world-famous cosmetics company Yves Rocher has its headquarters, La Gree des Landes is an eco-hotel par excellence. It stands out mainly for its bioclimatic architecture and magnificent spa facilities, but it also makes for an excellent getaway as it offers acres of greenery and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. In terms of accommodation, the Eco-Hotel Spa Yves Rocher boast 29 elegant rooms covered in grass rooves and devoted to all things organic, and an enchanting wooden cabin built in a 200-year-old Cyprus tree. A wealth of spa treatments and well-being facilities await you in the hotel’s Spa l’Heure Végétale and L’Espace Wellness. A gastronomic restaurant run by chef Gilles Le Gallès serves mouthwatering organic cuisine.

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