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      Abbaye d'Alspach France

      At the heart of the charming timbered village of Kientzheim, L’Abbaye d’Alspach is like a village within a village—the hotel rambles through three different buildings, with guestrooms accessed across old wooden bridges, down creaking timbered hallways, or up old stone stairwells. This is ... more

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          The Hôtel Anne d’Anjou is located within walking distance of this colorful town’s historic center and of the 14th-century château perched high on the hill. Originally built in the 18th century as a private mansion, the building still displays many vestiges of its glorious past. One of the... more

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            Bayeux is renowned for being the home of the Bayeux Tapestry and it is also one of France’s most picturesque towns. I include the Hôtel d’Argouges as Bayeux is a wonderful town to spend the night in and the d’Argouges is conveniently located on one of its main squares, s... more

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              With the River Rhône running through it, Arles is a beautiful city, rich with Roman and medieval monuments. Just 50 kilometers from the sea, Arles has long guarded a strategic location. It is also convenient to all of Provence and an ideal base for exploring the region. The Hôtel d’Arlatan ... more

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                The Hôtel Arnold is a simple country hotel in the village of Itterswiller, nestled on the hillside amongst the vineyards, a wonderful base from which to explore Alsace. The  accommodation and restaurant are in three separate buildings. Nine new large guest rooms were added in 2015 in a buildi... more

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                  Set in the rolling foothills of the Pyrénées, in a picture-book village near the Spanish border, the Hôtel Arraya captures the tradition and rustic flavor of this Basque region. Long ago the hotel was founded to provide lodgings for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela. Today it ac... more

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                    Although wonderfully convenient if you have just crossed the English Channel or the Belgian border, this lovely seaside hotel is a destination in its own right. The entrance off the street is nondescript but the back of the building stretches along the boardwalk and borders a wide expanse of wh... more

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                          La Roche-Bernard is designated as one of France’s towns with special character and L’Auberge Bretonne happily lives up to this same reputation of special charm. The hotel, made up of three old houses just brimming with character, is as pretty as a picture. The ones on the ends are p... more

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                            Pass quickly through the village of Forcalquier and continue on to a lovely knoll just outside of town and the Auberge Charembeau. As the name implies, the hotel is on a charming site, surrounded by large walnut trees, poppy fields, gardens, and lawns. André and Sandra Berger (who live here wi... more

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                              This charming roadside inn, by origin part presbytery, part farm, offers reasonably priced, simple accommodation paired with a lovely countryside restaurant. Windows trimmed in a dusty blue, dressed with window boxes overflowing with geraniums, are set in the cream stucco of the exterior under ... more

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                                L’Auberge de l’Abbaye is a very pretty, half-timbered inn in the picturesque village of Le Bec Hellouin. The lovely old abbey, built along a stream and surrounded by half-timbered and thatched buildings, enjoys a peaceful pastoral setting far removed from any hustle and bustle. When... more

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                                  Vence is a quaint little town of narrow streets, intriguing passageways, and tempting craft and specialty shops. Look for the largest tree in Vence and there you will find L’Auberge des Seigneurs. This is a delightful inn, located on a quiet side street at the center of Vence. The inn is char... more

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                                      Auberge du Bois Prin, Chamonix, France - Facade

                                      The Auberge du Bois Prin, nestled above world-famous Chamonix, has a breathtaking setting—looking across the valley, face-to-face with Mont Blanc. A flower-banked lane leads up to the hotel, which looks like a private home—which actually it almost was. The owner’s father was planning to l... more

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                                        Wishing to offer our readers a property within walking distance of the valley’s most beautiful châteaux, Chenonceaux, I recommended this hotel previously and now underscore it for the new generation of the Jeudi family. Guestrooms vary in size and price, with locations in wings and annexes o... more

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                                            Hotel Aubusson Salon Paris France

                                            Large brass letters contrast with the dramatic, heavy, deep-blue doors that enclose the entrance of the Hôtel d’Aubusson. The ambiance of the d’Aubusson is handsome rather than cozy or charming—almost spartan, the entry has just a few chairs placed against the cream stone walls. Through ... more

