“Stylish Sojourns: Uncovering the 8 Best Places to Stay in France”

France has beautiful buildings, lively culture, and stunning scenery. The best hotels in the country will give you all three at the same time. Your trip to France may include stops in places as different as Paris, Annecy, and Antibes. If you want to get the most out of your time in France, make sure the place you stay is worth the trip. There are some truly unique, luxurious, and stunning places to stay in Europe that are even more amazing than those in France.

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8 Best Places to Stay in France

1. Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, Antibes

A lot of people want to visit Antibes on the French Riviera, and the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc is one of the best places to stay in Antibes. This 19th-century hotel is the picture of old-fashioned French elegance. It is right on the water and has a private beach. The furniture and decor are in a traditional French country style. Some rooms have private balconies with views of the sea, butler service, and even their villas. You’ll love the resort-like feel, the tennis fields, the pools, and how easy it is to get to a beautiful view of Cap d’Antibes.

2. Carlton Hotel, Cannes

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The yearly Cannes Film Festival is well-known, and people from the entertainment business have been known to stay at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel while they are in the area. The Carlton Hotel looks out over the Bay of Cannes, and many of the rooms have clear views of the water. You can go for a swim on a private beach, and it’s not unusual to see famous people, even royals, drinking champagne or cocktails in the fancy main bar of the hotel.


3. Chateau Grand Barrail

When you stay at the Chateau Grand Barrail, it’s like having your castle for the night. The Chateau Grand Barrail is a beautifully restored palatial hotel that was built in the 1800s. It has ornate art and other high-end features.

Since the hotel is in a huge park, guests can go for quiet walks and see the building from all sides. The Chateau Grand Barrail has a gym that is among the best in the world, an outdoor heated pool that can be used all year, and a stunning dining room with stained glass windows.

4. Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris

If you want to get the most out of your trip to Paris, the Hotel Plaza Athenee might be the best place for you. There is a trendy drink bar and four well-known restaurants in the hotel. One of the restaurants is run by the famous chef Alain Ducasse.


The hotel opened in 1913 and has been a holiday spot for rich and famous people ever since. From the charming walls covered in ivy to the red umbrellas in the courtyard of the Cour Jardin, this is the best of French style. Plus, it’s only a short walk to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

5. Chateau Eza Eze

The Chateau Eza is right on the Mediterranean Sea, not far from Monaco. It’s a beautiful place for both guests and tourists. While the building is rooted in history at almost 400 years old, the rooms are completely up-to-date with amenities like wireless Internet and flat-screen TVs.

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There are original stone walls in many of the rooms, and some have beautiful views of the ocean. The glass-walled restaurant at the Chateau Eza might be the most talked-about part of the building. It has a view of the Mediterranean Sea below.

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6. L’Imperial Palace, Annecy

At L’Imperial Palace, a fancy hotel that opened in 1913, you can see the Belle Époque style come to life. This hotel is a beautiful place to get away from city life because it looks out over the Lac d’Annecy and has views of lots of greenery. A lot of the rooms have private balconies where you can enjoy the view and setting to the fullest. If you get tired of the scenery and outdoor activities, the L’Imperial Palace Hotel has a lively casino where guests can spend their nights playing and having fun.

7. Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Nothing fits the bill better than the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris if you want to stay in a hotel with a lot of French history. It is said that the Bonaparte family used to live in the hotel, and Napoleon himself would have liked the fancy atmosphere.

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In a strange twist, his grandson, Prince Bonaparte, did not like the amazing views of the Eiffel Tower that the hotel is now famous for. It only takes a minute to walk to a major metro stop from the Shangri-La, but guests may not want to leave because it has a beautiful French restaurant, a casual Cantonese dining room, and marble bathrooms with heated floors.


8. Hotel Le Moulin du Roc

The Hotel Le Moulin du Roc is a beautiful, private refuge that is only minutes away from the peace and nature of the Parc naturel régional Périgord-Limousin. This old mill from the 17th century is on the banks of the Dronne River. It only has 15 rooms, so guests can expect to be alone.

Standard hotel rooms have four-poster beds, wooden beams, and big fireplaces. But the gardens of the Hotel Le Moulin du Roc make it stand out. There will be pools, tennis fields, a cigar lounge, a bar, a restaurant, and even cooking classes where guests can learn how to make traditional French food.

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