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                                              Aurifat, Cordes-sur-Ciel, France - Facade

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                                                Dinan is a magnificent old city of timbered houses and cobbled streets that rise from its old port to the fortification above. With its multitude of shops, galleries, restaurants, and sidewalk cafés, Dinan is fun to explore. In search of a hotel that would allow more than an afternoon visit, I... more

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                                                    Basecamp Pyrenees Can Rigall, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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                                                        The previous owners realized a dream by converting this handsome 18th-century Relais du Poste into an exceptional hotel, conveniently located on the approach to town. With a Mediterranean accent, the exterior is easy to spot. It is washed in warm ochre, and the windows are trimmed in white and ... more

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                                                            Everything about La Bastide de Cassiopee is outstanding: the architecture of the beautiful 18th-century stone farmhouse, the stunning setting, the convenient location for exploring the Luberon, the tasteful decor in all the rooms, the inviting swimming pool, the beautiful gardens, the cherry tr... more

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                                                              With an ideal location in the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, La Bastide de Marie, a renovated 18th-century farmhouse surrounded by 15 acres of vineyards, is the most beautiful property of the entire region. It offers 14 absolutely gorgeous air-conditioned bedrooms made chic and comf... more

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                                                                La Bastide de Moustiers

                                                                One of our favorite destinations in France has drawn one of the country’s finest chefs, Alain Ducasse, to offer fine dining matched with fine accommodation. Just outside the pilgrimage village of Moustiers, the 17th-century La Bastide is set in extensive grounds boasting a lovely pool and pas... more

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                                                                  Haute Provence is a beautiful region of rugged terrain and villages of warm sandstone buildings and tiled roofs, nestled between the Riviera, the Alps, and Provence. The Bastide du Calalou was built in the shadow of Moissac to match the village architecturally and blend beautifully into the lan... more

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                                                                    Bastide Rose, snuggled in a curve of the River Sorgues, has an enchanting, fairytale setting on an idyllic little island formed by a canal that loops from the river. Having lain derelict for many years, the property was in ruins when Poppy Salinger discovered it but she could visualize its enor... more

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                                                                      We received a compelling letter imploring us to visit Bastide Sainte Agnes—“...our favorite bed and breakfast in all of France”. We visited and were shown around the beautiful estate by the charming owners. The Bastide Sainte Agnes, a 19th-century farmhouse gracefully restored to its orig... more

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                                                                              Facing directly onto the street, Le Beguinage is an appealing, 18th-century, one-story house with a series of cute gables and perky chimneys accenting the steep roof. Enhancing the country-cottage look are green shutters, tall windows with white frames, and a heavy cloak of ivy. You would never... more

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                                                                                Those who know me, know I love to boast a truly new discovery! Aragon is a relatively undiscovered, medieval village that I’m certain will eventually be recognized as one of France’s most beautiful. At the top of the cobbled streets is a delightful inn that opened just two months pr... more

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                                                                                  La Bihourderie was once home to the Bohor, who trained the knights at jousting tournaments during the Middle Ages. La Bihourderie is a long, low farmhouse draped in ivy and full of character. White shuttered windows peek out from this picturesque one-story home, further enhanced by a very steep... more

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                                                                                    After being a horticulturist for many years, Pierre Ducruet decided to switch careers. He bought this 19th-century house in 2002 and after an extensive four-year renovation (which preserved many original elements, such as stone walls, fireplaces, and beamed ceilings), Pierre’s dream was reali... more

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                                                                                      Haute Provence is a region of France whose beauty is bounded by the snow-covered Alps, the fields of lavender and olive trees of Provence, and the blue waters of the Riviera. Villages of soft stone and sienna-tiled roofs cluster on hilltops and dot this picturesque landscape. Haute Provence ser... more

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                                                                                              Located in a quaint, artistic neighborhood of Paris, popular with the gay community, La Bretonnerie offers comfortable and reasonable accommodation. The reception is on the ground floor and sits opposite an inviting sitting area. The rooms are found tucked along a maze of corridors, all attract... more

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